One of my favorite things to do is watch tv- I like to come home and unwind after a long day by getting comfortable and putting on a show. Instead of doing a monthly shows update, I want to do a quarterly update. Here's my Winter update.
If my show isn't running when I do the update, then I won't feature it (Game of Thrones, for example) OR, if I'm not currently watching it actively, I won't feature it (I'm way behind on The Walking Dead, so even though it just came back a while ago, I can't talk about it yet). If I'm binge watching a show but it's not actively on, I'll still put it on here.
There may be spoilers, so please read at your own risk!
Here are my thoughts on most of my current shows in ABC order:
*Shows Chris and I watch together
Are You The One?: Yeah, this is one of those MTV shows, but I put it on in the background this weekend as I was doing chores or playing games on my phone, and some of it is pretty interesting, so what can I say? I'm currently watching the season finale of season 5, and it seems like this group has been the least likely to earn the money, but I'm hoping they can still pull it off!
Blindspot*: Wow, so much has happened to this cast... especially Patterson. I'm still not over what happened to her first major boyfriend- he was just SUCH A GOOD GUY, and they were perfect. This show continues to keep me invested, and I really like the characters. Reade's drug problem is an interesting twist... I think he and Zapata will eventually get together even though they're torn apart right now.
Designated Survivor: Who doesn't love Kirkman's character? He's such a refreshing POTUS! Plus, the mystery behind what happened- with all the twists, like the VP getting shot by his wife- keeps me watching every week. I'm sure a lot of what goes on in this White House is for-tv, but I know some of it is steeped in reality, so it's cool to get a "behind the scenes" look at everyone's jobs in the highest office.
Grey's Anatomy: I think I've lost a little interest in this show at this point. SO many of the original characters are gone and some of the plots for the remaining characters are ANNOYING... like the fight between Mere and Maggie about Riggs and Amelia's character with Owen, OMG. Also, the plane episode? It was really good, but it's been done SO MANY TIMES. I loved the prison episode because it was different- they need another one of those episodes to hook the audience!
The Handmaid's Tale: Binging on the first 3 episodes makes me want to read this book so badly! Wow, was it captivating. I think this one is so wonderful because (if you haven't read the book) you don't know what happens in this world and some of it is just so obscene, so you never know what's coming. The way that the mistress of the house treats the main character after she got her period, holy shit 180...
Harlots: Am I most excited about this show or the Handmaid's Tale? I'm not sure. This one is definitely a little X-rated, but it's riveting, and I love the characters. Even though this is clearly fiction, I love historical dramas and the fact that it's set in a different time period where a lot of every day things were handled differently- like pouring waste on the streets. ;)
Law & Order- SVU: I feel like this show's airings are so sporadic- not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that I watch it on Hulu, but it doesn't come out every week for me. When it does come out, even though it's on its 18th season, it still manages to leave me wanting more- probably because the cases are so relevant!
Scandal: Oh my gosh. This new season has gotten me HOOKED. Last season was pretty lame, honestly, but I love how the characters feel that they have no way out from their "oppressors" who want to take control of the White House. I just thought about Olivia on the beach... wow, a lot has changed. Also, she's back with the president? Can they make up their minds? Also, there's been a lot of interesting filler episodes, like the alternate reality one with Fitz and Olivia. And thank God Huck is still alive! P.S. I love Quinn and Charlie.
Shades of Blue: I was blown-away by the first season, and this season is meh for me. I keep watching because some points are pretty good, but it's just not as enthralling as some of the other shows I watch. I love JLo though. Have you watched her in Enough? Probably my favorite movie she's done because she plays such a badass character.
Shark Tank: I think I'm too emotional to become an investor. Some of the stories and the GOOD people who have built these companies really get to me. When investors don't pick them, I feel so bad for the entrepreneurs! I feel better in the fact that their sales go up (at least for a short amount of time) from the show's exposure. Some of the products aren't that appealing, and then they get chosen... but then again, these are some of the top people in the field.
Teen Mom OG: Yey, the girls are back! Reading some of the comments on Facebook have got me thinking deeper about the moms... like who is working and who isn't, and what type of businesses their putting their money into or starting. I love seeing the moms do well and see them raising their children- can you believe that this all started 8 years ago?! The moms are basically my age so it's crazy to think about if I were in their shoes. Also, seeing some clips of the moms from the beginning seasons to now is insane- they've changed so much!
That's it! I think I covered all the shows I'm actively watching that are also actively on air. I watched most of the first episode of 12 Monkeys but haven't gotten into it enough to finish it, so we'll see. I know Chris loves it and thinks I will too, I just need to commit to it.
Please drop a comment so we can discuss these shows! I always love discussing them with other people! Is there a show you LOVE and would like to recommend it to me? I'm always looking for new shows to watch.
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