Fourteen months ago we disconnected our satellite dish. What pushed me (yes, me -- Mr Wrath has never been a big fan of tv) over the edge was that despite paying $70/month, I often could not find a single program to watch. Such is the plight of the modern woman who loathes reality television.
Now I watch my plays online. Since I'm watching them online, seems like a natural fit to discuss them online. Here are the shows I never miss:
The Big Bang Theory:
I derive a shameless amount of joy from the fact that I GET most of the science jokes being made by the characters. Geek POWER!
Even though the crush I developed on Nathan Fillion (with whom I attended university) almost twenty years ago has been killed by his lameness on Twitter, I think he's fantastic as Richard Castle. Don't you love the chemistry between Castle and Alexis? Well, I love everything about Alexis. It's a rare treat to see a realistic, intelligent, charming child portrayed on a television show.
As a tie-in with the show, there have been two Nikki Heat books released. If you like the show, I recommend Heat Wave and Naked Heat. It's a bit surreal reading the book and comparing those characters with the "REAL" people, since the "REAL" people aren't even real but just actors performing roles. I'd like to know who is ghost writing the novels. Michael Connelly? James Patterson? Dare I hope ABC will publish a few Derrick Storm novels?
I do have an issue with Stana Katic's styling over the last year. The glamour factor has been creeping up since that first season when Beckett's hair was bobbed and her heels weren't quite so high. It just beggars belief that a female detective would have such high maintenance hair. In fact, when I first glanced at this promo shot, I thought Brooke Shields was making a special appearance on Castle:
This is one of the few shows that my husband watches. Usually while we fold laundry. It's a decent show, but I'm kinda flummoxed by its popularity.
This season has not been Bones' best, and the reason can be summed up in one word: Hannah.
I appreciate that the writers began this year with a quandary: how to diffuse the ticking time bomb of Booth's unrequited love for Tempe lest the show suffer the same fate as Moonlighting. And the idea of Booth finding a new love interest was a great way to change the dynamic of the show, but the execution was been horrible.
The only good thing I can think of to say about Hannah (whom I now suspect was partially inspired by Lara Logan) was the writers did a commendable job developing her relationship with Bones and the other women characters. Hannah and Tempe's interactions were honest, and avoided the cat-fight/passive-aggressive/frenemy vibe which seems de rigeur for female television characters. I found this refreshing. Alas no amount of writing could make up for the horrible, horrible acting of Katheryn Winnick. I'm hoping Hannah's refusal of Booth's marriage proposal means Winnick is off the show for good because her voice and bad acting drives me up the wall. However, I won't be surprised if she returns in an episode inspired by Lara Logan's recent assault in Egypt.
Now it's your turn. Tell me what shows you watch? Can you recommend any new shows?