What television show are you watching?


I finished Voltron last night. The ending had a couple surprises, and I feel like they transitioned from riffing on Robotech to full-on Gurren Lagaan for the last couple episodes.That’s not a bad thing, admittedly.

I am also considering trying to re-watch the (now ancient) anime Armored Trooper Votoms which is a lot grimmer than Voltron ever got. How many cartoons steal the plot fromt he first Rambo movie for the first season of it? And then go into a mix of Vietnam War tropes, following it up with bits borrowed from Dune and A Clockwork Orange?

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Watching Bones again from the beginning on DVD - we’re at the start of season 4 now. A few things I realised as I’m watching:

  1. I really don’t like Booth. He’s an arrogant, disrespectful asshole a lot of the time, and a bully as well. He’s also a hypocrite at times as well, especially - in my opinion - around his faith. Bones, I can tolerate.

  2. I love watching Hodgins and Angela fall in love again.

  3. I’m enjoying the series more for the supporting characters than I am for the two main characters. I love the “squint squad” (although I hate that name). Ryan O’Neal as Brennan’s father is wonderful casting. Even Sweets is starting to grow on me. In fact, if it wasn’t for the supporting cast and the writing (I like the stories), I’d probably have washed my hands of the show because of point #1.

  4. Even though I knew it was coming, having watched the series when it first aired, I was still gutted at what they did with Zach in season 3.

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First episode of gen:LOCK is available. It does have a big MechWarrior feel. I don’t have any other subscriptions beyond cable TV, so I should be able to fit this in my budget.



Re-watching Sherlock while I sip bourbon and run through endless bass guitar exercises. It’s about as zen as I get.

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I’m totally doing the threatened Armor Trooper Votoms re-watch, but only when I’m getting ready for work and/or working from home as it’s not remotely my wife’s thing. It’s a distinctly weird series. A little heard to have on in the background as it’s subtitled anime, but still good.

I also started finally watching Ash vs. Evil Dead which is pretty awesome. The music choices really help a lot. Also, that Ash is a mechanical genius and successful with women despite also being a massive loser and incompetent in so many things. I only have season 1 at hand, but now that I’m getting into it may pick up seasons 2-3.



I accidentally started watching RWBY. It’s pretty nifty.

I think one of my favorite parts is when they are in a team together they call out plays. It’s a great way to hit the name the power trope and to explain how people do these complex moves during combat.



Trust me. Stop after season 1.



Starting with Stargate SG1.

Watched Stargate Continuum (after the original Stargate) and realized I’m missing out a lot of stuff…

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I started watching SG1 recently as well. I’m into Season 6, I believe, and there are parts where I just want to skip to some of the big overarching episodes and leave some of the “episode-a-day” ones alone, but it’s been fun.



Keep watching, but firmly disconnect brain.


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The Dragon Prince on Netflix. TV-Y7. Some of the social commentary is a little heavy-handed, but the story is compelling, the writing is clever, the characters (even the bad guys) are very likable, and the art is gorgeous. Some recurring gags (but not overdone), and some really funny lines borrowed from other movies and shows that are clearly targeted at the parents in the audience. Y7 means hardly anyone ever dies on screen; it’s a dark storyline, but adapted well to a kids’ show. We binged S1 on Saturday, will probably finish S2 in the next day or two.



Midnight Diner, it’s a cute little show to just sit and enjoy for a bit.

It is a nice follow up to Samurai Gourmet. I really enjoy this type of show. I’m not sure what I’m going to watch to wind down after this. I have the Sweet Tooth Salaryman lines up, but it doesn’t look as Zen like.



Is that Shinya Shokudo? I have the first two seasons on DVD and I remember being a bit upset that Netflix tried to claim it as a “Netflix Original” series.



We just finished the first season (10 episodes) of The Umbrella Academy. It was pretty good. I was most impressed with the CGI character. It was completely believable. I don’t know if they did mo-cap for the face or not, but it was absolutely perfect.



My wife said, “We should watch this show, the IT Crowd. Have you ever heard of it?”

I should have said I hadn’t, but I’m sure I’ve had an episode on while she’s in the same room before.

Trying to get it in the queue for our shared TV time, though.

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My mom’s birthday was this past weekend. I got her the “box set” (really just one thick jewel case) “IT Crowd: The Complete Series”, which is season 1-4 plus the series finale. She was very pleased.



Have you tried turning her off and back on again?



Yeah, I bought that set, too. I also have a spare separate copy, unopened, of “Here comes the internet” i keep meaning to throw up on eBay just to get it out of the house.



Funny, as I’m pretty sure she has listened to an episode. I go back and forth on what I’ll watch/listen to if I’m at my desk in the basement and she’s at her studio/desk area but I’m pretty sure she’s watched an episode or two.
Now I may start going through Red Dwarf and see if there’s interest.