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My Terrible TV Watching

I have a new goal: Blog more. I've had a bit of writer's block lately and I can't seem to figure out why. So I figure what better way to combat that then to pour all my random incoherent thoughts out onto the interwebz in blog form. That way I can attempt to write more and not be constricted by the barriers of storytelling.

Lately I have been watching TV shows again. A lot of TV shows. I'll try to watch a few episodes a day but there's one problem: I'm currently alternately between 6. I'll go on spurts of watching a certain show, then switch for no apparent reason. It's very inconvenient and it means it takes me forever to even finish a season (unless it's Eastbound and Down which I can finish in a weekend). So here is a list of all the shows I've been watching and a few thoughts on them.

Big Love - I recently got all 5 seasons of this show on my computer and I can't believe it's taken me so long to watch it. The series finale aired just days after I watched the pilot. So, needless to say, I've been a little behind. Rarely has a show caused me to change my views but this has caused me to see the bad rap that polygamy gets. Not everyone is like how we see on TV and while I couldn't EVER see myself doing it, I don't have a problem with it. I've always been of the belief that you must do what makes you happy, so people just need to get over themselves.

Friday Night Lights - The fifth and final season of FNL is one of the few shows that I'm confident in saying that I'll be done with in a couple days. It's just that good. Not that the other shows are not, but this is good in a feel good kind of way, which isn't always the case with the other shows. Dark dramas are sometimes hard to watch back to back cause it really does affect your mood. This is not the case. The characters are just too good that you just want to see what they're going to do next. The uplifting moments are good enough that they can leave you happy for days. I can't speak enough of it's praise. Which, being that this is the final season, I'm sure I'll be shedding a tear or two come the final episode.

Dexter - I've been halfway done with S5 of Dexter since December and for some reason I just can't seem to finish it. It's not out of lack of interest; this season has been absolutely phenomenal. Julia Styles never really impressed me before but she does a great job. This may be the season that gets Michael C Hall an Emmy (seeing as how clear winner Bryan Cranston is ineligible this year) and I wouldn't be surprised if he did. He's been doing a phenomenal job. Not sure how much mileage the show has but as of now it's remaining fresh and interesting. Hopefully they end it before it jumps the shark.

Boardwalk Empire - I have only seen the first episode of this show but have the entire season. I'm hoping to finish it but this is the only show out of all the shows here that I am not really interested in. I've heard it gets a lot better but seeing as how I have so many other great things to watch, I doubt I'll be going to this right away. However, I'm glad to see that Omar is still getting work. If anything, this just anticipates my next show:

The Wire - Only two seasons into this gem and I already see it as one of the greatest television shows of all time. It's absolutely fantastic in all regards. Makes me feel as though I'm watching a documentary. One of the few shows I can completely lose myself in. Unfortunately I only have access to it over breaks since the DVD's are my dads. So with summer looming, I'll finally be able to (hopefully) get up to at least S4. I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up in my top 5 shows of all time by the end.

Dollhouse - I was only 6 episodes away from completing the series only a few months ago yet I've made no new progress. And that's solely due to the fact that it's just so good that I don't want it to end. I also made the decision that I was sick of watching it on Netflix and wanted to finish it up on Blu-Ray for S2. So I'll finally finish the show whenever they drop the ridiculous price tag (here's hoping for an Amazon Deal of the Day at some point).

Reaper - A CW show? On a list of all these high caliber shows? I'm just as surprised as you but it absolutely deserves to be. It's unlike any of the other tripe on the network. This show has an interesting story, great characters, and actually some good actors. These feats can't be boasted by ANY other CW show so I can see why it would be getting a bad rep. The show itself defies those low values and could easily fit in with other great comedies on TV. Tyler Labine and Ray Wise are two classic characters that can carry the show through anything. There's only two seasons and I'm halfway through one, so hopefully I can catch up soon.

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