Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time to Binge!

Guys! We're getting so close to Friday! I don't even have any real plans for the weekend but I'm seriously hoping to get in a nap or two. We've had nasty overcast and rainy days all week and all I've wanted to do is nap!

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite Fall shows. Now, I know you're probably thinking "uhhh Leslie, fall TV started over a month ago.. maybe you're a little late". But let me explain my thought process here: the temperatures are dropping and the holidays are coming.

Now that time has changed and the temperature is dropping, we're all less likely to be caught having a beer on a patio on a Thursday night (and honestly, I'm never found there anyways - #SCANDAL). And with those chillier temps (I'm assuming you have chillier temps we don't have in Charlotte), we all love a good TV binge complete with popcorn and some spiked cider. Plus, with the holidays coming, there will be plenty of binging time!

And now that I've explained my brilliant logic, let me tell what you absolutely need to be watching.

Returning Shows 

#1 - Scandal

Anyone who has read this blog, ever, knows that I am obsessed with Scandal. I have gotten multiple people from work addicted, too. So just watch it. Stop making me beg.

But, you have to start from season 1. Luckily, season 1 is shorter than normal and we are only in the 5th season! Get on the bandwagon NOW! I would explain the premise, but there's really just too much going here for me to make it work. Just know that it starts out focusing on the President having an affair and then it goes to so many great places. And crazy places that sometimes makes me scared of the government and I have to remind myself it's fictional.

Grade: A+

#2 - How to Get Away with Murder (HTGAWM)

Another Shonda Rhimes masterpiece. I personally like Scandal more, but this is definitely a contender for my favorite show. It's dark and mysterious but not gross scary like American Horror Story or Walking Dead (oh yeah, neither of those are on this list. ICK).

And luckily for you, it's only the second season. I don't want to give too much away, but HTGAWM flashes back and forth between present day and a crime that took place a few months back. Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating who is the hardest law professor for a prestigious university and she has 5 students who intern for her who get dragged into all of her drama. Lots of twists and turns and I love it!

Grade: A

#3 - Once Upon a Time

I've been watching this since the premiere and I've always liked it. I love seeing fairy tale characters recreated and having the characters given more in depth back stories! But to be frank, the first couple seasons were better in my opinion. There was a lot of mystery and everyone's stories tied together and made sense. With the more recent seasons, it sometimes seems like a stretch or like they're just trying to tie something in because it's popular right now. (EX: Frozen).

All that aside, the actors are great and its a great binge watching show!

Grade: B+

New Shows

#4 - Quantico

This one is SO good. It's another show that flashes back and forth between present day and 9 months ago. It seems I have a pattern.... HTGAWM, Once Upon a Time... The show centers around a group of new FBI recruits that are going through training at Quantico and it shows what motivated them to become agents, what secrets they're hiding, and their relationships to each other. The big twist is that one of them is being framed by someone as having committed the biggest terrorist attack in NYC since 9/11. I'm obsessed.

Grade: A+

#5 - Blindspot

I'm still on the fence about this one. Christian watched the first episode and said it was too cheesy and he couldn't watch anymore. I don't think it's that bad - he's a drama queen. But, I can't really decide if I'm that invested in it.

The show centers around a Jane Doe who is found inside a bag in the middle of Times Square naked and covered head to toe in brand new tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got the tattoos. The biggest tattoo on her back has the name of an FBI agent who works right under the Assistant Director of the FBI. The team spends their time decoding her tattoos that lead to crimes and they attempt to stop them.

The show is similar to a Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI type vibe because there's always one crime per show and then a small continuing story. I'm still watching because I really want to know where her tattoos came from and why she doesn't have a memory. But, I'm not sure yet how I feel about the overall show.

Grade: B

Did I miss anything that you're obsessed with? Is there anything I need to add to my DVR? But I have to finish LOST first... No spoilers!

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1 comment:

Amanda said...

I haven't watched any of these but scandal, but since I finished it maybe I'll try out one of your suggestions! The last one sounds interesting but I can already hear Sam saying what Christian said, lol