In early preparation for the upcoming fall programming (or maybe because I’m so far behind on my general television viewing) I went through my “series to watch” list and culled every that I have no intention of actually catching up on.
Agents of SHIELD
Stalled out two episodes before the season 2 mid-season break. Skipped to the Age of Ultron tie in right before going to see AoU because I just didn’t have time to catch up then. Hoping that August has more viewing time in it for me so I can catch up right before the season 3 start and avoid that annoying end of season cliffhanger without immediate resolution. Yeah, I know – I have no patience. To quote Inigo Montoya, I hate waiting.
I enjoyed this so much and need to rewatch it before it returns. I liked that it resolved the story arc and that Peggy Carter is the badass who taught Cap to fight and you can see it in the way they stage her fight sequences. I love that they’re exploring the Red Room. I love her ridiculous Carmen Sandiego hat.
I got turned on to this show right before season 2 started, so I ended up binge watching this all the way to the season 2 opener and then bought the season pass on Amazon, but just couldn’t keep up trying to watch it “live.” This is all queued up now and ready to go. Avengers: Age of Insane Mecha-Reddington was good, but I need my real Reddington fix.
Series was on shaky ground at the end of last season because I found the direction Irisa’s character arc takes kind of annoying. Hopefully she gets over the poor me crap this season because this show has some really nice things going on with it and I want to support anything with Graham Green in it. For the record, I’d totally spend a Saturday night watching Edgar Montrose blow a fully grown Douglas Fir tree clean over the lake, so there’s some bias here.
Status: Current, including extended material.
Why isn’t it fall now? Why?
No longer watching:
Status: 2 1/2 seasons behind
It got too dark for my roommate and I lost momentum for solo viewing because the protagonist characters kept doing things that didn’t make sense. I started rooting for the Brotherhood of Assassins because of it. I still love you, Malcolm Merlyn. I just can’t sit through the Ollie parts of the show to
Status: A little under 2 seasons behind
Lost momentum somewhere after Nick became a zombie. Why won’t Adalind die? Why does Nick keep falling for the setups for Zaubertränke? Why won’t Juliette stay sane? I’m pretty sure I saw the same plot on General Hospital when I was 12.
Status: Stopped after episode 9. 4 episodes behind
I like Liv. I adore Ravi. Major’s kind of a twit for thinking he can lay down some vigilante justice. Shouldn’t Clive be getting some kind of clue? I just don’t think Blaine is smart enough to be the big bad he’s portrayed to be and it’s annoying to watch him continue to get the best of everyone. Maybe Nick Burkhardt needs to take a trip up to Seattle to help get the Zed problem under control.
Dead before queued
Status: Never started
I just never quite got around to watching it and when I couldn’t get back into Arrow, it seemed king of pointless.
Orphan Black (US Version).
Status: No interest
Couldn’t get the roommate interested in this one and lost enthusiasm to check it out.
Orange is the New Black
Status: No interest
I know it’s amazing for the diversity of the characters. The premise just doesn’t appeal to me any more than the premise of Oz did.
Still in the running
Assuming I can make the time, Daredevil and Sense8 both have strong reviews and good potential. The problem is making the time with all the other things I want to do in a week.