Fall TV Makes Me Happy for Netflix

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Needless to say, there haven’t been a lot of really great new shows on television this fall.  I consider myself somewhat of a TV junkie and it’s nice to have a few shows to turn to over the course of the week, but this fall, I find myself turning to Neftlix more often than prime time television.

The Event
Personally, I tried out a few new shows, but the only one that I’ve managed to stick with is The Event. Now, The Event is by no means a perfect show, but it’s suspenseful and has a pretty interesting plot. Right now, that is more than enough for me to stay tuned.

I stuck with this one for three episodes. The only reason that I even watched it to begin with was because it was a creation of J.J. Abrams, but that wasn’t really enough to make it good. It wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t anything special either and with rumors abound of cancelation, I decided to drop out.

No Ordinary Family
I only watched the first two episodes before I simply forgot about it and failed to record it. I think that says it all. The show is completely forgettable. I thought it did have some potential, but the writers need to find a way to make the show live up to its title.

For returning shows, I’m only watching Chuck, The Office, and Caprica. Chuck and the Office have been fantastic, but I’m still on the fence on Caprica. I didn’t really like the first episode very well and I haven’t worked up the energy to watch the second yet, though I did record it. I have a feeling that I’m going to give up on this one too, which is probably fine, because it sounds like it will be cancelled.

Now that I’m down to just a few shows, I’m finding myself with more time for Netflix than I expected. This actually works out pretty well, because I’m really enjoying the second season of Supernatural and the final season of Angel as much as or more than anything on prime time TV.

New-To-Me TV

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This summer, I have been trying to find some TV show to fill the void left by LOST, Heroes, Dollhouse, and 24 (which all ended or were cancelled this spring). I think the only shows that I watch that are returning this fall are Chuck and The Office. I also watch Caprica, but that won’t return until the winter. Netflix has been my biggest ally in my quest. Here’s what I’ve tried out so far:

Veronica Mars – I’ve watched the first four episodes and I’m still on the fence. I like the mystery aspect, but I’m not into the whole teenage angst stuff so much. I may continue to feel it out for a few more episodes before I decide whether to stick with the full season or not.

Farscape – I have heard so many good things about this show, but it wasn’t exactly what I expected. The whole puppet element threw me off to say the least. I’m only three episodes in, but I’m still on the fence with this one too.

Eureka – I caught the Warehouse 13 / Eureka panel at Comic-Con and it inspired me to check out the show. I have watched two episodes from the fourth season and it’s just good fun. I think this is a show I could enjoy and I think I’ll continue watching. I also want to catch up on Warehouse 13. I watched part of season one and liked it, but dropped the ball and stopped watching.

Supernatural – I’ve watched the first two episodes and I think I’m getting into it. I’m not a big horror guy, but I like the characters and I dig the classic rock. I’ll think I’ll be sticking with this one.

Arrested Development – This may be the funniest show since Seinfeld. I think its even funnier than The Office. I’m about halfway through season two and I’m sure I’ll finish the series before the summer is out. This is the best new-to-me show I’ve discovered this summer. I just love it.

I’m also thinking of checking out Dexter and The X-Files, but I haven’t had time yet. They may have to wait until I whittle down this list a little. They have been more than enough to keep me busy.

Well, I’m out. Godspeed.

First Day on the Job

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Hello world. Oh crap, can I start my first post with struck through text? Yes. I can. And I just did.

So what is this little old blog all about. Well, it’s really quite simple. Every day I engage in some geeky activity that I find enjoyable and this is my way of sharing those experiences.

For instance, today I set up a blog played a couple of levels of Harry Potter Lego on Xbox with my brother. It was awesome until I got Hagrid stuck between a rock and a tree and couldn’t get him out. There must have been a glitch in the game. We were almost done with the level and I thought we were going to have to quick, but we found a way to go back far enough with one character that the game was forced to regroup everyone and we finished the level.

Then we watched an episode of Arrested Development, which we recently discovered, on Netflix. I love this show. It is so funny. It is definitely my new favorite.

So what is in store for the blog? Well, you’re looking at it. I plan to muse about those things that I enjoy most: movies, books, and tv (most of which fall into the science fiction and fantasy genres). I’m also hoping to post some of my thoughts about Comic-Con, which I attended for the first time this year.

Well, that’s enough for the first post. Godspeed dear readers.