My name is John and I watch a lot of television.
ONCE UPON A TIME
I'll admit that I may be sticking with this show out of some sort of loyalty because this season has been a mixed bag. I'm beginning to think it's time for this series to have its happily ever after.
It's dark, weird, and I'm a sucker for characters searching for their humanity when they are not human in the traditional sense. I just hope the ending, when it arrives, isn't a letdown like the reboot of Battlestar Galactica.
After the very comic-bookish second season, I was very close to giving up this series, but I'm so glad I didn't. Just when I thought I couldn't adore Penguin more, it's revealed he is in love with Ed Nygma (the future Riddler)! Oh, and Crazy Barbara is ALWAYS worth my time!
I'll admit that the second season has not been quite as consistently entertaining as the first season, but I'm still enjoying the insanity, the humor, and the brilliance of Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts! The recent Halloween episode was superb, which will hopefully be a sign of things to come.
THIS IS US
I wasn't planning on watching this new series, but I wanted to see what the big reveal was at the end of the first episode, and then , DANG IT, I wanted to know more about these emotionally layered and relatable characters! No flash, glitz, or caricatures here. Just good old-fashioned, modern storytelling that dares viewers to feel and take a real look around at all of us.
CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE
I don't know why the hell I'm watching this seriously disturbing series! A weird, freaky commercial caught my attention and now I can't stop watching! When the TV is tuned to an episode, I am nearly in a trance, just like the haunted kids in the show.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ROANOKE
I skipped AHS: HOTEL after one episode, but this current season drew me back into the fold, and it is a blast! Disturbing, funny, and less theatrical, it feels like AHS has gone back to basics with an interesting story and characters.
THE GOOD PLACE
My love of Veronica Mars and Parks and Recreation caused me to watch this new series and I'm very happy I did. Funny, and full of surprises, this comedy has, in its handful of episodes, more momentum and plot than most series have in three seasons!
I started watching to see what the they were going to do. I found it interesting and a little slow, but the recent revelation literally caused my jaw to drop. Geena Davis isn't playing some random mother with a possessed daughter, she's little Reagan (from the film/novel) all grown up! I truly did not see that twist coming and it shocked the hell out of me!
My name is John and I watch a lot of television, but I'm never going to apologize for it.
P.S. Of course, new episodes of iZombie, Bates Motel, Angie Tribeca, and Doctor Who are on the horizon, but thankfully some of the series I'm currently watching will be over by then.
P.P.S. I also enjoy a good soap opera, which is probably why I write such things as this...