The Year of MoTV

2014

 

There were pancakes, and flat circles. Lorelais and Amanthas. 5 years in a hellish island and Maggie Grace. Yellow Kings and Walternates.

It probably wasnt my best year of TV watching(no idea how I’m gauging this) but it was filled with lots of hours sitting in front of my TV, tablet and computer screen. And here is my attempt to rank my top 10 show of 2014.(Either it being new show or shows new to me)

  1. My favorite show of 2014 was FX’s new comedy, You’re the Worst. It was crude, funny and filled my void left by the departure of Happy Endings.
  2. After 2 years on a hellish network i dont watch, i finally corrected my mistake by catching up on the CW’s Arrow. (Honorable mention, The Flash also on the CW)
  3. The first new to me show on the List, Fringe. Spent the good part of the spring/summer months catching up on this sci fi goodie.
  4. And the first of the gone too soon variety, FOX’s way to early cancellation of Surviving Jack, proved again why you can never trust that network(Hello Chicago Code)
  5. Another victim of the Netflix binge machine, Gilmore Girls.  7 full seasons of Lauren Graham. Who can say no?
  6. Just before the Gilmore Girls binge there was the Californication binge. Maggie Grace, Madeline Zima and the many other parade of ladies made the 7 seasons worth watching. Hurrah for nudity.
  7. Amazon Prime finally become useful with it’s the HBO collection. While not quite Band of Brothers, the Pacific held its own in detailing the war on that side of globe.
  8. Prime came in handy again with There all is aching. Review. 3.5 stars
  9. With Doctor Who regenerating a new doctor, i had to find a new BBC show. Broadchurch tried first, but the eventual winner was Sherlock. But the 90 minute shows can be a bit much.
  10. Martin Freeman shows up again, in Fargo. A show i probably should have ranked higher but I literally just remember it’s existence and now I’m too lazy to go back and redo the rankings

What To Watch For

  • Other shows i just remembered that need to be watched, Rectify, Undateable, BoJack Horseman.
  • Shows that were overrated, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black seasons 2.
  • Shows you should continue watching, Justified final season, Shameless season 5, and The Americans season 3(I mean the Keri Russell fun hour please be naked once please)
  • And one final GoodTaylorBye to 2014

Spoilers…………I’ve seen that guy before

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“Well is there anything the marine corp taught you that you can continue at Bama Poly?”

“They taught Me how to kill Japs. And I pretty damn good at that”

Maybe we need to check on Tom Hanks. Maybe there’s something not quite firing on all cylinders in there.Maybe we should see something in his desire to kill Japs and Nazis. Maybe there’s something more to this than wanting to honor our greatest generation. Maybe I just finished his most recent installment of WWII and needed something that could pass off has half clever before I pretend to provide commentary on said program.

Maybe.

Besides the obvious differences in setting, The Pacific throws viewers right into the front line and in the trenches. No Boot Camp for the viewers to get to know and love the characters. Because of that, you spend the first few hours trying to figure out who the fuck is who. If not for that, I would put this side by side with Band of Brothers.

While going back and watching this and other shows, I start to notice some familiar faces from other shows popping up. It’s really becoming one my unintended joys from binge watching old shows. Like Anna Torv(Fringe) showing up on The Pacific, Jacob Pitts(Justified). The Wire alums on Fringe like Frank Sobotka and Lt. Daniels as well as Lane Pryce from Mad Men. It’s fun getting to see these guys(and gals) agains.

What to Watch For