I’m trying to finish my TV shows, but this strange, menancing bald man is stopping me

I am sure that many of you will be happy to know that I have been watching more TV lately. I know. All of you are very excited and doing some sort of free-spirited ribbon dancing.

I started off with watching a few shows on a regular basis. Since then, I’ve finished one, kind of watching one, and completely abandoned the other. Actually, I’ve pretty much abandoned the list of TV shows I’ve been wanting to watch for eternity. I am really only watching shows I found randomly though Netflix or Amazon Prime. Also I’m only one show at a time. it’s not the most productive way to watch TV, but, hey, it’s progress. I’ll take it.

Here are the shows I’ve actually finished. Gasp.

Nobel
The life of a Norwegian soldier intertwines with a political agenda.

Sure, it was difficult to watch a show with subtitles, but I just had to get used to not multi-tasking. There were quite a few scenes with English dialogue, and I was surprised each time. Given the nature of this show, there are quite a few non-Norwegians on the show. It’s not like they’re going to speak Norwegian to a Chinese person. I was still taken aback by the English dialogue. I was like, “Oh look, she’s speaking English. I can check my E-mail for ten seconds.”

The storylines are captivating and I was sucked into the story. I was a bit disappointed with the conclusion of the show because I thought they took the easy way, but the show was something different for me, and I quite enjoyed it.

Patriot
An intelligence officer goes undercover in an engineering firm specializing in piping in order to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

It took me a while to actually want to watch this show because I wasn’t sure if I was ready to invest my precious, precious time on yet another show I wasn’t sure if I was going to actually watch. I finished the show in about five days, and again, it’s not a show I would typically watch, but I enjoyed it.

Different from most shows, it really only has one ongoing storyline with several sub-storylines that go with the main storyline. It’s literally like watching a 10-hour movie. Quite a few scenes are ridiculous, and it’s sometimes hard to follow, but I did like how it’s more of a comedy than drama. I don’t think I can take another House of Cards.

The shows I’m still watching, more or less

No Tomorrow
A woman falls in love with a man who believes that the world will be destroyed by an asteroid.

It’s a cute, lighthearted show with a diverse group of characters. This is a show that has many identities. It’s a romantic comedy. It’s a drama. It has a main storyline, along with several storylines that both relate and do not relate to the main storyline. Heck, you can even say it’s a sci-fi because of the asteroid. This is a TV show for everyone. Well, it doesn’t have people dying every five seconds. But, hey, you can’t have everything. Try Fringe or Supernatural if you want to see someone being killed.

Banshee

A man who recently got out of prison goes to a small town to find the woman he loves, and takes the identity of the new sheriff when he gets shot and killed in an attempted robbery.

I have an eclectic taste when it comes to TV shows. Im, into anything and everything. I am slowly realizing, though, that I have been going down a path of dark, twisted TV shows full with conspiracy, politics and murder. Ugh. I’m just describing House of Cards, aren’t I?

For years, I have been tired of the same old procedural shows, and have been more in favor of shows with interesting characters and ongoing storylines. I want to know if a main character is going to rise above their alcohol addiction. I do not want to know who killed the babysitter who was sleeping with her married employer with three children.

Breaking Bad
A high school chemistry teacher who receives a terminal cancer diagnosis reaches out to a former student in order to sell meth to provide money for his family.

It’s been a very, very slow journey to try to finish Breaking Bad, but I’m making excellent progress. It’s only taking me three to four months to finish one episode. How exciting. In all seriousness, I will eventually finish it. I’d probably be on my death bed though.

What’s next?

I have since abandoned Awkward. I want to continue watching it at some point, along with Burn Notice. Also, I want to watch Ray Donovan. Stay tuned for part three of my 100-part series on this important, crucial matter.

4 thoughts on “I’m trying to finish my TV shows, but this strange, menancing bald man is stopping me

  1. I’m the same with watching TV series. I abandon some of them at some point, but the ones I really do love I watch with religion.
    All of these are so interesting! I especially like Banshee, Patriot, and Nobel. I’ve always wanted to watch Breaking Bad but I keep procrastinating. I will start soon, I promise.
    I used to watch Awkward also but I stopped mid-season 5. I’ve only seen a few episodes of Burn Notice back when I actually watched on the television. Now, I only watch series through Netflix or any streaming site.

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