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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jun 10, 2013.
Two and a Half Men
Grey's Anatomy and I will never watch another Shondra Rhymes show because of the way it was written
I have the entire second season of Falling Skies on my Tivo.
Now Season 3 has started to record.
I am tempted to just bail on the whole thing. Don't ask me why I haven't deleted it...
The shows I watch because I always have is a much much longer list than the list of shows I watch because they are dang good entertainment even after multiple seasons have come and gone.
The thing with Falling Skies is that the first season it was fun and different. The second season every week it just seemed the same. Either they were hunting for the aliens are the aliens were threatening them. There was a story to move forward which always seemed secondary to zapping more aliens, but I won't get into that here since you didn't see it. This season, probably more of the same. I'll probably watch the premiere tonight and see if it's any more interesting. It's a summer show, so it only takes up 45 minutes of my more wide open week.
I had been like that with Falling Skies, too. Season 2 had recorded, then fallen off the DVR with other stuff recording. I set it to record the season 2 re-airing that had taken place recently (a couple of episodes a night for a few weeks or something like that).
I watched all of that this weekend, and taking into account having to download a couple of eps from On Demand because the NBA playoffs delayed things and messed me up, I actually enjoyed it and was glad I watched. I am recording Season 3, and hope it doesn't take me as long to get around to watching as it did Season 2.
For me, the show that fits this thread is How I Met Your Mother. When I finally do get around to watching an ep, I always wonder why I bother and have the 'come on! get on with it!' thoughts. The characters pretty much bore me, and I don't find Barney funny anymore.
Falling Skies was one of them for me. Even in the first season, I found myself fast forwarding with the closed captioning enabled during the non-action scenes. Midway in to season 2 I realized that it was kind of pointless for me to be doing that, so I deleted the Season Pass.
I have the second half of the season's episodes for Once Upon a Time and The Following on my TiVo now. I'll watch 2-3 episodes in a sitting, then later move on to something else and kind of forget about it. So, I keep looking at those in my Now Playing List and wonder if I should watch the rest, or just delete them. It's conflict between "I've watched them this far, and am at least somewhat interested in seeing how the season ends" and "If it feels like a chore to watch them, why watch?"
HIMYM.. man is that at the top of that list for me,
Person of Interest
Funny, we were talking about this at work today because everyone's bummed out now that the season is over. Everyone seems to have shows they watch during the summer, but nothing they get psyched about.
First thing I can think of is True Blood... I will probably watch it but it's absolutely because there's nothing else on. It has always been a little too "soapy" for my tastes but earlier seasons had enough violence, sex, mystery, and relatively credible storytelling that I was able to look past the love trapezoids that formed in every episode. But last season was almost impossible to get through, so it just depends on where they go with it this time.
The Following is another example - I think I was over it about half way through but there was nothing else on so I watched it. I can't be sure I'll be back for season two, but if no new shows "do it for me", I likely will.
The Americans... I like the show, but it never hit "must watch" status for me. I have the last five episodes saved up because I figured I would burn them off in the Summer during the TV drought... but the fact that I could wait months to watch it says I wasn't that into it. I heard good things about the last few eps so we'll see.
Homeland... I loved the first season of the show, but personally thought it didn't live up to itself with season two, especially with the way it ended (I liked ASPECTS of how it ended, but the aspects I didn't like overshadowed it for me). It's still better than a lot of stuff out there so I'll definitely be turning in, but if it's like last season I'll probably have two or three weeks saved up at a time.
This thread is actually making me sad because there's so little out there that I'm psyched about each week... even the Walking Dead was like "meh, I'll watch it this week some time...". I can't wait for Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy to come back, those are the only two that I have to watch the day of or the next day at most.
You just made a HUGE mistake.
Ditto. I enjoyed S1, but just never got around to watching S2. And now my TiVo says:
Falling Skies (11)
I agree about The Following (although I'm not sure if it was ever "must see" for me. If you have to prioritize over the summer, definitely watch The Americans. It gets better, and I thought it was good from the start. Some very interesting twists and turns.
I gave it a season and a half, and it didn't float my boat. Not going to waste more time "trying" to like it because "everyone else" does.
I've gotten that way about Shameless and CSI. They're on my DVR but I haven't watched them.
I love Shameless and usually watch within a day or two of first airing. CSI's tend to pile up on me. I liked Petersen and Helgenberger better than the newer cast members.
+2 on Mad Men + GOT + Orphan Black.
Mad Men - got boring, couldn't figure out the 'looks' between characters.
GOT - I have now lost control of the long list of characters and their links to each other.
Orphan Black - started off strong, but lost interest in the slow reveal.
Defiance -- To be fair, I was only enthusiastic about Defiance for about 1 episode
Bones -- A few weeks ago I deleted unwatched most of the season's episodes
CSI -- I loveTed Danson and Elisabeth Shue in most things they been in, but not CSI
The Walking Dead -- This one's had a lot of ebb and flow for me, I liked it for a while, then not so much for a while, then I watched it fanatically, but the last few episodes have not held my interest
Falling Skies is like The Walking Dead -- I liked it a lot at first, then it was one of those that I kept watching because I always had, but the first two episodes of this season has renewed my interest.
I didn't make it past mid season with Revolution. it had the potential to be a really good show. But every episode was the same format. Charlie would rashly rush into doing something really stupid, and because there was something good and noble about it, Miles would rush in to save her at the end of the episode. I mean, how many times can you watch that exact same scenario over and over couldn't believe it when the show was renewed.
What made Falling Skies so good in season one was how dark and bleak it was. Season three, if I make it all the way thru it, will be my last.
Alot of the USA shows fall into this catergory for me.
Necessary Roughness (actually like this show but sometimes I FFWD thru some of the more boring patients of the week and just watch the main chars.)
Covert Affairs (HORRIBLE show but we still record it)
Royal Pains (got almost 2 seasons worth left untouched)
White Collar (2 or 3 eps will pile up before I do a mini marathon on a random rainy day)
Burn Notice (for the same reasons as everyone else)
Suits is the only show I watch within 24 hours after it airs on that network.