I should really start writing posts earlier because by the time 11 rolls around I would rather be sleeping. In fact, the only reason I’m awake right now is I have to watch Castle live since I no longer have a DVR and can no longer watch shows on ABC’s app since they (apparently) decided that cable-cutters are the enemy. Screw you, ABC.
Why yes, yes I did just watch the last half hour of Sherlock again. It was probably the best decision I made all day 🙂 (I would’ve watched the whole episode, but White Collar wasn’t gonna watch itself.) I do love a TV show that I want to re-watch repeatedly until the next new episode.
PBS is totally gonna play the last episode of season 3 opposite the Super Bowl, aren’t they? Bastards. If there’s one thing you really shouldn’t counter-program, it’s the fucking Super Bowl. I mean, I’ll skip the Grammys for Sherlock, but not the Super Bowl.
This started positive but became kind of negative. That’s my cue to wrap it up.
I’ve gotta write this early since Sherlock won’t end until midnight. And before that there’s Downton Abbey. And right now there’s football.
I’m a very busy person for someone who’s spent the last hour on the couch 🙂
The problem with the my favorite records of 2013 post that I want to write is that it takes time. Much more time than I had today. Was I going to write it during football or Downton Abbey? I don’t think so.
I had a thought during tonight’s season premiere (and it’s not a spoiler, don’t worry): Downton Abbey is literally the only current show my parents and I watch. Is that weird? I go to the movies with them all the time (although sometimes it’s not because I have any interest in the movie they’ve chosen, but because I like going to the movies and they pay for my ticket because they’re nice), but we do not watch the same TV shows. Except Downton Abbey. I wish I could get them into Sherlock, but I doubt it will happen.
Actually, I did manage to turn them into fans of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, but a late night talk show is different. And I don’t have a DVR anymore, so the only time I watch Craig is when I’m at my parents’ house.
The Day of the Doctor just started (for the third time) and I haven’t watched it yet. (I am, however, recording it, so there’s that.) I know this makes me a bad Whovian, but I am at my parents’ house, which makes it hard to commandeer the TV. I’m hopeful that they’ll spend enough time at church tomorrow that I’ll be able to watch it 🙂
Since I’m making TV confessions, I may as well add that my favorite new show this season is Reign, the CW’s take on Mary, Queen of Scots. It’s kind of ridiculous and historically inaccurate and a million other things, but I don’t care; I’m totally hooked. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to keep watching it after the second episode, but by the fourth I was all in. I can always count on the CW for a great guilty pleasure. And I just found out that it was picked up for a full season, so yay!
Man, it feels good to get those things off my chest.
In the awesome-news-six-years-in-the-making category, Rob Thomas (no, the other one) and Kristen Bell are making a Veronica Mars movie! I’m so stoked about their insanely successful Kickstarter campaign. I knew they were gonna reach their goal, too. And not just because by the time I found out about the Kickstarter and pledged my support they had already received more than a million dollars in pledges.
Have I mentioned that I love Veronica Mars? Because I do.
You know what’s funny? I started rearranging my bookshelves last weekend. Thus far, it has entailed moving my CDs, my TV on DVD box sets, and my books from one bookcase to another. And as I was moving my TV box sets, there was Veronica Mars staring at me reproachfully. I thought about how long it had been since I’d watched it and promised myself that I’d get around to watching an episode or two sometime. And then, just a couple of days later, there was a Kickstarter campaign. So now I really need to go back and re-watch the series.
I watched the first eight episodes over the last two days, but I doubt I’ll be able to keep that pace up. Especially since my new job will take up a lot of time. And then I’ll have to watch baseball when I get home. But I have time to get reacquainted with the goings on in Neptune, CA; they’re not even going to film the movie until this summer.
I know there’s been backlash about the Kickstarter and some people have said that those of us who pledged are dupes. But here’s the thing: I don’t care. Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell have been talking about doing a movie since the show was cancelled. I have long wanted to see a Veronica Mars movie. But it was never going to happen. I would imagine that if the powers that be in Hollywood learned one thing from Serenity, it’s that cancelled TV shows do not become successful movies. (Don’t misread, I love Serenity. But it wasn’t what you’d call a hit.) So crowd-sourced funding from the show’s fans was pretty much the only way they were ever going to be able to make a movie. So they put together a Kickstarter and got their funding and now they’re gonna make a Veronica Mars movie. That’s a win as far as I’m concerned.
You guys, my favorite new show of the season is The CW’s Arrow.
It and Once Upon a Time are the two shows I get impatient to watch. Hell, they’re the only two shows I’ve considered watching again while waiting for the next episode. (And the best part is how easily I could do that if I wanted to since ABC and The CW both have apps. Apps are the best :))
The thing is, though, that I’m not really sure why I like Arrow so much. I mean, other than the obvious (super hot lead actor with incredible abs). I don’t even know why I decided to watch Arrow‘s pilot in the first place; I know nothing about the Green Arrow (I was never much for comics, but I’m more Marvel than DC) and it’s not like I have a great fondness for CW shows from the DC universe (I remember watching the Smallville pilot, being thoroughly unimpressed, and never really watching another episode of the show). But, yeah, Arrow grabbed me instantly.
Actually, I remember one reason I decided to check out Arrow: I heard that John Barrowman had been cast on the show and if it was good enough for Captain Jack Harkness, it was good enough for me. But Barrowman didn’t show up in the pilot. And I didn’t even care. In fact, I forgot all about that piece of casting news and by the time Barrowman showed up I was surprised (in a good way, natch).
So yeah, I’m trying to figure out if Arrow is a guilty pleasure or a legitimate pleasure. I’ll let you know if and when I figure it out. And in the meantime I’ll just keep watching and (hopefully) enjoying the hell out of it.