This is a group intended for TV watchers to share views and reviews of shows worth watching on television.
What's captivating your eyeballs in 2015? My watching is increasingly online and via DVD.
I'm enjoying the final season of Parks & Recreation, strangely set just a couple of years in the future.
Also now enjoying Season 1 of Orphan Black, the BBC show about clones.
Comediens in Cars Getting Coffee, with Jerry Seinfeld, has amused me.
Broad City and Drunk History on Comedy Central provide occasional laughs.
The Nightly Show just started and seems to need to find firm footing, but I'm going to give it a chance.
Brattleboro Selectboard meetings, of course...
The Emmy Awards are tonight. They are the awards for television, and more interesting than the Oscars, at least to me. I never watch movies in the year they come out, so oscars are almost meaningless. Emmy's have things I'm marginally aware of, in most cases, and features people I recognize.
24 is back with non-stop action. Star Jack Bauer was captured and escaped from the CIA two or three times in the first couple of hours. Chloe is back as an Edward Snowden type, working with a Julian Assange type. All are trying to find the guy who has hacked into the US drone system and has the ability to take control of them (and plans to use them against the president in London!)
Beep, beep, beep, beep, beep... all events occur in real time.
I usually despise this stuff and make effort to avoid shows like it, but there's something about 24 that sucks me in. I like that it takes place in a single day. I like that it is complex. I like all the unreal computer use. (I need access to X! OK, let me hack in. We're in! Can you take control from here? Sure!)
One of the few places I find a steady flow of good TV is, of course, from PBS.
Frontline, for example, had a great short documentary on children in Syria living amongst revolutionaries. Children of Allepo shows a few young kids living amongst snipers and mortar attacks, talking about dreams, ice cream, being killed, and not caring. "This is not a life," says young teen boy. His sisters comb through destroyed homes carrying stuffed animals, backpacks, and guns.
America Reframed is another series with a steady stream of interssting documentaries. They say:
Jay Leno, arguably the worst host of the Tonight Show, is leaving and the show is heading back to NYC for the first time in decades.
Jimmy Fallon is taking over the Tonight Show.
Arsenio is back.
Seth Myers will take on the Late Show.
Good times for late night TV?
Got a new show that everyone should be watching? Enjoying a show that is hitting its peak?
Let us know about the show here, and feel free to start a full group thread on individual shows worth discussing in great detail.