Jenn’s 2015 TV Recap #2

I need to change the TV recaps up a bit. So I think I’ll give you my favorite characters and a favorite moment from each of the shows on the recap this time. Oh, possible spoilers, so read at your own risk! 🙂

Let’s start with…

Empire (Fox) 
I binge watched 7 episodes of this show over one weekend because the ratings kept going up and up and up and being the pop culture freak I am, I  had to know what the fuss was all about. The fuss is Cookie. I loved Taraji on Persons of Interest and stopped watching the show when she “left”. Her and Jamal are my favorites on this show so far, but the cast is amazing overall. I love the soap opera-ness of it but I like the fact that it’s not too over the top like Revenge but more grounded and gritty.

The music? Fantastic!

My favorite moment was when Jamal went off on his father “…your played out homophobia” and just about every scene they had together with Jamal calling him out. I always love when the underdogs stand up for themselves and Jamal has no problem doing that.

Glee (Fox) 
Yes, it was the end for Gleeks all over the world. While this last season wasn’t the best, it was more a fan letter to us. I didn’t like what they did with Sue, thought it was silly, but I did like what they did with Will and how they folded him back into the core group of Glee Kids. The first couple of seasons of Glee were amazing and it’s something I wish all young kids will watch at some point in their life because the can learn a lot from a show like this.

My favorite moment was when Sue and Roz try to interrogate Becky’s boyfriend and he…well, calls them out. I see a trend here. LOL

Scorpion (CBS)
I couldn’t figure out why I liked this show until I realized it’s like a cop mystery show without the cops and procedure. From the very first episode, I loved the chemistry between all the characters and how real they came across even with all their awkward anti-social issues. I like how the team figures things out together, and I love their chemistry with the youngest and most fun character, Ralph. He’s such a cutie and great actor for his age. He and Happy are my favorite characters at the moment. 🙂

My favorite moment was probably in last week’s episode when Ralph went to save Walter and used his action figure to seal up the whole in the vent shaft. That was awesome. And Katherine McPhee’s reaction when they pulled him out of the shaft was amazingly done. I thought she was really pissed at him! lol

The Walking Dead (AMC) 
Thinking back, this was a very emotional season of TWD. I’m glad the group split up for a while and then came back together, it gave us some awesome scenes and set ups. Carol and Daryl are still my favorite characters. I think, out of all of the characters, they’ve had the most growth and change throughout the series with Glenn being a close third.

My favorite moment this season was a sad one, but powerful. When Daryl carried Beth out of the hospital, I actually felt bad that she died, even though I’d been wishing for her to die for most of the season. Bad Jenn!

The 100 (CW)
Many of you know how much of a CW Fangirl I am, well this show is so good I think it would have made it on any network to be honest. While the “teens” are the main focus of the show, the writers do a great job of bringing the adults and their drama into the fold. The twists and reveals are brilliant, and half the time I don’t see them coming, which is a very good thing. I found myself rooting for Bellamy this season, he’s become a great character, but my heart will always be with Lincoln. He and Octavia are so badass, I love it.

My favorite moment is hard, there were so many good ones. Jaha seeing the flying drone. Finding out the acid fog was man made, Reaper-Lincoln, the look on the Grounders faces when Abby saved Lincoln, Clarke and Lexa kissing! So many. I wish the books were as good. 🙁

Helix (SyFy) 
This is one of the wackiest and weirdest shows on TV right now. I started watching because I love Billy Campbell and he does not disappoint on this show. Most of the cast from last season came back with a few new additions including the ever wonderful Steven Weber. He plays such a great creepy dude, I can’t even begin to describe it. Also, the way they use music on this show is amazing and creepier….

Which leads to my favorite moment when a bunch of kids beat the snot out of Dr. Summers while “Sunshine Day” from the Brady Bunch is playing for the audience. Perfectly creeptastic!

Hindsight (VH1)
VH1’s first scripted series is a winner. I think. Becca, getting ready for her second wedding, starts having second thoughts about the path her life has taken. Somehow, she’s transported back to the 90s days before her FIRST wedding. Now, it’s up to her to do the same thing or change it, so she changes it. But by changing the past, we all know what happens…the butterfly effect! And it hits just about everyone around her. Lolly is a great character and she cracks me up, she’s my first and second favorite character. LOL

Best moment was the cliffhanger ending, which I normally don’t like, but this one was a good one.

Have you watched any shows that ended already? Which were your favorites?

Jenn’s TV Recap Part 1

I’m back with another TV Recap. It usually takes me days to get these posted because there are so many great shows on right now, it’s hard to keep up sometimes. There are a handful of shows that have said their goodbyes for the season or forever, so we’ll start with them.

I’ll use the format similar to the past in an attempt to keep your attention.

Helix (SyFy)

Why I started watching: Billy Campbell, I’ve always liked him. SyFy gets extra points for including Jerri Ryan and Kiroyuki Sandan – probably best know Dogen on LOST or original (better) Takeda on Revenge.

What did I think of this season? Pretty damn good. Although I seem to have lost my interest in crime procedurals, I still love a good mystery. This one had me glued to my seat.

Will I watch next season? Yes. The initial set up and plot of this season wrapped up rather nicely before sending us off into another plotline. Well done SyFy, much better than the 5 mins of Sharknado I forced myself to watch.

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Why I started watching: Zombies on TV, how could I not?

What did I think of this season? This season had a few great episodes and for me, it was much better than the last season. The first half was overshadowed by the second half because so much happened after the group was separated. Carol’s alive! Where’s Glenn? Tremius! Look at the flowers, Lizzy! So much heartbreak.

Will I watch next season? Yes, and every season until it’s over.

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

Why I started watching: Not sure I remember, but I think my bestie and I were looking for something new to watch and it was on Netflix. Yeah, that sounds right…

What did I think of this season? It started off pretty good. Got lame. Then it was really good for the last six or so episodes. Then the finale. WTF. Worst ending to any show I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot.

Will I watch next season? I don’t have to. Thankfully. I wouldn’t have anyway, that’s how pissed I got. LOL

Lost Girl (SyFy)

Why I started watching: It was a show about a succubus who didn’t know she was a succubus. How cool is that?

What did I think of this season? It was okay. For some reason, TV writers still think that sexual tension between two people is the only thing that will keep people watching. They are wrong! While I admit love triangles and rectangles and even octagons can be interesting, I’d be more interested to see a couple building their relationship after they get together instead of just breaking people up and throwing stupid obstacles in the way. I’m still pissed about Hale. SO WRONG!

Will I watch next season? Probably, but I’m on #TeamKenzi now.

Scandal (ABC)

Why I started watching? Honestly, nothing else was on that day and I think Kerry Washington is super pretty!

What did I think of this season? OHMYGODWHATTHEHUCK! Yeah, that’s pretty much every other episode this season. While I do miss the Fixer-Subplots of OPA helping out people with their problems, this season was full of so much Shock and Awe that even I didn’t see most of it coming (and I usually do). Well done Shonda, you are on my list of SuperWriterHeroes.

Will I watch next season? Hell yeah.

Shows I didn’t watch all season but checked out:

Intelligence: It was basically a higher tech Chuck just with Sawyer. Meh.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderlands: Tom from the UK (better) Being Human and Sayid from LOST could not save this show. Yuck.

Brooklyn 99: Yes, a comedy! I know, crazy right? I did watch a few episodes and it was hilarious. I may check it out over the summer.

So that’s about it for part 1. I didn’t watch Vikings last night, so you know what I’ll be doing later. 🙂

What are your favorite new shows this year? What did you freak out over so far? Do you think I watch too much TV? 🙂