My New Favorite Shows

I have been slacking a bit on the TV commentary so I thought I would take a moment to let you know what I am really loving these days:

American Horror Story – This show is creepy and scary and I love it.  Dylan McDermott and Tami Taylor (from Friday Night Lights) move in to a freakishly haunted house with their teenage daughter.  Any normal human being would have moved out half way through the first episode, but in all fairness, they can’t see all of the creepy stuff we see (like this leather wearing ghost dude.) I can’t say more because I don’t want to ruin it for you.  You can check it on Hulu if you missed the first few episodes, and I strongly recommend that you do (unless you don’t like scary creepy stuff, then skip it).

Homeland – as awesome as promised by Entertainment Weekly.  Prisoner of war comes home from Iraq after being held and tortured for 8 years.  Claire Danes, self medicating CIA agent with an undisclosed mood disorder of some kind got intel that an American prisoner of war has been turned, and she is convinced it is this guy.  It’s excellent.  Suspenseful.  Characters are intriguing.  Oh, and did I mention Mandy Patinkin as Claire’s boss?  (Yentl!) Seriously good show.  They are running a marathon tonight of the first few episodes starting at 9pm so you can catch up (if you are reading my blog and have Showtime!)

Prime Suspect – still love it.  Glued to the TV for the whole thing.  Love Maria Bello.  Love watching her interact with the suspects, her squad, and just bopping around in that hat.  She’s awesome and tough.

The rest of the new ones I can kind of take or leave…

  • Person of Interest – not feeling a bond with the crime stopping main characters
  • Up All Night – still feels forced to me.  Not a fan
  • Terra Nova – lost interest
  • Whitney – got less funny and more typical sit-commy but I will keep it on the rotation
  • New Girl – my fav of the ones I can take or leave, if that means anything.  It makes me laugh

I am mildly looking forward to the premiere of  Once Upon a Time tomorrow night.  I don’t have high hopes that it will be quality TV but it might be cute!  I may also check out Grimm (the other fairy tale one that is darker and on Fox ) but I have a feeling it will be a dud, so I should skip it.

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Two Random Updates

Two semi important things happened this week:

1) I got an IPad and I kind of love it.  It is supposed to be for work, but I could live without it for work.  I mostly got it to play Carcassone with my brother-in-law and see what all the hype was about.  It will come in handy to to avoid booting up my computer at night to check on work emails, Facebook, and Twitter.  I now have to find more ways to use it because it is just so freaking cool.  Everything just looks prettier on the Ipad.

2) I watched Prime Suspect and I LOVED it.  Without a doubt, my favorite of the new season so far. Within 3 minutes, I knew I loved this show and I was glued to it completely for an hour.  This is a great show. Maria Bello is amazing. She plays a NYC cop who is trying to prove herself to her completely sexist a*&-hole colleagues in a new unit.  She is smart and tough and really cool.  The show is a remake of a british mini series on PBS starring Helen Mirren (I won’t pretend to have seen that).  An added bonus, her boyfriend is Grace’s boyfriend from Saving Grace.  Love him.  (IMDB says his name is Kenny Johnson).  Watch it!  (Thursday nights. 10pm ABC)