A little while ago, when this blog was just starting out, I listed out some of my favourite TV opening title sequences. A few years later and the opening title sequence is still an endangered species. While some TV shows are still creating fantastic openers, others are opting out, like The Knick and Fargo. I guess, maybe it’s something to do with time. Or something more complicated I don’t know about.
Who knows, I still enjoy a good opener and since I last listed my favourites, I have a few new ones. So thought it was about time for my to update the list.
Orphan Black. A TV show I tried, once, twice and failed to get into. When I say I tried, I mean I tried to just get through the first episode. I think the first time I got through about 20 minutes before switching off. Second time I might have amassed an entire half an hour. Ditched it.
The second season started not long ago and everyone was buzzing about it again. When I say everyone I mean the Interwebs. It got to me. What the hell did I not get?
Forgive me. I’m incredibly late. Late to House of Cards. Probably, Netflix’s most successful TV show it has produced. No, definitely. And for good reason.
Why in seven Hells am I still watching Grey’s Anatomy? Genuine question here.
There are so many TV shows I have dropped in the last couple of years without batting an eyelid. And Grey’s Anatomy is
probably definitely the worst TV show I watch at the moment. It’s emotionally manipulative. Completely over dramatic. The story arcs are all completely done. And I’m pretty sure they’ve all been done before in the previous nine seasons. And I could not give two shits about any of the characters left in the show. (Could those new interns be any more bland and just plain annoying?)
2013 will always be the year of the TV show graveyard for me. Is it strange that I’m proud of the amount of TV I dropped in the last year? It felt ridiculously good to let go of so much.
I said farewell to Revenge, True Blood and The New Girl. Started and stopped the UK version of The Bridge – The Tunnel. Gave The Crazy Ones a decent shot, but that got old real quick. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was just woefully bad and boring and poor. The Blacklist went a little bit too Alias on me a little too quickly.