Orphan Black: Season 1 – getting to grips with the C word

Orphan Black

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? Continue reading Orphan Black: Season 1 – getting to grips with the C word

Grey’s Anatomy, why do I still care?

Grey's Anatomy

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?) Continue reading Grey’s Anatomy, why do I still care?

2013 in TV

2013 in TV

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. Continue reading 2013 in TV

Falling out with TV

Hi, my name’s Jaina and I am a former TV addict.

Is it because I’m getting old and getting curmudgeonly about TV in general, that I’ve fallen out with it? Or whether over the years of watching all sorts of crap on TV, I’m finally figuring out what I actually enjoy watching. Or if the quality of TV shows currently is just pure crap. OR if after the end of Breaking Bad, no other TV shows will compare.

Whatever it is these days I’d rather come home and watch a decent film in the evening and be done. A couple of hours of watching just one thing. That’s fine by me. It also allows me to fit in some quality brain-not-required TV.

What am I currently watching? (Shows that are currently on air) Let’s see: Continue reading Falling out with TV