The end of stuff.
I don't know. I just don't know. I enjoyed the two part finale kinda but I feel like overall my feelings on this season are so underwhelming that it's hard for me to even care. I feel like this has the potential to become something I don't watch regularly, but at the same time, I don't feel strongly enough about that to remove it from the DVR entirely.
☂ Modern Family.
Love those Dunphy-Pritchett-Tucker-Delgados! Yes! But has my enthusiasm waned? Yes
. I can't explain why but I don't get excited for this show anymore. And yet I still love it when I do watch it. But I frequently miss several episodes in a row without even realizing it and mostly that's just because I don't even remember that it's on. The show isn't doing anything wrong, but I don't know. It's more like "old reliable" instead of "this exciting thing that I can't wait for!" That probably makes very little sense. Just go with it.
☂ Off the Map.
Well, that got canceled
. That sucks. Since it was just a mid-season replacement I'm not so totally bummed about losing it, but it would have been nice to see how it did a little further along. Oh well, them's the breaks.
☂ The Vampire Diaries.
You're all aware that this is my new "main" fandom. While I have some powerful "multi-fandom" tendencies, there are always things that inspire me more than others in terms of making art or writing fic or gee
, I dunno, stalking the cast on twitter, etc. And this is one of them, which took nobody more by surprise than me. I figured out that I started watching this show after the first few eps of the second season. Right around Bad Moon Rising, 2.03
-- I have no idea how long it took me to catch up. I'm guessing a couple of weeks, but it's kind of been this massive downhill slide into obsession from there. And I'm only mentioning this here because I've already talked about the finale. I pretty much agree with about 80-85% of what ozmissage
said in her finale recap, and she said it far better than I did, so go read that if you have the chance.
This show is so under-rated. I can't believe how under-rated it is. There are times when the storylines are not my favorite, but the writing on this show is so superb and real and you see scenes on this show that I don't know if I've ever seen before, and yet they're so completely simple. Not everything on this show is as affecting, but some of it just blows me away with it subtle power. And I'm so so
glad it was renewed for a third season. Here's one of my favorite parts of the finale:"Amber, you know, I was two years in Vietnam. Do you know what I thought about? What I dreamt about? Coming home and having a family and having grandkids. I dreamt you, Amber. And Haddie, and Drew, and Sydney, Jabbar, and Max. And we almost lost you. I know, you've had some bad breaks. You're not feeling good about yourself. You didn't get into Berkeley? Well, boo-friggin-hoo. You gotta suck it up, girl. You're a Braverman. You got my blood in your veins. You ever do something like this again, you even think about doing something like this, I will personally kick your little butt all the way from here to the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not have my permission to mess with my dreams. Are we clear?"
☂ Happy Endings.
I don't know how much of this show is left to air? Maybe one episode? But this was such an unexpected delight! Seriously?
How awesome is this show? I can't say they'll work that same awesome groove next season, but right now it is on fire. (Though the last two eps were definitely aired out of order, yes?)
☂ Grey's Anatomy.
I... I don't know with this show. I hate to hope for anything with it because the characters I want to see fleshed out never really are. And I'm looking at you Lexie Grey. (No really, she has so many things going on every season that it feels like they just scratch the surface and we don't really get to see what's underneath.) But I guess there's one thing. ( And this is kind of spoilery. )
I feel like there are so many characters on this show that half of them just spend the vast majority of the time hanging out in the background, having these lives that we really know very little about. I mean, watching people brush their teeth together is one thing, but actual development is something else. I am kind of bummed that we are not getting that for some of these characters. The cast has grown so much and I feel like, even though I enjoy some of the new faces, that it's a detriment to the show in the end. I mean, I'm super stoked that "Noel" finally got the girl and all, but I would have liked to see that develop more. But with this show, that just doesn't seem possible anymore.
☂ The Killing.
I'm behind! again! I do this every week and it's not because I'm not interested. Really. It's just because I don't get the TV on the weekends and then I have to make myself remember to download the show and watch it. I need a personal assistant just to keep track of my television schedule during the regular season. I swear.
☂ Summer shows!
Summer is such a slow time for me TV-wise. I'm looking forward to Haven, True Blood, Entourage, and The Glades (off the top of my head) but I'm not jumping out of my seat for joy or anything. I think that may change from ep to ep with both True Blood and Haven though. (Both of the genre pieces, go figure.) But both Lost Girl and Misfits aren't coming back until the fall, so it'll be a relatively quiet summer I guess. Though I may be re-watching Veronica Mars again to make a vid, and The Vampire Diaries just cause, and I hope to knock out the next season or two of The West Wing as well. So there's that. Plus, I may finally give Castle a try (since a friend let me borrow the season one DVD I got them for Christmas) and finally mainline Six Feet Under like I've been meaning to. (At least season one. It's taunting me from my DVD shelf.) "The show where no one smiles" is what I used to nickname it back when my mom watched when it was still on the air.
☂ Does anybody else know what else I watch/am watching? I can't think of anything else. This is what happens when you make long lists.