Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TV Time

by Maggie Sefton

It's the beginning of April and smack dab in the middle of TV's "Second Season." Both Network and Cable TV try to entice us with new shows, hoping we'll become regular viewers.  That way  they can show their advertisers how many viewers they have for certain shows and get more money.  More eyeballs, more money.

I check as many new shows as I can, but I depend on others to tell me of new shows I've missed that I may like.  I have a preference for suspense/mystery, espionage, sci fi/fantasy, meaty dramas with layers of plots and scheming.  I love scheming.  :).  So, I thought I'd tell you folks of a couple of new shows I've enjoyed and see what your opinions are.  I'm continuing to enjoy some shows I discovered earlier:   Person of Interest, Nikita, Revenge, Elementary.

Red Widow is my favorite of this Second Season shows, so far.  Good plotting, good acting.  Some really charismatic actors that are perfect for their roles.  Haven't caught Defiance yet.  Arrow was intriguing but my time is limited.  But there is one show which I haven't been able to catch until last week because it's on Showtime.  I don't have HBO or Show because I can barely keep up with the regular shows I like.  But once I heard about "Homeland" I knew I had to see it.  It's right up my spy-espionage-suspense alley.  :). Plus, I really admired the previous work of actors Claire Danes "Temple Grandin" and Damian Lewis "Band of Brothers" and several PBS-BBC period series.

Last week, Comcast had Watchathon Week when we could watch for free, and I caught up with all of Season One and Season Two.  And all I can say is WOW!!!   That series is fabulous!  Engrossing, compelling, and totally addictive.  :).  And now I can't wait to see what happens next!

What about you folks?  Have you caught any of these yet?  Others I missed?


Pat Madison,WI said...

Like my reading...I'm more of a cozy-watcher. CASTLE is having a great season! I also never miss ELEMENTARY. Abd I love the COZY CHICKS, thanks for the postcard.

Katreader said...

Since I work evenings I miss TV. I try not to get involved with too many new shows, as I have to catch up on On Demand, or buy the DVDs (I'm that far behind on Castle). I watch Grimm, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, and Grey's Anatomy. I'm way behind on True Blood as well as I don't have HBO.

Diane said...

My sister introduced me to Homeland and I am hooked. Looking to another series of DCI Banks on PBS. Still love watching Midsomer Murders!

Debra said...

The Americans on FX. Not a second season, not a cozy but worth seeking out. Do you remember the discovery of Soviet cells, i.e. families arranged by KGB and sent here to pretend to be US citizens? Allegedly one family lived either across the street from me or in a very close town.
Be aware there is much violence which I abhor, but have been watching each episode twice. Yes, it's that good.

zaida said...

Bates Motel lures you in. Check it out! And of course...the Client List. Guilty pleasure.

CCL said...

I'm giving Black Orphan a try - it is on BBC America.Right after Doctor Who! It is a cloning-oriented suspense. We'll see how it goes.

Maggie Sefton said...

Pat---You're welcome. Keep reading and watching your faves. :)

Katreader---I know what you mean. Time is the biggest reason I don't watch more shows. More to keep track of.

Maggie Sefton said...

Diane----Midsomer Murders? Which channel or network is that on? Sounds interesting.

Debra---Yes, those previews look interesting. And I do remember about those Soviet cells. Great idea for a series.

Maggie Sefton said...

Zaida---Okay, what's the Client List about? High End Hookers? And I'll have to pass on Bates Motel. I still remember seeing the original Psycho by Hitchcock. Scariest thing ever! I was a kid but I still screamed out loud.

CCL---Black Orphan. What day is it on? What's it about?