Today I’d like to take a moment to discuss the impossible situation that TV season 2014 has presented to me. Here is what I am watching
Agents of Shield
Star Wars: Rebels
Last Week Tonight
Saturday Night Live
This is just new programming not including older stuff I want to catch up on. This is 11 hours of tv a week! I have no time for anything else! I was close to dumping Gotham, but the damn show got really good last week. What is a geek to do?!
Here’s the skinny on what’s been presented to us so far.
Arrow: Astoundingly good. Every episode improves on the last.
The Flash: WOW! Must see TV.
Gotham: rough start, but showing signs of life. Penguin makes the show. Jada Pinkett Smith needs to stop acting.
Constantine: 1000x better than they movie as this John Constantine actually looks and acts like the one from the comic. Keanu as Constantine is like casting Mr. Chow from The Hangover as Superman.
Doctor Who: I have no idea how the rest of world is liking the 11th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, but I love him. He’s such a dick!
The Blacklist: James Spader is phenomenal to watch. So good. I do fear that the show will begin to collapse under the weight of it’s mysteries, à la Lost.
Sleepy Hollow: Might suffer the same fate as Blacklist. The love triangle with the Ichabod, Katrina, and the Horseman might be too much. The monster of the week angle might save it.
Agents of Shield: SO MUCH better than season one. The new additions to the cast have helped a lot as well.
Star Wars Rebels: Captures the feel of the original trilogy SO well.
Last Week Tonight: The best funny news show being made. Better than Daily Show, and Colbert Report.
Saturday Night Live: So Good, and SO bad. No consistency, you can’t stop watching it though.
I’ll check it around New years to review how these shows are working for me, with a final recap in May.