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As for my current TV schedule...

I think after having the last three or four? episodes of Ringer sitting on my hd with no desire to watch them, I'm dropping it for good.

Also consider dropping Revenge. It's not badly written or anything but I just for the life of me can't get onboard with the main character. Again, neither badly written nor especially badly acted - though admittedly the whispery voice annoys the crap out of me - but quite frankly I understand why she sends all her previous allies packing. In theory, I totally sympathize with the vengeance plot and think those people have it coming but I don't root for Emanda personally even a little bit.
Now, if Nolan were to get an awesome revenge plot, I'd cheer him on. And I finally figured out why the actor looked so damn familiar. He played the young arrogant version of Zeddicus onLegend of the Seeker. That drove me nuts. Could have of course checked imdb out sooner. *sheepish*

Not sure if I'm going to stick with Once upon a time in the long run either. The real-world happenings are so slow-going, like molasses. So far, the fairytale segments pull me through but that is mostly to fill in gaps, not where plot progression can be happening. And some plot needs to be progressing soon already. Things only light up when Rumpelstiltskin is on.

Surprisingly, I think I will keep up with Grimm because it's pretty harmless popcorn entertainment. And I can always make fun of the pseudo-German names for the monsters. A "Bauerschwein"? *facepalm* Though I felt they did a great bit of (unintentional?) humor when the main character totally rolled his eyes on finding another "Grimm" case in his usual police case. Teehe, that would be like Clark Kent trying to write an article and, upon being interrupted by someone screaming for help, bitchily rolling his eyes and going "for fucks sake, I just wanna type".

Also planning on finishing with Terra Nova, though I wouldn't have any problems if it was just the one Season. Sure, the stories are trashy and dumb but you can pretty much watch it, laugh and then forget about it.

In terms of older shows, I'm more than okay with House ending after this Season. It's not horrifically bad or anything right now but I believe it has played itself out. And Park gets on my nerves. Lking this Season of Castle, minus the new Captain. Bones does some obnoxious things with the pregnancy, as expected. Criminal Minds? Ehm, would be okay with it coming to an end, too, see House above. Terribly behind on both NCIS.

So maybe I can de-clutter my TV-week a bit next year. We'll see.

Tonight, new Merlin. Was impossible to get teasers/spoilers for it, other than the official promo/preview so we'll see. *wibbles uneasily*

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leelust
Dec. 10th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Dropped Ringer a long time ago - was too bored.
But kind of still watch Revenge. They have a cute dog :)
Don't know what to think of OUaT. Some eps i like and others bore me.
Not sure about Grimm either. Tje show does nothing for me and the lead character is sooooo boring and flat i can't take him seriously.
Think on dropping Terra Nova also - the stupidity of its *plots* is embarrassing.
But so far am enjoying Hell on wheels and Person of Interest.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
But kind of still watch Revenge. They have a cute dog :)

Heh. Mostly, I watch it for Nolan. :)

Not sure about Grimm either. Tje show does nothing for me and the lead character is sooooo boring and flat i can't take him seriously.

For me, it falls into the "it's so trashy, I actually find it amusing" category.

Think on dropping Terra Nova also - the stupidity of its *plots* is embarrassing.

Like I said, I plan on finishing the Season - it's only three more after all - and then it either ends anyway or I'll probably drop it.
scolaro
Dec. 10th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Grimm's butchering of the German language is hilarious. "Blutbad(en)", "Jäger bar", "Bauerschwein, "Der Ziegevolk", OMG! I'm cringing every time anything even remotely German is brought up.

But Monroe is SO AWESOME!
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Grimm's butchering of the German language is hilarious. "Blutbad(en)", "Jäger bar", "Bauerschwein, "Der Ziegevolk", OMG! I'm cringing every time anything even remotely German is brought up.

I know. I sit in horrified glee before each episode, wondering what kind of ridiculous name the creature of the week is getting this time. And what were the rats in the episode before last, "rhinegan" or something? What's that even mean? Oy.

But Monroe is SO AWESOME!

I know. I just laughed so hard in the last episode when his Blutbaden (can you even say that with a straight face?) friends came over and found out his new bestie is a Grimm. And Monroe was all like "um...we don't even know each other that well". Hahahahaha.
scolaro
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
I sit in horrified glee before each episode, wondering what kind of ridiculous name the creature of the week is getting this time.

LOL, me too. And "Jäger bar" sounds like a chocolate/cereal bar for hunters, doesn't it?

And Monroe was all like "um...we don't even know each other that well". Hahahahaha.

AHAHAHA. HE WISHES! I always laugh my head off when Nick is at his door AGAIN, disturbing Monroe's Pilates session, because he has no clue about what's going on and needs a shoulder to cry on.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:43 am (UTC)
And "Jäger bar" sounds like a chocolate/cereal bar for hunters, doesn't it?

I know, I thought the same thing. :D And for a minute there I was really confused if the creatures were supposed to be bears or not. Because in that case, why wouldn't they call it Jägerbär? The pronounciation is pretty much the same in German and English.

I always laugh my head off when Nick is at his door AGAIN, disturbing Monroe's Pilates session, because he has no clue about what's going on and needs a shoulder to cry on.

Yup, it's awesome. Monroe is all "you gotta be kidding me" or "where the hell did you get my new cell phone number?" And then it's immediately followed by "um, so do you have a cool new mission for me? *whistles innocently*" He so loves Grimm-ing it up with Nick. Who lets be honest isn't much doing Grimm-duty anyway.
katikat
Dec. 10th, 2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
Didn't even try Ringer or Revenge - not my cuppa - or Terra Nova - not a big fan of dinosaurs and humans bickering when there's stuff to do.

I dropped Once Upon a Time because I found it boring but I'm sticking with Grimm because I love the mythology.

I wouldn't mind House ending either, as long as they don't pair him up with someone quickly and he and Wilson stay friends.

I'm up-to-date with both NCIS shows and with Castle - where I hate the captain and I don't get why her character was necessary. I dropped Bones last season already.

And I didn't like today's episode of Merlin. There was one scene I actually liked. The rest was... eh.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC)
I wouldn't mind House ending either, as long as they don't pair him up with someone quickly and he and Wilson stay friends.

Yup, end the show on a cute House/Wilson moment and I'd be happy. They seem on pretty good terms right now and I don't want that messed up.

mangokulfi
Dec. 10th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
I had given up on Ringer but then the news about Misha came out so now I will slog through until his appearance.

I tried to watch Revenge but the lead actress annoyed me to much so I never got past the first episode. I have a bunch of Terra Nova and Person of Interest sitting on my dvr, but have yet to watch them. Same goes for Grimm.

I am still enjoying Once Upon a Time so that, along with Fringe and The Big Bang Theory are the only network shows I am committed to right now. Since I am still in SPN fandom, I am paying attention without actually watching the show. Which actually seems to be working out OK right now.

astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
I had given up on Ringer but then the news about Misha came out so now I will slog through until his appearance.

I know what you mean, I plan to watch the Misha ones as well.

I tried to watch Revenge but the lead actress annoyed me to much so I never got past the first episode.

For me it's really the voice mostly. Since I haven't seen her in anything else, I can't say if that's her usual M.O. I guess it's an unfortunate combination of character and actress not really being my taste. Which is too bad because I love a good vengeance plot. Usually, I enjoy even the worst adaptation of Count of Monte Christo. :D

I am still enjoying Once Upon a Time so that, along with Fringe and The Big Bang Theory

Oh yeah, Big Bang and Community are my two comedies. Fringe, I have decided to marathon later when I know there is at least a semi happy ending in sight. I'm a bit of a wuss concerning that show. *g*

Since I am still in SPN fandom, I am paying attention without actually watching the show. Which actually seems to be working out OK right now.

Heh. I watch on fast-forward after reading up on it. Haven't touched ep 3 of this Season.
mareen
Dec. 11th, 2011 07:04 am (UTC)
I dropped Ringer after episode 3 or so.
Still very happy with Revenge.
Not a big fan of OuaT. The only thing I find remotely interesting are the flashbacks. The rest of the show is incredibly boring.
I dropped Grimm after 2 episodes.

Two shows I really love and look forward to every week: Prime Suspect and (surprisingly) Person of Interest. The characters on both shows, but especially PoI really grew on me and I think the shows turned out a lot better than their pilots.
astri13
Dec. 11th, 2011 11:14 am (UTC)
Not a big fan of OuaT. The only thing I find remotely interesting are the flashbacks. The rest of the show is incredibly boring.

That's where I am, too. I wish the entire thing was set in the flashbacks, which of course would make it a completely different show.

I haven't watched either Prime Suspect nor Person of Interest. Maybe I'll check them out.
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