Monday, October 24, 2011

What I've Been Watching -OR- "But you love Huey Lewis and the News." "But they don’t know that!"

I have no idea what I'm doing with this blog anymore... It takes a lot of time to write a post, and I'm not even writing that much! So, while I ponder things over, let's talk about what I've been watching lately:

"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", 1993–1999.
I'm really excited to be watching this! You all know my feelings for Star Trek: The Next Generation (except that I wrote that I thought Riker was a hottie. He's indeed handsome, but I really did like Data the most). I hadn't seen the TV series since I was a kid. A few months ago, I found out it was on Netflix instant watch, so I re-watched the whole series, and it was glorious. (And now I don't know who has more of my heart: Data, or Worf.) But then, I felt empty when it was all over. Well, I'd briefly watched DS9 back when it was on the air, but I stopped, and I think it's because I didn't think it was as awesome as TNG. But hey, I discovered that it's on instant watch as well! What a perfect way to fill my TNG void, plus I've been promised that things get awesome by the third season. I'm about two-thirds through the first season right now. It's okay so far, I like it but I'm looking forward to when the show starts coming in to its own.

"Castle", 2009–Present.
I love me some Nathan Fillion, and I started watching this during the third season to get my Fillion Fix. But now I'm thoroughly enjoying the show! The writing can be a little unoriginal and the characters can be a little predictable, but I like 'em all. And Rick Castle just seals the deal for me. I need to get my hands on the first few seasons for more Fillion. Plus, Beckett is a sizzling badass.

"Parks and Recreation", 2009–Present.
I'm so happy this show is hitting its stride, and that it's getting the props it deserves!!!!!!! (Here's my previous review of the first two seasons.) I think it's one of the funniest and most original shows on the air currently. All of the characters are amazing. Yes, Ron Swanson, but also all the rest of them. "Treat Yo Self 2011!"

"Up All Night", Now!
I love this show! Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph: they're so good and funny in this! (Also, surprisingly, is Nick Cannon. And one of my favorite Lonely Island dudes makes a guest appearance!) Plus it's great to see Will Arnett move away from his (admittedly spectacular) crazy weirdo roles and play an actual person for once. (Who knew he could be so endearing!) The show itself is decent, it has a lot of promise and there are lots of laughs in the mix. I also find it relatable, even though I don't have a baby...? Maybe it's just 'cuz I'm getting old, dudes. Check out this recap of my favorite episode so far: Cool Neighbors. Definitely give this show a whirl, and join me on the "I Think They Can" train!

Bonus: Show I Miss Watching:

"Chuck", 2007–Present.
I know: what?! It's not an amazing show, but it was really fun, and Zachary Levi is kind of cute. And, Adam Baldwin!! I don't have cable and don't get the basic channels on my TV, so all my television goodies come from Netflix and Hulu Plus through the PS3. And Chuck isn't on Hulu Plus. Chuck is on regular Hulu though. I haven't really watched anything on regular Hulu before, but I may as well give it a go...

Fun Fact: It took me three hours to write this. Three Whole Hours. That's 4 episodes of DS9 I could have been watching! Lame.

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