COUCH POTATO 101
Can I say my excuse is that it is always rainy, dark and dreary in my part of the world — which just begs one to curl up on the sofa and get caught up with TV shows? Much more so with the signing up to Netflix *shake fist* — brain drain.
I am just catching up on all those shows everyone raves about. I’m liking: Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Damages, The Bridge, Firefly, Call the Midwife, Suits, The Good Wife, Homeland, The Bletchley Circle, Luther, Sherlock, The Fall, House of Lies, Veronica Mars, Dexter, Covert Affairs…but am not feeling Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Mad Men, Community, Portlandia.
Oh no? Have I lost credibility? Have I lost the perception of being hip and cool? Yeah, yeah, I can’t pretend to like something just to seem hip and cool, sorry. I’m not saying those shows aren’t any good, of course not, but I just can’t get into them. I have heard the ones I’m not feeling are a slow burn at first, but if I wait it out, it will get better.
Now, on regular ‘ol TV (we only have basic cable), I’m waiting for the return of Scandal and The Blacklist and The Mindy Project. But hello-on-wheels, I’m intrigued by the following new TV shows arriving this new fall. Dammit. I cannot let TV overrule my life!
A-Z: (NBC) A cute-looking show about the meet-cute. Rom-com, come on! It has one of Mindy’s boyfriends from The Mindy Project and “the mother” from How I Met Your Mother. Awww.
BACKSTROM (FOX): From the trailer it looks like Rainn Wilson from The Office (US) plays a detective in the Pacific Northwest somewhere (all that grey rain!). He’s cranky and horrible to other people but gets the job done, I guess.
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC): Yes, Asian Americans are torn about the title of this show. I’m more *meh* but the trailer is off-the-hook hilarious!
GOTHAM (FOX): Seems to be about Jim Gordon as a young police detective, and his partner, who fight crime in Batman’s Gotham before Batman was Batman. It’s all dark and Dark Knight.
GRACEPOINT (FOX): The American version of the British mystery-crime show Broadchurch. Looks like Anna Gunn from Breaking Bad is in it, and David Tennant plays the American version of his British character.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC): Omg. Viola Davis as a law professor in another Shonda Rhimes show. Scandal 2.0? Smarts. Sex. Lies. Crime. Awesome.
SCORPION (CBS): One of 5 of the smartest people in the world has a team of geniuses, and they seem to be saving LA from falling planes. Cool. There’s a sassy Asian American sista in the cast, too. Bonus.
STALKER (CBS): Looks like Maggie Q is a LA detective in the department responsible for stalking. She’s also a victim of stalking in this thriller. Oh, thriller!