What are you favorite running TV series right now?

#1
Even though I grew up in the MySpace, Facebook, blogging/forum internet age, I've never really been a bit forum person.

But since I am a writer here, I am curious about what kind of shows you're all currently interested in. I'm a fan of a lot of shows, from CW's The Flash to Lifetime's Unreal - granted, that's the only Lifetime show I've ever remotely found interesting.

A notable exclusion for me would be The Walking Dead. I watched the first few seasons and they were good, but the story started to feel like it was dragging and stopped caring. Part of it may be that I'm not a big zombie fan and I'm so desensitized from years of books, video games, TV and movies that the zombie kills don't do anything for me.

With the massive amount of supernatural lore out there, I don't understand people's fascination with zombies. They're so boring in comparison to so many other supernatural entities people can choose from, although I do like iZombie's take on them - that show feels like a guilty pleasure of sorts.

Anyway, I've rambled enough. Suffice to say - i.e. the TLDR version: Hi, my name is Fletcher. I'm a new writer on DTV and I'm interested in what everyone here watches on TV.
 

dkreichen1968

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#3
The absolute most screwed up show I've seen lately is "Significant Mom." Really, a primetime broadcast show based on a MILF and her 20 something f@#$ buddy? Give me a break!
 
#4
I like the memory siphon ability and rage mode in iZombie. The zombies are more like super-powered humans instead lifeless one-tract minded drones. They actually have character and personalities at least.

I haven't even thought for a second to give "Significant Mother" a chance. The premise screams, "We ran out of ideas! Please watch our channel!" The reviews have been abysmal and it won't last long. Hopefully people learn from its failure.
 

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#5
Though I can say that I have a definite preference for SiFi (Trek specifically) I enjoy several other venues, leaning toward drama/cop types. One thing that turns me off when a show is so named (inferring crime) for instance, that they spend more time in the Bedroom, than Squad room. Another thing that really turns me off is, when they portray Law Enforcement as above the Law, or being brutal (slapping someone around) when that person is in handcuffs. I really smiled and nodded, when in an episode of Blue Bloods, saw the character of Danny Regan (Donnie Whalberg) get his ass kicked bad by a suspect. He really disserved it.
 
#6
Though I can say that I have a definite preference for SiFi (Trek specifically) I enjoy several other venues, leaning toward drama/cop types. One thing that turns me off when a show is so named (inferring crime) for instance, that they spend more time in the Bedroom, than Squad room. Another thing that really turns me off is, when they portray Law Enforcement as above the Law, or being brutal (slapping someone around) when that person is in handcuffs. I really smiled and nodded, when in an episode of Blue Bloods, saw the character of Danny Regan (Donnie Whalberg) get his ass kicked bad by a suspect. He really disserved it.
I'm a huge fan of sci-fi, which is probably because my mom loved Star Trek and I was inundated with it at a young age. Although I've never really been a big Trek fan myself, leaning more towards the Star Wars spectrum instead.

I echo a lot of your sentiments about cop dramas. I've never really been interested in police procedure and can't think of a true cop drama I've ever really been able to get behind. Shows like CSI and Law & Order put me to sleep.

Seeing as how you're more interested in crime dramas than I am, what'd you think of my latest blog post on the topic? Would you consider shows like Blindspot and Quantico true cop dramas?
 

SWHouston

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#7
Fletch,
Your blog is quite well written, and informative.

Haven't watched Blindspot "yet", but Quantico hasn't totally offended me "yet":cheesy:.

I just re-read your previous post, and wasn't avoiding your question about a Favorite.
I can't say that I actually have a favorite crime/drama series, for me it's more like favorite episodes within them. I believe that qualifications for a "favorite", rely quite a bit on how much technology they show. The "Cyber" series looks promising, and they haven't totally bored me with an opening dialog of acerbic comments between the co-workers, either in the Office or riding in their Car, as H-50. I have been recording most of what I watch (later) and regularly FFwd through those wasted minutes.
 
#8
Fletch,
Your blog is quite well written, and informative.

Haven't watched Blindspot "yet", but Quantico hasn't totally offended me "yet":cheesy:.
I find it painful to watch Blindspot, which is made worse by the presence of a couple actors who I feel deserve to be on good shows. I'll be surprised if it gets renewed beyond season one.

Quantico is okay, but it's also pretty stereotypical and feels like it's trying too hard to be a mystery. It's also a sad reminder of how short lived Believe was. The guy who plays Ryan in Quantico, who also played the dad in Believe, definitely has acting chops. I don't think Quantico is going to be his big break, but it's coming. Honestly, I might be looking at it a bit easier since I watched it directly after Blindspot.

Favorite is a little tough. I more meant to just ask what people are actively watching, not necessarily their #1 top TV series. I know that can be really hard to pin down.
 

SWHouston

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#9
Blindspot "conveniently" aired last night. I admit viewing episode 3 without the first two may limit my prospective. However, as you, don't have much faith that it will "go". TV annals are replete with series based on lost memory, most of those were at least casted with pleasant looking actors. I chuckled, when the 85 pound (soaking wet) subject female, suddenly presented her "Black Belt ability", THEN, when before shunned by the Crew, was "promoted" to an Agent, armed and welcomed with open arms, and with a slight tear from the lead male actor. Just didn't get that.

I'm going to watch this one, but, I fear as with so many others now, I'll have wasted my time.
 
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Blindspot "conveniently" aired last night. I admit viewing episode 3 without the first two may limit my prospective. However, as you, don't have much faith that it will "go". TV annals are replete with series based on lost memory, most of those were at least casted with pleasant looking actors. I chuckled, when the 85 pound (soaking wet) subject female, suddenly presented her "Black Belt ability", THEN, when before shunned by the Crew, was "promoted" to an Agent, armed and welcomed with open arms, and with a slight tear from the lead male actor. Just didn't get that.

I'm going to watch this one, but, I fear as with so many others now, I'll have wasted my time.
The premise is fine and could work, but the acting, writing, cinematography and directing is sub-par. And the amount of plotholes in the first couple of episodes could make the most riddled slice of Swiss cheese jealous.

I normally give shows at least half of the first season before calling it quits, but I can't watch more of Blindspot.
 

SWHouston

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#12
but I can't watch more of Blindspot.
Me too !
However, I've been tuning in to Rosewood, and WOW Code Black. Like that one a LOT so far. Worked in Health Care for my whole career, and it touches some memorable spots in my heart. I probably won't care too much if it's written badly or other shortcomings. lol
 

Mamba

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#13
Definitely BoJack Horseman (my avatar pic can tell you about it c: ) and I'm looking forward to seeing The Witcher (though, I don't like the current cast). Nothing stops me from watching The Witcher.
 
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#14
Even though I grew up in the MySpace, Facebook, blogging/forum internet age, I've never really been a bit forum person.

But since I am a writer here, I am curious about what kind of shows you're all currently interested in. I'm a fan of a lot of shows, from CW's The Flash to Lifetime's Unreal - granted, that's the only Lifetime show I've ever remotely found interesting.

A notable exclusion for me would be The Walking Dead. I watched the first few seasons and they were good, but the story started to feel like it was dragging and stopped caring. Part of it may be that I'm not a big zombie fan and I'm so desensitized from years of books, video games, TV and movies that the zombie kills don't do anything for me.

With the massive amount of supernatural lore out there, I don't understand people's fascination with zombies. They're so boring in comparison to so many other supernatural entities people can choose from, although I do like iZombie's take on them - that show feels like a guilty pleasure of sorts.

Anyway, I've rambled enough. Suffice to say - i.e. the TLDR version: Hi, my name is Fletcher. I'm a new writer on DTV and I'm interested in what everyone here watches on TV.
Mine favorite is Game Of Thrones. Although, most of the time I travel a lot and so I used to face this geo-restriction in accessing the sites like HBO to stream the live episodes. So, I had to buy VPN from Ivacy (Recommended by a friend) and now I can easily watch HBONOW easily with the use of Ivacy VPN. And yes, I am really excited what's gonna happen in the next episode. Fingers Crossed. :censored::p
 
#15
I wanted to be fancy, but the honest answer is Game of Thrones. That show is epic and it kind of saddens me that there are only 2 more episodes before the end at this moment.
 
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