What I’m Watching and What I’m Not Watching – Part 1

In our household the prime TV watching slot is when we are eating our tea in the evening. Yes, we are slobs who eat in the living room and not at a table. For that I don’t apologise. We use trays and even though some dinner ends up on our clothes most finds it’s destination. Anyway, I digress. Of more importance than how we eat is what we watch when we are doing it. Most programmes will either be on DVD or something we have recorded on our SKY+ HD box. The current hot and not so hots in our house are:

Hot

Lost (DVD) – Silly story about plane crash victims on a creepy island inhabited by Polar bears and other unlikely creatures. Love it. There are six seasons and we are nearing the end of season one. Good range of characters, each with plenty of back story. Think it will probably get increasingly silly in the seasons to come but nothing wrong with silly TV as long as it’s also interesting and fun.

Friday Night Lights (SKY Atlantic HD) – Currently on season three. Probably one of my favourite programmes of the last couple of years. Story focuses on a Texan high school football team called the Dillon Panthers. Core two characters are the team’s coach and his wife, who also happens to be the schools principal. Not actually a lot of football scenes in it but the ones they do have are usually fairly well done and not always as predictable as you may think. If you have never seen this you should watch it.

Not Hot

Blue Bloods (Sky Atlantic HD) – Struggled through the first couple of seasons of this New York based cop show. Centres around a family of policemen, ex-policemen and a lawyer. Feels like the Waltons meets Hill Street Blues. That said both of these aforementioned programmes were infinitely better than the resulting merger. Our household is currently a bit divided. I have given up completely on it whereas the good lady Doctor is willing to give it more time. For me it’s too heavy on paper thin plots, weak characters, religious overtones and it’s attempt to moralise leaves me cold. Some people probably love it and Tom Selleck does his best but I can’t help feeling if he wasn’t in it this show wouldn’t have got past the pilot.

Looking Forward To More of These

Breaking Bad (Season 5)
Mad Men (Season 6)
Dexter (Season 7)
True Blood (Season 6)
Boardwalk Empire (Season 4)

Last word for now. Anyone interested in reading reviews of the current crop of TV programmes, films and cinema releases could do worse than check out this site:

http://www.tvandfilmreview.com/

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