Monday, October 07, 2013

What TV Show Should I Be Watching?



It is almost impossible to keep up with the hundreds of TV shows on right now. I just learned
that a US version of BEING HUMAN is on Sy Fy. What am I missing? Anyone found anytbing I shoud try out?

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I couldn't even watch the British version of BVEING HUMAN so I'm not even going to try the other.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

BEING

What should you be watching? Can't think of anything current you don't know about. The cable shows (TNT, FX, USA, SyFy) are mostly on hiatus or between seasons at the moment. WALKING DEAD is coming back next week but I think you gave up on that.

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX on PBS. A highlight was the dancing of Derek Jacobi & Anne Reid this week.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

I tried to watch LAST TANGO, but it reminded me so much of the (in my mind, vastly superior and far less melodramatic) Judi Dench comedy AS TIME GOES BY. As for anything else, I'm afraid if it's not baseball, a cooking show, House Hunters, or something in Turner Classic Movies, I'm fresh outta ideas.

Deb

pattinase (abbott) said...

I am going to try and find that AS TIME GOES BY.

Charles Gramlich said...

I recommend no TV shows. Football is OK though.

Anonymous said...

Also, they are quite a bit older. In AS TIME GOES BY (a half hour comedy, of course) they haven't seen each other in 38 years when the show starts. in HALIFAX it is 60 years.

The chances of American television doing a show about a couple in their mid-seventies is remote at best.

Jeff M.

Gerard said...

I've pretty much given up on catching any TV series. The only exceptions are setting ARCHER and JUSTIFIED to record once they premier.

Al Tucher said...

Everything I have been following is on hiatus or done, but I just caught an episode of TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. I mentioned recently that I can watch Bill Pullman in anything, and here he is playing his most flamboyant sicko yet.

Richard said...

Barbara is enjoying BLACKLIST. I've been reading, as usual.

George said...

Diane and I are enjoying the Second Season of SCOTT & BAILEY (a Brit version of CAGNEY & LACEY) on our PBS station.

seana graham said...

Last Tango in Halifax is good. It's similar in concept to As Time Goes By, but that was more of a sitcom and Last Tango has its comic moments, but its not a comedy. More focus on the younger generations as well. And it has Derek Jacobi, so what's not to like?

I'm through season two of Borgen just in time for the KCET launch of Season 3.

And I'm looking forward to a new Torchwood season, though I've only seen one.

My friends got me on to Broadchurch, which I warmed to slowly.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I really ended up liking Broadchurch. Hope they do a second season. The mystery was only so-so but I liked its examination of a small town and its people. Have only caught three eps of Borgen. It's a dollar a day from the library after a week.

Anonymous said...

There is a second series of BROADCHURCH in the works, Patti, but considering how it ended I'm not sure where they're going to go with it.

Also, Fox has announced they will (unfortunately, IMHO) do an Americanized version for next Fall.

George, we haven't had SCOTT & BAILEY on any of our PBS stations so I bought the first three series on DVD (from England).

Jeff M.

seana graham said...

That's exactly how I felt about Broadchurch. Also the two detectives dynamic grew on me, once he stopped being such a jerk all the time.

I've been able to watch Borgen on a combination of KCET online, and Link TV, but you might have to wait till they run another marathon to get the window of time they run them at this point.

Erik Donald France said...

I'm liking Masters of Sex so far -- Mad Men plus Kinsey.

Anders E said...

You can crtainly skip VIKINGS. I tried the first episode, and saw every kind of inaccuracy and stupidity. My, did they totally bungle Scandinavian geography right from the start. And some character referred to "Russia" which certainly did not exist as an entity or even a concept in the 790's. And it wasn't even so bad it was good.

pattinase (abbott) said...

I like that too, Erik.

Ron Scheer said...

AS TIME GOES BY... I watch these over and over and never tire of them.

Yvette said...

I've been knee-deep (so to speak) in the first season of ELEMENTARY which I thought I should and would hate - but...
The DVDs are available from Netflix and I've been watching four shows at a time.

It grows on you.