I've come back to do that 'TV of 2015' meme that has happened yearly around these here parts for who even knows how long -- one year, ten years, what a mystery. The worst part is I've updated so infrequently this year that I can't use my lj to jog my brain for answers to this dumb ol' meme.
Let's see, what else. My oldest nephew turned TEN today. I hope that makes anyone still reading this on their friendslist feel as old as it makes me feel. Most of you guys have been around since Cole was born and I was obsessively journaling the dual misery and joy his existence caused me. HE'S TEN NOW. It's bananas to the highest degree. Even more nuts than that, my sister's due to give birth to nephew number three in exactly eight days, unless he feels like coming sooner or later. B A N A N A S.
Everyone's Christmas was good? New Years?
Okay, now meme!
Which TV shows did you start watching in 2015?
(Admittedly some of these I could've started watching the year before. Time is a tricky beast.)
Galavant! What a real joy. It comes back tomorrow, much to my stoked delight. Has there ever been another TV show that's made me wish for wacky antics between the antagonist and protagonist as much as this one? I would like to watch ALL the adventures of Galavant and King Richard.
From Dusk Till Dawn. When people on my twitter started going on and on about this show-based-on-a-movie starring two dudes and a preacher's daughter, and oh ps; one of the dudes was a LIZARD, I was like, 'nah, pass.' But you cannot dangle an interesting 'ship in my face and expect me to stay passed for too long. Eventually my curiosity made me cave and I soaked up the first season with enthusiasm. Though I never really 'shipped the same 'ship that first lured me in, I enjoyed the heck out of it. And then the second season aired, and I enjoyed that a lot more, and now I'm doing the 'COME TO ME NOW, s3!!!' chant on the daily.
Broad City. Maybe? This feels like a 'could've been 2014' viewing choice, but honestly, shoutout either way. It's one of my current faves. Do you like hilarious shows full of great banter and girls being so bff they are pretty much married? Then get your eyeballs into this.
The Grinder. That was a poor choice. How was I to know the combo of Rob Lowe and Fred Savage would do me wrong?
Kevin From Work. I randomly stumbled on this because one of the guys I liked from Rookie Blue was in it, so I thought, GIVE IT A GO. It was alright! Cute in a lot of ways but also super, super annoying in the way that it tried to force the otp on me when I wasn't feeling it. The main character is definitely a Nice Guy that feels entitled because of his niceness to get the girl and -- nah, man. No thanks to that. But the Rookie Blue guy -- who was Duncan on Rookie Blue, SHOUTOUT TO MY ROOKIE BLUE PALS -- had me tuning in every week regardless. For like the 10 weeks it was on, anyway.
Which TV shows did you let go of in 2015?
Nashville, like a million times in my head. It's so painful and yet I'm unable to let go.
The Walking Dead. I might eventually do a marathon of the season, since I find it more interesting that way rather than the drag of week-to-week and dealing with its annoying cliffhangers, but I'm not like actively enthusiastic about the show in any way.
Which TV shows did you mean to get into but didn't in 2015? Why?
Brooklyn Nine Nine has been my answer for a few years now, it seems like. I like what I see of it through tumblr, and we all know tumblr is the best way to filter things. As far as why I haven't, I suppose my answer is laziness.
Crazy-Ex Girlfriend. It just was not for me, even though I find the songs the actress posts on her youtube to be HILARIOUS. Especially the explicit ones. But no to the plot and the characters and everything else.
I also kind of want to watch Mr Robot even though I have literally zero clue what it's about, I just know that one dude on it is dreamy-looking and that seems like reason enough.
Which TV shows do you intend on checking out in 2016?
Lucifer is the only thing I can think of, just because of what's-his-tallness from Miranda. Tom Ellis, perhaps. It does seem fairly interesting, in the way I once thought the angel storyline on Supernatural was, but that became my least favorite thing about Supernatural soooo.
Which TV show impressed you the most in 2015? Why?
Either Looking or Elementary. Elementary sure had one hell of a season early on, bringing in Kitty and setting up Joan and Sherlock as sort of squabbling exes forced to reunite for love of the job. I enjoyed that a lot.
But Looking was probably my favorite just because I got SO INVESTED in the whole Patrick/Kevin drama. You guys, I 'shipped it hard. But even outside of that, it was genuinely a solid half hour of TV. Great characters, great writing, it was beautifully shot. It was so good, I barely even care that my heart will be broken when the promised 'sorry we cancelled your tv show, hey, here's a movie!!!' airs. (Psych, just kidding, I am already drafting angry tweets to all involved in the fucking over of Patrick/Kevin. HOW DARE YOU, HOW DARE YOU ALL!)
Kudos also goes to You're The Worst for being the opposite of its title and Broad City for being so purely and effortlessly laugh-out-loud funny.
Which TV show impressed you least in 2015?
God, Nashville forever. That show had a decent enough first season but it's been actual torture since.
Also, I wanted Community to be a little bit better than it was, since it was the iconic sixth (and final) season and all, but instead it was more lackluster than anything. And there was no Troy, so double bust.
Rookie Blue gets a mention here too. There was ONE episode of the whole season that I was like, 'man, I gotta rewatch that!' but that's it. Even Sam and Andy getting (spoiler alert) MARRIED fell flat for me. THEY GOT MARRIED, YOU GUYS, AND I DIDN'T EVEN CARE. I feel like Ben Bass and Missy Peregrym had negative trillion chemistry all season long, it was so weird. And so many storylines got dropped with no explanation? The only good to come of it was dumb-face Steve Peck being outted as dumb-faced.
Which TV show do you think you might let go of in 2016 unless things significantly improve?
FINGERS CROSSED FOR NASHVILLE.
Which TV shows do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
Man oh man, probably something made of pure rot, like The Voice. I love that stupid show, it's you and me forever.