BUT THEN I watched the Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood, and NCIS mid-season premieres last night and I got all giddy and excited to finish this post.
Giddy and excited.
As you all know (i hope) right before the winter holidays many shows air their Mid-Season Finale.
Basically it's an annoying episode that typically sets up an interesting storyline or reveals something that will push the show going into the 2nd half of the season.
I say it's "annoying" but really I mean I usually love it. It's only annoying because there are always weeks and weeks before the show comes back and it's frustrating because i havetoknowrightthissecondwhathappens.
Anyway, let's talk shows---->
Oh man, this show has giving me a headache this season. First the great Ziva debacle. Ugh. After her character left the show, things just felt.. weird. It was like the show was really struggling to find a rhythm without one of their main characters. I also felt like they were using that opportunity to "grow" some of their other characters. Good in theory, not so good in execution. THEN they announced they were bringing on a new female series regular. Before she was even in an episode I had decided I was going to hate her. No one could replace Ziva and I didn't want them trying to bring in another new love interest for Tony and basically I was just super annoyed. So, then I watched the new episodes that she was in and I didn't hate her. In fact, ugh, I kind of liked her. I was determined not to like her, but damnit, I do.
Oh. My. God. For as horrible as this season has been for NCIS it's just the exact opposite for it's spin-off. This has been NCIS:LA's best season ever so far. First of all, DENSI. If you watch the show then you know that obviously this has been the season of Densi. And it's been done WELL. So well! NCIS:LA had a main character that was pregnant (had her baby at the end of december) and obviously she had to be written out of the show, right?
The Vampire Diaries vs. The Originals
Here's the big, big problem I have - The Original family were the main villains on TVD for multiple seasons. Then the writers decided to give them their own show, completely taking them away from Mystic Falls and off of TVD. And right there is the reason The Originals show is succeeding and The Vampire Diaries show is not so far this season.
The Original family needed their own TV show because there was just so much story involved with their characters. It felt at times that they were the main characters on TVD and not Elena, Damon, and Stefan (i'm exaggerating a little). So I fully supported them leaving TVD and having their spin-off. It's a great show and one of my favorites! I didn't love the Pilot episode, but since then it's been gold! There are so many twists and interesting things and every episode you learn a little bit more about a character you thought you knew all about! You aren't sure who the good guys are and who the bad guys are most of the time and that makes for interesting plots and drama! Oh, and the love interests are so new and fresh and exciting!
|my favorite bromance-y scene this season! i love it so much! more of this!!!!|
But let's talk about someone who needs a damn Emmy - Nina Dobrev!
There is one thing I'm certain of - at the end of the season it'll still be the two brothers against the world. Period.
Okay, helloooooo Dr. Avery! Can I just say "it's about time"?! Except he probably could have chosen a better time to confess his love. At her wedding in front of everyone might not have been the best choice, but I'm just pumped that it actually happened. Also, thank you baby Jesus that Meredith and Cristina have kind of made up. Their little spat has been my least favorite thing all season. I love Grey's Anatomy for lots of reasons (hot doctors, obviously) but I really loved it because of that friendship right there. It made the show. I know Sandra Oh is leaving the show, aka Cristina is leaving the show, but I was really disappointed that it seemed like they were going to destroy one of my favorite female friendships on her way out. Really disappointed. Also, Bailey is annoying the crap out of me right now. Her whole storyline just seems like filler and it's driving me up the wall. But Karev and Jo?! LOVE that storyline. Now I'm interested in Derek Sheperd's story. A call from the POTUS?! Very interesting.. Also I see marriage troubles in his future.
Eh.. If I was grading this season, it'd get a solid C+. It hasn't been anything great, but it hasn't been bad. It's kinda of just been traveling in the middle of the pack. The season finale for last season didn't set up any kind of storyline or anything for this season, so I didn't really expect much. Maybe that's what they were trying to do? Keep my expectations low? The episodes have been good, with decently good and interesting cases, but nothing else. I'm hoping that the 2nd half of the season picks up, especially with this potential storyline between J.J. and the new Unit Chief..
Okay, I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I watched the first half of this show. It's just that.. Shows about family and siblings and such totally suck me in. Always. And after I watched the first episode, I obviously felt like I needed to see where they were going to take the show. It's just that.. Think of a social issue in our society right now. Any social issue. Got it? It's in the show. No matter which issue you were thinking of, I'd almost bet it's in the show.
Pretty Little Liars vs. Ravenswood
...I don't even know. I've already written a post about this, but it deserves another one. Probably a post all of it's own. Yep, definitely a post all of it's own, because I'll never be able to squeeze all of my thoughts onto this already long blog post.
Coming tomorrow, PLL and RWood. So you have an extra night to get caught up!!
So on the mid-season finale of Breaking Bad.. Oh wait.. It's over. Ugh, I miss it.
Now that I've bored half of you.. Here are the shows I'm going to add to my extensive list.
Because sleeping more than 5 hours a night is over-rated.
- Chicago PD (brand new, so pumped. my sister and i have had it on our calendars for months. and no, we don't watch Chicago Fire)
- Arrow (i have to find a way to get caught up first)
- Scandal (i have to get caught up first)
- Parenthood (maybe. my sister wants me to watch it, but i'm not totally sold on the idea)
Anyway, happy tv watching!