We all know I love TV. I don’t watch as much as I used to, but I do still watch more than most people. And this is my periodic blog entry dedicated to TV as the Fall Season wraps up. This blog entry is full of spoilers, if you’re not caught up on your shows you may want to skip this entry. However, if you are? Commentary is welcome!
The Vampire Diaries is still the show I look forward to the MOST. The writing on that show is superb and keeps me guessing every episode. And now…next season? SO MANY DOORS LEFT OPEN. Is Stefan evil? Is Damon Good? Is Jeremy haunted by Ghosts of Dead Girlfriends? Or Ghosts of Dead Vampires? Or just ALL Ghosts? Will Caroline and Tyler be the cutest Vampire/Werewolf couple EVER? Will the sheriff be one of the good guys? OH MY GOD…I love that show. If you need something to watch this summer? Watch the first season. Then…the second season if it comes out in time. Seriously. It’s fun, it’s gripping, it’s surprising and OH MY GOD…it’s so full of sexy people! SERIOUSLY. You should watch it.
This was a show that could have totally pissed me off this season with the Will They/Won’t They Peter/Olivia storyline. I stuck with it and had patience, even through the FauxLivia pregnancy, and it paid off. They ended up together. They even fast-forwarded and showed us the two of them MARRIED. I almost DIED OF JOY. And then…THEN…they took it ALL AWAY. Peter? Gone? Never Existed? If this is the way the next season goes I will NOT watch it. Seriously. Peter and Walter are the thing that keeps me with the show. Walter without Peter? Not worth it. Olivia without Peter? Nope. Fringe without Peter? NOPE. Won’t watch it. I guarantee you.
But if they undo that stuff in the beginning of next season? That STUPID twist? If that is somehow undone by the end of the first episode? I’ll return for the next season. If not? I don’t think I can do it. I’ve had patience, more than with most shows, but without Peter? Blah.
I loved this season of Justified. I would have never in a million years thought I’d get into this type of show but it is so good I just hate when it’s over. Like The Vampire Diaries it’s one I just love every piece of. EXCEPT ONE CHARACTER: Winona Hawkins. Man, I hate that they put them back together this season. I actually skipped almost all of the arc involving her stealing the money just because I HATE HER SO MUCH. I love Ava Crowder, don’t even mind her and Boyd together, but I loved her and Raylan. She’s fragile but strong and doesn’t make me want to punch her in the face like Winona does. I just hated that part of the season. The rest of it? Perfect. Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re getting rid of her anytime soon. ::sigh:: Oh well, it’s a testament how much I love the rest of the show that I can hate her so much and still keep watching.
As with last year, Glee is ALWAYS a total hit or a total miss with me. I watch it an look forward to it every week, but mainly because the hits are so awesome. Kurt/Blaine? Totally have redeemed this season in my opinion. I love them with all of my heart. I love that, for awhile we had more Brittany, less Rachel. Now it seems like it’s gone back to being Rachel-heavy and this annoys me. There are two more episodes left in the season and as long as they don’t screw with what I love about it, I’ll keep watching it, but I often feel like if they took just a few of the characters or storylines out of the spotlight I’d probably stop watching. Because even though it’s GREAT when it’s GREAT…I sometimes feel like it’s SO BAD when it’s not.
I was bored one morning and watched a few of these on OnDemand and WHERE HAVE I BEEN? I think I watched one or two of these episodes when the show started and just didn’t like it. I think I grouped it in with The Office which I couldn’t get into. I just assumed if I disliked one I would dislike the other. THIS IS A LIE. I have watched this entire season (I think) and am now considering watching the first two over the summer. Do you recommend this? Should I watch all of the seasons or was the first one not very good (and therefore making me feel validated for not sticking with it) and maybe I should just watch the 2nd season?
I made Donnie watch “The Fight” last night, which is the one where they all got drunk. Ron Swanson dancing with that hat on may be my favorite 10 seconds of television EVERY in the HISTORY of television. I want an animated GIF of that one small bit of beauty and I want it tattooed digitally on my eyelids.
There are several shows I LOVE…but I just don’t the luxury of time to keep up with them. And parts of them sometimes annoy me. Like Parenthood’s storyline with Sarah Braverman: Scriptwriter. Or Julia Graham’s battle with infertility that lasted 5 months. HOW DID SHE COPE? Other shows in this category are just a wee predictable. So…how do I keep up with them? THE FAST-FORWARD BUTTON. I love NCIS, NCIS: LA, Castle, and Hawaii 5.0 — but they are ALL terribly predictable. I watch the first 5-10 minutes to get the Case Of The Week and then I fast-forward through the middle and watch the end. Sometimes I squeeze in an hour drama in 15 minutes (Hawaii 5.0) other times it takes 30 minutes (Castle) because I like some of the relationships outside of the weekly cases. I love seeing scenes with Castle and Beckett or Castle and his mother/daughter. I’ll stop and watch those even if they’re completely irrelevant to the case. I’ve pretty much done this ALL SEASON, and now that several are ending? I don’t feel like I missed out on anything. I still get to keep up with my favorite shows, but in a fraction of the time!
Sidenote: My husband HATES this and thinks I’m insane.
What about you? How do you feel about this season? Pick up any new shows? Give up on any old shows? What about this summer…what do you watch over the summer? We’re a big So You Think You Can Dance family…so we like Summer TV. What about you?