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It has probably been since before my son was born (in 2002) that my husband and I saw any television shows with regularity. We like TV and movies, but since the advent of Netflix and then Hulu Plus, we watch everything at a later date. We blew through all six seasons of Lost like two years after the show closed down, in about three months time, via some very late nights. We never got into Mad Men or Breaking Bad, and don’t ever try the “remember that Seinfeld episode when…” thing – because, GASP, we don’t like him.
But there are three new shows this season that we love. We still don’t watch them “live” – as if there is such a thing as “live” in the Mountain time zone due to tape delay… but I have to say – having episodic TV we actually want to watch is, well, fun.
#1) THE BLACKLIST
I grew up in the 80’s so I love James Spader from Pretty in Pink and Stargate, not The Practice or Boston Legal. His acting in this new show is off the charts. Like, Emmy, Golden Globe, Teen Choice and Babble Top Blogger awards all rolled in one. Blacklist can be a bit gory, so sometimes I have to cover my eyes… but… DAMN. Just… DAMN.
#2) ALMOST HUMAN
Get this! Bones can talk like not-Bones! If you haven’t caught this show, Karl Urban (from the Lord of the Rings and Star Trek movies) plays a cop in a future where technology has spun out of control and every detective has a robot partner. The relationship between these two is awesome, while their prediction of technology is dead-on from everything I have read. Eeks.
#3) SLEEPY HOLLOW
Clearly we like the creepy shows, so keep the kids out of the room for this one too. The production is quite lovely, given the different time periods they visit, and we love the mix of funny and scary and witchery. Nicole Beharie was great in the Jackie Robinson movie 42, while Tom Mison is nothing to sneeze at either.
HONORARY MENTION: ELEMENTARY
I was fibbing a bit when I said we didn’t have a show we watched regularly. We bought the iTunes pass for Elementary last year after we found it late in the season. I have had a huge crush on Jonny Lee Miller since Hackers and Trainspotting… and Mansfield Park and Emma… and… and… Not to mention Lucy Liu is one of those people you just want to have a beer with, even though I am pretty sure she would only come up to about my hip. Either way, Jonny may have to share James Spader’s ball of awards; this show continues to be AWESOME.
What about you?
Which shows are your favorites?