Good idea for a thread, I've always wanted to talk about shows without having to start a separate thread.
I don't really watch TV that much but I do watch a lot of boxsets and shows on the computer.
Totally agree with you on The Walking Dead
, Diego. The first season was great and the pilot was one of the best things I have ever seen, but it is going drastically downhill. Watching it reminds me an awful lot of Lost
, especially the survival and philosophical aspects it tries to incorporate. Lost did it a million times better though with characters you cared about. Couldn't give a sh*t about any of them on The Walking Dead. The zombies are the only reason I keep watching, and even they've taken a backseat cos they don't eat anybody! And how come mindless, brain dead zombies have the wit to always sneak up and ambush the survivors? They spend most of their time arguing over stupid things and making stupid decisions that its cringeworthy to watch.
I'm watching about 10 different shows at the same time currently so it gets fairly confusing. Boardwalk Empire
season two is fantastic at the minute, much better than season one which was also great.The Walking Dead
season two is very mediocre so far IMO.Dexter
season six is still pretty good. A bit of a repetitive formula but I love itAmerican Horror Story
season one is really impressive. Didn't think I would like it as it seemed a mish mash of every horror cliche under the sun. But its creepy, dark and actually has a decent storyline coming along.Supernatural
season seven is okay. Probably should have ended after five amazing seasons. But the occasional brilliant episode does it make it worth ploughing through the ordinary ones.The Vampire Diaries
season three - people may laugh at this one but this show is so entertaining.
At this moment in time, definitely better than Supernatural. And better than True Blood
In boxsets I am on Fringe
season two, as well as Justified
season two and Breaking Bad
The best of all though is Six Feet Under
. I'm only on the third season but that show is incredible. The characters are the most believable I have ever seen and its so emotional that you can relate to all of them, even the ones you hate. A show about a dysfunctional family of funeral directors shouldn't appeal to me but it is one of the best I have ever seen.
Of course there are others like Deadwood
, The Wire
that everybody should watch.
And btw Twin Peaks
is fantastic. Special Agent Dale Cooper being one of the best characters ever created. A great mix of tension and dark atmosphere with wacky humour. Couldn't recommend it enough...couldn't recommend any of the shows I have mentioned enough.
I do have a life outside of TV shows though...there's quite a lot I haven't even mentioned haha.
Sh*t I nearly forgot to mention Game of Thrones
. As a big fan of the books and having had the privilege of meeting some of the cast, crew and the author of the books, I may be a little biased - but this show is currently the best on TV at the minute, barring none.
Here's an insight into season two for anyone interested:Game of Thrones: Season 2 In Production