TV Show Recap

ShowRecaps

Hey friends! Have you watched a lot of television this week? I watched about as much as I usually do. Okay, I watch a fair amount of television. Too much really. But I love stories, even if it comes in the form of mind numbing television. I have a few shows to share with you this week.

And don’t worry, I’m not going to share every show I watch every week. Just the ones I feel I need to discuss or maybe haven’t said much about. I will have just a handful every week.

Let’s get into this!

First up…last week I completely bashed this show and I continued to watch it with hopes it would get better.

Shadowhunters:

This comes on Tuesdays at 9PM on Freeform.

I watched this past weeks episode and I can’t lie, I actually enjoyed this episode. Next week Episode 6 airs, so you can still catch up. The acting this week was so much better and I was actually interested in the show.

Baby Daddy:

This comes on Freeform, Wednesdays at 8:30pm. I started watching this it’s first season in 2012. To be completely honest, I had no idea that this had been on for so long! I started watching it because of the cast and obviously, the adorable baby. It’s such a cute show and I might be crushing on Jean-Luc Bilodeau. You can totally check out this show with out seeing any of the other seasons. But the whole show is hilarious.

Young & Hungry:

Another Freeform show. Airs on Wednesdays at 8, right before Baby Daddy. I started watching this one because of Emily Osment. I loved her in Hannah Montana…don’t judge me for watching that show. When I found her on another show, I was instantly hooked. She is such a wonderful actress and her character on this show is just so much fun. I stayed with the show because of the back and forth romance/drama between Gabie and Josh. It’s rather frustrating. But the start of this season is looking promising for the cute couple. Again, you can probably tune into this show now and pretty much know what is going on. It’s good for a laugh!

Shannara Chronicles:

MTV Tuesday nights at 10PM. Like I said last week, I am super impressed with MTV and this show! Why am I bringing this up again this week? Because I love it!

Also, this world is set in a post apocalyptic world. The world as we know it right now has come to a screeching hault and this is what left over. The latest episode, episode 7 reminds you that this is a world after our own. Princess Amberle and Eretria fall into a high school gym. In one scene Amberle is looking at a year book, and says something about how those people didn’t even see it coming. She also mentions how they all look so happy. Which is laughable because who is happy in high school? But not my point. It was a moment that acutally made me think about things around me. What would happen if the world did end suddenly.

Looking at this scene it looks like the world ended in the middle of a high school prom. The gym is decorated like it would be for prom or some other kind of dance. It was just a moment that got to me and kind of shocked me because I had forgotten that the world this show takes place in is beyond the life we live now. It was interesting.

iZombie:

Tuesdays @ 9PM on WYCWD

This show is so awesome and in it’s second season. Liv is a zombie, working in a morgue. Her coworker/friend knows what she is and she is supplied with brains when ever she needs them. The goal of her and her friend Ravi is to find the cure for her condition, and the condition of other Zombies spread throughout the world.

I love this show so much! It’s such a unique concept. We have become obsessed with Zombies, but until now most of us see zombies as mindless creatures who just fumble around and feed off the living. This show gives these zombies a life. A “what if” kind of thing.

That’s all I am going to talk about this week. I will do actual recaps eventually. I just have to remind myself to start watching with a pen and paper so I have some notes to go on. Sometimes after I watch a show, everything leaves my brain until it comes on again and I go “Oh, that’s what happened last week!”

What shows have you been watching? What is your favorite? Are you ready for Walking Dead this Sunday!!??!

What Are You Watching?

One thing I said I was going to do was talking about this year was some of the shows I am watching at the moment. Well…I have been watching a few shows. So let’s dive into a quick chat about what I am watching!

New Shows

Shadowhunters:

I wanted to talk about this show first because I was so exited for this one. I read the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I saw the City of Bones movie. I love the whole Shadowhunters world. And then this show came out…I have basically hated every minute of the three episodes I pushed myself through.

Let me tell you, the acting in this show is so horrible. It just feels low budget and half thought out. The dialogue is boring, and it’s not nearly as magical as the books or the movie. I am terribly upset by this. Honestly, I feel like most of the blame goes to the girl cast as Clary, Katherine McNamara. Everything I have seen her acting in has been horrible. In everything I remember her in she has been this spoiled brat that gets upset when she doesn’t get her way. Sadly, she has brought this into Shadowhunters and Clary. I loved Clary in the books and the movie. I do not love the Clary of the TV show.

I will not continue watching this show. Not only because of the horrible acting and poorly written screenplay, but also, I feel like they just changed too much from the books. It just doesn’t feel like the same story and it’s no longer a story I am interested in.

Shannara Chronicles:

Another TV show based on a novel series. Unlike Shadowhunters, I absolutely love this show. It is so amazing! I have heard bad things about the book series, but watching the show makes me want to read the books. Although, I could be disappointed in one or the other after reading the book.

The acting is on point with this show, which honestly surprised me. I don’t know why, because Teen Wolf is an MTV original show and I love it. I just thought with this show being a high fantasy kind of show, that the budget wouldn’t cover the effects it would need to make the show amazing. I was so wrong!

I love Austin Butler, who plays Wil, one of the main characters. He is seriously gorgeous…the lips… Anyways. He is an amazing actor and I loved him in Switched at Birth. He is much better at playing a half elf, half human though.

The leading women of the show, Poppy Drayton (plays Princess Amberle), and Ivana Baquero (plays Eretria) are also amazing actors. I don’t recall any thing else that have played in, but their acting on this show makes me want to see more from them.

Seriously if you have not checked out this show, please take a couple of hours and watch the first two shows. I don’t think you need the first two to be hooked, but you know, just in case you have your doubts.

Lucifer:

This is another show I had my doubts about and I have only seen one episode. Not because I didn’t like the first, I just haven’t had time to watch the second episode. The first episode was very intriguing and I really enjoyed it. It’s a nice twist on the devil himself and what he might be like in real life.

But you see in the first episode, that him leaving hell to mingle among the humans is starting to change him. Then again, it seems like he was forced to be the king of hell, and it doesn’t really suit him. I am looking forward to seeing more of this show and I really hope the future episodes follow the first and keep me interested. There is so much they could do with the story line.

Returning Shows

Teen Wolf:

 

What really needs to be said about this show? It’s amazing, I love it, and this season has been incredible so far. I thought I would start getting bored at this point, but the show just keeps me on the edge of my seat!

The 100:

This show is in it’s third season and it just keeps getting better and better. Who hasn’t thought about what the world will be like when radiation forces us to escape into space and limited air supply sends us crashing back to the home once deemed unfit for human life?

Also, this was based on a book. I’m afraid to read the book. I’m thinking I will just wait until the show is cancelled (hopefully after several more successful seasons) before I even try reading the books.

There are many more shows that I watch…trust me. There are a ton. But, I have weeks to cover them. I want to start doing a recap/discussion on each episode. Short discussions for episodes I enjoyed with one or two comments, and more in depth discussion for episodes that leave my jaw in the floor.

I will also add times and days that these shows air. Call me lazy this week…I’m trying to get my stuff together to make my post better. Just hang in there with me while I figure it all out.

Tell me, what shows are you watching??