Monday, February 19, 2018

What we are watching

Mostly British television shows. And we have been doing so for years. British tv has some thoroughly crap shows, make no mistake, but the good ones are so good.  They also take good shows and along about the 5 or 6th season throw them under the bus, like with Ballykissangel. It's still on our watch list but we stopped watching it half way through it's 6th and last season.

There are a couple of Australian/New Zealand shows and one Canadian show, Murdock Mysteries that we really like.

American shows? Not so much. This is Us, Lucifer, Big Bang Theory - and I think that's it. We've had Netflix for, ai yi yi, so many years - back when it was dvd rentals only. They used to have some great British shows, now, not so much.

Most of what is available to watch these days is aimed at the 20-somethings and 30-somethings. And people who seem to have a lot more patience than I have for characters who are stupid.

I have no tolerance for stupid. I don't find it amusing. And it seems every tv show needs to have one annoying, stupid character. Then again, some shows feature an annoying stupid character, like that Larry David show. I see no point to him. But then again I hated Seinfeld - where every character was annoying and stupid.

Like the Gilmore Girls - tell me honestly, how many times did you want to reach right through the tv screen and smack Lorelei right up the side of her head? How many times did you scream at the tv - "SHUT UP" Or was that just me?

Things have gotten so bad we are now watching The Great British Baking Show - really? My husband likes cooking shows, one of these days I am going to have to ask him why since he himself doesn't cook and he pretty much doesn't care what he eats as long as it includes cheese.

So we wait with bated breath for season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.