It has been a while since I’ve really sat down and kept up with any TV series. I tend to get to the summer hiatus and just stop, and then I forget about when things start again and what other things are on. I’ve been trying to take some time in the evenings to go to bed earlier and destress by either reading or catching up with TV shows. SO these are the shows I’ve been really enjoying lately.
I have to say, halfway through the last season I wasn’t sure if they were going to be able to keep going. I was a little bored and felt the story had become a little predictable. But, and it’s a big but, the new season has exceeded my expectations. I’m loving all the storylines that are evolving, the character development is pulling me back in, and I could quite easily spend my whole Sunday just watching episode after episode! (I actually binged four episodes in a row the other weekend to catch up!)
This is a show that I haven’t seen a lot about and just happened to stumble upon when I was trying to find something to watch with my dad the other night. Based on true events, it tells us the tale of Ted Kacznski, otherwise known as the Unabomber. Being only 8 episodes long, I like the fact that it doesn’t feel like a series that’s going to take up too much of my time. I do feel it can be a little slow in places, but not in such a way that hinders the story but more so because it doesn’t want to throw too much at you at once. It also jumps backward and forwards in time, which can throw me off a little bit, so you definitely have to pay attention – not one to leave on in the background.
I loved the first season of this, and the second is no different. It’s the kind of show that makes you feel like you’re being welcomed with open arms. You know exactly what you’re going to get. It’s a typical medical drama, but it’s written very cleverly and is very witty. I love the characters and even the episodes that don’t have much of a story I still really enjoy, purely for seeing the characters and how they interact with each other. If you’re looking for a new medical drama to sink your teeth into, I definitely recommend this one. And trust me, having watched as many as I have, it takes a lot for me to recommend something that isn’t a classic now.
I very much have a love/hate relationship with this show. I absolutely adored the first season, I thought everything about it was amazing and I told everyone who would listen that they needed to watch it! But as the seasons went on, I found there was less focus on the characters and things were happening for the sake of something happening and that is one of my biggest pet peeves with shows and movies. The season before last seemed to redeem itself slightly, I liked the idea of having a team again, and new characters that we could delve into. Plus the added bonus of Olicity was enough to make me binge watch and catch up. While I’m not necessarily on the edge of my seat needing the next episode as soon as the one on the TV has finished, I am enjoying the story more, and I think they’ve taken an interesting direction with it which I’m excited to see play out.
I know it may be shocking to some, but I’ve never watched the BBC Sherlock series. No particular reason just never got around to it. But I watched the first episode the other night in bed and I really enjoyed it. I feel like it’s the kind of series that’s very clever in its characterization and only gets better with time. I can’t wait to get stuck into the rest of them and will hopefully have finished them all by the time this post goes up!
Let me know what shows you’ve been loving lately, I’m gonna need something to watch over the Christmas holidays!!