Kristian of Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style) is watching: Doctor Who
Rachel of Floral Prints and Common Sense is watching: The Mindy Project
Let's be real guys, to say I'm only (obsessively) watching one show would be a downright lie. I've got a whole round of favorites I watch daily on Netflix and Hulu. But The Mindy Project is definitely in the top 3! When I talk to my friends about TV shows, I find that this one is surprisingly under watched. And it's really a mystery to me why. Mindy Kaling is funny and cute and basically a national treasure, and this show has everything I love: comedy, romance, drama, and fashion. If you're not watching it, you should be.
If you like scary/weird/mystery shows like I do, I highly recommend Hannibal. I'm a little ADD when it comes to watching television and end up half-paying attention to shows while I work on other things at the same time, but when this show is on, I drop everything so I can fully experience it. It is just that good. Seriously. It follows the slightly emotionally unstable Will Graham who helps profile criminals for the FBI by getting into the minds of the killers. The creepy and articulate Hannibal Lecter acts as his therapist/advisor while lurking in the background and complicating things. If you liked Pushing Daisies or Dead Like Me (a couple of my old favorites; RIP), you'll love this show too (it's the same producer/writer!). There are trippy dream sequences, strange (but creative) murders, and dinner scenes that make me...uncomfortable (but in a good way). It's dark and at times, a little gore-y, but it's very complex and visually stunning. I really hope this gets renewed for a second season!
Jessica of Midwest Muse is watching Ghost Whisperer
|Erica of Sweets and Hearts is watching: Hannibal|
Elana of Room 334 is watching The X-Files
Ask anyone who knows me. If there's one thing I talk about more than fashion, it's TV. I was the entertainment editor of my college's newspaper for a year, and I don't think I wrote about anything more than TV shows. Want to read a 2,000 word article on the return of "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men?" I've got you covered. Care about canceled-too-soon shows like "Arrested Development," "Party Down," or "Firefly?" I've probably written 10 articles and one research paper on the subject. Lately though, I decided I needed a show that had survived more than three seasons to hold my attention. Enter "The X-Files." Just about all I've been doing for the past couple of months has been watching this long-running show about two FBI agents who aim to uncover the unexplained and the paranormal. I can't get enough of the friendship between Mulder and Scully; they have got to be two of the best characters ever written. Plus, Dana Scully has become my role model and is one of the strongest female characters I've ever seen.
Jessica of Midwest Muse is watching Ghost Whisperer
For me, the better question would be, "what are you not watching?" I'm a self-proclaimed television junkie. I marathon television shows as if Netflix were going out of style. There really isn't much I won't and probably haven't watched. I like the obvious shows (Arrested Development, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Parks & Rec) and the notso obvious (Pretty Little Liars, Hart of Dixie, Nashville). This year, I will say goodbye to a lot of my favorite shows (did anyone else tear up during the Office finale or laugh a lot during 90210's?) and so, that's more or less how I landed on the Ghost Whisperer. I turned on my Roku one night and there it was, Jennifer Love-Hewitt staring at me. I've always loved her and well, I'm completely out of things to watch. The title legitimately describes the entire show. Jennifer Love-Hewitt's character Melinda can talk to the dead. They find her when they need help & she gets to spend the whole episode lookin' crazy and solving crimes and mending bridges so the dead can cross over. At first, it followed a pretty basic (mostly generic) set up each episode, but the show is growing and progressing. The ghosts stop being average ghosts and there area all sorts of demons/crazy spirits. It's really good in that cheesy kind of way. It's also a bit creepy. When I say creepy, I mean, you have trouble sleeping and start thinking that gust of wind was actually a spirit and you're always lookin' over your shoulders.
Katie of Butterfly Loves Snapdragons is watching The Twilight Zone
It shouldn't come as a shock to those who know me that I am a fan of vintage television. I love anything from the 1950's and 60's especially. One series the my husband and I watched in its entirety on netflix is The Twilight Zone. The series was created by Rod Serling who is a master of narration and clever plot twists. I thought initially that the series might be too scary or out there for me, but as I watched it I found it surprisingly interesting and evocative of the feelings of the time period. I loved to see the predicted future through the lens of a 1960's camera. The show is full of commentary on a range of topics including science fiction, social commentary, and the downright bizarre. A few episodes are laughable and poorly written, but as a whole we found the series to be one of our favorites. It was even better to watch in the dark if you want things a bit creepier! Not to mention, the fashion inspiration for me was definitely a perk to watching The Twilight Zone.