dbskyler: (Sarah SJA)
Just some random thoughts about some of the TV shows I've been watching lately (pretty non-spoilery).

Broadchurch episode 4 was better again. I wish we were getting more of Rory and less of Gwen, but I'm still enjoying it. (Yes, I know those aren't their names in this show, but that's how I think of them, okay?) I am particularly enjoying the scenes between Hardy and Miller. Their relationship is great.

Thanks (or blame) to [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook, I went and watched the pilot episode for Adam Adamant Lives! It reminds me of a very strange mix of Avengers, Wild Wild West, and Doctor Who. I think the Doctor Who part is mostly because of the accents and the '60s vibe, but it was there nonetheless. In fact, it drove me slightly crazy that at the end of the pilot episode the woman just lay there and didn't do anything to help in the fight, because she kept reminding me of Jo, and Jo would've waded right in there! Or else done something clever. I would've liked the episode better with Jo, in other words. But it was still fun. I do have a special fondness for old 1960's era television.

Speaking of old 1960's television, watching Adam Adamant Lives! put me in the mood for Wild Wild West, so I went and watched some of that. What a great show. Some of it is a definite product of its time, but most of it still really holds up. That is, if you like wacky spy stuff in the old west that sometimes strays into sci-fi with brainwashing and shrinking people, with super-villains like Miguelito Loveless, who is awesome.

Then there's the Flash. I'm still not very into it, but I did see the last episode with its trailer for this week which will feature MARK HAMILL as THE TRICKSTER!!!!!!!!! Whoo hoo, I am really looking forward to that.

Finally there's the surprise addition to my television habit of Better Call Saul. I found Breaking Bad to be way too dark for my taste, but Better Call Saul is hooking me. We'll see.
dbskyler: (eleven smile)
Watching Doctor Who at the Proms RIGHT NOW on my TELEVISION! And I'm actually looking forward to the commercial breaks, because there are recorded greetings from Matt, Karen, Arthur and Alex for ME! Well, for viewers of BBC America, but that's ME!

Given that there is one greeting (so far) with Alex Kingston in it, I'm guessing they recorded the greetings when they were out here filming in Utah.

And wow, this orchestra is really, really good. It's amazing to listen to them "live." The show looks awesome, and they did a great job of capturing the action for television, too!

And this is just the warm-up, because the Doctor Who Christmas special will be broadcast later TODAY (today, today, today)!!!!

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, and to everyone, happy December 25th!
dbskyler: (eleven)
I was out today so I set the VCR to tape "The Beast Below" at 6 p.m., but I just found out that I accidentally taped what was on at 6 a.m. instead!

Fortunately, it's on again at 9 p.m., but now I have to WAIT to see it! Arrgghhh!

In the meantime, I am watching the repeat of "Eleventh Hour" that's currently on, and I'm taking mental notes every time BBC America cuts a scene. Wow, they've cut quite a lot so far. I'm happy they showed the full uncut episode last week, but people catching it for the first time tonight are really missing out. I sincerely hope they're not cutting "Beast Below" or any of the subsequent episodes this badly, or I might just change my resolve to watch them on BBC America.
dbskyler: (eleven)
I was out today so I set the VCR to tape "The Beast Below" at 6 p.m., but I just found out that I accidentally taped what was on at 6 a.m. instead!

Fortunately, it's on again at 9 p.m., but now I have to WAIT to see it! Arrgghhh!

In the meantime, I am watching the repeat of "Eleventh Hour" that's currently on, and I'm taking mental notes every time BBC America cuts a scene. Wow, they've cut quite a lot so far. I'm happy they showed the full uncut episode last week, but people catching it for the first time tonight are really missing out. I sincerely hope they're not cutting "Beast Below" or any of the subsequent episodes this badly, or I might just change my resolve to watch them on BBC America.

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