It’s summertime, which means at this point, almost all my favorite shows have gone into hiatus (True Blood excluded, which just started up a few weeks ago). I usually take this opportunity to tackle a TV series that I’ve been meaning to get into for a while or just want to revisit.
Alex and I have been steadily making our way through (rewatching) Battlestar Galactica over the past several months, which we’ve both watched before but is good to revisit. Hindsight is 20/20, of course, so you notice so many little things that you missed before that makes the second (or third or fourth) viewing totally worthwhile. If you haven’t seen the show, don’t let the name or fact that it’s set in space and there are robots scare you away (the same way you wouldn’t/shouldn’t look down your nose at Game of Thrones for being all medieval [kinda?] and having dragons), it’s highly recommended, damn good TV. Whether you’ve watched the series before or not, both are currently available for streaming on Netflix & Hulu.
Secondly, on the recommendation of basically everyone on the planet, I’ve finally watched (most of) The Wire. I know, I’m like, 5+ years too late but please, for the love of all that is good in the world, WATCH THIS SHOW. I’ve just started Season 5 so I’m sad that it’s almost over but I’m too obsessed to slow down. It’s in a league of it’s own, I can’t think of any show like it (or if another one could even be done), which makes it hard to describe to other people wondering what all the hype is about, so I just end up blabbering something about drugs and politics and murder and law enforcement and and and JUST WATCH IT OKAY.
Bodie Broadus, let me love you.
But on that note, I’m almost done with this series so I’ll need something else to watch between now and September, help a sister out with suggestions! As you can probably see from this post and past blog posts about TV, I’m pretty much an equal opportunity television viewer. But I think I’ll want to dive into somewhat lighthearted series, in light of The Wire breaking my heart on a consistent basis lately.