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