Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What's On My DVR And On My Netflix List:

I've made a lot of progress against the ever-rising tide of television programming that beckons, but so much more work remains to be done.

If you remember from my previous post, I was ranking the comedic shows I was watching. Not much changed in the rankings as this past season progressed. "HIMYM" disappointingly but expectantly continued its slumping trend right up to the bitter end. I was an early predictor that the mother was dead. I was wrong about Ted and Robin getting together for good. I was right that it was evident the skill of the writers had run out preventing them from pulling off that ending.

On a bright note Jeff Winger did indeed right the ship of "Community"--another prediction I nailed. I think this show is basically back to original form even with the cast changes. That is an impressive feat.

"New Girl" is still probably my top show. I am equally impressed at how this show is integrating new characters.

"Louie" is amazing. This show is arguably one of the best dramas on TV as well as best comedies. Charles Grodin's appearances are apropos the quality of this show. This scene in particular was great writing--"Misery is wasted on the miserable".

Now, to the point of the post. My current to-watch list includes in no particular order:

  • "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" - I could watch these conversations go on for hours. Each episode is too short.
  • "The Middle" - Kept passing by this one. Need a marathon to catch up.
  • "The Simpsons" & "Family Guy" & "Futurama"- I list these together since I have to watch them on my own sans wife. 
  • "The Americans" - Still on the list. Still not started.
  • "The Goldbergs
  • "Breaking Bad" - If nothing else, doing it to keep up with the rest of society.
  • "House of Cards" - Ditto
  • "Mad Men" - Going back to fill in the gaps in my viewership. 
Notably off the list is "Downton Abbey". Remember, I found religion (seventh item down).