It could be I’m getting old, more impatient and my attention span is shrinking. But I like to believe I’m finally understanding that I don’t have all the time in the world to devote to TV. I actually have a life outside of my living room! Shocking, I know.
So, not long ago I posted the new season’s TV I was most looking forward to. Among them, some new TV shows that had caught my eye.
Out of the six new TV shows that I was looking forward to I’ve found that I’m only sticking with two of them. And one of them is very much on the border of getting drop kicked out of my viewing schedule. Oh and I’ve not yet seen one yet – Arrow.
Shall I run you through my thoughts?
I had high-ish hopes for this one. It sounded intriguing. I’ve really loved Shawn Ryan’s other shows – Terriers and Chicago Hope. But this just fell very flat. The premise was ridiculous, which I can usually deal with. But this was just too much. It was trying to be a mix of 24 thrown in with some tropical island fun of Lost. Nothing about it was cohesive. Least of all the main plot of the show. I lasted 3 episodes before I called it quits.
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Now this one I’m sticking with. For the time being. Three episodes in and while it’s not exactly stellar TV entertainment, there’s something about it that’s keeping me entertained. It feels very much like a TV adaptation of The Devil’s Advocate. Very much like it. Except, I’m missing Al Pacino. I can imagine myself dropping this one fairly easily though.
Two episodes and I was done. AWFUL leading female character. That was my main reason to jump ship from this ugly bugger. It just felt completely over cooked. Listen, big American TV networks. I know you’re still looking for the next Lost. But have you ever considered that there might not be a next Lost? Just forget about it and move the fuck on! Stop trying so hard!!!
Yes, I’ve not seen the BBC’s Sherlock Holmes series. Stone me now. I’ll get around to it eventually. Meanwhile I gave Elementary a couple of episodes to wow me and, well, this is a tad complicated. While it didn’t wow me enough to make me stick with it. I did like Johnny Lee Miller’s Sherlock. Very much. But it was the show that annoyed me – it was all boiled down to a boring procedural show. Lord knows we need more of those, right?
LOVE this show. I can’t say how much I’m enjoying this show at the moment. It’s a great bit of spy thriller. Melissa George is fantastic as the leading lady, Sam. I believe that this girl can throw a punch and it’ll bloody well hurt. It’s a twisty bit of TV thriller and thoroughly enjoying it.
In conclusion, I like to think I’ve grown. I’m getting better at figuring out quickly which TV I enjoy and if I’m willing to give it that precious amount of time I have on my week nights. I’m growing up!!