My wife has agreed to rewatch Game of Thrones, so that I can finally watch the series. We’re three episodes in and I’m liking it, thus far. The fantasy elements haven’t really appeared yet. I’m mostly watching the scenes with Daenerys and Jon Snow with great intent. I know they are the Big Two of the show, my wife tells me to round out the Big Three, I should pay greater attention to Cersei too.
The show clearly has great production values and I love that my wife gets to share all of her nerdiness for the series, like how I often get to with the superhero shows.
I’ll probably not chronical my entire viewing of the series but I thought I should let you all know that I’m finally trying Game of Thrones and so far, it is pretty fun. I’m trying to allow myself to forget any of the Film Theory videos I’ve seen on YouTube or forget which “key episodes” I’ve heard about. I’m also trying to not look at episodes titles either so I let her press the buttons that get us to the episode.
We also tried SlingTV Blue and already thinking of cancelling that free subscription and just paying for Showtime and HBO. We want Showtime for Shameless, but I have to be honest, I have been just going through the motions with that show for the past two seasons. I keep wanting to go on Facebook and ask if the current season is better than the previous one or is it pretty much the same. Does anyone know?
I get that the characters live hard lives and make worst decisions, but at some point, I’m not enjoying the way the story is being told or the characters.
For Game of Thrones, I’m also tempted to stop watching the CW hero shows and just make sure I’m current with FOX’s The Gifted (which should be ending soon) and NBC’s This is Us. I can’t think of any other show that I’m really excited to watch the next episode for. Most shows, we can still catch up with but I wouldn’t mind taking a break and letting some episodes build up.
There are a couple shows on TBS that have catching my attention as I’ve been watching lots of their promos and a few sound interesting. Unfortunately, the TBS app doesn’t really have the first episodes of the series so I’m out of luck with the bulk of them. Maybe once they come to Netflix, I’ll catch up on them. The shows I’m interested in are – Angie Tribeca, People of Earth, Wrecked, Search Party (which has every episode on TBS’ app), and The Guest Book. We tried Snoop Dogg’s Joker’s Wild and that first episode was hard to watch. It seemed fun but that male contestant sure was hamming it up.
Also on the television front, Hulu has the fifth and final season of the Nick Ninja Turtles so Walker Dennis and me have started that, we’re one episode down. I’m going to miss this show when it is over. I do wish the theme song had words, besides some “not catch phrases” being used. Tales of the TMNT, is the official title for the final season.
We’re also having to find time to watch Game of Thrones when our son isn’t quite around as it can get pretty graphic.
We finished The Office and are trying Schitt’s Creek, which I’m not loving yet. I like the children and the motel lady but I hate Chris Elliott as the mayor and I get that’s his character but oooof, I want less of that guy and maybe more interesting stories. My wife heard good things about the series and we’re only five episodes in. That fifth episode, The Cabin, was probably the first really good episode, so maybe time will tell. I’m committed for the rest of season one but I’m ready to drop the series if it doesn’t get better. I see the fourth season started last week so Netflix should get it after it finishes, I’m sure. So people like it but I’m not there yet.
I still think of Riverdale so maybe I’ll try that show again. I checked on Amazon Prime and they finally released the tenth season of Doctor Who so I want to jump back into that. Amazon Prime also had the last two Christmas specials, besides the very latest one, so that’s nice.
Unfortunately, I’m already pressed for television watching time. My son has gotten way into Knight Rider so that’s the show I’ve been watching the most. We were going back and forth with the original series and the 2008 series but he’s since committed to watching the original series and we’re at episode 17 of the first season so we’re doing it. I need to find the 2000 television film and if I can find Team Knight Rider, that’ll be fun to finally watch that show.