jona: a sleeping panda (panda - sleeping)
In short, and not very analytical, just because.

The Good Wife: This show has been making me kind of depressed. >_< I was never very fannish about it but I always looked forward to it, but the season 6 election storyline, combined with the showrunner's apparent unwillingness to actually shake things up, and many once-interesting recurring characters having outstayed their welcome, have me really very... bored. Last week's episode was a bizarre 42 minute exercise in treading water, and worst of all is that I don't think I like Alicia anymore. :-| There's something going wrong when I'm more on Peter's side in the whole infidelity issue than Alicia's, and having read some backstage gossip I wish I could unsee (but that would explain a lot), I'm having some RL bleedover too. It's all very sad.

Jane the Virgin: it's a bit funny in that like The Good Wife, this is a show I really wasn't going to touch because the title put me off. But damn, is that an adorable show.

The Fosters: I'm not really watching watching this, so technically this doesn't belong on the list. I checked this out last year, very belatedly, because somehow I had missed that there was a TV show about a lesbian couple and their biological-adopted mix of kids. It kind of sounded like something I would like and could potentially like a lot (lesbians! found families!), and, well. I will give it one thing: Teri Polo as one of the mothers is really amazing, and when the plot isn't too stupid, I really enjoy her character. But from the start the show wasn't helped by an ill-advised star-crossed lovers plotline, plus it turns out I have a limited patience for watching a particular style of American (TV?) parenting. Also, in general, this is a show where everyone continously makes terrible choices, and whenever the choice is, 'Do I do this slightly uncomfortable but basically sensible thing where I get help with my problem and, like, don't break the law?' vs. 'Do I do the thing that is easier for exactly five minutes but guaranteed to blow up in my face later?', GUESS WHAT THEY DO. I think hatewatching is too strong a term because I don't feel that strongly about it; I basically get an episode now and then to see who is picking door #2 this week. And get a kick out of Teri Polo being a nommy lesbian.

The Americans: is having an absolutely amazing third season. Somehow I don't click with the fandom at all, so I'm just enjoying it all by my lonesome, and quietly shipping the two married leads something fierce.

Second Love: Kame's spring drama, concluded last Friday with just seven episodes. Spoilers for the whole thing, though not very deep )

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A recent trial. I don't know what to make of that one yet. The lead is extremely likeable and I enjoy the mix of funny with the macabre premise, but... IDK yet.
jona: (JE - Akame hello there)
Post accumlated over a good while. I don't watch this much TV in the span of a week. >_>

Vikings: I gave this a shot because I read reviews that made it sound appealing. ('Spartacus without the up-close gore' was a summary that sounded very appealing to me.) I really enjoyed the first episode, Spoilers for eps 1-3, I guess. )

Bomb Girls: the unfortunately worst-written show I am currently watching, but I still mostly keep up with it because the premise is so good, and some of the characters are wonderful even if they have to bumble their way through not very great scripts. Some thoughts on the current season. )

Orphan Black: I'm not invested in this show but it is very, very good. The lead actress is fantastic, and they burn through an incredible amount of Stuff Going On in just 45 minutes while still giving the characters room to breathe. It's even funny, too! I have promised myself to pace this one out so I can use the eps for cycling, because they are excellent for distracting me from stupidbike for the entire 45 minutes.

Project Runway: my guilty pleasure show, which I hadn't watched in a while because it became boring and too much about the drama. So the whole team season idea turned me off; I expected that to be even more about just drama and personality, not people getting shit done. So when I was desperate for some mindless 11 pm entertainment, I was pleasantly surprised to realise that it's much less about drama and much more about 'professional cooperation', and at the moment looks like the most fun Project Runway season in years.

The Americans: I'm probably teasing [personal profile] jae most unfairly by mentioning it but then not writing much about it, but I get that out of my system in her DW every week, so. :-) This is a rec, though. Hands-down the best new show on the block, if you ask me. Though it probably helps a bit if you were at one point in your life a bit of a Cold War nerd.

The Good Wife: has had a few plot clunkers in a row, and is starting to get a little boring. That makes me sad. T____T

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