(Taken from Kalafudra, as usual. But limiting my answers to one of each…)
Older Shows That I’m Finally Getting Around to Watching
– Mysterious Cities of Gold. My husband used to watch this as a kid and they recently brought out a DVD box set. It’s… well it’s dated, and more than a bit racist, and the dubbing is really bad. Plus they have these weird “educational” segments at the end of each episode. Usually we sit and MST3K-style heckle, then feel bad…
Guilty Pleasure Shows
The Amazing Race – I know it’s tacky and trite. And I know Americans are awful, particularly when they’re overseas. And I know their team stereotypes are horribly offensive, and that lots of the high interpersonal drama is totally scripted. I know it probably should have run its course ages ago (although it’s nothing compared to Survivor on that count). I don’t know, maybe it’s Phil. But I just can’t look away, every single season.
Shows That Are Really, Really Awesome
Ooh, controversial – should be “shows that I think are really really awesome that others might not agree with”, really. Deadwood probably tops my list here…
Shows That I Continue to Watch Though I Don’t Really Know Why
Glee – I thought most of the first half of Season One was funny, fresh and bold. Most of the second half of Season One was week-on-week-off hit and miss. Season Two seems to be mostly “tired old stuff we’ve done before with the occasional new joke”. I used to laugh out loud at Season One, now I can go a whole episode without cracking a smile. Sad. (Maybe you should bring back Neil Patrick Harris, Glee. That might just cure everything…)
Everything Else you’re watching now
Surprisingly, not much else at all. Nothing regularly. If something like The Simpsons or Big Bang Theory is on and I’m channel surfing I’ll stop to watch the whole episode, but we tend to do our serious TV watching from DVD, and do one series at a time.
Current Shows That I’ve Been Meaning to Start Watching
Dexter. Though I have promised myself I’ll read the Book 1-3 omnibus I have first.
Currently On Break, But Awaited
Waiting for True Blood season 3 on DVD. Yes, I know I could download it. But I won’t… I’m a good responsible copyright-considerate librarian…
Looking Forward To
To quote Kalafudra verbatim – “Game of Thrones. Of course.” Enough said. (And this one I will be trying to watch online weekly. Because morally I can cope with that better than I can cope with downloading. I know it’s such a fine line as to be pretty much non-existent, but it helps me sleep at night.)