what I’m currently watching
October 22, 2014
We truly live in an age of riches, don’t we? At least on TV. I can’t keep up with it all, but here’s what I’m trying to keep up with.
Castle: Well, that’s a strange little storyline they’ve picked up with the season cliffhanger. I’m glad they’re pretty much ignoring it for now and going back to fun one-off episodes. This may not be my favorite show anymore, but I’m still enjoying it and the characters, and it hasn’t actively pissed me off yet, and I’m starting to wonder when that’s going to happen.
Arrow: Still love it, but they’re not giving us a break, are they?
The Flash: It’s just so goofy and earnest I kind of love it. One thing I’m really liking: setting Barry up as this very young, naive hero with two mentor/father figures who know who and what he is, who are protective of him (for different reasons) and at odds with each other. I’m liking that dynamic. They’ve also nailed the look and attitude. Sometimes, voice overs work.
Sleepy Hollow: I’m just along for the giant WTF ride.
Agents of SHIELD: Yeah, the standard for superhero TV seems to be “Just throw everything at the viewer all the time yay!” and that’s okay with me. I’m loving Kyle MacLachlan’s character, and loving that he’s on the show at all. Adrienne Palicki has given us a hint of what that Wonder Woman TV show that failed to launch a few years ago might have been like if the people making it had known what they were doing. I’m really liking her (and not just because she was also Lady Jaye in the last GI Joe movie). In an alternate world, the makers of Arrow worked on Wonder Woman instead. And now I’m sad about the whole thing all over again.
Face Off: Still watching, it’s always pleasant watching good art, but this season has been low key and kind of predictable. I will love it if the former cake decorator wins.
What I’m not watching, not caught up on:
Doctor Who: I keep telling myself I want to watch this, then keep not watching it. I know I saw the first episode with the new Doctor. I can’t actually remember anything about it. Oh — dinosaurs, right? I think what I remember about it is that I really want a show starring Madame Vastra and Jenny.
Justified: Fifth season is spun up and ready to go. No spoilers!
Penny Dreadful: This is out on DVD now, and it’s the one I really want to see. Victorian Gothic, with literary references? This should be called “Carrie, Here Is Your Show!”