Lately time in front of the TV has made more sense. I don't waste my time with looking for news on TV. The internet filtered via Google Alerts basically does that for me. Ah, but entertainment, the TV is still my go-to device.
The second half of 2013 brought us some good stuff. The ones I've enjoyed watching are "Orange Is The New Black" "The Blacklist" and "The Following."
The way "The Blacklist" and "The Following" have been put together is pretty impressive. There's almost no rush to prove itself. The writers want to take their time before they take you on a journey. And there's this subtle feeling you get that this journey they're planning on taking you on, it's dark. Reminds me a lot of "The Killing", minus the wet and dreary look and feel.
Though I know the TV industry pretty well, I've not had the opportunity to enjoy much of its content. But that will change in the coming year. A number of projects at the fund I run will be entering production in a few months. Exciting times for all of us at Radicate.
Other shows that have held my interests are "Parks And Recreation", "Luther", "White Collar", "American Horror Story", "Sherlock" and "The Killing."
Then of course there are the shows that I've found to show a lot of promise since their early stages of release. Shows like "Arrow" and "Grimm", are intriguing but finding the time to follow them have been trying. Even slowed down catching up on "MAS". I've written before about my thoughts on this "CouldBeMyTopFavorite" show, so all I'm going to say now is, my interest in this show continues to wane.
What I'm looking forward to, though, are "True Detectives" and the next seasons of "House of Cards" and "Walking Dead". I am really hoping "True Detectives" lives up to the previews I was just shown.
Audience like me want clever shows. And if networks and productions companies keep this in mind, both they and audience are going to be happy for a long time.