|Evil Edna (from Willo the Wisp)|
A result of Evil Edna's meddling is this list of TV shows I've watched or I'm still watching, which has been languishing in my blog drafts for months. I keep adding to it every time I ought to be doing something more constructive or useful but find something new to watch instead.
I'm not really sure what the point of this post is supposed to be, though? Originally, I think I'd intended it to play some part in the end-of-year Coven Awards (which -Yikes! - I'd better make a start on. I haven't even thought of a theme, yet), but it now seems to be a grim reminder of how I'm wasting my life...
I've tried to categorise the shows so it's not just a big ol' list, but a few could live quite happily in several of the categories I've come up with. I've also added a few notes, such as Watched (meaning I've seen the whole season/series), In Progress (still going through it), Binge Watched (self explanatory) etc.
The Great British Bake Off (BBC) - series 7: Watched (this is the first year that I've watched it - I can't believe what I've been missing)
The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC) - series 4: Watched (possibly the nicest show on TV!)
Strictly Come Dancing (BBC) - series 14: In Progress (why can't they all win?)
Strictly - It Takes Two (BBC) - series 14: In Progress (hilarious and comforting - it's like being around a good friend's house to discuss Strictly Come Dancing)
And Then There Were None (BBC) - mini-series: Watched (this adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name [although originally titled Ten Little Niggers] gave us Aidan Turner in a towel!)
Poldark (BBC) - series 2: Watched (more Aidan Turner in various states of scowling, sweaty undress...)
Victoria (ITV) - series 1: Watched
The Crown (Netflix) - series 1: In Progress
Black Mirror (Netflix) - Binge Watched seasons 1 & 2, season 3: In Progress (The Very Mistress MJ may be interested to note that John Hamm features in the 2014 special "White Christmas" - if she wasn't already aware, that is...)
The Exorcist (Syfy) - season 1: In Progress
The Fall (BBC) - series 3: Watched
Hemlock Grove (Netflix) - season 1: In Progress (Christ only knows what's going on in this show, but I keep watching for Famke Janssen's vampy scenery chewing matriarch, Olivia Godfrey, and her deformed but utterly endearing daughter Shelly "Glow-worm" Godfrey")
The Living and the Dead (BBC) - series 1: Watched (it's a shame this ghost-story-with-a-twist wasn't renewed for a second series - especially as it ended on a cliff-hanger)
Penny Dreadful (Sky Atlantic) - season 3: Watched
Stranger Things (Netflix) - season 1: Binge Watched
Westworld (Sky Atlantic) - season 1: In Progress
Absolutely Fabulous (Netflix) - series 1-5: Binge Watched (I rewatched these after seeing the film back in the summer - which also features John Hamm in a cameo, Mistress)
Lucifer - (DVD) - season 1: Watched (Tom Ellis in guyliner - what's not to like?)
The Middle (Comedy Central) - season 8: In Progress
Modern Family (Sky One) - season 7: Watched
Harry Hill's You've Been Framed (ITV) - repeats up to series 29: In Progress (there have been dozens of Candid Camera style shows, but Harry Hill's hilarious commentary easily makes You've Been Framed the best, in my opinion. His Swaffham, John Barrowman, and Tom Cruise references are always a treat)
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome (Netflix) - mini-series/TV movie: Watched
Dark Matter (Syfy) - season 2: Watched
The Expanse (Netflix) - season 1: Just started
Firefly (Netflix) - season 1: Binge Watched (followed by the feature film sequel, Serenity)
Humans (Channel 4) - series 2: In Progress
Killjoys (Syfy) - season 2: Watched
Arrow (Sky One) - season 4: Watched (Too much angst and melodrama - I won't be watching season 5)
Bones (Sky One) - season 11: Watched
The Flash (Sky One) - season 2: Watched (Barry Allen is just getting stupider and stupider - I won't be watching the new season of this, either)
Grimm (Watch) - season 5: Watched
HIM (TV) - mini-series: Watched
Legends of Tomorrow - season 1: Abandoned (I couldn't even get through the first season of this Arrow/The Flash spin-off - it's ludicrous [although Victor Garber is brilliant, as always]!)
Marvel's Agents of Shield: (Channel 4) - season 3: Watched
Sherlock (Netflix) - series 1: Watched
There have been other things on TV that I have watched (like Gardeners' World), but none that I've gone out of my way for like the above examples. Having said that, I have just started to watch the BBC's/David Attenborough's Planet Earth II. I've also managed to squeeze in a few Star Trek episodes here and there - mainly from Deep Space Nine, but also a few from The Next Generation, Voyager, Enterprise, and The Original Series.
If I get time, I'm going to give the Marvel shows DareDevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage a go.
So. What have you been watching? Do you have a favourite TV show - something that you just can't miss? Tell us all about it in the comments.
P.S. I've got to go outside for some fresh air, now. I've been stuck in here clicking on colours and italics for too bloody long!