Saturday, July 12, 2014

What I'm watching

Summer television is slow, but my DVR and Blu-Ray player are full.

My husband and I were fans of "24" back in the day, so we're watching the 12-episode miniseries, in which Jack moves his havoc overseas to London. We're way behind on the episodes. The finale airs this week, I think, and we just watched episode six or seven. This show is all about nostalgia. The hubby and I know the "24" tropes inside and out, and we can usually predict when the CTU (or in this case CIA) mole will appear; when Jack will torture someone, and when Chloe will save Jack's butt with her mad computer skills. But I've yet to hear Jack growl this line, and I'm waiting for it: "Damn it, Chloe, we're running out of time!"

The best of "True Blood" is behind us, but this is the last season, so I'm sticking it out to the bitter, bloody end. I don't understand the vampire blood plague, really. Yes, I remember how Sarah Newlin and various others poisoned the Tru Blood last year. I thought it was turning vamps into zombie vamps, but now that doesn't seem to be the case. Anyway, my main interest this season is to see who hasn't been staked or shot or had their heart ripped out by the final episode. Sookie will probably come full circle and end up with Bill. I would rather she end up with Eric or say "screw you" to everyone and go off on her own.

My DVD watching consists of "Game of Thrones" season 3 and "Orphan Black" season 1. I've read George R.R. Martin's books, so I know what's coming. I'm almost to the Red Wedding. As for "Orphan Black," I just got the first disc through Netflix a couple of days ago, I've watched the first two episodes, and I'm hooked. This might be my new favorite show.

I also have "True Detective" on my Netflix list, but I need to finish one of these other series before I jump into a new one.

My viewing plans for fall: Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, Gracepoint and Doctor Who.

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