Although it's still early days in 2017, I've managed to cram in a lot of TV time this year already. In today's post I thought I'd share what I've been watching and how I feel about each show.
The Mighty Boosh
Comedy duo Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt play Vince Noir and Howard Moon in this hilarious TV show.
Like many people who are of my generation, I absolutely loved The Mighty Boosh as a teenager, I even went to see the stage show version! At the beginning of the year, I wanted something funny with short episodes to watch and I noticed that the Boosh was on Netflix. Problem solved! It didn't take me long at all to watch all three seasons and although I think it's absolutely stupid now (so much blackface, ARGH!), I still found myself HOWLING with laughter. I was also amused to find that a lot of the things I say regularly (this is an outrage!) are actually things I picked up on from The Mighty Boosh.
The 100 (Season 3)
The third season of a post-apocalyptic drama focusing on a group of 100 children who were sent to find out if Earth was habitable again following a nuclear war that nearly destroyed the planet
When I first started watching The 100, I thought it was a little bit cringeworthy but as time has gone on, I've really learnt to love this show. Minus one death in particular that has shocked me to my core, season three was absolutely incredible. I loved all the flashbacks this series - whenever I read or watch things about dystopian or post-apocalyptic worlds, I am always obsessed with the history of them and this season really helps you piece this together.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
The long-awaited TV show based on Lemony Snicket's excellent books of the same name that follow the tragic lives of the poor Baudelaire orphans.
I want to just say I LOVED THIS and leave it there but I'll try to be a little more in depth. First of all, I got serious Wes Anderson vibes from this. The settings, costumes, colours etc. were all delightful and fit in so well with the tone of the show. The actors are all amazing - yes, Neil Patrick Harris makes a FAB Count Olaf but for me, it's the little characters like Justice Strauss (played by Joan Cusack) who really made the show. I cannot wait for more!
Shadowhunters (Season 2)
The first half of the second season of the TV show based on The Mortal Instruments books, following a group of Shadowhunters, humans with angel blood that fight demons.
When I first started watching Shadowhunters, I hated it. I actually quite liked the City of Bones films and was sad when it became apparent it was a flop and there weren't going to be any more - although at the time, I hadn't read the books. After I read the books and realised there was a new TV show based on them, I was ridiculously excited but to my horror, the show was very, very different from the books. I remember Tweeting in a fit of rage that Clary was too old and Issy didn't seem to have a whip etc, etc but then before I knew it, I'd watched the entire first season and was desperate for more.
I now view Shadowhunters as an entirely separate entity from the books and that really helps my enjoyment of it, although seeing little snatches of storyline taken from the books makes my heart so happy. I was screaming at my TV by the end of the final episode of season 2A. Cannot wait for the second half.
Sleepy Hollow (Season 3)
A TV show based on the well known story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.
When I first started watching Sleepy Hollow, I loved it. A TV show based on one of my favourite stories of all time, featuring a black female lead and a female/male partnership that isn't based on romantic interest - what's not to love? However, by the end of season three I decided I was done with this show. The story line was dull, the only character I cared about was Jenny, the new characters bored me and as for THAT death - well, WTF?! Sleepy Hollow is not one worth bothering with I'm afraid.
That Mitchell and Webb Look
A sketch show from Peep Show starts David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
After watching Peep Show in its entirety towards the end of last year, I wanted more Mitchell and Webb so decided to watch their sketch show. It starts off really well with some absolutely hilarious scenes but some sketches are much weaker than others. By the last season, the good scenes had been done to death and the new ones didn't really excite me much. Also, like I did with The Mighty Boosh, now that I'm older, I can see just how problematic some things in this TV show are, spoiling my ability to enjoy it. Stick with Peep Show!
What have you been watching recently?