Its been a while since I last posted about what I watched…but with the holidays and all the repeats that were on life just sort of got in the way. But I am back this week and a bit behind on some shows but will do my best to get all caught up soon.
How I Met Your Mother – The Burning Beekeeper (7×15)
Hart of Dixie – Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms (1×13)
Switched at Birth – Las Dos Fridas (1×16)
The Woman in Black (movie)
Modern Family – Me? Jealous? (3×14)
The Big Bang Theory – The Vacation Solution (5×16)
Grey’s Anatomy – All You Need is Love (8×15)
Whitechapel – Series 1 and 2
Downton Abbey – Series 1 and 2
Sherlock – Series 2
Cougar Town – Series 1 & 2
Superbowl XLVI – I’m not a huge football fan but I do love to hang out with friends and this superbowl there was the added draw that the New England Patriots were in it. It sucks that they lost and that the commercials kinda sucked…but those last 57 seconds of the game were pretty excited. If every football game was like that I might watch the sport more.
The Big Bang Theory – The Vacation Solution (5×16) – Sheldon Cooper is forced to go on vacation…this is not in his DNA and I love how he tried to sneak into the office. Failing that I enjoyed how he went to help Amy out in her lab. I kinda didn’t mind Amy in this episode as it was entertaining to see Sheldon not do good at something. Poor guy isn’t used to failure so its a good and humbling experience for him. Though I am sure it will have no real effect on his ego.
Shows Watched During Feature Hiatus
Whitechapel Series 1 & 2 – I heard about this show from Verbvixen on twitter. We both share a love of British TV and I was really excited when she told me about this one. Currently there are 2 seasons of the show available though sadly they are only 3 episodes long. The first season deals with a modern day Jack the Ripper and I was totally engrossed from the opening all the way until the end. This show is smart and funny and just really brought that old serial killer to life. The second series deals with another true crime copy cat and while I enjoyed it I didn’t enjoy it as much as the Jack the Ripper segment. But I think that’s just because I knew more about Jack the Ripper than the Kray Twins. Though with Season 2 it was great to see all the characters really grow and bond together more. I can’t wait until Series 3.
Downton Abbey Series 1 & 2 – This is another show imported from the UK and one that so many people I know have raved about. I resisted watched as I am usually disappointed by overly hyped up things. Not this time though. ZOMG ALL THE EMOTIONS that Downton Abbey raises. I love this show so very very much. I just love all of the characters – even evil Thomas and that vile Mrs O’Brien. This show is a great mix of period piece, drama, romance and even a little bit of comedy. The Dowager Countess (played by the amazing Maggie Smith) has some of the best one-liners ever. And Matt and Mary…their tragic star-crossed love story just really tugs at the heart. But the Christmas Special…oh…that just makes all their struggles worthwhile. I just hope that Series 3 doesn’t tear them apart…again.
Sherlock – Series 2 – Oh look…its another UK show. Shocker! In some ways I think that this second series is better than the first. All the episode passed by way too quickly and I cursed the shortness of UK seasons. Though at the same time the 3 episodes are also oddly perfect and just leave you lusting for more. There is no burn out with this series…just heart wrenching angst and a jaw-dropping series finale. I have no idea how the writers are going to salvage it but I just know that they must.
Cougar Town – Series 1 & 2 – This is a show that I’d seen a few episodes here and there but never really sat down and watched. My tv schedule just never seemed to allow for it. Then I learned that my friend Ashley was borderline obsessed with it and when she learned I hadn’t seen it she pretty much bullied me until I watched. So I went out and bought series 1 & 2 on DVD and sat down to watch. And I didn’t stop until I finished. Then I became irrationally bummed because series 3 wasn’t on the tv schedule yet. This is a funny show that is perfect for adults like me who are in different stages of life. Its like the gang of Friends all moved to the suburbs and got a bit snarkier. I laughed with every episode and totally binged on this series. I am so very excited that it will be back on tv this week.
Shows I need to catch up on:
Revenge (Cat – I promise to make getting caught up on this one a priority!)
Lost Girl (have you seen that series 1 is playing on SyFy now? If not, it is and you really should head over there and watch as its a great show!)
Shows I’m thinking of breaking up with:
Grey’s Anatomy – There’s only so much angst I can take with this show and I find little joy in watching it. Yet I still come back to it week after week and I don’t know why.
One Tree Hill – This show used to be filled with such cheezy over the top drama…not its just boring and seems hell bent on making all of its characters miserable. If this wasn’t its final season I’d so be calling it quits.
How I Met Your Mother – This show used to be so very good and now its just a shadow of its former self. The writers seems to have forgotten this is supposed to be a comedy. I stick with it out of habit and a part of me still wants to know who the mother is…but seriously…hurry up and introduce her already…this dragging it out is getting so old.
Shows I’ve broken up with:
Glee – just so annoyed with this one that there are no words. The magic of season 1 is long gone and there was little of it that held my attention so it was time to cut the cord.
Grimm – after a strong pilot episode this one just sort of fizzled. I love fairy tales so this makes me sad. But Grimm is just missing something that Once Upon a Time has. Maybe I’ll try this one again at some point…we’ll see.
Shows I am thinking of starting:
Supernatural – really need to start watching this one as many people I know just rave about it.
Suburgatory – I’ve caught a few episodes of this and have enjoyed them. Will have to go back and check it out from the beginning.
The Vampire Diaries – So many people I know just rave about this one. I tried it when it first started but the first few episodes didn’t thrill me. But thinking of trying it again to see what all the fuss is about.
Sanctuary – Been thinking about starting this one…have you watched it? Is it worth my time?
Being Human – caught part an episode of the US version on Syfy the other day and was intrigued. Might have to start this one…US first then UK since the UK version is probably better. And yes I am a tad bit biased towards UK tv.
What are some of your favorite shows? Is there anything out there that you love beyond love that I’ve missed somehow? Or which one of the above do you think I should start first? LMK in the comments.