Yay! Friday evening at last. Spent the day nutting out the draft Australian Curriculum for The Arts and now my head is mush. Time to kick back, have a drink and chat about television. :)
Before I do I want to say how warmed I was by all the lovely comments left at the love meme. It can't be underestimated how powerful and self assuring it is hear good things. I think in our everyday lives we don't always get that. It's a great reminder just how wonderful it is to be part of this fandom. Thank you. <333
Now for some television shows chat. Shows I've been watching...
I finishing watching Season One of Spartacus
last night and I have to say I was incredibly impressed with it. It surprised me because I really didn't expect it to be so solid. I adored the visual style. It's like a living graphic novel. It's incredibly bloody - think of the worse place a sword could go and they went there. The camera lens is never spared of the blood splatter either. :) It also has a lot of sex and the language is, um... colourful to say the least. But it is the story and the characters that kept me coming back for more. The story telling never felt labored. It has a good mix of action and character development. (and porn and blood and guts...). And heck... it's slave story - It's got that going for it too! ;D
John Hannah as Batiatus is brilliant. I've always loved him as an actor and it's great to see him in such a meaty role. Lucy Lawless is also fabulous and it was only seeing her name that I realized she was Xena! In fact all the performances are solid. It's so sad to read that the lead actor died of cancer last year and wasn't able to continue the role in Season 2.
I hope S2 is as good.
Yay! I'm loving the new season of White Collar
. I've always enjoyed it but it seems to be getting better as it goes on. It's easy watching - lacking the angst as a certain TV show that shall remain nameless - and the characters are easy to love. Of course I ADORE the bromance between Peter and Neal. Their friendship was really showcased at the beginning of this season and it made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Also love Neal and Mozzie's friendship. Peter and Elizabeth own my heart (I adore Elizabeth!) and Diana, Clinton, Sara and June area all awesome too. The stories seems a little
bit more plausible, though I'm always happy to hand wave impossibilities in shows like this. :)
. I do have a soft spot for you, even if you are kinda silly. This is such easy, happy watching. They give us little bits of characterization while mostly focusing on the big bad person or company of the week. I think even Sophie might be growing on me. :) I do enjoy the way the five of them interact. The "stings" are always fun. Just good, happy, easy watching.
YOU are all to blame for me giving Teen Wolf
a look. I HAD to see what all the fuss was about. I think
I'm getting it. I mean, the slash potential is huge and there's lots of bare chests. *g* The characters are yet to really grab me, but I do love the idea of werewolves and the Alpha thing is intriguing me. (Oh, I'm only 7 eps into S1 so I figure there's lots more to go..*g*). I'm eager to watch some more so I figure there must be something
that's attracting me to it. (I do rather like Stiles I have to say...)Death in Paradise
is a little show that we have been watching. It's English and it's absolutely delightful. An Englishman (Detective Poole, played by comedian Ben Miller) is sent to the Caribbean to work. It's plays out like a Agatha Christie whodunit, ending each episode with all the suspects gathered together while Poole explains who dun it. Again though, it's the characters that make it such fun to watch. Love it.
I watched S1 of Sons of Anarchy
and am now a few eps into S2. "Enjoy" wouldn't really be the word I'd use because - wow - that's some intense shit going on. I admit I'm struggling now to go back to it because I really have to be in a certain mind frame to watch it. I feel like I'm on the edge of my seat the whole time waiting for a terrible thing to happen. And then it does! Ack! It's so depressing. And yet, engaging when I'm into it.
Hanging out for Game of Thrones
to return. It's probably my favorite of them all (other than show that shall remain nameless). I love far too many things about it to list it all. EVERYTHING is awesome!
Er, I think that's it. I'm pretty sure there's a heap of other shows I should be watching but I just don't seem to have the time to sit and actually watch stuff. It's great when I can find a show that hubby likes also. All the above (except Teen Wolf and show that shall not be named) he likes to watch so yay.
I'll save thoughts about the other show for another day...;)