April 3rd, 2016
|10:20 am - What I'm Watching These Days and Will be Watching, Post #20|
Oddly, although I am awash in video/television product -- thanks to cable + On Demand and (through Amazon Fire Stick) Hulu, Netflix, Acorn TV, and Amazon Prime -- I probably don't watch more than 5 or 6 hours on television a week. (This is not counting the occasional mornings spent working out to the Weather Channel.) It's just not something that usually occurs to me. But I do watch SOME things, and will continue to allocate my viewing time mindfully.
The stuff I watch now goes into a few categories:
Goofy Supernatural FOX shows starring handsome
English British actors named Tom
Of course these pleasures are almost done: Lucifer has three episodes left in its short run (although I suspect it'll be picked up for a second season), and Sleepy Hollow's Season 3 finale is next week (and it may be the last ep ever). Lucifer is a mindless joy, mostly, although I'm fascinated by the take on Lucifer himself -- Tom Ellis is ridiculously gorgeous and campy, in the words of one critic "a cross between Noel Coward and Mick Jagger." And I'm loving some of the supporting cast, most notably Maze (Lesley Ann Brandt) and Dr Linda (Rachael Harris).
Sleepy Hollow, though.... so messy, so given to Telling Not Showing (do not get me started on Betsy Ross. DO NOT GET ME STARTED ON DANNY, what, no). I am here for Tom Mison's Ichabod Crane, a perfectly judged performance of a man out of time who's now here to stay, and Nicole Beharie's perfectly heroic Abbie, and their eternal bond. There better be canon Ichabbie is what I'm saying. But honestly, for those who don't watch the show -- this is the opening scene to Friday night's episode. Does this read 'platonic' to you? Because it does not to me. At all.
English shows, some weeks or months behind the UK airing
The Night Manager, which will be on AMC starting April 19. (I'll buy it on Amazon Streaming, I suspect, because I don't want commercials.) Hiddleston and Laurie and Colman (and Hollander and Harewood)! SPIES! STYLE! Cannot actually wait.
Doctor Foster on Lifetime starting April 10, because of B Carvel, and yes, I know he plays a rotter.
And Endeavour should be back this summer!
Documentaries about fashion
Because of course I watch them.
What pleasures are you finding on telly these days? May there be just enough. :)
I just finished binge-watching season six of Downton Abbey, and drooled over the 1920s fashions.
I love your fashion posts.
Hurrah for binge-watching and for 1920s fashion! And hurrah for you, too. :)
|Date:||April 3rd, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)|| |
For me, mostly Castle, partly because it's a thing to share with the Husband and Younger Daughter. She squees, it's just too cute. The only other fiction TV I watch is Agents of SHIELD, and I'm really only in it for May and Coulson. If they give us another season of Agent Carter, though, I'd be right there.
Non-fictional, well, sometimes there's something on Nature or Nova to watch with Elder Daughter, and Rachel Maddow is always entertaining; I really look forward to her.
More things I'd like to have back - Mr Robot, Sherlock, and Dr Who.
Sherlock Season Four is ramping up for filming, I think! B Cumberbatch is still filming Doctor Strange, but Mark Gatiss tweeted a new pic from the 221B Baker Street set t'other day. :)
Hugs for things you enjoy with your family, and hugs for you!
Acorn has a New Zealand show called the Brokenwood Mysteries, it's quite delightful. Only 8 eps so far, but still.
Ooh, I'll have to try that this summer! Thanks, Cronopio, and cheers sent your way.
I'm very downmarket. I didn't realize how much until I had a DVR and could see the list, and also noticed what I played and what I let accumulate.
So Broad City. After years of having no taste for low humor and slapstick, these women (Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson) really do crack me up, for some reason.
Women are just really funny, it turns out-- Amy Schumer (in a couple of weeks) and Samantha Bee both make me very happy. Mom is a great vehicle for Allison Janney, who's fine at drama or comedy or a mix of both.
I thought I was done with Girls, but this season turned out to be much better than some of those in the past. Maybe as they get older, they get realer. Apparently I am done with The Good Wife--I heard that this season was better than last, and I've recorded religiously but haven't watched it at all. There's always something I'd rather see.
The Magicians is not a show that anyone else seems to like, but I think it's one case of the TV version being better than the book.
Granchester(!!!) and Call the Midwife also still work for me.
Edited at 2016-04-03 06:06 pm (UTC)
I'll have to try Samantha Bee's show at some point, and I do hear great things about Broad City.
Your taste doesn't seem downmarket to me at all!
Cheers for the start of your week. :)
That Sleepy Hollow scene was perfection (and so not platonic!)--and then they had to mess it up with boring Danny and boring Betsy. (I think Danny has chemistry with That New Cop Member of the Team Whose Name I Can't Even Remember, not that she's all that interesting either.) I do love all the stuff with the Mills dad, though.
I thought Danny had chemistry with Sophie too! I like her, although the writing has not served her well.
Papa Mills revealed as part of the triumvirate with Sheriff Corbin and Nevins made me RIDICULOUSLY happy. But then the Bad Thing with Joe happened and my joy was lost.
And then there was boring Betsy nonsense.
But oh, Crane/Abbie scenes were GOLD this week.
I hated the Bad Thing with Joe. I hope they decide to undo it somehow. What do they have against Actually Interesting Love Relationships on this show?
Z Appelman has been giving interviews that suggest no, it won't be undone. Boo.
(Hilariously, he and T Mison have apparently been pitching "Crane and Joe go out and have BroTP adventures and get drunk and talk about Mills women" all season, but the writers shut them down. Also hilariously, he ships Crane/Abbie like mad. :))
|Date:||April 3rd, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)|| |
Undercover. Definietly worth it.
The Night Manager has to be watched sans ads. The tension would ruined otherwise.
I really really hope Undercover makes it here. I love Sophie Okenodo, and Adrian Lester is just... DAMN.
Cheers and hugs, my friend!
|Date:||April 3rd, 2016 10:33 pm (UTC)|| |
Given its start and view of a US botched execution of a black prisoner in the South, I'm not sure it'll be an easy sell in the US.
I'm excited about The Night Manager. Even the opening title sequence looks fantastic :)
It looks so GREAT! :)
Cheers for your Tuesday, T.
Feeling the Tom Ellis Love, and Noel Coward meets Jagger is just perfectly it. Yes. Ridiculously gorgeous and though I miss the devil eyes, I still feel a wicked little shiver.
I, myself, am finding pleasure on tv when I get the damned chance to watch it. I'm saving up Grimm, Lucifer, DWTS, and something else I can't remember for a night or fifteen when I can keep my eyes open past 8 p.m. Am Old.
Check Facebook, my friend. :)
And oh Lord, I can't watch TV past 10 pm, and I vastly prefer it to be off by 9. I am with you!
I've been intrigued by the idea of Underground -- thanks for the rec!
Cheers and hugs for rewatches and other joys. :)
I'm still watching Supernatural, possibly due simply to stubbornness. And because it's the only show I can remember when it's on.
If I can remember, I'll watch Lucifer, Mom, Brooklyn 99.
Other than that I re-watched Dark Angel while trying to remember how to tat. (Need a floppy lace bookmark, by any chance? ;-))
And just watched the first season of unReal, which was a little horrifying- the characters were so ugly, but Constance Zimmer was impossible to look away from and her character's relationship with Shiri Appleby's Rachel was something else.
Hee, I don't think I've ever watched more than 20 minutes of Supernatural at a time, although I don't know why.
I would LOVE a floppy lace bookmark. :)
Cheers and hugs hugs!
I am grateful that himself has finally finished watching America Vs OJ (or whatever it was called) because my skin is drying out from all the baths I had to go take while it was on. Excellent acting but I just didn't want to spend time with any of them except Darden.
Grantchester, of course, and counting the hours until Endeavour returns, bless him.
You know, that idea of Not Wanting to Spend Time with Them is a driving force behind me missing a LOT of prestige TV. :)
Cheers and hugs, and let us hope for a swift return for Endeavour!