Sunday, December 9, 2012

What am I watching? (a better question is why)

You can tell you're watching way to many shows when you can make a huge blog post about it, but unfortunately, there isn't much else to talk about. So here's a rundown of what's been killing my brain cells.

Plot: all electricity, gas motors, etc. go out mysteriously. Several years later, girl sets out on mission with stoic uncle to get her sickly brother back from evil militia  Why do I get the hunch she's destined to turn the power back on?
It's an okay show. However, every episode goes as follows: 1. Everybody gets in an inescapable, sure-to-die situation, mainly due to the girl, Charlie. 2. Superman uncle saves the day.

Wash and repeat for every...single....episode. But it's still an adventure flick with lots of sword fighting, so it's entertaining. However, the script is weak, and I sometimes find myself more ticked off at the good guys than at the villains. For instance, the facial expressions (see image) of the characters never change, and they always dump some pseudo-Barney platitude about family that is quite out of place in a where roughly five people are stabbed each episode.

The Office---
Well, it's not quite dead yet. This last season has been pretty funny, perhaps better than the last. However, Andy is just plain annoying as regional manager, unlike Michael (whose antics were actually funny).
Random things still happen as usual, but the final season is showing a clearer plot line and direction. Jim's setting up a new job, and the documentary crew has actually been mentioned by the characters a few times.
The situations are actually funny again and not simply depressing (my favorite: Angela hiring a hit man to bash Oscar's knee caps with a metal pipe) so I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.

Downton Abbey---
Yes, I watch this show. No, I am not proud for it.
Moving on,

The X-Factor---
I don't watch this show in its entirety, but watch hulu clips of the live performances.

I'm just waiting till February for the next season. I really like this show, consistently funny. It's on its last season, and I shall miss it when it's over.

Parks and Recreation---

The crowning jewel of my t.v. indulgences. From the creators of the office, this show is amazing. Once you get past the first season, the show blooms into comedic perfection. Unlike the office, you actually start to care about the characters, and their lives aren't actually that depressing. There are so many running gags that never get old and each character is hilarious and quotable. If you haven't given it a try, do. There really isn't much else to say.

1 comment:

  1. Pat's family really likes Psych but I haven't seen it. Parks and Rec I've heard a lot about. We saw some of the first season. Apparently it's the least funny season and the show got better, but we never got back to watching it. And Downton Abbey: there is nothing to be ashamed of in watching it! I do think BBC has done a lot better, though. I plan to do some blog posts of my own on Downton alternatives.