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07 February 2016 @ 12:21 am
My Current TV Time.  
So, Sis and I just came up with a game plan for our TV watching. We just finished the first half of Sleepy Hollow's current season. Next we are watching The Guild, before Netflix drops it at the end of the month. Sis has seen it before, but I haven't and she wants to watch it again. Then we are watching the last half of the last season (sobsobsob) of Lost Girl. It just came back for the final eps, but we are gonna let it stack up, so we can get to The Guild. After Lost Girl, we'll watch the second half of Sleepy Hollow. And also, in there we'll watch Agents of Shield, but we will watch that as it airs. I need to keep up with it, because The Canadian Brother calls me every Sunday to talk about it. We'll watch The Walking Dead each week, once that comes back. And we watch Arrow each week with The BFF. Plus, Hoarders, which we do both episodes the day after they air. If she could stay up late enough, we'd watch them in real time, because it's my sister's (oddly) comfort show. And we watch The Nightly Show as well.

For me, I still have shows stacked up, too many to count, so I shouldn't be trying new shows, like Legends of Tomorrow, and I still haven't decided for sure to stick with it but the second ep the team really gelled a lot more, so for now, I am watching that. I also watch The Flash (with The BFF), The Fosters, Reign, Tiny House Hunters and Legends of Tomorrow. I just finished the last and final season of Legend of Korra (who wants to talk about that with me?!) so I can add one other show this week. I'm holding onto Teen Wolf and Colony, gonna let them stack up, but I need to watch either Agent Carter or The X-Files. (Sis is watching The XFiles too, but we don't watch together because she has too many feelings and is waaaaay too overstimulated. I'm not even allowed to talk about it with her because her face goes all red and she has to run out of the room. I'm not mocking, I understand, but this means I haven't gotten around to starting it). I also need to get caught up on my stacked up Hawaii Five-O, Chicago Fire, Law & Order SVU, Gotham & s2 of The Strain (I LOVED s1). Plus, I really want to watch s1 of 12 Monkeys again. We just watched the original movie and it has made me want the TV show again. Also, my current nighttime/in-bed Netflix show is Dance Academy's s2.

So, while we are talking about TV, have any of you tried the new show You, Me & The Apocalypse? Sis is interested and I remember being a little interested too when I heard of it, but I got so behind on TV that I cut it off the list. I know it already started, but we can catch up, if anyone thinks it's worth it. Anyone? But yeah, if you add it up, it's about a dozen shows at any give time for me, which I realize is a hella lot, but whatevs.
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on February 7th, 2016 06:19 am (UTC)
Lotta damn tv, girl!

Right now I'm just doing Agent Carter, and Shannara every few weeks. I'm waiting on AoS, Penny Dreadful, Outlander, and GoT, but those final three will get waited on and then watched in chunks.

I have NO SCHOOLWORK tomorrow. I'm determined to write even if the writing is shit.
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on March 25th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
Lotta damn tv, girl!

LOL, yeah. I probably watch 3-4 hours of TV a day, which since I don't have a job, I figure is decent and acceptable. It still leaves me about 3-4 hours of 'work' time, if I have the spoons.

Right now I'm just doing Agent Carter, and Shannara every few weeks. I'm waiting on AoS, Penny Dreadful, Outlander, and GoT, but those final three will get waited on and then watched in chunks.

Sis is nuts about Penny Dreadful, she watches one ep every Saturday morning with The BFF and they have to close my bedroom door because they get so rowdy and wake me up! Agent Carter was SO good this season, omg, do you think Thompson is really dead? I think so, but Canadian Brother says no way. How's Shannarra, any good? Who's in it?

I have NO SCHOOLWORK tomorrow. I'm determined to write even if the writing is shit.

I'm literally answering this comment as a way to procrastinate writing my next chapter of the book. lol
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on March 26th, 2016 12:58 am (UTC)
I do have the TV going for three or four hours each weekday, but normally am not actually watching much. Tuesdays are different. I actually pay attention at TV Tuesdays with my friend. :)

Shannara - I think the actor who played/plays Jorah Mormont on GoT is in it I don't know who anyone else is. It's pretty epic, though the first five eps or so have already repeated a couple of plot hooks with different characters, which is a bit of a bummer. It is free on demand, though.

I can hardly wait for more Penny Dreadful! I have to binge watch April 18-25 for however much of S3 there has been. I think you would really dig it, too - it's Angel with more horror in Victorian times, basically.
ericadawn16: Nostalgicericadawn16 on February 7th, 2016 06:25 am (UTC)
have any of you tried the new show You, Me & The Apocalypse?

Yes, I was disappointed. I'm not sure I laughed once. Now, it was the first episode which is almost never funny but still with that cast?

However, Legends of Tomorrow has become the highlight of my Thursdays...sorry Elementary...

The X-Files and Agent Carter are both so good!

Also, Star Wars: Rebels is better than the actual films...
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on March 25th, 2016 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Sis watched the first 2 eps of You, Me & The Apocalypse and said it wasn't that good. She could see the potential there, but felt they were not getting it where it should be. So she said she wasn't gonna watch it, so I decided to not even try it. I've got too much other TV waiting for me that I know I like.

However, Legends of Tomorrow has become the highlight of my Thursdays...sorry Elementary...

You know what? Me too. It can be so ridiculous over-the-top comic-booky but that's actually what I like about it. I hate time travel as a concept, it gets me all riled up like, "But if they do that, won't they mess up the timeline to this and then that won't exist...etc" but somehow Legends manages to make it all work and click and the team is fantastic and Ray has even grown on me.

The X-Files and Agent Carter are both so good!

I finished both the seasons and 1) clearly they are coming back for S11 of XFiles bc they can't leave it like that! and 2) Omg, is Thompson really dead, what?! I can't believe Carter ended like that, what is so important about that file?!

Also, Star Wars: Rebels is better than the actual films...

You are not the fist person to tell me to watch this!
ericadawn16: Jubilantericadawn16 on March 26th, 2016 02:00 am (UTC)
I love Doctor Who and stuff so time travel is no problem for me but I feel like they address all the consequences more than usual?

Which is a good thing, I like that.

I even liked the flashbacks with Rory and a lot of people seem to complain about those.

1. I still want a continuation of season 10 so we can get 10.13

2. Yes...but, I think Peggy's brother might be alive after all, thus, preserving Sharon Carter as niece (grand-niece/great grand-niece/whatever) of Peggy.

Yay! I try to convert everyone to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on March 26th, 2016 03:07 am (UTC)
Yeah I def feel like they address the time travel consequences more than usual too and I like that. I found myself actually sad when Rory left the team (I don't believe for a second that Snart killed him though).

Ahahaha, 10:13, I didn't even think of that, lol.

Yes to Michael still being alive, thus the M. Carter on the file. Someone wrote up a thing about it on tumblr and I reblogged with a response here. It's a valid theory for sure.
Trigger Warning: Lifematchboximpala on February 7th, 2016 09:36 am (UTC)
You, Me and the Apocalypse is really good -- definitely worth the watch. I started watching it because Rob Lowe is pretty funny in The Grinder and I wanted to see what he was like in this.

I've just watched the 3rd episode of Legends of Tomorrow and I am struggling with it. Though I like most of the characters (except Sara, who looks like she is stoned ALL OF THE TIME), the writing seems pretty weak to me. Not sure I will stick with it.

All the shows I have stacked up on my computer to watch are ones that require attention, i.e., I can't be watching them while I am working, or looking at LJ, or working on graphics stuff. That includes 1 and 1/2 seasons of the Good Wife, the last season of Vikings, the new X-Files, all seasons of Lost Girl, Poldark, the last season of Outlander, and many, many more.

One recommendation for you -- my friend and I are watching Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, which is based on a book that I absolutely loved. Both the book and the show are fantastic.
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on March 25th, 2016 09:55 pm (UTC)
You, Me and the Apocalypse is really good -- definitely worth the watch. I started watching it because Rob Lowe is pretty funny in The Grinder and I wanted to see what he was like in this.

I was gonna watch because of Rob Lowe too, he was so great on Parks & Recs, but Sis tried Y,M&TA and decided it fell too flat for her and I decided I just have too much other TV to watch. If it makes it to Netflix, it will be one of those shows that I binge in like a week, I think. It seems like a good bingey show.

I've just watched the 3rd episode of Legends of Tomorrow and I am struggling with it. Though I like most of the characters (except Sara, who looks like she is stoned ALL OF THE TIME), the writing seems pretty weak to me. Not sure I will stick with it.

WHAT?! HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE SARA?! Omg, I would take a sword chop for that lady. Legends took a while to hit its stride, but I feel like it finally has, they figured out what they want to do with each character and how they fit into the team (finally) and they cut out a few members of the team, so it doesn't feel so huge anymore. I'm really enjoying it. Did you end up sticking with it?

Take the time to watch Lost Girl, omg, it's my favorite show on TV for like the last 4 years, I am so in love with everyone on that show, but yeah, it takes concentration, you have to be looking at the TV or you miss half of it --too much pretty and fighting to be looking away from the screen. That's my problem with TV in general, is I often don't have the mental spoons for anything that is the least bit complicated or plotty, so I watch something simple and the big shows start stacking up on the Tivo.

One recommendation for you -- my friend and I are watching Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, which is based on a book that I absolutely loved. Both the book and the show are fantastic.

I actually looked at that, I'm not sure what channel it's on though, but I feel like the reason I decided not to watch was I would have had to buy it through Amazon. Do you know what channel that one is on?
wolfrider89: McDannowolfrider89 on February 11th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
Lots of shows! Yay! Netflix thought I might enjoy The Fosters, can you tell me anything about it? How do you like it?

*chants* Agent Carter, Agent Carter, Agent Carter. ;)

*premiers McDanno icon*

(I don't usually use name mash ups for ships all that much, but McDanno? It has grown on me. :p)
wolfrider89: Cas fangirls hidewolfrider89 on February 11th, 2016 05:17 pm (UTC)
And yes, I stole your McDanno icon cause I couldn't find my own. :P
dodger_sister: hawaii five-ododger_sister on February 22nd, 2016 12:22 am (UTC)
And yes, I stole your McDanno icon cause I couldn't find my own. :P

I love that McDanno icon - isn't it great? It was a great moment between them too, just casually bickering about something stupid and mundane, like omg, could they love each other more?!

For future reference, I searched for H5o icons on LJ and here are the search results! H5O icons!
wolfrider89: McDannowolfrider89 on February 26th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
Ah, you are a hero! Thank you! And yes, that moment is lovely, and they are so in love and can they just kiss already??? Please? I need it in my life.
dodger_sister: televisiondodger_sister on March 25th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Lots of shows! Yay! Netflix thought I might enjoy The Fosters, can you tell me anything about it? How do you like it?

You would probably like The Fosters. It's about a teenage girl in foster care who gets taken in by a married lesbian couple with a birth son and two adopted twins (all teenagers) and it's about the foster care system in America and being poor and having lesbian moms and split families and 'the family we make' and it addresses all kinds of issues like statutory rape and transgender kids and sexuality and just really tackles the hard issues in such a good way. They don't make it like a cheesy 80s after school special like so many shows do - they really talk about the issues and let the kids say what real kids would say. So different from the kind of things I normally rec to you, but I still think you'd like it. I am passionate about reform in the foster care system here in America, so that alone got me interested, but they did such a good honest job with it, I am very happy these issues are being talked about. Plus, you know how I love a good teenage soap opera show!

*chants* Agent Carter, Agent Carter, Agent Carter. ;)

Omg, do you rally think Chad Michael Murray's character is dead?!

(I don't usually use name mash ups for ships all that much, but McDanno? It has grown on me. :p)

I hate name mashups, like Destiel, ugh. You have to use them on Tumblr if you want anyone to see it bc that's what they do there is mashup, but I hate them. But McDanno is the exception, because they are McDanno, like that word describes them to a tee. MCDANNO!
wolfrider89: McDannowolfrider89 on April 3rd, 2016 07:56 pm (UTC)
You would probably like The Fosters.
That does sound like a really good show. I had to pause my Netflix subscription for money reasons, but when I unpause it I will definitely give it a go. :)

Omg, do you rally think Chad Michael Murray's character is dead?!
Noooooooooo! He can't be! I love him, even though he's an asshole most of the time! I refuse!

I hate name mashups, like Destiel, ugh.
God, me too. I way trying to be diplomatic in case you liked them, but ugh! Why do people do it? The point of slash is that there is a SLASH between the names. Not that I ever see anyone calling it slashing anymore, but still. Now I feel old. :p

But McDanno is the exception, because they are McDanno, like that word describes them to a tee. MCDANNO!
Yes! Yes, exactly! It's just so THEM.