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August 28 2015 @ 11:14 am
The Shows I've Watched & Given Up On This Summer  
I've already told many of you I watched all three season of this show. The best thing I've watched since Outlander. I mean totally different but so good. I'm so glad Tatiana Maslany has finally been nominated for an Emmy. I think she could win but I doubt that she will because the world doesn't work the way it should.

Mrs. S is still a mind boggling mystery to me. I feel like I have her figured out most of the time but I finally think I trust her. I love Allison and Helena and I never thought I would love Helena so much but I guess I was judging her on Season One. I really like Cal. Fe is so great sometimes it isn't funny. Cosima is really cool too. It is hard not to love the characters on this show... minus maybe Rachel.

Of all the shows I've watched I would recommend Outlander but then I would tell you Orphan Black is a must!

Overall, I'd say this was a fun series and one I've considered owning... someday in the future. It is very cute and has some great comedic moments but there are times it really falls flat. I think the first two season were rather good but the third season kind of fell flat.

Now the story arch for the 4th seasonw as great and I really did love it but it's transition into the 5th season was a little out there and yet still really enjoyable.

I commented on the 4th and 5th season which can be found HERE.

What can I say about this series. It wasn't as good as I hoped it would be? I remember starting it in the first season and finally giving up because I couldn't take anymore of the Jason debacle. I'm a little glad I picked it back up because it was nice to see Jason really grow though it really took him the entire series.

I wasn't a fan of Erik in the beginning but the vamp grew on me because frankly he's one of the few I really liked in the end.

I didn't love Bill in the beginning but it became quite clear quickly that I couldn't like him. I felt they really wanted to you to go back to liking him in the end but I couldn't do it. Now the ending of the show was sad and then hopeful and I think one of the best things was Bill getting to give away Jessica on her wedding day. But then there is Jessica who I wanted to like and mostly did but everything with Hoyt and Jason just made me kind of sick.

And then there was Alcide. I really wanted to watch this show because of Joe... I can't even fathom spelling his last name. But I think only the first season he was on did I actually like him. And towards the end when he was Sookie's boyfriend and she could hear thoughts that weren't all that nice. Seriously? He supposedly loved her, I can't even imagine thinking that way about someone I loved. The entire werewolves as a whole were a major let down to me.

Honestly, I think the people I were most invested in by the end were Terry and Arlene, Holly and Andy, & Sam and Nicole. Oh how I cried when Terry died. That really hurt. But it was nice to see Arlene really grow by the end. And I think it was the 6th season when Andy really started standing up and being a man that I loved him. He didn't start out a great character but the show ended with him being the boss! And while Nicole seemed like an afterthought but I'm glad Sam was happy in the end. Honestly, he was one of the only I consistantly loved throughout.

There are others I know I'm forgetting and the only ones I can think of off hand are Lafayette and Tara. Both super disappointing.

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Still watching this. It is okay. We'll see what the season finale is like.

Below are all the shows I've dropped. Most of them because the story never got interesting or the show just got too boring to deal with.
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Kathleen: 6emeraldarrows on August 28th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Does Eureka get more interesting as it goes along? Everyone I know loves it and I watched the first three episodes and was so bored I stopped. :O

I've always meant to try True Blood. I love Daredevil and The Whispers but I dropped The Last Ship, Dark Matter, and Stitchers after an episode or two each. I don't even usually drop shows, tbh, but I've dropped at least ten of them this year. It's odd.
Jill aka Jo: OB: Sarah Gun Rangesireesanwar on August 28th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
I would think that would mean you won't like Eureka. I liked Eureka enough in the beginning but I thought the last two seasons the best.

I liked True Blood but more often than not I felt like I hated all the characters for their stupid choice and behaviors. It isn't a show I think people need to run out and watch but it was okay.

I couldn't get into Daredevil. I think I was watching the third episode when I realized I just wasn't paying any attention because I was bored. To each their own though.

The Whispers and Wayward Pines, I watch a lot of before I just dreaded watching it so I stopped. Haven't missed them.

I had watched the entire first season of the Last Ship and then start in on this one but it just wasn't as interesting anymore.

Edited at 2015-08-28 10:38 pm (UTC)
tracyj23: Writingtracyj23 on August 31st, 2015 12:02 pm (UTC)
I did not enjoy Orphan Black at all. We watched about half the first season and it was so confusing and just plain boring to me. Interesting how we all like different things.

I loved Daredevil. Not so much in the beginning, in fact after one episode I was nearly ready to not watch anymore but I've got a policy of giving each show I try at least 3 or 4 episodes because sometimes the pilots suck while the rest gets better. It did get better I felt, and by the end I was wanting more.

Dark Matter is the only other from this list that I watched and I kept wanting to drop it, but I'm glad I stuck with it in a way. The characters are still all really one dimensional but there's some interesting story arcs coming along now that make it more of a wanna-see. Plus Wil Wheaton was in the second to last episode of the season! I love Wil. :)
Jill aka Jo: SH: Ichabodsireesanwar on August 31st, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
It really is! I can't fathom disliking Orphan Black but then I can't fathom loving Daredevil. I felt about DD the way you felt about OB. So weird. Well, I'm really glad you love DD. I hope the show continues to meet your expectations because we all know it really stinks when shows start to let you down.

See part of me thought Dark Matter might get more interesting but I just kept thinking that I didn't need another show and it really wasn't keeping me interested that much.

However, the episode where they found the sick woman which was ... Three's previous love. That was an interesting episode but it didn't really keep me watching. Though it would be possible if it really gets better that I could always go back. But we'll see because there are some new shows I want to see.
tracyj23: Heart - patchworktracyj23 on September 1st, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
So very true! And most shows do, that's why I tend to prefer British shows. They have few episodes per season and usually end after about 3 seasons, so it leaves you wishing for more, not sad because "this show used to be so good and now it's disappointing", which is how I feel about a lot of north american tv.

I thought that whole Three's previous love episode was superfluous and actually didn't help at all in fleshing out the character. That was supposed to be its goal, to show us there's more to him than just an angry "I only care about me" attitude. There are a few interesting things that might keep me watching, mostly the story itself, but the characters are very cliched and so are the relationships and I can pretty much predict exactly what's going to happen on the show, and I don't like that. I like surprises. I may not continue with Dark Matter next season. Considering there are always new shows to try, plus a whole load of old ones that are coming back in a month ... :)
Jill aka Jo: Arrow: Felicity loading...sireesanwar on September 8th, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
It is true. I was just thinking that as we finished off Falling Skies. That show really started out well but quickly started beating the premise to death and this last season was beyond awful.

Oh see I like getting to know more about the characters. So I loved that but not most of the show.

Oh my goodness all that is coming back and I went and dipped my toe into Grimm which I previously gave up only to realize it got really good. Darn me! Why?!
tracyj23: Coffee lovetracyj23 on September 10th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
I think I only ever watched one or two episodes of Grimm and gave up on it too.

I do love getting to know the characters on a show too, but I guess this felt forced and too ... expected, you know? Like the typical grouchy "I only care about me" person HAS to have another side and it's always the same. I like diving into the characters personalities and backgrounds but I like it to be real and unexpected, not predictable. That's the problem with Dark Matter altogether - it's too predictable. I don't like predictable.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 15th, 2015 11:33 pm (UTC)
Oh so sad. I really love the characters and their interactions. They are very humorous together.

Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 1st, 2015 08:55 am (UTC)
didn't you just tell me the last ship was so awesome? Or was that someone or something else? :D
Jill aka Jo: OB: Calsireesanwar on September 2nd, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
I thought the first season was very awesome but the second season just took a dive for boredom. So sad.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 3rd, 2015 09:34 am (UTC)
yeah, that's too bad. Hate it when that happens :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 3rd, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
Me too but one less show is okay with me... I just wish it were in the fall.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 4th, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
With all the new shows, I'm a bit afraid to find out what my tv schedule will look like :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 8th, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
Mine is horrifying. Thankfully it can build up if necessary.
Phoenixburned_phoenix on September 9th, 2015 07:51 am (UTC)
Right now, mine is so dead :( But I guess when the new shows start, I won't know what to watch first :D
Jill aka Josireesanwar on September 9th, 2015 09:20 pm (UTC)
It is true.