Current Television Obsession : October 2016

Thanks to a couple of friends, I was suggested to watch “This is Us” and “The Fall”. Both shows could not be any different and it just goes to show you how wide of range my taste is in television. Both shows are great in their own way.

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“This is Us” (NBC Wednesday night)  is a family dramedy and showcases how everyone is connected in some way, how we may be related  but have our own personal struggles and just everything about life. The story so far is being told beautifully to the point where after the end of each episode, I find myself being super emotional and bordering tears. No, not an ugly cry but just emotional little driblets of flowing tears. If you haven’t seen the pilot, I really suggest that you do. It’s a sweet show.

Synopsis: Jack and his wife – who is very pregnant with triplets — have just moved into their new home in Pittsburgh. Successful and handsome television actor Kevin is growing increasingly bored with his bachelor lifestyle. Randall — who was abandoned at a fire station by his father as an infant — is a stylish New York-based businessman working to raise two daughters with his wife, Beth. These people are among a group — several of whom share a birthday — of seemingly random individuals whose lives intertwine in unexpected ways. (via Wikipedia)


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Now the bleak, dark, and suspense thriller that is “The Fall” (Netflix season 1 & 2). I was told that I should be watching this show by my friend Serrano. She was quite surprised that I had never heard of “The Fall” since I typically like shows like this, but either way I am glad she told me about it. I managed to watch 5 episode yesterday alone. I was never a huge X-Files fan (I can hear all of your gasps thru the computer) but Gillian Anderson is amazing! I plan on going home tonight and binging some more. Season 3 is will be released October 29th on Netflix. The synopsis does not reveal too much, we find out early on in the first episode (15 minutes into the pilot) who the killer is.  If you are home and its rainy day, why not grab some hot cocoa and binge on “The Fall”. After all, what else is Netflix good for except for binging.

Synopsis: The psychological thriller examines the lives of two hunters — one is a serial killer who preys on victims in and around Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the other is a female detective drafted from the London Metropolitan Police to catch him. The local authorities have no suspects and no experience with cases involving sexually motivated serial killers; DSI Stella Gibson has. She heads a task force dedicated to solving the crime spree, with a simple motto: Anyone not part of the solution is part of the problem. The killer? He’s Paul Spector, a father and a husband leading a double life, as viewers learn from the outset. He’s hiding in plain sight, the protagonist in a cat and mouse game that is every police officer’s worst nightmare. (via Wikipedia)


I was also suggested by our guest blogger, Ant-Man, to watch “WESTWORLD” and I do plan on it once I am done with “The Fall”. Once I begin and after a few episodes in, I’ll let you know my thoughts.

If you have other suggestions on television shows we should try, let us know  at the comment section down below or let us know on Facebook.

-Stephanie

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