So it’s been a long year of tv, and an incredibly fabulous one. Shows that started slow have suddenly gone into overdrive, some that stalled midway and came back strong, those that I used to love and just tossed along the way and never got back to. And those I got back to.
And there are those that might not come back (waaaaah!). So here’s a short list of my fave raves, as Tiger Beat used to say (hey, I remember Tiger Beat — it still exists, doesn’t it?).
Not necessarily in order of adoration:
1. Bitten. Took me awhile to get into their Clay, and I’m sorry they came up with an excuse for what Clay did, and I don’t really like beefy guys with hairy chests and slightly greasy hair but man, he works for me! And I like Elena. Not quite the Elena I envisioned, but still. It’s still not renewed (at least as far as I know) so fingers crossed.
2. Agents of SHIELD. Boy, was that limp when it started. Amazingly, because, I mean, Josh Whedon? He’s a God. But it just didn’t jell. I stayed with it, because I kind of liked Ward and Skye. There was a subtle, hidden protection/attraction/antagonism going on that had a lot of possibilities. Once Bill Paxton arrived things got really interesting, but then when … well, you know what happened. Maybe I’ll warn about Spoilers. When Ward turned out to be a murdering, creepy traitor (who I still want redeemed) it was such a shock it was riveting.
3 Person of Interest. Always fabulous. Always brilliant. Killing Carter was brilliant. The kiss (improvised) was brilliant. Everything about this show is amazing, and on top of everything this is the first time I’ve seriously have the hots for Jim Caviezel. Yum.
4. Arrow. Started brilliantly. Jumped the shark a bit. Came back around again, so that the penultimate episode was completely and utterly fabulous! I don’t trust the people who do the show though — I’m afraid they’ll go off again, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Crusie gave up, but it was worth hanging in there.
5. Dancing with the Stars. Yeah, I know. I suppose it’s a guilty pleasure but you know, fuck it. I love it! The main reason I watch it is Derek Hough’s amazing choreography and dancing. (He ain’t bad to look at either). I’m very fond of the other professionals, particularly Bad Boy Maks, and it all depends who the professionals are, but I hadn’t realized I liked dance as much as I do. I’m torn between who I want to win, Meryl/Maks or Amy/Derek. I love that Derek was so hard to beat they gave him a partner without legs and it still doesn’t stop him. He really is amazing.
6. Blacklist. Of course. Perfect from beginning to end. Goes where other shows wouldn’t go. Love it to pieces
7. Once upon a Time. Well, I watched it and sort of half paid attention to it when Captain Hook caught my eye. And grew. (I’d always loved Mr. Gold). And then I listened to The Windflower by Sharon and Tom Curtis and thought of Hook as Captain Morgan and I’m a slave. I just hope he gets Bella. The one problem with the show has been no one to lust after save Mr. Gold, and sometimes he’s disgustingly green and sparkly. They had a possibility in the deputy and then immediately killed him. Ah, but now they’ve got one in Hook, a Bad Boy. Long live Bad Boys forever.
8. Dracula — Never much cared for Jonathan Rhys-Meyers since Bend it Like Beckham. Didn’t like his American accent, found some of the stuff clunky. And yet I was an absolute slave of the show. When there’s great chemistry certain actors who leave you cold suddenly warm up. With Jim Caviezel it was the great role. With this it’s the great chemistry. More more more.
9. Sleepy Hollow, of course. Just kill the wife.
10. The Immortals. Again, the same as Dracula. Who could like Klaus? Except I sort of began to like him when he had the hots for Carolyn on TVD, but now that he longs for Cami and doesn’t even realize it …. yum! So much good stuff. I love the world-building, the New Orleans setting, the broken father/son relationships. Nice chewy stuff (maybe that’s the wrong term for a show about vampires and werewolves).
I just went back and checked. The majority of these shows have men I’ve lusted after. Only Blacklist (I adore James Spader but I really wouldn’t want to sleep with Red. I’d like to be loved by Red, but other than that I’d keep my distance). Every other show has at least mancandy, if not a real relationship I want to see explored.
When I have good fantasy feeding me I write more and I feel better. I think love stories (in books, on tv, in movies) are necessary for my health and always have been. I already deduct all these things for my writing — I wonder if I can take a double deduction for health as well?
Nah. The IRS has no sense of humor (as well as being the spawns of Satan).
Did I miss your favorites? Jenny and I don’t agree on everything — when it comes to a choice between heart and smart she goes on the smart side and I go on the heart side. Unless she comes here and tells me I’m full of shit. (heh heh heh)