I’ve been giving up on a lot of shows lately. Mainly procedurals that take themselves too seriously. It started way back when with C.S.I.. A show that takes so many liberties with the realm of truthful possibilities MUST NOT TAKE ITSELF TOO SERIOUSLY or I have to give up on it. The latest victims: Criminal Minds and Hawaii 5.0.
But since I have SO MUCH FREE TIME (sarcasm implied) I had to replace those shows with either returning favorites or new discoveries. HERE WE GO!
Once Upon A Time
I read several positive commentaries recently about the show and when I was itching for something to watch over the holidays. There were several episodes on On Demand so I got enough of a taste of it to get hooked and next thing I know, my whole family loves the show. It’s such a cute premise but I love the twist on fairy tales. Now, this show carries the burden of a lot of serial dramas, there’s a end game: Free The Fairytale Characters. And if we put that off for too long it could get boring. I’m not sure how they’ll make this a continuing story without irritating me, but for now I enjoy it.
This show returned last night and I LOVED the first season. It’s about a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost trying to live a normal life together and I ADORE IT. The vampire is sexy as hell, the werewolf is an adorable blundering fool, and the ghost is totally someone I’d want to hang out with. Last night’s return reminded me how much I love that show.
Pretty Little Liars
This show is SO BAD. I have NO idea why I jumped on it’s return so avidly. Not only is it bad, but it won’t give me any sort of clue or indicator of a resolution in ANY WAY. Yet I STILL WATCH IT. They give us teasers and then take them away and then give them to us again and then TAKE THEM AWAY. And did I mention that it’s SO BAD? It is. AND I CAN’T STOP WATCHING IT.
COMES BACK TONIGHT! I’m going to DIE! Did you see how last season ended? KIDNAPPING? WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? Why am I shouting? I’ve just been thinking about this show a lot lately because I’m so torn! Peter and Neal are total BFFs but now? NOW WHAT? How will this be resolved and their relationship still be intact? I’m going to be sad if they break up!
COMES BACK TONIGHT! I’m going to DIE! I love that show and last season was SO GOOD. I don’t know how it can live up to the amazingness of last year but I can’t wait to try it. I LOVE THAT SHOW. I’m shouting again. I think that the winter return of TV carries more excitement for me than the Fall return.
What are you watching right now? Do you have any winter-returning shows you’re stoked about? And once again – I’m using “stoked” again. Why must I keep trying to bring that word back?