I love television. I love all kinds of television. A list of what I am watching, what I am simply reading recaps of, and what I no longer watch but make other people watch so they can keep me apprised of goings on.
I Watch This
First, we should all understand that anything with the words "Fairy-Tale Adaptation" is like crack to me. Like crack, there are different types and degrees of quality, but I will partake and become addicted to ALL of them. Fairy-tale adaptations in the form of YA Literature? Yes please, let me expose my vein (Um, people shoot up with crack right? I know very little about drugs, despite being a DARE graduate.) Fairy-tale adaptations in movie form, especially terrible movie form? (See Little Red Riding Hood, and all of the "Snow White" movies coming out.) YES. Fairy-tales on TV where I can hulu them at my own convenience? HELL TO THE YES PLEASE. Suffice it to say I am watching Grimm and Once Upon a Time.
I think I like Grimm better. The acting is better, the story lines are more complex, and it is significantly darker. I does lack a little of that human relationship factor, but I'm cold and heartless so the minimal interaction between the protagonist (another thing about TV, I never learn the character names,) and his girlfriend/fiancee doesn't really bug me. I think the friendship between the protagonist (hereafter known as Cop Dude) and Wolf Guy is funny and endearing. I love bromances.
Once Upon a Time is good though, as well, although heavy on the human relationship factor, sort of light on plot (other than comparing/contrasting the traditional and modern versions of fairy-tales,) and probably isn't angsty enough for me. (Excuse me whilst I reapply my eyeliner, and push my dyed black bangs off my face.) If anything Once is a really pretty show, which appeals to those of us lacking in the human relationship department, and heavy in the ohhh look at the shiny thing department.
I also Watch
Downton Abbey: Because I am a white, female, former History Major and English Minor. Of course I watch and enjoy this. I also take quizzes online to determine which Jane Austen Character I am (formerly a Marianne from Sense and Sensibility, now Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice.) I have engaged in heated debates over which film adaptation of Emma is better, and think Heathcliff is a dick. I'm a cliche, and fine with it. It doesn't hurt that Downton is a well-written and beautifully curated soap opera. It is funny how untrashy one feels watching a soap when everyone keeps their clothes on. Most of the time.
Side- note and sort of spoiler: William is adorable. I'm glad he's dead. I'm awful.
Vampire Diaries: It is funny how wonderfully trashy one feels watching a soap where nobody keeps their clothes on, and people are brutally murdered with no hint of consequence. I will love this show until I die, because it is the TV equivalent of a pop-tart. Pop-tarts are bad for you, but they make you feel so good. Also, Team Damon. If you insist on linking yourself with a morally deficient undead hottie, it might as well be the funny one. Chillax, Stefan.
Modern Family: Although, can I be honest, I'm questioning my devotion. I know.
How I Met Your Mother: Legen.....dary.
I Don't Watch This Anymore: But I read the Recaps Sometimes
The Bachelor:Meh. They will ride Helicopters. Someone has a boyfriend or girlfriend back home. After a few promising moments of scandal, the show will be mind-numbingly dull as a bunch of sort-of pretty people talk about "being open" and "here for the right reasons." Unless there is a huge douchebag that I can write about, who will help my blog accidentally skyrocket into quasi-fame, I have no interest. (PS: Thank you Bentley. I bought beautiful fabric with the ad money I made from writing about you. You are still a huge douchenozzle.)
Gossip Girl: When the recaps are more entertaining than the show, you have a problem.
I Make Other People Watch This, and then Tell Me What Happened
Grey's Anatomy: I stopped when the hospital kept getting shot up/bombed/attacked and everyone kept going on as if nothing had happened. I mean, yes, they had PTSD for two episodes, until it happened again. Also, I am tired of Derek and Meredith being together or not together. PICK ANOTHER PLOT LINE TO MAINTAIN INTEREST, people! Sheesh. Also, I don't like it when non-themed shows try and get themes, like singing. That said, I like to be kept abreast of what is happening, every two months. Abreast. Bahahaha.
Actually, I haven't been updated on this show in a few weeks. What is going on?
I Hate This Show so Effing Much
Glee. I can't even.
Anyway, That is what I watch, sort of. What do you watch? Am I missing out on something fantastic? Is there yet another fairy-tale adaptation show I do not know about? Have you ever been as invested in another person's reproductive equipment as you are Matthew Crowley's? How bad do you hate Glee?