My late farewell note to Fringe

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Fringe

Dear Fringe,

I wasn’t fair to you in the beginning. You came across to me as a new X-Files. You even had a skeptical lady agent. But you also had Pacey from Dawson’s Creek. And a funny old man who seemed to be stoned 90% of the time, which gave me a lot of chuckles. So I gave you a second glance.

And I’m glad that I did. You changed. Over time you fixed your flaws. You gave me an ongoing storyline that stretched past just one season. A father/son relationship, the likes of which I have never seen on TV before. More lens flares than I would ever have thought possible in a single episode of any TV show. You made me fall for a fantastic, network sci-fi TV show.

There were some struggles. A lot of tears. There were even a couple of moments where I thought I’d lost you! But you bounced back and kept on going for five solid seasons. The ever gracious PTB saw fit to give you a final send off.

What a goodbye you gave us. The lump in my throat was stuck there for the entirety of the goodbye. Tears rolling down my face as goodbyes were said. And the final moment? Couldn’t have been more perfect.

They’ll never be another one of you, Fringe. And I’m actually quite happy about that.

New TV season means a new excuse to stay in

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It hit me hard when the penultimate season of Breaking Bad finished. Heck, I didn’t even realise until the following week when there was no new episode. What will I do until next year? I will be filling my time with all the returning TV shows that are going to be hitting TV screen imminently. Huzzah!

So what am I looking forward to most? It’s funny, it’s not what I thought I’d be most looking forward to. Shut up, Jaina and just get on with it…

Revenge

Yes, the number one returning TV show I’m most looking forward to is Revenge. There is just something about this show that I can’t help but get completely sucked into! I hope it keeps up the standards of the first season – being completely ridiculous and over the top but still some how being one of the most engaging shows I watched last year. It’s Emily. I don’t think there has been a leading female character I’ve really enjoyed watching this much since Buffy. Looking forward to seeing where Emily’s revenge takes her next. Who’s in the firing line this year?

Fringe

The final season of Fringe is here and while it’s all very sad, I am very glad that it’s been given this final season and being allowed to have a proper ending. There’s only 13 episodes but it’s 13 more episodes than I thought there would be. I honestly do not know what to expect, and I think I like it that way.

Dexter

This is Dexter’s seventh season – SEVENTH. That is a massive run. And while last season wasn’t its best and it’s been on shaky ground. It’s still one of the better TV shows on at the moment. And I am loving the fact that it looks like this year, it’s all out in the open. Looks like a massive season of Deb. Excited to see where they take it and what Deb will do. Wonder if they’ll follow the books – the Deborah in the books does know Dexter’s big secret, but she seems a tad more accepting about it all than Deb does in this trailer!

Homeland

I am ready for Homeland and every single politically minded twist it can throw at me. So I say now. It made my brain hurt last season and fully expecting the same this time. I wonder whether Claire Danes can outcrazy her crazy from last year.

Community

Yes there’s no more Dan Harmon and that is a big loss. But we’ve got another season against all hope and I’m hoping for more oddbally-ness. More crazy and more funnies. It’s the only TV show that really makes me laugh out loud. And occasionally snort.

American Horror Story

It took until the middle of the first season for me to really enjoy American Horror Story, but after that point I was very much hooked. It’s like watching a horror film TV series! What’s not to love with that. The fact that while American Horror Story is a TV series, it’s not. Every season is a different storyline which is GREAT. The ending of the last season was nice and final. There was a story told with the season. The second season, being set in an asylum, looks like it’s going to up the scares. The only thing I’m actually terrified about is the casting of Adam Levine. Hrm..

Grey’s Anatomy

I don’t think I can ever stop watching this show. To my defence, the last season’s finale was pretty damn epic. I just hope there’s a whole let less Cristina/Owen depressing-ness. I could have done with a whole lot less of that last season. Smack them both upside the head for all I care!

New Girl

Some people found Zooey a little too kooky in New Girl. Not me. Adorable. Crazy. Brilliant. Though my favourite thing about the show? Schmidt! I need more Schmidt in my life right now. He is the best thing about that show. I just hope they don’t turn him into another Barney from How I Met Your Mother.


Those are the returning shows. What about new shows? I’m not all that on the pulse with them, but there have been a few that have caught my eye.

Last Resort

Shawn Ryan gave us the excellent, but cancelled Terries. Followed by the equally as engaging The Chicago Code, which was also cancelled. Here’s his next TV outing – Last Resort. It looks a bit unbelievable and a little different from what Shawn Ryan’s done before. But I’m interested. Definitely interested

666 Park Avenue

Terry O’Quinn makes me want to watch this. I’ll be giving it a shot just because he’s in it. It feels a little bit like The Devil’s Advocate in some ways. For me. Looks interesting.

Revolution

The pilot’s already been seen and it didn’t impress too much. But I’m willing to give this show the benefit of the doubt considering the names behind it – Jon Favreau and Eric Kripke. Still looks like networks are trying to find the new Lost. I wish they’d stop trying.

Elementary

I think I was one of the few people on the planet to not have seen any of BBC’s Sherlock. I’ll get round to it, maybe, one day. But looks like Sherlock Holmes’ is in. What with the films, the BBC series and now this. Could be good.

Arrow

Smallville wasn’t something I watched. Well, apart from the first couple of seasons. But I’m all for a bit more comic book action on the small screen. This looks like it’ll fill the gap until we get to see Joss Whedon’s SHIELD project.

Hunted

The trailer for Hunted popped up on my TV screen and it caught my eye. Melissa George and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a TV series? Excellent. Looks like a nice little bit of TV espionage.


There you have it. My TV schedule is going to be busy as per usual. Anything I’ve missed? (Yes, I’m always looking to fill it further!)

Currently Watching: A mid and end of season update

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We’re either at the mid-season hiatus point when it comes to network TV shows or at the end of cable shows, which started in the Fall season. Thought it was another good time to catch up on what I’m currently watching. I’ve dealt with shows I’ve cut already, so here are the survivors:

(As usual the list is big! So read on to see all of what I’m still watching)

Currently Watching: An Update

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This year in March I ran through all of the TV shows I was currently watching. That wasn’t all that long ago, but already that list needs an update thanks to a slew of new cable shows and a couple of network shows I’ve started watching.

As there are quite a lot, please read on below to see the entire list:

Currently Watching…

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I haven’t done any fandom related catchup posts, either forever, or for a very long time. I’ve started watching a bunch of new things and have dropped, maybe, a couple of shows I had been watching for a while. Felt now was as good a time as any to give a little catch-up on my TV habits.

(As it’s such a long list, I feel I should hide it behind a ‘read-more’ link. There’s an awful lot!)