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May. 10th, 2007

So I don't actually watch all that many shows, mostly during the year there will be one show (this year 2, SGA and N3) that I watch regularly, and a bunch of others I like, but can't be bothered to watch week by week. Then during the hiatus I download all the shows I like, but don't *love* and have marathons, this list is mostly for me, but thought I'd share. The Catch ups, are, obviously, shows I already like, but have just fallen behind on, the other list are shows I've heard good things about, and might start watching, if anyone has comments on that list, or thinks I should add to it, let me know.

Shows I'd like to watch this summer:

Catch up
-House
-Medium
-The 4400
-Life on Mars
-SG-1
Question: Are there any Farscape fans here? I started watching the show, but it didn't really grip me, but I'm wondering if I should give it another try.


Shows to start watching
-Traders (does anyone have this? It's impossible to find torrents of it :( )
-Heros
-Dr. Who
-Torchwood
-Eurika
-Painkiller Jane
-Dexter
-Dresden Files
-Dead Zone (ok, I started this, and found John to be a bit of a dork, but found season 2 on sale, and bough it, because *sale.* Now I feel obliged to actually watch it)
-Gah, I know there were more!

Comments

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nebulein
May. 10th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Yay for House, Heroes, Torchwood and Dexter! \o/
paraka
May. 10th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Good to know Torchwood and Dexter merited yays because those are the two shows I'm watching simply because I stumbled across easy downloads of them :P
nebulein
May. 11th, 2007 03:17 am (UTC)
Dexter is so awesome. I started watching it because suddenly my whole flist was gushing over that show. (It's usually what sucks me into watching these.) With Torchwood, someone gave me something shiny and I fell for it. ;) I really enjoyed this season of Dexter, it's for once a thought-through season. I'm really curious about the next one! And Torchwood. Don't give up early. The later episodes are the best, especially the two or three before the finale. It's a short season anyways. :)
maekala
May. 10th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Yay for House and 4400! Yay for being behind on both! I used to watch Farscape when I was younger (it came on before SG-1, I think). It was a funny show that allowed for a new curse word without teachers understanding. And if they did, they were the cool kind who just snickered. I've heard that it got weak in later seasons and I remember seeing the series finale and getting really confused. But that's what PK Wars was for.

Doctor Who and Torchwood are magical. Series 3 of Doctor Who has been a little weird to get in just because there's a new character but the preview for the last half of the series...OMFG, I wants! Heroes I have but haven't watched...Painkiller Jane I saw the pilot for and it looks decent (with a *lot* of lesbian subtext). Dresden Files was gorgeous. I actually like Dead Zone. Both DF and DZ are easily slashed. Dexter I just finished getting and need to watch.

I can't think of any others off the top of my head. Although Dead Like Me is funny (just started marathoning that one) and worth the time, imo.

But you should definitely watch Torchwood. Canon gays. *stares at icon*
paraka
May. 10th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yay for House and 4400!
I used to watch House as it aired, but this season I just... watched the season opener and went :S so I've put it off.

Know why I started watching the 4400? Because Kavin Smith is in it. That was my entire motivation :P I drove my sister crazy because every time he'd come on screne I'd go "Lorne!" until she wanted to kill me :P

Painkiller Jane I saw the pilot for and it looks decent (with a *lot* of lesbian subtext)
I just saw a commercial for it and thought it looked kind of cool.

I actually like Dead Zone
I actually started watching Dead Zone because at the end of a 4400 ep there was a preview for the upcoming Dead Zone ep and it looked super cool. I like to concept, and a lot of the story lines from what I've seen, but the actor who plays John... just doesn't work for me. I really like the sheriff and PT though.

Although Dead Like Me is funny (just started marathoning that one) and worth the time
I started watching that, but didn't get all that far into. I don't know, I think I was disappointed because I've heard so many people *gush* about how totally awesome it is, and I just didn't think it was all that

Canon gays.
Well that right there is worth it :P
anoel
May. 10th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'm catching up on a lot of shows too this summer. Lots of good ones on your list. I'm going to be watching Farscape and I've heard it takes awhile to get really good but that S2/3 get amazing so I'd recommend sticking with it. I'd also add The Office to your shows to start watching list ;)
paraka
May. 10th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
That's good to know, I mean I keep running across the massive amounts of fans, and figured it *has* to get better, but then again, I've watched The Sentinel....

I finally watched my first ep of The Office last week (the women's appreciation one) although I'm kind of confused because after the ep my flist seemed to die a little inside that that guy and girl broke up, but from where I was sitting she looked like one crazy bitch, and the guy not very nice...
anoel
May. 10th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
You don't want to start off with Women's Appreciation as a first time Office episode. It was a little over the top and bit weird in terms of characterizations. Start from the beginning or at least S2 here: http://anoel.livejournal.com/33928.html#cutid1 It helps when you get the characters and where they're coming from.
paraka
May. 11th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Oh, downloads, shiny! :D

I'm already almost finished downloading season 1.

Thanks so much!
pbanda
May. 10th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
I recommend Jericho. It's my favourite new show of the season. It can be a little hokey, but it's gripping and fun to watch. The season finale just aired this week and it was ..... OMG. :|

We don't even know if it's renewed yet but I sure hope so!

Plus Skeet Ulrich = uber cuteness!
paraka
May. 10th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
I watched the pilot, but never got beyond that. It kind of struck me as exploitive and adding to the fear mongering of the times, but I'll go back and give it another go. :)

Thanks for the suggestion.
the_muppet
May. 10th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
I was about to say Heroes but I see you have it :)

Oh, and Life On Mars... I'm glad you have that listed.

Enjoy :)
paraka
May. 10th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
I was about to say Heroes but I see you have it
I forgot it the first time, and had to go back and edit it on the list. I already have some of the eps and I *know* it's a good show, I just haven't sat down to watch it yet.

Life On Mars... I'm glad you have that listed.
Thank you for sharing them, it would have taken me forever to get around to watching them otherwise. Now I'm almost finished the first season. :)
the_muppet
May. 10th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
You've watched the first series of LOM already? Let me know what you think of the final episode, I'm still not sure. But overall, I absolutely love this show, so original, and I'm so glad they ended it when they did and didn't drag it out.
paraka
May. 11th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
I haven't finished it yet, I got kind of distracted with work :( but I'll let you know when I do.

Also, I soooo love that icon of yours, what's it from?
the_muppet
May. 11th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
It's from Series Two of LOM, Episode 5 :)
melibabe
May. 11th, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
I found Painkiller Jane to be incredibly derivative and totally lacking in originality. Then again, I only made it through the pilot and the first third of the second episode before I gave up.

I am generally good about giving shows a chance to find their "legs," but I just didn't see any potential at all in that series. Totally unoriginal premise, scenery-chewing acting, overly long sections of close-up violence...

Your mileage may vary, however.
paraka
May. 11th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Hmm, good to know. I'll probably still give it a chance, but one of the reasons I don't stick with shows is because people go on and on about how awesome they are, and then I'm disappointed, at least this way I'll go in with my eyes open.
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