I've been really disillusioned with tv and movies for a few years now. (Since X-Files left an empty cold place in my heart and Firefly... well, lets not go there.) ANYWHO! This year not only have I been getting out to the movies more and LOVING IT but also enjoying more tv shows. Its ironic because I only have antenna, but I'm starting to actually enjoy regularly scheduled programming again.
Here's my top 5 shows on tv right now!
Its totally corny and cheesy but I love brotherly love! I love that Sam and Dean love each other! I love that Bobby loves them! I love that Castiel... has sort of been adopted by them. I guess sibling devotion is just something I can identify with. Its a delightful monster-of-the-week/family drama that utterly compels me. A lot of fans are totally in love with Castiel but I'm Bobby's girl through and through. In the recent seasons much of the cast has taken up a Christian Bale/Batman gruff, but I can look past that to their frou-frou Adam West/Batman hearts. I can't wait for the musical episode. Its also immensely difficult to find videos of them that aren't immensely horrible fanvids. Its also got this crazy dramatic side and then a very silly funny side. So I'll post two videos. (Ah, the perks of being number one on Amanda's tv list.)
This is a promo for the new season, after all 66 seals have been broken (thanks Sam) and Lucifer is rising and the apocalypse is starting. GOOD TIMES!
This is the promo for the newest episode where Dean has inexplicably aged. We better get some Jensen Ackles up in here. I guess its the price we paid for the Double Dean episode.
Never since the X-Files have I been so intrigued with a series. Walter and his son just have this remarkably unique father-son dynamic and the bizarre science and parallel universes go beyond "teching the tech" so to speak. They really interest me. I can't wait to see where the Walter/Peter direction heads. Poor poor Peter. I've also never been so sympathetic with a character who can only be described as a psychotic criminal (multiple lab assistant drugging). The only reason that this show isn't tied with Supernatural for number one is because there are no sexy people and no sex. To be honest, I don't want there to be. The season finale filled the X-Files hole in my heart.
3. The Office
I've been a HUGE fan of this show (both British and American) but the American version has me pining for a Jim Halpert of my own and Pam Beesley best friend. As much as I love these characters, my absolute favourite character is the tragic Michael Scott. No character has ever made me feel as sad as he does. All he wants is friends, family, and love. His such a fool but I feel so sad for him. He's genuinely a nice guy who ALWAYS finishes last.
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
This show has no heroes. Every character is a delightfully awful villain in their own right. Mac goes to an abortion rally to get laid, Dee tries to sell her uterus- they are constantly yelling and screaming over each other, exploiting others, they are all barely-functioning alcoholics who sleep with each other's mothers and crushes and somehow maintain a seedy Irish bar in Philly. They stole a baby to make it a star and when the tanning salon refused to let them put the baby in a tanning bed, they tried painting it brown with SHOE POLISH. There are no words to express how horrible these people are and how horribly satisfying it is to watch them do the horrible things they do... You just have to watch this show.
I just caught up with the first season and its become the antidote to the shows about the apocalypse, horrible scientific atrocities, realistically sad everymans, and just about the worst cast of human beings ever in one show. Its a bit Degrassi meets Highschool Musical(except better in every way). There is a delightful villain who is constantly thwarted by the shining hearts of the Glee club and their teacher who sing and dance and get slushies thrown in their faces for being huge dorks. They don't care. They always have Glee.
A recent plot development has some of the jocks defecting to the Glee club despite how "gay" it is. Puck, the milf-hunting,slushie-throwing, cripple-beater-upper, and secret baby daddy of the Celibacy Club founder, seems to be getting his heart glow on after joining glee.
SPECIAL MENTION: Castle
I only watched the first few episodes of Castle for Nathan Fillion. The rest of the show was just CRAP. Painful to watch CRAP. I skipped out on the rest of the season. I caught an episode of the second season and actually quite enjoyed it. Beckett and her backup have started to develop and Nathan Fillion's charm is egg-dropping. Nate also drops heaps of "BRING BACK FIREFLY" references which excites me. In the Halloween episode, he dresses like Captain Mal. Hearbreak... they name is Browncoat suspenders.