OMG, you guys, I am SO behind on my TV watching! I will never catch up. I blame the Germans. They were here for 10 days, and it didn’t seem polite or time efficient to put on a show that needed explanation or a back story. Furthermore, there seems to be cultural differences in what is perceived to be entertaining or not. Ronan would eagerly show my brother something he found on the internet that he thought was hilarious, and Andrew would dismiss it with a contemptuous “That’s not funny”. I told him he lost his ability to distinguish what was funny or not when he moved to Germany. So we ended up watching “Despicable Me” while he read Nietzsche.
Here’s where I’m at in my stories. Please feel free to advise me which ones are worth sticking with:
SCANDAL:Half way through Season Two. Olivia Pope is awesome, but the President is a crazy drunk, the First Lady is a total beyotch, and where are their children?
AMERICAN HORROR STORY – COVEN: Couldn’t watch the first two seasons, but for some reason I can handle the third. It’s the opening credits that scare the bejeez out of me.
DOWNTON ABBEY: Just started Season Four. Social media being what it is, I’ve already heard about Anna, and I don’t know if I can handle it. The only show that mixes tragedy with gardening competitions.
THE GOOD WIFE: Up to date. High five. But Alicia’s getting her hands dirty. Change title to The Pretty Good Wife.
PARENTHOOD: I think I’m about 3 or 4 episodes behind. Amber and Ryan broke up. It doesn’t look good for Julia and Joel either. Am I the only person who can’t stand Jasmine? And what happened to Hattie? Her mom beat cancer and ran for mayor, but she never came home from Cornell. Family should matter more in a show called “Parenthood”, don’t you think?
SHAMELESS: Haven’t started the new season yet, but the show always stressed me out. The Gallaghers will NEVER get it together. If they did, they wouldn’t be shameless.
TRUE DETECTIVE: Woody and Matthew together at last. Haven’t even started, but it’s on my radar.
And then there’s How I Met Your Mother, Community and Parks and Rec. All funny, no matter what the Germans say.
P.S.: What did the little German boy say when he pushed his brother off a cliff? “Look, Mama! No Hans!”