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It's been a lot harder to love TV this season. Maybe it's just my post-Lost hangover, but nothing seems quite as good as it was. There's just not as much to love.
Anyone else feel this way or am I just a crankypants?
I would only say there are two exceptions to this....
1) Fringe: Fringe is an amazing television show and actually seems to get better each season that it's on the air. I'm nowhere near as obsessed with it as I was with LOST, but it is one of those shows that I never want to miss an episod of.
2) Doctor Who from the UK: For us Doctor Who fans, the previous season, I believe season five) was really good. I'm actually excited to watch the first episode of this new Season that was on BBCA over Easter Weekend. I purchased the season pass on iTunes.
Noting will truly replace lost, but I have found good drama shows but they are not on network TV (except Fringe).
Masterpiece on PBS has been very good because it imports from the BBC. Downton Abbey a great series (on Netflix) set right before WWII, that deals with class, rights, politics and more. Sherlock a great series putting a modern spin on Sherlock Holmes. Plus some other good 1 shots like The 39 Steps and Framed.
AMC drew me in and got me hooked via Mad Men well written and acted looking at the past. The Walking Dead is more about the human issues and stories than Zombies. While not as good in my eyes as The Stand, it does a good job looking a post apocalypse USA. The Killing a crime drama that is realisitic in its' pacing and has good acting (an adaptation from another country).
SYFY has mad me very mad with the cancellations of Caprica and especially Stargate Universe. However their adaptation of Being Human (from BBC) was good. It is about the human condition with the plot devices of vampires, werewolves and ghosts. (Steph you might enjoy this series).
BBCAmerica has Doctor Who (the new series is GREAT) plus their Saturday night line up is getting better with original shows and they will start showing Battle Star Galactica this summer from the beginning.
Those are my must watch or DVR shows.
I tend to agree with most people here. Minus the BBC imports I really haven't found a lot that I like on Television. Most of my Tivo queue goes ignored these days. My wife and I usually find that our TV is constantly playing Netflix movies via our Apple TV.
I saw Syfy's summer plans and there are a couple that look entertaining to me, but we will see since Syfy tends to cancel programs at the drop of the hat.
You're all right!
Fringe has been the smartest, most bold, most heartfelt show on television right now. It takes more risks than anything else on network TV.
I wasn't thinking about cable..I missed the Walking Dead, but I'll try to watch it. The Killing has been fascinating and it's really well done.
Masterpiece has been quite great too!
I'm looking forward to the return of the USA dramedies (go Royal Pains!) and Leverage. Maybe it's just network TV that's awful. Maybe it's time for a break!
We enjoy Royal Pains well enough.
I'm trying to use the lack of great television to get me involved in more entertainment reading.
Stephanie and I are launching a new podcast next week devoted to another book. We have a code name for the show until it's release "Project #MeanEggRush" :)
I'm interested in seeing what book that you all choose Cliff. Hopefully it's one that is available on Audible.com, but if not I suppose I could exercise my eyes a little bit. ;)
I've never been in to Royal Pains, but I do enjoy Psych quite a bit. Comedy + Mystery + Tons of 80's references = a big win for me.
Me too! Does the code name have anything to do with the book?
You know, that's exactly what my mom said when I was complaining about TV. She said turn it off and read more. :)