Season one of Suits has completed and I for one can’t wait for it to come back. I am a sucker for a good legal drama and Suits does a good job balancing the legal side with a little buddy comedy with the relationship between Harvey and Mike. It doesn’t hurt that the ladies on the show are hot. Mmmmm Donna.
The season ended last night with a pretty powerful cliffhanger. Not sure where they will go for season two, but it will be a long couple months until it starts back up.
Sunday has turned into my prime night for television. So many good series are cropping up as well as others returning strong. Leverage continues to be a modern take on the A-Team, which is just fun to watch. The characters are fun, the heists are entertaining, and it takes place in Boston, where I am currently living, but to the well trained eye you can see that Leverage is actually filmed in Portland, Oregon a city close to my heart.
After Leverage, I had Sherlock for a couple weeks. Sadly it only lasted three episodes, even though they were 90 minutes long each. Oh BBC how you tease me.
Next is AMC’s new drama Rubicon, about a national security think tank. It is very slow, but very rewarding. A very nice compliment to watching Leverage earlier in the evening. The tone of Rubicon is serious with twisted relationships after the death of a co-worker and the mysteries that soon come to surface. The cast is strong with James Badge Dale recently on the HBO miniseries The Pacific, not to mention it has Sledge Hammer. Even with the painfully slow pace at times, it is still well worth watching.
And to close the night I have Entourage. I have been watching this show for years and I love the inside peak in Hollywood. While fictional, I get a kick out of it.
Before you get on me, I haven’t started watching Mad Men or True Blood, so back off.
Back to TV Land.
After a long week at work with the launch of BioShock Infinite I have finally been able to do some laundry and catch up on some television. All caught up on Sherlock, Burn Notice, Top Chef, and Psych. I also decided to try out a new theme on the site here. I think it is a little easier to read and parse. Tell me what you think. The theme was built by the wonderful people at WooThemes.
More posts shortly.
BBC launched a new version of Sherlock Holmes tonight simply called Sherlock. Taking place in the 21st century London, it takes bits and pieces of all the popular dramas on television today and places them together with the legacy and timeless characters of Holmes and Watson.
The 90 minute premiere was a blast to watch. Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes is brilliant and Martin Freeman as injured Afghanistan war vet grounds the show. While it is odd to watch a 90 minute television show, it was paced quite well. Shot very much like Law & Order here in the States, it does have a certain level of nerd factor as seen with the display of text messages on screen. It is quite charming.
I am excited for the next episodes, but sad that they are only planning three 90 minute episodes for the entire season. I’d be one to track down when Sherlock will air on your local PBS station.
Tonight HBO airs the 2nd episode of The Pacific. I loved Band of Brothers and The Pacific is pretty damn good. Last weeks episode setup some of the characters, and I hope that this weeks episode provides some more depth. You have to live HBO for having the balls to push for these long mini-series with amazing production. I’ll probably post a overall review when the entire series is over. Stay tuned.
Living without cable makes you do many things, including catch up on television shows you never paid attention too. I finally decided to check out Battlestar Galactica this weekend, starting with the mini-series and then onto Season 1 and the start of Season 2. I love something with a sci-fi theme, and BSG holds up pretty well. The characters are pretty good, the story is pretty strong, and the interrelationships between characters has pulled me in. I hope it keeps up and stays strong. Don’t spoil it for me!
Warning Spoilers Ahead! Holy Shit is all I have to say. What a way to mess with my mind until Febuary when season four starts!! FEBUARY!!! The episode was intense, with all types of things going on. I am going to miss Charlie, but he went out unexpectedly. The Jack flashforward parts were really a twist, but well played. I just need to think about it, let it all sink in, and then watch it again in a couple days.
Lame.Â What a lame season finale.
You should stop reading now if you don’t want to read spoilers.
The entire episode was lame.Â The final fight with Sylar.Â Peter is the bomb.Â Nathan coming to save the day.Â Talk about cliche after cliche.Â Uggg.Â Highly disappointing after such a great ride this season.Â I really think NBC had no idea the show would turn into a ratings megaton and really overhyped certain episodes, such as the ‘Save the Cheerleader’ campaign earlier in the season.Â It was a let down.
Hopefully the season finale of Lost can save the day…
So I previously wrote about the show Dexter about a month ago and my addiction for the show is growing with each episode. First the Ice Truck Killer, and just recently the whole real father angle. I just keeps getting better and better. If you have Showtime you should watch this show, as I consider it the best new show on television this fall.