I created this fun page of what I - we - have been watching lately. Mostly, watching this show, Star Trek Voyager. Working my way through - about the fourth time I think. I’m honestly not sure the draw, except that it is intelligent sy-fi. None of it seems - cheezy. The acting is exceptional by the entire cast. I especially love the Doctor and Seven of Nine, but really all the characters are perfect fits.
I bullet-trained through the first two season and into season three and then, bam, I needed a break. It is such an emotionally consuming television show that I have to be in it 100% or I have to step back from it. I am that one person who came late to the This Is Us party but was totally sucker punched by its enormity, its greatness. What I found hilarious is that each of my guys, my husband and two sons were riveted to the television whenever I would watch the show. John would protest, profess how much he didn’t like the show and three episodes later he is still hunkered down watching. It’s a gripping show to say the least.
This is only my second time watching In Plain Sight. I adore the characters, as it is a completely character driven show. US Marshal’s in Albuquerque, NM with witness protection, and the drama associated with the program is really the loose end of the show. Center stage is the family drama of Mary one of the witsec agents and the partner relationship of Mary and Marshall. A dramedy at its finest.
Except for Season 5, which I most recently watched on Netflix - it is the only way I can watch the series - I love Madam Secretary. Season 5, however, became too political and agenda-driven. The Secretary of State is supporsed to be apolitcal, so to speak, and while I understand why they took Season 5 to the extreme it was disappointing. This Season lost most of what I always appreciated about the show: Humor, that subtle humor by the Secretary of State (and other characters, especially between SOS and hubby) was conspicuously missing. I think the nuances of all the characters were a wash as well. Sad, because it was such an amazing show.
This is only my second time watching the West Wing and I am moving through the series quite slow. This is some of the most amazing political writing on television. Even the first time I watched West Wing, just before and during the ‘16 elections, just when I didn’t need anymore politics, but enter politicing at its best. Although, it was easy enough to figure out the political party the show wasn’t about a party, it was a bi-partisan, or even anti-partisan show, if you will. The show cared more about getting stuff accomplished for the country. Making change. Making a difference. The intelligence behind the writing...but, the intelligence required for the White House is just. so. amazing.
I honestly couldn’t say how many times I have watched Stargate SG-1, but probably, at least twice a year since that first time I ever found it. I’m not even sure now how I found the series but I can watch the series again, and again. Richard Dean Anderson’s character, Colonel O’Neill, totally carries the show with his penetrating humor, his rapier wit. He’s a comedic even in the serious. Most definitely I have my favorite episodes and my not-so favorites which I simply passover, but even still, the 10 Seasons of Stargate Sg-1 takes me quite a while to watch.