Young Sheldon - Is it strange to say that I find this show cute? I'm sure there are other reasons I like it too, but I don't want to open up that introspective and embarrassing can of worms. I'll just like the show, thank you very much.
Supergirl - It's just bad enough to not take seriously, which makes it good in a way. I like how they are trying to show women as being capable, though they can sometimes make this effort a bit obvious. Still, not bad. It sometimes works as a temporary illusion of social life to imagine that the characters and events are real, and part of the real world that I am also a part of, rather than just actors on a TV show placating the discontent of the masses. As long as the acting stays above water and the script remains semi-plausible, I can get drawn in a bit.
The Magicians - Full of depressed good-looking rich kids with untapped talent, spiced with fantasy. Feels like my college days. Perhaps a mirror?
Agents of SHIELD - Just kickass overall. I like agent Coulson, reminds me of my dad kinda. Good fantasy/sci fi elements.
Travelers - Echoes the feelings of responsibility that real life demands through fiction. Also like Eric McCormack, used to watch Will & Grace for the same reason.
Black Mirror - Have only seen a few episodes. Heavy. Thought-provoking. Genuinely scary sometimes. Genuinely quite a good show so far.
MANIAC - A good short series. Different. Unexpected. Retro (which seems to be the theme the last 10 years or so - lots of 80s stuff going around). Brought me to the point of re-examining my stay in a hospital and the implications and considerations of mental health, family relations, pain, trauma, etc. Not in a bad way either.
Shows I can't, don't, or won't watch:
Game of Thrones - Seems unnecessarily dark. It just looks and feels like a bunch of jerks being jerks, not something I'm interested in
Big Bang Theory - If ever there was a group of people who deserved to be upset about being stereotyped, it's scientists. I don't like this show or its portrayal of people like myself, as if we're all socially incompetent weirdos with childish fixations. And NASAL voiyses.
Breaking Bad - Just fucking no. The whole premise is depressing from a sociological point of view. I like to keep my eyes and mind trained on how things can get better, not how things currently suck.
Orange is the New Black - See above.
Generally, anything that is basically a "cop show" where people are trying to get their revenge on some "bad person" is not something I'm interested in. I know that zillions of people get tickled any time a bad guy gets the crap beat out of him, but I just feel sorry sick and sad for everyone involved. There's no adrenaline rush for me, no excitement, no victory, glory, or thrill of the hunt. Just tears. No thanks. Also - "lawyer shows." Just monkies throwing shit at each other, trying to oust them from their perch on the social hierarchy tree. Unfortunately, a lot of drama gets reduced to this formula for me, so I don't find it that entertaining usually.
Sopranos - Ditto. And violence is nothing I am entertained by. It just hurts to watch.
Dexter - FUCK THAT. Honestly, the #1 most overriding fear I have ever imagined is not being in control of my own body while someone else does. Period. No thanks, don't want to watch it even if he's killing other bad guys still - no thanks.
That as much as I can speak on the subject really. I don't actually watch that much TV generally. I'm more of a reader.
Edited by darci, 16 October 2018 - 11:14 AM.