Sunday, January 28, 2018

TV Talk Sundays #1

It's been a ridiculously long time...since I talked TV. I don't watch nearly as many shows as I used to but I still watch some stuff and with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon series becoming a thing I decided it was time to talk TV again so I thought I'd devote Sundays to TV Talk.

Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming
(On TV Now)

Jane the Virgin
I've watched this show from the beginning. I love it. It's ridiculous and overly dramatic but get in the right mind set and it's thoroughly enjoyable. This season has been a bit all over the place. I'm getting a bit tired of the on again off again relationship between Jane and Raphael. I'm not sure what I think about recent developments but am willing to watch it all play out.

The Gifted
I'll watch just about anything with mutants. The first season of this one was just OK for me. I was invested enough to watch it all the way through but only found it so so. I'm not sure if it will come back for a second season but if it does I might give it a few more episodes.

The Good Doctor
I freaking LOVE this show. Freddy Highmore has my heart strings tied to him. Every move he makes in this one just gets to me. I've been very invested in this season and really hope they pick it up for more seasons. Have you seen this one? If not, you need to go watch it! It has all the fun of a medical show with a just the right amount of drama.

 The Resident 
Here we have a doctor show that's a bit heavy on the drama. This one just started and I'm liking it but as I mentioned, it is a bit overly dramatic. I think Dr. Bell is a complete dick! After the very first scene, though, I think we're supposed to hate him. Well, job well done! I can't stand him! As much as I want to hate Dr. Hawkins (because I hated him as Logan in Gilmore Girls) I find him likable. Weird. Emily VanCamp as Nicolette is strange after her role in Revenge. I find her a bit too squeaky clean and the plot device of her as Hawkin's conscience a bit tiresome and overused. I don't mention Dr. Feldman because I find him boring. I think he's supposed to be the relatable Dr but he's as dry as burnt toast.
I'll be sticking with this one though. I'm a sucker for medical shows.

This show is ridiculous. It's fast paced and addictive as hell but I find the emergencies absolutely crazy. It would be OK to have a slightly more believable albeit "boring" emergency to happen. I'm invested in the cast's lives, though and want more.

Netflix Series 
(Currently Watching)

 Stranger Things
I think it's safe to say I love this one. They need a new enemy though. I didn't like that she defeated Demogorgon but at the end it was all, maybe she didn't. I hate that.

The Crown
I'm only a few episodes in to season two so no spoilers please! I really hate that every one else's life get destroyed just so the royal family looks good. And does anyone else struggle to feel sympathy for Elizabeth? She's so prudish and proper. Geeze! Lighten up. Have a heart!

I won't mention all the other Netflix series I'm watching right now because I'm not watching them. Meaning I'm in the middle of them but haven't watched them for some time. I am looking forward to the new season of Jessica Jones though.


  1. I love Stranger Things, and I'm looking forward to the return of Jessica Jones, too!

  2. Corey and I are still in the middle of watching season two of both Stranger Things and The Crown. We both love them both. We gave up on the Gifted mainly because of the title of your post, and we weren't invested in the characters. I wanted to watch The Good Doctor but we missed it. We'll need to watch it on Hulu when I have the time. Someday.

    1. The Good Doctor is so good. Ha ha! See what I did there?

  3. I think the Gifted is just okay too, I'm not quite done with the season yet, but I do like Lorna Dane and when I heard the Stepford cuckoos were coming I decided to finish it, just to see what they do with that.

    Stranger Things 2- I agree. I liked it but after all the drama it was irritating to see that the thing survived. Do they have to fight it AGAIN? *sigh*

  4. I watched maybe five episodes of the first season of STranger Things. Hmmm... it must not have grabbed me because I didn't go back. This kind of stuff really creeps me out too. I'm very intrigued by Jane and by The Crown. I'll let you know if/when I ever start them...

    1. I think you’d love Jane. It’s very episodic and drama-y.

  5. I do not watch any of these shows. My hubby and I are into This is Us right now, and we are watching The Clone Wars on Netflix.

    1. I watched the first season of This Is Us but haven’t seen season two yet. I need to watch it.

  6. I don't watch much t.v., but my husband has been LOVING The Crown. My kids binge-watched Stranger Things one time when I was out of town and loved it. I haven't even heard of the other shows. Glad you've found some good ones, even if they're ridiculous :)

  7. I love The Good Doctor! I will check out The Resident.