I mentioned on Facebook this weekend that I hate the weeks after Christmas because the excitement of Christmas is over but we STILL have to wait a few weeks to watch new episodes of any of our TV shows.
After the Golden Globe awards were announced all of my favorite TV critics were excited that Homeland was recognized. Maybe even a bit pissed they weren’t recognized more. Now, I usually don’t like programming on the Premium channels. I joke and say it’s because I don’t like Grown-Up TV. But honestly? That’s not far from the truth. If it’s on a premium channel it’s because it has foul language or sex or violence and I just don’t like watching that stuff on my TV shows.
I KNOW! I’m such a prude.
But something about the way the critics wrote about Homeland intrigued me. They mentioned a lot about the character development. And I love me some good character development.
I gave it a try last week some time using Xfinity OnDemand and I am TOTALLY hooked. (It’s free for us because we subscribe to those Premium channels. Donnie is not as much of a prude as I am.) And yes – it’s all about the character development. I mean, the terrorist plotlines are gripping and I have no idea who is good and who is bad and they throw twists and it’s great. But these characters? Totally 3-dimensional and very complicated. I love it.
I’m also still trying to work my way through Doctor Who. I’m still on Season One, and I enjoy it, it’s just really daunting because I’m SO BEHIND. But I like it! And I’m excited about finally adding Doctor Who to my Geek Cred. All of my true Geek TV friends love Doctor Who, and I’ve always felt a little ashamed that I know nothing about it. I’m watching it using our Roku Box and my Amazon Prime account so it’s free. Yay for free TV!
What other TV shows could I be watching over the break that are Free? I mean, I have 6+ seasons of Doctor Who to keep me busy, but I was just wondering if you had any other suggestions?