Monday, January 24

Lauren's Top 3 New-to-Her Shows

You all know I'm a TV head, right? Well, here are the three new-to-me things I've most enjoyed in recent months.

1. Luther, a British six-part miniseries about a brilliant but volatile murder detective who reluctantly enlists the aid of a psychopath in solving cases. Easily the best new thing I saw this year.

2. Being Human, the American version of a British series about a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who decide to cohabitate so they can enjoy something resembling normal lives. It's a fabulous comedy-horror hybrid.

3. Off the Map, about six young and youngish doctors in a remote South American village, that looks an awful lot like Hawaii, taking on your typical remote-village problems like a nature photographer being too closely embraced by a green anaconda. The best thing about it is that it has Zach Gilford, who formerly played earnest and beloved QB Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights, as a much sleazier character closer to his own age. Not that there's anything great about sleazy. It's just nice seeing actors not get pigeonholed.

Oh, but why did I have to think QB? Because now I'm thinking about my Jets losing yesterday in the AFC Championship game. Ah, well. Next year!

And from three things I'm loving on TV to one thing I'm really not:

What the writers have done to the Elizabeth Webber character on "General Hospital." I love stopping work every day from 3-4pm to watch, but what they've done to Elizabeth over the past year is nothing short of character assassination. First they had her sleeping with Nikolas, her fiance-at-the-time Lucky's half-brother aka the Greek prince. Then they had her acting like a jealous shrew anytime any woman comes near either Nikolas or Lucky. And now that they've made the character totally unbearable, the show has announced that they're giving the actress the heave-ho come spring. Like it's her fault? And what are they going to do with those three-kids-by-three-different-fathers of hers?

So it's your turn: What new-to-you shows are you loving on these days and/or what on TV is making you absolutely nuts?

Be well. Don't forget to write.


Alyson Noel said...

LOVED Boardwalk Empire--I have a mad crush on Steve Buscemi! :)

Liana said...

I love TV too! I watch lots of random show. One new show that I think is the scariest show on TV EVER is Infested! on Animal Planet. omg.

Amanda Ashby said...

Like Alyson, I've been loving Boardwalk Empire (and eek, Alyson - first we have to share David Bowie and now we have to share Steven Buscemi???)

I've also accidentally become addicted to iCarly!

MissAttitude said...

I have yet to finish Luther but I'm on the 4th episode and ohmygosh it is so so good! but I love Idris Elba so I would have stuck with it regardless ;) I need to record Off the Map it's a different medical drama and I like that.

I am currently heartbroken over the Bears. At the word QB I'm pretty sure every fan in Chicago hangs there head.

Melissa Walker said...

I love Idris Elba too! Must check out LUTHER.

Kay Cassidy said...

I can't believe how little TV I've been watching lately! It seems like the only shows I watch or older series I've picked up on DVD. But my fave of those? JERICHO. Love it.