They say movies are in a bad realm these day. Again, not sure who they are but they say it. Fortunately for us, the couch potatoes of the world, television is on an incredible upswing. Thanks to cable and streaming services even the networks have had to up their game.
Because more and more TV is switching from episodic to serial form, which only go ten to thirteen deep in a season, a lot of the extraneous fluff has gone by the wayside. It also makes binge-watching more palatable because you need to know what happens next. Very few of the tired episodic network dramas have to chutzpah of the new wave. Continue reading →
There is a relatively new and already overused catch phrase these days called binge-watching. Though, I and countless others have been known to have done this for a long while now.
It’s hip to binge-watch TV shows and god forbid anyone in this day and age having to wait a week – a whole seven days to catch the next installment of their favorite, or probably their roommate’s favorite, show.
In this time of impatience, TV watchers have missed actual good shows because of the drivel most watch known as REALITY TV (which really isn’t reality but that’s for a later date.) You know who you are!
The island from Lost seemed like a mysterious, interesting and adventurous place to go if, you know, you were on your way to the big cheese. Gilligan’s Island had perfect climate, palm trees and two beautiful but very different women to spend time with. Tom Hanks had a volleyball named Wilson. However, the island that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was lost on for five years did not seem like a bunch of laughs. Arrow, yes a CW show, is quite possibly the most riveting show on television. I didn’t say it was the best but not since 24 has a show been so frustratingly quick after forty-four minutes. Continue reading →
A few years ago a somewhat fresh new show came along with a diverse take on the “Family” comedy genre. Three separate but connected families showed that different family dynamics all make for great comedy. Modern Family has been on for five seasons and it has won four Emmys. I watched it from the beginning and it was funny… for the first half of that first season. The problem is that for some reason the last episodes of that season were absolutely unwatchable. I stopped watching and was flabbergasted to learn that the folks who vote for the Emmys not only nominated it but gave Modern Family the award for best Comedy. I almost fell out of my lazy-boy chair. I mean, what were you thinking!