One for each character. The Tobias one is my favourite.
Just over a month to go now. I can just taste those meaty leading man parts in my mouth.
This was the hardest list to compile, by far. There was more good TV on in 2012 than a back-to-back marathon of Magnum PI and Murder, She Wrote (don’t forget, Jessica and Magnum once met, and it was the greatest moment in history, televisual or otherwise).
There were some real surprises for me this year – the biggest one being that my no. 1 show of last year didn’t even make it to this year’s Top 10. That’s not to say I didn’t like its second season, but I didn’t love it. Also, it degraded into utter farce faster than a back-to-back marathon of Magnum PI and Murder, She Wrote.
Another surprise was that one of my least favourite shows on television has become so good that it’s now my no. 3 favourite show on television – proof that a change of showrunner isn’t always a bad thing.
Also, I wish I had room for Girls, American Horror Story Asylum (parts of it anyway), A Touch of Cloth and Archer, but I don’t, so… ya.
2013. Bar. High.
(To clarify, I’m saying that the bar is set high for 2013, not that we should all go to a bar and get high)
There’s so much TV happening lately that myself and my girlfriend decided to sit down and plough through most of it in one sitting.
Here’s how our evening of TV-binging broke down. Some spoilers for Fringe, Dexter and Grey’s Anatomy.
This is one of the most consistently excellent shows being transmitted down the tube wires. Why aren’t you watching it if you are one of the many people who don’t seem to be watching it? It’s got Kelsey Grammar shouting at people in that amazing voice of his, and I would be so bold as to say it’s nearly as good as The Wire. Neeeeearly.
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Welcome to my new weekly segment, “Gratuitous 80s TV Show Intro Friday”.
This week, Automan.
This segment will be discontinued from next Thursday, I just needed an excuse to post the Automan intro.
He’s a “hologram”, you see. That’s a fancy word for a three-dimensional image.
I live with my girlfriend and for the most part, our taste in television overlaps. We like Dexter, we like Homeland, we’ve just started watching Justified.
We watch a lot of shows together, but we don’t always agree.
There’s often a tug-of-war for the remote and our television becomes the staging area for some sort of World War I style trench warfare, which I’m using as a clunky metaphor to segueway awkwardly into this info chart:
I was a latecomer to the “How I Met Your Mother” party.
I was, am and will be sceptical of the average American sitcom, in general. As soon as I hear a laugh track, the show is instantly guilty under the “Offenses Against Intelligent Humour Act” and must prove itself innocent. This bias is probably down to the overwhelming amount of substandard crap that this format is known for.
For every Friends, Seinfeld or Frasier, there are a thousand Mikes and Mollies, Just Shoot Me’s or Shits My Dad Sayses.
But after six seasons of not watching HIMYM I had finally caught enough snippets and half episodes for my interest to be piqued. I sat down and watched seasons 5 and 6 in their entireties (not all in one go, I’m not that crazy) and was surprised at how tightly written and clever it was. Continue reading