Kalinda, Joan and Abed

Over 3 months of stuff?

Work happened. Then vacation happened, and I just got back to my regular routine a week ago. In any case, quick rundown of what I’ve been watching:

The stuff I’ve gotten into in the past 3 months, and that I’ve been playing catch up with…

Community – I’d watched Advanced Dungeons and Dragons last year and always meant to watch more. Took advantage of long plane flights to watch the first season and wow, how have I not gotten into this show before now? Best. TV show. Ever. My favorites are Abed and Troy. I’m more than halfway through season 2 and have already caught up on the new season; and I know this is just echoing what everyone else has been saying, but Remedial Chaos Theory was amazing.

Mad Men – I’d been watching the 4th season as it aired earlier this year, and about 2 months went back to the first season. Love it. I love how seeds planted in an episode bear fruit 10 episodes later. I love the characterization, and I particularly love the female characters, and how each navigates the male-dominated world they live in in their own way… some better than others, obviously.

The Good Wife – Watched the second half of last season and then went and watched what I’d missed in the summer hiatus. I’ve already caught up on new episodes. Kalinda and Eli are one fabulous team, and I’m really enjoying seeing Lisa Edelstein play a character so different from Cuddy.

Downton Abbey – I still have a couple of episodes left from series 1, and have been really enjoying the soapy period drama. I understand things get darker in series 2…

The Hour – Was also about halfway through when I went on vacation. It’s not Mad Men, but I like it a lot. Loved the episode where everyone was invited to Hector’s in-laws’ country estate. Love Freddie Lyon.

The stuff I was already watching and had mentioned on the blog at one time or another…

Gokaiger – I was caught up until 4 episodes ago, when I left on my trip. I love this show, but it’s not really something that inspires analysis and long blog posts.

Doctor Who – Watched up to The Girl Who Waited before the trip, haven’t caught yet. I’ve remained mostly unspoiled. I think Doctor Who is a show I can’t quite write about right after I first watch, or even until after the arc plays out, I guess.

Fringe – I did catch up on all 3 seasons of it! Loved it, marathoned it. Never got around to blogging about it (I suck like that sometimes). Caught up on the first four episodes of the new season, and I’m really excited at the addition Lincoln Lee to the main cast!

Kamen Rider OOO – Fell behind, realized I’d never catch up before it ended. I figure I probably won’t be writing such long posts about each set of two episodes when I go back to it, I’ll probably just watch several in one sitting and just post about what pops out most. I’m not as unspoiled as I’d like to be about the end, though.

While I’m on the subject of Kamen Rider, the premiere of Fourze didn’t really grab my interest. I have very little interest in the high school setting, so that’s part of it. I may check it out again later but I don’t really expect to be writing about it here.

I’ve been looking forward to GARO Makaisenki, and I’ll no doubt post my thoughts about it here. And I’ll at the very least check out Once Upon A Time, and Alcatraz (when it eventually airs).

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