Copied from selenakWhat TV shows did you start watching in 2013?
A lot. The Fosters
, Pretty Little Liars
, Orphan Black
, Bomb Girls
, Sleepy Hollow
, and Caprica
. I also went back and watched the entirety of Cashmere Mafia
, a fascinating train wreck of a show, for Lucy Liu.What TV show did you let go of in 2013?Doctor Who
, and boy am I glad I did.
A few years ago, when I first tried the show, I wrote up my thoughts in a post I never shared. Essentially, I could easily see why other people would love it, but if a group of people had sat down to design a show that would not work for me, they would have come up with Doctor Who
. But "The Eleventh Hour," Amy Pond, and River Song got me hooked. I enjoyed parts of their run, but the underlying mismatch between me and the show grew more evident as I slowly lost interest over the course of series 6. When River said goodbye, so did I.Scandal
and Downtown Abbey
, two shows that have nothing in common except the fact that I watch them with the same person, are both on my temporary hiatus list due to real-life challenges. I'll probably get back to Scandal
sooner rather than later.Which TV show did you mean to get into in 2013 but didn't? Why?Orange Is the New Black
. So many people I trust love it, and from their descriptions it sounds like I would love it. But the fact that the privileged white woman is the main character made me leery, and the actual time I have for television tends to vary dramatically.
To be honest, I'm a little leery of the baggage I bring as the relative of someone currently serving a life sentence in a US prison.What TV show do you intend to check out in 2014?
I intend to give Orange Is the New Black
a try. I've also been meaning to watch Farscape
for years. And at some point I intend to get back to Once Upon at Time
, and maybe Lost Girl
(though I find the racial and class politics of that one pretty painful to sit through).What TV show impressed you least in 2013?That Show With All the P.E.R.I.O.D.S.
I didn't have particularly high expectations, but wow, was that pilot bad. (And I say this as someone who is generally a sucker for pilot episodes.)What show did you enjoy most in 2013?Elementary
is a contender; so is Orphan Black
. Both shows are not only technically excellent and phenomenally acted, but emotionally engrossing to a surprising degree.
But in terms of pure joy, it's a toss-up between Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
, which I am little by little catching up on fifteen years late (shhh! no spoilers!) and The Fosters
, which has completely and utterly won my heart.