What We're Watching Lately
It's been a while since I've done one of these posts, but it's definitely time to do so, with all of the great new shows out there for 2017. Ken and I love to watch t.v. and movies together, and I'm so very thankful that we have the same taste in both...and extremely thankful that he doesn't care to watch sports.
We've got Sling, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video; which we watch using our Roku. We are definitely loving some of the Netflix and Hulu original series. Though there are some network shows we love too.
We recently finished up the season finale of Sherlock. It's a show I'd never watched before, and that Ken introduced me too. It's such a smart show, as one would assume. It's Sherlock, after all. But it's also extremely funny. A show that makes you think and makes you laugh is a very good combination.
We just picked back up with Sleepy Hollow. I absolutely loved the first and second season, and Ken had seen some of it as well (before we met), then we tried to watch the previous season together, and it just couldn't quite hold our attention. But with little else on for the new year and season 4 set to premiere, Ken suggested we give it a shot, and I'm very glad we did. It has the humor paired with the supernatural element, with a great mix of history (albeit not always accurate of course) that I liked so much in the first season. And it's set in Washington D.C. Oh how I miss that place!
A few more supernatural shows we've watched (we really like supernatural as you can guess) include Emerald City, Grimm, and Beyond. This version of the story of Oz is just so cool. I mean, Toto is a German Shepherd! We have a German Shepherd named Emma. :) The cinematography and setting in Emerald City is gorgeous, and the story line is proving to have a lot of depth to it.
Though we don't just watch crime and supernatural dramas. We like silly, fun shows. I've previously mentioned how much we love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. While we're still waiting for that to return with a new season this year, we're filling in the gap with Portlandia. Sometimes you just need a brainless, funny show when you're unwinding. Portlandia is great for that.
For some drama, we checked out the new Masterpiece Classic Victoria. We were both so impressed. I have to confess, we did not get hooked on The Crown, despite the rave reviews. And while I was excited to see Victoria, it had gotten some very bad reviews. I'm very glad we gave it a shot. It's such a great show...definitely a success on PBS's part in trying to give the die-hard Downton Abbey fans a new show to obsess over. It has the upstairs-downstairs politics, and of course the politics of royalty. The costumes and sets are incredibly gorgeous, and the spirit behind the show is one of a strong woman who is determined to succeed in her own way and despite much opposition and ridicule. We definitely recommend it.
For family movie night, we started watching the new Lemony Snicket's A Series of of Unfortunate Events. I had watched the movie version with my girls a long time ago and was excited to see the new show. It was even better than I'd expected. It is however, as the story goes, funny in a dark way, so it may not be to everyone's taste. We, however, loved it.
What do you guys think? Are you watching any of these shows?