I never really have a whole lot of TV shows that I watch in the “off season”. Most of my favorites are the traditional ones like Grey’s Anatomy. However, there are a lot of shows right now that are REALLY good. I’ve never been much of a reality tv fan but most of my favorites are of that genre at the moment. Maybe I’m getting sucked in like everyone else. ;)
Here are a list of my current favorites. What are you watching right now?
This is one of our absolute favorites right now. We just added HBO because of this show. We had seen the first episode (Dish Network loves to put random things on our DVR) and we were hooked instantly. Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) is the host of a news program called News Night. It’s your typical run of the mill type of nightly world news until his ex is hired as the EP and the show is overhauled. The news then becomes focused on what American Voters should know about the goings on in America to make informed voting decisions. Will doesn’t hold back the tough questions for his guests and never lets someone dodge a question. I wish our news could really be like that!
There is of course more than just the news going on in this show. Will and McKenzie (his ex and new EP) of course have a strained love/hate relationship that you just know any minute is going to work out. Then my FAVORITE characters Maggie and Jim …. will they FINALLY get together this season?!
If you have HBO set you DVR to record all episodes and get caught up because season 2 just started!
I’m going to call Siberia my guilty pleasure. Basically 16 people are left in the wilds of Siberia and are told to survive until the end of Winter. No voting people off. Whoever is left at the end splits the money. I was thinking THIS IS MY KIND OF REALITY SHOW! No back stabbing or alliances. Just people working together to survive. Then I found out that every single person on this show is an actor and it’s all fake. Boo :(
I’m still addicted to it though. Supposedly it’s not scripted. Different people are given different scenarios and prompts and the others have to act on improv. There are tigers roaming around in the jungle along with some kind of tiger killing monster. There is a creepy girl that seems to know way too much about the forest and people find her in random places. This show is kind of like Lost meets Survivor … but a little cheesier. I love it!
Whodunnit is a show very similar to the movie and game Clue. Thirteen people live together in a mansion with a creepy butler named Giles. One of the thirteen is a murderer and goes around killing the other guests. After each death it’s up to the survivors to figure out how they died and name who they suspect as the killer. The killer then decides who will be spared and who should be scared of impending death for the next episode.
I love trying to figure out all the clues along with the survivors! I had two people picked out from the beginning as the killer and one of them just died so my bets are still on Melanie.
Adam and I really love the show Survivorman with Less Stroud. When this show started up on NBC with Bear Grylls and 20 contestants I knew that this was something I would like. Each show they have some type of extreme journey over mountains or through rivers that test the contestants and show them what they are really made out of. They have to work together and rely on each other to be able to survive. At the end of each episode Bear sends home a team (of 2) that he knows wouldn’t ever Make It Out Alive.
I love that this show promotes working together and survival. There isn’t a bunch of drama or backstabbing on this show and that’s what I love about it. I’m not a fan of some of the really gross things he has them eat and drink but I just close my eyes on those parts. :)
This show starts when an average American town called Chester's Mill is sudden and violently separated from the rest of the world by an invisible barrier. The soon learn that they are under a dome and cannot access the outside world in any way. The towns people start to find out who they are really living next to. A few outsiders have been trapped in town as well and everyone is suspicious of one guy in particular named Barbie.
This show seems like it would be pretty straight forward but then you remember that it was written by Stephen King. Every episode something creepy or weird happens that just keeps me coming back for answers. I can’t say this is one of my favorite shows but there are several plot points that I want to see how they are resolved. I honestly can’t see this show lasting too long but I’m enjoying it while it’s on.
So have you seen any of these shows? What were your thoughts?