When I am not watching Alias, Buffy or Dawson’s Creek…

3 03 2008

I have been watching A LOT of TV:

We are watching Dexter Season 2 at the moment and I am still gripped each episode. This show is so different to other things on with such interesting and intriguing characters, we can’t get enough.

I am hopelessly addicted to One Tree Hill. I managed to avoid it for so long but I have started watching it sporadically round about the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4 and now it is series linked in Sky + both for the daily season 2 repeats (I have already got through season 1) and the weekly season 4. I love seeing Wilmington on TV having visited there briefly (it’s also Capeside!). I even dreamed about Chad Michael Murray which is very disturbing as I really don’t think he is all that. Anyway, I have yet to be compelled to own this on DVD so let’s hope this is just a phase. I fear it is not.

I watched Desperate Housewives avidly when it first started but dropped it for a season or so. I have now been drawn back into it with the daily repeats (this is what getting sick will do for you!) so I have been watching the second half of season 3 and have already diarised the start of season 4 later this month. I am hopeless.

I am also horrendously addicted to Home and Away but on YouTube so I am watching the episodes shortly after they air in Aus. I was rather thrilled to see that the guy who used to play Drazic in Heartbreak High was returning to H+A (I had missed his first turn). It is really a shame to see his scars (he was in a serious car crash) but he is ultra menacing as bad-guy Jonny.

American Idol is back and I am enjoying it as ever. It always takes me a while to decide on my favourites and I don’t like getting too attached before the Top 12 stage but so far this season has been pretty good with some strong girls (e.g. the Irish one) and some hot men ( e.g. the Aussie one).

Lost is back with a vengeance and I am LOVING season 4. I have not seen last week’s episode yet (but I will tomorrow so SHHH) but I really enjoyed the Kate-centric episode last week. Skate AND Jate action for those of the Lost community that have such leanings. Personally, I hope she never chooses!!

We have just started watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and whilst I fear it is a bit ridiculous, I LOVE IT! Sexy teenage fembot? CHECK! Cool kid playing John Connor? CHECK! Hard-ass Sarah Connor? CHECK!!

We are enjoying the US series of Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. Watching Ramsey chew out stupid restaurateurs is class.

We also like the odd episode of Grand Designs. Some of the things that get built are Ker-AY-zee. Also, I do wish people who insist on building these ambitious projects could look up the phrase ‘contingency fund’. Sheesh.

However there are plenty of shows I am still waiting to watch:

Men in Trees is now over til the summer – hopefully it will be back with Jack not dead. If he dies, I will probably stop watching. Maybe.

Bones – hopefully season 3 will start up again in April.

24 – not going be back til 2009 – how will I cope with the Bauer until then?

Firefly – I have it on DVD but still haven’t watched passed the first couple of episodes. I fully intend to start watching this again soon.

Heroes – After aborting the first attempt to watch this (I had too much TV on my plate), I now want to start over again and watch it with Ricardo. It is downloaded so we just need to find the time.

Rescue Me – we caught up with this hard-hitting and near-to–the-knuckle series and now await Season 5.

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Round up

13 08 2007

Discovering and really liking:

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Looking forward to watching every week:

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Still watching avidly:

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Still enjoying very much indeed even though it’s been cancelled:

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Still not 100% sure about:

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Persevering with even though it is past it’s best mainly because Tom Welling is hot:

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Given up on:

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Watching for the gagillionth time:

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Looking forward to contining to watch for the gazillionth time:

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Going to try to watch the whole series this time:

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Waiting for the DVDs back before starting the whole series again:

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Waiting for the DVDs to be returned so I can watch the good seasons again:

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Trying find time to watch Season 5 again as I have the DVDs:

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Planning to watch very soon:

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Wishing I had Seasons 4, 5, 6 and 7:

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And finally, eagerly anticpating the return…:

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Mutant Enemy

4 07 2007

It’s been a while, I know, but I am thinking I will start writing on this blog again.  My love for TV has never wavered, you will be pleased to learn and I have been watching plenty so should have lots to talk about.

I recently discovered Dark Angel (why do I always get really into these programmes AFTER they have been cancelled!?).  The SciFi Channel has just finished showing the whole series.  There are flaws in it, to be sure, but I am a sucker for a sci-fi heroine and the show had a good mix of romance and action.  HOWEVER.  Why on earth did they continue with the whole ‘Max can’t touch Logan without killing him’ thing?  I can only assume they were hoping for a thrid series to sort it all out.  Or that they are cynical and loveless fools.  I really am a hopeless romantic so I like it when the lead girl and the lead boy actually GET IT ON at some point.

I have also got myself a new crush – fairly inevitable when I watch a TV show with a good looking man – Michael Weatherly.  He played Logan in Dark Angel and now stars in NCIS.  Naturally, this means I have started watching this.  In fact, I am watching two different seasons since it is being shown on FX and Five.  You gotta love Sky +!  I really like me a detective type show and this one is pretty cool.  The investigations are quirky, the characters’ chemistry really works and, well, Michael Weatherly is in it, like I said.  His character, Tony Dinozzo, is either a loveable rogue or complete misogynist.  Since MW is so cute, I am going with loveable rogue.  Because I have no shame.

I have also just purchased Angel Season 2  boxset and the Firefly series.  I am totally in love with Joss Whedon.  I have never really watched Firefly – I gave it a shot a while back but after watching (and liking) Serenity, I am looking forward to seeing the whole series.

In other Whedon news, I am just about to watch the final episode of Buffy for the gagillionth time.   I have also subscribed to the new Buffy Season 8 comic, written by Joss, which makes me officially a bone fide Buffy-nerd.  The comic is fantastic – great art work and and dialogue.  The Whedon touch makes it very authentic.  The comic is a ‘what happened next’ for all the die-hard fans who have suffered a great loss since the series finished: Dawn’s a giant!  Xander’s a Watcher!  Amy is evil!  Warren is ‘alive’ (sans skin)!

Another new programme I have discovered is What About Brian.  I watched an episode mid-season and noticed that Jabrams (JJ Abrams of Alias and Lost fame) is the executive producer.  I was not disappointed.  Perfect light entertainment.

I was starting to worry I wasn’t going to have anything to watch after the season finales of ER, Ugly Betty, Lost, and 24 but what with all this viewing and Big Brother 8 (I know, I know but I can’t help it), it looks like I will survive after all!





My eyes are still square, honest

23 10 2006

My recent lack of regular or substantial posting is not due to the fact that I have renounced TV and all it stands for.  I have been watching more than my fair share as usual but I have not been watching anything worth talking about.  I am not having the best time of it at the moment, so I am watching anything to take my mind off things and nothing that requires me to think too hard.  And if I have to post on here, then some thought about what I am watching is required.  To tide things over,  here are my impressions of my TV-watching week:

  • That 70s Show is still keeping me entertained.  Hyde is still pretty sexy and Eric is still cute.  Kelso is still dumb but entertaining and Fez the same.  Donna is pretty and kicks ass and Jackie is annoying but sweet too.  It is like friends only they are all younger, and you have fantastic clothes and music and references.  Plus they all smoke dope, which whilst I do not find it in itself to be particularly clever (Just Say No to drugs, kids), it is fugging hilarious when it’s done on primetime TV.  I am now picturing Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler and Joey sitting the The Circle getting stoned.  It would probably be called The One where They Get Stoned.  Or something.
  • I have finally finished watching Jane Eyre after getting confused with the BBCs scheduling and not realising I could have watched the final episode last week.  In any case, it was good.  Not great but good, and I still want to read the book as I am intrigued to know if Charlotte Bronte was as racy as it seems from the adaptation.  Jane Austen never has people kissing who aren’t married and yet Jane and Mr Rochester kiss.  A lot.  Not that I am a prude but I am just interested to see if times had really changed that much in 30-odd years.  Actually thinking about how things were in 1972, times probably had changed that much.
  • I have watched the first episode of Robin Hood which I thought was great fun.  The characters seem to be well-rounded (for example the comic foil, Much, was the archetypal side-kick but also showed a vunerable and emotional side when asked about the violent crusades from where he and Robin had just come.  Robin is quite charming and handsome enough to get away with it but not too much to be unbelievable in the role.  I still have a couple of episodes to catch up on and given the good start, I think I will persevere.
  • I tried to watch Firefly because it came from the great Joss Whedon but  just couldn’t get into it.  It doesn’t help that I can’t help thinking that the Sci-Fi Channel missed the very beginning of the first episode because when I tried to read the TWoP recaps, they didn’t seem to match what I had just watched.  We have borrowed the spin-off film Serenity so I will give that a go, and if I like it, maybe try the DVDs of Firefly.  I want to like this so much because anyone who can make Buffy and Angel, is a TV-genius. 
  • This season of Extras has now come to an end and it didn’t disappoint.  De Niro was good but the scene with the sexy pen was just priceless.  Stephen Merchant is just brilliant.  I read that the actress who plays Maggie, Ashley Jensen, has a part in Ugly Betty, a new show in the US.  The show sounds fab and I am hoping that her appearance will mean some interest over here so that they pick it up on one of our channels.  Jessica from TWoP (who recapped the final couple seasons of Dawson’s Creek) is recapping it so reading those would enhance my enjoyment I am sure. 

Another show I would like to see over here is Heroes.  The review of this show were mixed when it first came out but things seem to be improving and I am hearing more and more good things.  The fact that Erin is recapping also means I would like to watch/read – its just not the same reading the recaps if you haven’t seen it.  The laughing-through-the-nose-in-recognition is the main reason I read TWoP recaps.