17 December 2015 @ 07:50 am
Day 04 - talk about television this year  
So it's already day 17 of december. Christmas is almost here. I have sent out a second batch of christmas cards yesterday. I'm sure I sent over 20 Christmas cards to friends and family. This time there are all store bought though. No time to prepare them myself though I had wished I could have.

Work is kind of stressful, which is mostly why I could not catch up with this meme so far. I've been writing this entry for a few days now, adding a sentence here and there.

At least today I will not be tempted by social media, because I want to avoid Star Wars spoilers. I haven't even seen the trailers besides the teasers and almost read nothing about the movie. I will see it with some friends later tonight and am cautiously optimistic.

So talking about television will be hard. I really really miss having a fandom. A show that makes me create art and write and dream and tell stories with for myself. I also miss meeting the people in this fandom then and everything that entails. It's been so long since SG:A days.

I always find it curious that most of my fandoms have been such imperfect shows like Star Trek Voyager, Smallville and Stargate Atlantis. But maybe that appeal is to fill the imperfections out with my own vision and those of other people in the fandom.

I tend to watch a lot of tv shows and many of them out of habit more than anything. And really, I watch a lot. To the point where I wonder, why am I watching this. Why am I watching Once upon a time, or Switched at Birth or other stuff. I couldn't even make a list. These are bad shows.

The last season of Orphan Black, though I still enjoyed it, was all over the place and like season two, lacked the tight storytelling of the first season. I enjoyed Game of Thrones more then I had in a while.

I'm slowly falling out of love with the Arrow and I'm not sure I will check out Legends of tomorrow. I fell out of love with the Good Wife last season and the current one though better could not reignite that spark.

A few shows with promise I started and dropped again very soon, those were Blindspot (void of charisma) and Limitless though I might give this another chance, and Minority Report.

There are some new shows I enjoyed though. Very notable are Killjoys and Dark Matter.

And most importantly Jessica Jones. Which is amazing. I thought it was better than Daredevil. I also liked Sense8. I might right ion debth about Jessica Jones if I find the time.

Also, I watched London Spy with the watch-along ladies and it is a very interesting show. Gritty and tense with the most unsettling mood, with great acting by Ben Wishaw and Jim Broadbent. But it is hard to watch.

Oddly enough the shows I enjoyed most this year were comedy shows. Jane the Virgin is one of the weetest most beautifully told tales. I really love the narrative there. The best show though is Brooklyn Nine Nine. The show is full of wonderful quirky characters and it's so laugh out loud funny. I love all the characters and character dynamics. I totally recommend watching it.

Day 01 → A picture of you taken this year
Day 02 → talk about music this year
Day 03 → talk about movies this year
Day 03 → talk about movies this year
Day 04 → talk about television this year
Day 05 → talk about books this year
Day 06 → talk about food this year
Day 07 → your week, in great detail
Day 08 → your Hanukkah (or Christmas or Kwanzaa or Eid or Yule or Festivus) wish list
Day 09 → a photo that makes you happy taken this year
Day 10 → a photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → your favorite photo this year
Day 12 → your favorite website this year
Day 13 → new items you’ve added to collections this year
Day 14 → What you are proud of from this year
Day 15 → something that made you laugh this year
Day 16 → something that made you sad this year
Day 17 → something that made you happy this year
Day 18 → what is on your desk right now
Day 19 → what you learned this year
Day 20 → talk about hobbies this year
Day 21 → what you are most pleased about this year
Day 22 → talk about art this year
Day 23 → What you did to have fun this year
Day 24 → a photo of you and your family
Day 25 → Talk about politics this year
Day 26 → A list of what you got for Hanukkah (or Christmas or Kwanzaa or Eid or Yule or Festivus)
Day 27 → A new years resolution
Day 28 → Something which caught your interest this year
Day 29 → Travel you did this year
Day 30 → Your plans for New Years
Day 31 → Best moment of the month