Tonight, while I dined, I watched a new chapter of the TV series “Orphan Black” (BBC America, 3rd Season), aired yesterday.
I don't think I finished the first season. Tatiana Maslany is a fabulous actor, but the writing just lost my interest.
Recent watching: The Americans
, just ending it's 3rd season, continues to amaze. They start out with a preposterous premise, and knock it out of the park with great writing and acting.Mad Men
. I keep watching, but I just don't feel much emotional connection to the characters.Game of Thrones
. It's interesting how much they are diverging from the books now. A good choice, as the last 2 books have just dawdled for thousands of tedious pages, and GRRM seems to be incapable of moving the story forward. I have no comments on the fuckability of any of the actors.Outlander
. A very well done popcorn historical adventure-romance with lots of hot, hot sexytime.This Week Tonight with John Oliver
. This has to be one of the best journalistic shows on television now, masquerading as a comedy show.Better Call Saul
. I suppose it won't really resonate unless you've seen Breaking Bad, but this show is just as well done in its own lower-key way, it's not just scraps from the same source. Fortitude
. Not sure why I stuck this one out. Rather dour and needlessly gross, and why are all these people such assholes? A waste of the considerable talent on hand.
So the best of recent stuff has been The Americans
, Better Call Saul
, and John Oliver's show.
Less current watching:Call the Midwife
. You have to have some tolerance for sentimental slop (I swear I'm not crying, my eyes are just irritated). If it gives you an idea, every other season has an additional Christmas episode. An undemanding if entertaining time filler.
Looking forward to:Penny Dreadful
, season 2. The plotting is a mess, but I still find this a pretty fun show. Orange Is the New Black
, season 3.Rectify
, season 3.