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Oh, there's not much to report; at least, I can't think of anything all that exciting, so this post is going to be a random assortment of TV thoughts.

- I tried watching How to Get Away with Murder; I gave it two episodes and read a review of the third, and I'm done with it. Every single one of the characters is a tick-the-box caricature, and unlikable ones, at that. And it's not that unlikable characters have no place in a show; they just have to earn it, and none of them has. Also, this show seemingly has no idea what it wants to be, so it's just chucking everything it can think of onscreen and hoping the audience gets too whiplashed to notice.

- The Flash, on the other hand, is super fun. It chugs along with a joyful pace and doesn't let itself get mired too deeply in superhero angst, even when the hero does have heavy shit to deal with.

- I'm also enjoying Selfie, which I did not expect. Admittedly, the pilot is a little shaky, and Selfie is saddled with a crap name and worse trailers. I only checked it out because I like John Cho and Karen Gillan, and they are both so good in this. The writing since the pilot has been surprisingly solid as well. I rarely actually lol at TV, but last week's episode got several audible laughs out of me, thanks to the leads' total commitment to the humour, and their ability to infuse vulnerability into their characters. The ratings are pretty horrific though, so I have very little hope for this show to stick around. Sad. Check it out before it's too laaaate.

- Inspector Lewis is somehow back for another season, after quite a final ending of last series. Not that I mind. They explained the return well enough for me, and I enjoy Lewis and Hathaway running about solving murders and being dryly hilarious with each other. The new DC is okay, too; I was worried they might try to do something romancey with her and Hathaway, but so far, so good.

- EVERYBODY WATCH IN THE FLESH. [ profile] slitherhither is totally on board with it now, if only because I forced her to borrow my S1 DVDs. I'll force you all to do it too. One by one, you shall all succumb.

Nothing to do with TV, but I'll leave you with this:

About the cute colleague mentioned in an earlier post…
Slither: "What does he look like? Who would play him in a movie?"
[Slither and Sarea high-five for excellent question-asking]
Adelagia: "He's a cross between someone I haven't figured out yet and Eric Bana."
Sarea: "[gasps] I love Eric Bana! You must marry him immediately."

on 2014-10-21 04:02 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Selfie! Why is nobody watching this show? It's funny and surprisingly heart warming without being self conscious. It makes me sad we probably won't get more of it.

I'm pretty much exhausted by all the new shows I was excited to see. Gotham: depressing, HTGAWM: scrambled, Gracepoint: boring. Just as well, I still have The Walking Dead and other shit that's actually engaging on my DVR.

on 2014-10-22 03:47 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I know! I wasn't expecting Selfie to be this good. I wish more people were watching it, but it's really not long for this world, is it? :(

Ah, I was considering Gotham but it did look a bit too heavy. Did you ever see Broadchurch, from which Gracepoint originated? I liked the acting a lot in Broadchurch.

on 2014-10-22 04:48 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I didn't see the original Broadchurch but as soon as I started watching grim, wooden David Tennant and myriad anonymous disinteresing side characters clomping about (I usually like DT quite a bit, so I'm just being a bitch) I reserved the original. I have baseball to keep me warm in the mean time.

on 2014-10-21 09:28 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Selfie? I've heard of that, I might ask Tracey if we could watch that.

And Flash, I am going to get round to seeing that, after Halloween.

Oh, by the way; it is very nice to have you as an LJ friend, at least for a short while.
I'm not sure if you know, but I recently posted to my LJ friends that in the New Year I will officially leave LiveJournal. It's nothing personal, it's just everything's been very quiet lately and I'm not getting much comments as I had before.
In any case, I look forward to your comments, and that you would enjoy some of my posts here.

on 2014-10-22 03:53 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh yay, I look forward to hearing what you think about the Flash and possibly Selfie :)

I'm sorry to hear you'll be leaving LJ in a bit; it has gotten pretty quiet in the last year, sadly!

on 2014-10-21 05:30 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I might watch The Flash, I've been saving episodes for [ profile] doubleholmes, plus he asked me today to find him Selfie episodes, so I might end up watching that too =)

Saving Lewis till all episodes have aired, so I can marathon them =)


on 2014-10-22 03:54 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I think you'd enjoy The Flash! It's very fun and the lead is a cutie pie :)))

Re: Lewis -- you are a stronger woman than I, lol.


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