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TV meme

adele
Stolen from caitie, hollymarchosias, lisal825 and genkichiba.

Which TV shows did you start watching in 2012?
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad

The Hour
Parks and Recreation
Community

I also watched the Walking Dead pilot yesterday evening, and I absolutely loved it. It has that post-apocalyptic/survivor theme which has always been a favourite of mine as a fan of shows like LOST and BSG - plus, it has Bear McCreary doing the soundtrack! I mean to catch up with the rest of the show when I have the time.

Which TV shows did you let go of in 2012?
True Blood
The Vampire Diaries
Gossip Girl
Parks and Recreation (maybe I'll catch up with it later, but idk. It's just not appointment TV to me for some reason).

I'm tired of vampires and the CW has become a permanent No Man's Land as far as I'm concerned. 

Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2012? Why?
Elementary. I REALLY wanted to get into it (and I adore both JLM and Lucy Liu) but life got a little hectic and I think I'll catch up with it during Christmas or maybe until the season is over. I tend to enjoy procedurals much more as a marathon rather than in weekly instalments. Also, Doctor Who! My once favourite show of all time! I have S5 on my computer but I can't bring myself to continue. I just can't warm up to Matt Smith as Eleven, oops. And Luther - again, not enough time.

Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2013?
Michael J. Fox's new sitcom, for sure.

Which TV show impressed you least in 2012?
Dexter had a brilliant start but has been faltering a little these past few weeks. Parks and Recreation doesn't have that 'must watch' factor for me like Community does, and I got bored of this season much more quickly than I expected. Also, if Thomas wasn't still on the show, I'm not sure I'd still be watching Downton Abbey. [Spoilers for S3]It's lost a lot of momentum since Mary and Matthew got married, I hate that Bates got off scot free and is back to being a long suffering bore and I hate what happened to Sybil and Branson :(

Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2013 unless things significantly improve?
I'm pretty happy with all my favourites as things stand. 

Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
Dexter. I still cannot bring myself to miss a single episode as long as Jennifer Carpenter/Deb remains on the show. And Michael C. Hall remains as great as ever, despite whatever crappy writing and ridiculous plot twists the writers throw at him. 

Which TV show did you enjoy the most in 2012?
Homeland, no question about it. I love EVERYTHING about this show - the format, the writing (even if it gets insane at times), the acting, the characters. It's like the new LOST for me - there's not an episode that goes by without me yelling WTF after every crazy cliffhanger. BEST SHOW ON TV! I loved it even more than S5 of Breaking Bad. 

And that's it. That's the meme. 

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lisal825
Dec. 10th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I had forgotten MJF has a new sitcom! I definitely need to check that out, as well.

How did you feel about Downton overall this season? *still hasn't watched the Sybil death episode or any subsequent episodes*
spankmypirate
Dec. 10th, 2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think with Downton it very much depends which characters you enjoy. As a fan of Thomas his was the only storyline that kept me watching until the end. Even from an objective point of view I dare say that his was the most compelling story this season.

Everything else... meh, in my opinion. I suppose that despite Sybil's death, Branson did get a kind of happy resolution, although some people weren't pleased with it for various reasons.

Oh, I loved Edith too, although even her storyline ended on a mostly ambiguous note.

On the whole, not as soapy as S2 which made it less frustrating to watch, but I think the pacing was still a bit off.
caitie
Dec. 11th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
You should keep watching TWD for sure, everyone I know who watches it seems to consistently love it. I don't watch b/c I'm squeamish about anything even remotely horrorish, unfortunately!

Dexter sounds like it's past its prime and is in that unfortunate stage where formerly good shows get really really really ridiculous.
spankmypirate
Dec. 11th, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)
Dexter used to be so gooooood. The deterioration in quality makes me so sad.
muddy
Dec. 11th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
You can't get into Matt Smith as the Doctor?!?!?

Can you excuse me while I go get myself a nice cup of something hot so I have something to spray over the keyboard in disbelief when I re-read your post? :P
spankmypirate
Dec. 11th, 2012 09:46 am (UTC)
I TRIED, OKAY.

To be fair, I've only seen like 3 or eps, and I'll probably give it more of a chance during Christmas.
cliffmoore
Jul. 30th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
cliffmoore
Good one
loismurray
Sep. 7th, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
excellent
maldywig
Oct. 24th, 2013 04:20 am (UTC)
Thats wonderful...
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