Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TV Tuesday: Top 20 Favorite Current TV Series... and 10 HM!


*Other than the first two - which actually are my top favs - these are in no particular order. I typed them as I thought of them. Not all of these are playing right now, some are on break, but all are on-going!*

*Edited because holy hell all the grammar mistakes I made! I was trying to get this up as quickly as I could last night and I missed a whole lot of mistakes I was making.*

1.) Doctor Who... yes, no surprise to most people, my favorite show over the last five years or so has been Doctor Who! It doesn't always have the best effects or the best writing, but it is such a thrilling and poignant show. The humanity expressed in a show where the main character is an alien is just astounding. I love it... I love the messages in it and what it teaches. I love the relationships and The Doctor's constant struggle to keep himself in line, to fight off the darkness in his heart and fight for life and freedom... and the universe. I absolutely adore The Doctor. I wish The Doctor was real just so I could give him a big hug! ...which, should I start saying "her"? I am so fucking excited for the upcoming female Doctor! Jodie Wittaker has been cast as the next Doctor and I'm so looking forward to what she does with the role and where the show goes from here. As much as I love this show, it has grown a bit stale and repetitive... this is just the shakeup it needs! I can't wait! 😆

2.) Sense8... this has really become one of my favorites over the last couple years. The diversity expressed in this show, the show's ability to represent and seamlessly host such a diverse band of characters and settings is just awe-inspiring! IMO, this is a show other show writers should be using as an example of amazing show production. It's sooo good and I HIGHLY recommend! 

3.) Teen Wolf.. it's been on a bit of a rollercoaster... sometimes I'm not a big fan of the direction, sometimes I am, but it always entertains and I'm so sad to see it ending. 

4.) Game of Thrones... I actually haven't watched this last season yet. I plan to SOON, but I've held off watching any new episodes because this is one show I prefer to bingewatch!

5.) Shadowhunters... I am a big fan of Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Universe of books and while I was initially hesitant about this show (it had a rocky start) I've actually come to really love it and I'm looking forward to season three! 

6.) Jessica Jones... JJ is my favorite among the Marvel Netflix shows! It was exciting and badass and I was really impressed with Krysten Ritter in the role. I think she's done amazingly well! She's surpassed my expectations for her based on other roles I've seen her in. 

7.) DareDevil... DD is my second favorite Marvel Netflix show. I enjoyed season two a bit more. The introduction of The Punisher really amped up my enjoyment and it has me looking forward to the Punisher's solo series that's coming soon!

8.) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D... I'm a couple seasons behind, but I had to include it! I love this show! I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe and having this sideshow to sort of weave through the movies adds a lot of depth to the universe!

9.) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt... I haven't seen the recent season for this one either, but it deserves to be on this list! It's hilarious!

10.) The Mindy Project... one of my favorite comedies! It introduced me to Mindy Kaling... who is awesome! I've read all of her books and I just love her brand of comedy. I hate that this next season is the last.  

11.) Orange is the New Black... bit behind on this, but it also deserves to be on this list. I remember watching that first season, I was HOOKED almost immediately! 

12.) Scorpion... I feel like this show was a really good show to fill the whole Num3ers left. It's funny, smart, it's got some romance, and the cases are almost always entertaining to watch! Not to mention the relationships, both romantic and friendly that makes the show what it is. This is one of the shows I'm very much looking forward to returning. 

13.) Lucifer... I'm surprised by how much I like this considering I've had some problems with it production-wise. But I've got high hopes for it and it is a really entertaining show that always has me waiting to see what's going to happen next! It's returning soon too!

14.) Once Upon a Time... cheesy and horrible effects, but so good, so much fun to watch!

15.) Supergirl.. same thing! Cheesy and has some really subpar effects at times, but I always enjoy myself when I watch it. I've got some catching up to do soon. I haven't seen the second half of the recent season. 

16.) Supernatural... this show is a journey! Yes, it's repetitive, yes, I've forgotten most of what's happened in previous seasons, but I can't stop watching, I can't stop rooting for Sam and Dean and Cas... and even Crowley at times. The first few seasons were definitely the best story-wise and production-wise, but I still love the show! 

17.) Jane The Virgin... another I'm behind on, but I couldn't not include it. It's so good. It's got all those elements of a really good soap opera, but it doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, it makes fun of itself, it sort of parodies soap operas and telenuovos and it's great!

18.) Good Witch... as a huge fan of the movies, I was delighted to hear that this was getting a tv series... and I wasn't disappointed! It's got all the charm, the romance, and feel-good of the movies!

19.) iZombie... SO GOOD! So, So, GOOD! If you need a good buddy-comedy combined with crime drama combined with paranormal story, this show is for you! It's all that and more! iZombie is one show I think is horribly underrated! 

20.) The Good Place... I went back and forth adding this because it's only got one season so far, but that season was excellent and I think it's only going to get better!








Honorable Mentions:
American Housewife

The Walking Dead

The Big Bang Theory

Just Add Magic

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Brooklyn NineNine

The Goldbergs

The Flash

Ash vs Evil Dead

Stranger Things

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Missions


LAST WEEK UPDATE:

Book: I'm still reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco but I have some physical library books due soon so I won't be finishing this up until later.

Fanfic: I've read Geek Love by Forestrosesprite (LOVED IT!) but I found out that it has a sequel! I've already started on it, I'm a little over halfway through, so I'll be finishing that up tonight.

Movie: I got about halfway through Bridget Jones' Baby before I had to go take care of some things, but I hope to watch the rest of it tonight before bed so that I can move on to another movie this week.

TV: I finished up season three of Sleepy Hollow! I didn't find time to watch season four, so I've picked it for my tv watch this week.

Anime: I completed Barakamon! It was fantastic! If I write a review, it'll be included in my September wrapup later this month, but I did give it a 9 star (or 4.5 star for my blog) rating!

WHAT I PULLED FROM MY TBR JAR THIS WEEK

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)
by Richelle Mead

SYNOPSIS: 
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the wolds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her...

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.

Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.

What I also hope to read...
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6)
by Richelle Mead

Always
By: knicnort3

SYNOPSIS: 
Bella's life was in shambles until she took a chance and rediscovered a love that refused to die...AU, B/E, HEA. This story has a fantastic twist that most don't see coming. If you're looking for a "realistic" story, this aint it, but there are absolutely NO VAMPIRES!

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter


SYNOPSIS: 
Alice returns to where the nightmare began: The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.


I might watch the whole series of movies... haven't decided yet. But this is the only one I haven't seen.

Sleepy Hollow
It's time to stop putting it off and watch the last four episodes of season 3 and the whole of season 4. 

SYNOPSIS: 
Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Tokyo Ghoul

SYNOPSIS: 
Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls' inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.