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October 13, 2015

Boob Tube Binges: Nasty Lawyers, Foreign Affairs, Sleuths, & Zombies...

And I've been reading a little less, and watching a lot of TV. Here's my mini round-up!


Madam Secretary
CBS | 2014-Current | 2 Seasons | 43 mins. per ep

I just stumbled upon Madam Secretary last month when I got bored and Netflix didn't have a lot of shows that interests me. I love Tea Leoni so I thought I'd give the first episode a try and see if I'll like it. Madam Secretary is entertaining enough but the hook isn't quite as strong with me. It's very episodic and the series arc isn't as compelling as I hoped it would be. That said, the cast have great chemistry and I guess it helps that Tea and her TV husband, Tim Daly, are dating in real life.


How To Get Away With Murder
ABC | 2014-Current | 2 Seasons | 43 mins. per ep

How To Get Away With Murder is how you do primetime TV! Viola Davis deserves her Emmy win 100%, she's such a commanding character to watch. Her portrayal of embattled lawyer/professor, Annalise Keating, is electric! Ugh! I can't get enough of her!

This season's arc is yet another nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat mysterious not to mention scandalous! Who knew Annalise not just dips, but bathes, in the lady pond with none other than Jean Grey! As for the season arc, it seems Annalise herself is going to be a victim of an attack soon as she's seen on the floor of her client's house, bathed in blood, in the throes of death. Who attacked her? Was she attacked or is it in defense of a stranger? Gunshot or knife wound? Gah! NEED TO KNOW!


Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Netflix (Australian Series) | 2012-2015 | 3 Seasons |1 hr per ep

Possibly one of my favorite Netflix find! Phryne Fisher's Essie Davis is such a delight to watch on screen. The show captured the 20's vibe perfectly from the costume down to the dialogue and mannerisms. It's also a cozy mystery, very episodic, and the series arc is romantic in nature. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is a delightful and addictive, a definite must-see if you're a fan of historical series.


The Walking Dead
AMC | 2010-Current | 6 Seasons | 45 mins. per ep

Still reeling from The Walking Dead's season premier last Sunday. Like WTF?! How in the hell are Rick & Co. going to survive that legion?! Are they the only non-zombies? I can't even wrap my head around the logistics of how they plan to successfully herd the undead away from that pit and their (currogated) walled subdivision onto someplace else!

Also, I love the flashback-fast forward style of this season. It's a great device pulling the story from opposite directions which will converge somewhere in the middle. Andrew Lincoln also warned fans to prep for more deaths. I mean it's a weekly thing, but I think he means we're going to lose another series favorite. My money is on Alanna Masterson who plays Tara Chambler, girl's preggers and a bulging belly might be difficult to disguise with all the running and fighting her crowd does. Or how about Maggie Greene-Rhee aka Lauren Cohan? She took a solid beating for a couple of seasons thanks to the death of her father and sister, is Glenn enough to motivate her to live? What's your prediction?










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49 comments:

  1. I have a post like this on Wednesday, but the only shows we share is the best one ........ TWD! Unfortunately, I didn't get to watch the entire episode of Sunday. I plan to do that in a few minutes.

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    1. It was long-ish, I lost a few hours of sleep but it was worth it.

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  2. Doctor Who, Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural and The Originals are my only must see TV. The rest I NetFlix when I am in the mood or watch as I read.

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    1. I am so behind all of those, but I am loving Capaldi as Dr. Who. It took me a while to warm up to him though

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  3. Thanks to you I'm loving Miss FIsher!

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    1. I'm so happy you loved it! Can you believe she's already 45?! #goals

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  4. You know what? I had to look up Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries! I hadn't heard of it before... and I live in Aus! It's on the ABC, and I rarely watch it!

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    1. YOU MUST!!!! It's so good! Excellent acting and writing and gorgeous costumes.

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    2. Yes to everything Bea said. Is it not that popular there? I'm surprised...

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  5. I watch Madam Secretary here and there but I
    m not hooked.

    S1 of How to Get Away With Murder was carazy! Haven't seen it this year yet.

    Recorded TWD but haven't watched it yet.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. OMG, wait to you start watching HTGAWM S2. Pshhh... mind blown!

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  6. I enjoy Madam Secretary, I never miss it! I haven't watched the others but I think Miss Fisher will be added to my Netflix que! :)

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    1. I hope you love Miss Fisher, she's such a delight!

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  7. I'm not a tv watcher except for Masterpiece Theatre I watch Poldark and Sherlock Holmes and I'm addicted to Outlander but I have to buy it since we don't get STARZ and it's not worth the price just to see one show.
    I've seen Madam Secretary promos and they look great
    I can't watch, or read Zombie stuff yuck!
    Great post!

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    1. I'm recording this new masterpiece series. I don't know the title, but it's set in India. Very fascinating, I plan to binge watch the episodes at some point this week.

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  8. I like Madam Secretary, have been watching it all along. Miss Fisher is freaking awesome! Love it. How to Get Away with Murder isn't thrilling me this season but I am curious about the snippets we've seen of her being hurt so I'll keep watching. I don't watch the Walking Dead, no interest.

    Some recent NetFlix and Hulu binges include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Murdoch Mysteries, Primeval, Columbo, NCIS and a couple of BBC shows, Outcasts and Survivors.

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    1. I can't get into Murdoch, and I love BBC shows. Any recs? I loved your Bomb Girls rec, sad it got cancelled

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  9. I've been finding myself doing a lot of this lately as well and I don't even know why but it definitely isn't helping my TBR pile! :P

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    1. I feel you. But you gotta do what makes you happy. Takes the edge off reading too much, keeps the slump at bay

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  10. I hardly ever watch tv, at least what I want to watch. I have wanted to watch several of these shows, but alas, time is too pressing.

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    1. I watch when I am not in the mood to read. If I force myself I'll spiral into a slump

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  11. I like this post very much. Thanks for sharing and I too like Madame Secretary! The others??? I am a TV addict and have it going no matter what I am doing. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I feel you, I tune into brainless TV when I'm too tired. It's my white noise

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  12. Yeah, I'm glad to have my favorites back for the season. How To Get Away With Murder is one that I love as well. I'm just glad that TWD is back! I've missed the hell out of the crew. I've been indulging in Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, Scandal (my favorite of ABC Primetime), Grey's Anatomy (I think I'm about to give up on this one. I miss my favorite characters), and a few others. Every night I am watching T.V. it seems and balancing a book or two.

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    1. I'm more or less the same way although my guiltiest pleasure are the Housewives!!

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  13. I love the Miss Fisher Mysteries. I even hum the theme song when I clean. ;)

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  14. How to Get Away With Murder hooked me. I need to watch the latest episode though.

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    1. They upped the ante on the sexy. Can't help but get hooked, there's another whodunit and I gots to know what happened!

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  15. Some times you gotta step away from the books and binge watch some TV! Ahhh I have caught up on the previous seasons of The Walking Dead except I still have to watch the Season 5 finale episode. I am putting it off until Season 6 is done with Don't ask why, I'm just weird like that. xD

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    1. So true! I need to be a zombie sometimes and lay off the brainy stuff.

      Don't miss the s5 finale, and I support your intent to binge watch. That's always the best

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  16. The Walking Dead was so good, such a well executed episode indeed - I was so worried it was going to be slow and drab.
    Have you watched Fear the Walking Dead? It also has some mini-episodes on YT but I can't watch it in the UK without searching for a copy not blocked here - its only 1min~ too ugh.

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    1. I only caught the first episode, didn't quite grip me the way TWD dead did. I'll wait for more episodes, maybe i'll get hooked then

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  17. Lord. I wish I have the time to watch tv! Sigh.

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    1. I wish I had a lake house/cabin! Sigh

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  18. I missed the last half hour of Walking Dead on Sunday because I'm totally addicted to Quantico. I am soooo loving Quantico and need to find others that are as well, I've got crazy ideas of who's doing what but no one to talk to. lol. And Blindspot. So loving that show too. ;)

    I'm going to try and get caught up on Agents of Shield. I think I watched the whole 1st season, but refreshing my memory with it right now.

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    1. Okay, what's ve hentico and I've heard amazing buzz about Blindspot.

      I'll wait for season 3 to load on Netflix, AoS is the type of series that's better to binge watch

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    2. Quantico is about FBI Agents in school. The show is set in two time frames, 9 months before a bombing when the Agents are in school and after the bombing. There are SOOOOOO many twist and turns to each character. At this point, any of them could be behind the bombing. Well, other than our main girl that is. ;D

      Yes, I'm really liking Blindspot. It's another that has twists and secrets hidden that we are working to find out.

      Both shows are ones you have to watch with undivided attention to catch things. And you are still going to miss something.

      AoS is a binge watch. I'm kind of hoping I get sick so I can do just that. ;)

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    3. Oh yes, Quantico is that new series with that hot Indian chick, right? I like the two framed timelines.

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    4. Yep that's the one. She is absolutely beautiful! I'm so addicted to the rush of the shows. :D

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  19. I'm a pretty big fail at watching TV, lol. I usually just end up watching The Simpsons reruns that air on FXX most weeknights even though I've seen most of the episodes multiple times. Creature of habit here!

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  20. As always, your recs are amazing. have you watched The Dome yet? It's pretty mind-blowing :)

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    1. I haven't heard of that one, will have to look for it...

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  21. As you know, I don't watch tv. But I've heard lots of good things about Madame Secretary. :)

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    1. You don't? Well that's a lovely surprise, Brandee :) I don't think I can live too long without TV

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  22. I love TV. So many great series. Madame Secretary wasn't for me. How To Get Away with Murder has so many crazy twists. I love TWD, but I have a feeling that TWD is going to do something major this year and really gut wrenching. Good mini reviews.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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