What I'm Watching

When I first started working out ... I listened to music. Then we installed a television in the home gym. It wasn't hooked into cable, but it was hooked up to a DVD player. Through the years we've continued to add ... while I still can't watch "live" tv, I have Netflix and Amazon Prime available. I have an Ipod where I can watch anything I've purchased from Itunes.  PlayOn/PlayLater and my Roku will allow me to watch anything available online (from network offerings to YouTube) ... recently, I've switched to MOVIES, catching up on everything I've missed. I haven't been to the theater in years and only occasionally wanted to watch one (DVD or streaming) enough to work it in. I haven't been good at updating here, I thought I'd try doing a "weekly watched" update ...


  • 1009: X-Men Origins, X-Men Wolverine, X-Men Days of Future Past, Creed, Sully. Greys Anatomy 14:4, The Good Doctor 1:3, This is Us 2:3
  • 1002: Beauty&TheBeast, What Happened To Monday, Hawksaw Ridge, Body of Lies, Passengers. Grey's Anatomy 14:3, The Good Doctor 1:2, This is Us 2:2
  • 0925: The Golden Compass, X-Men Apocalypse, Independence Day: Resurgence, The Legend of Tarzan, 10 Cloverfield Lane. Two episodes Greys Anatomy 14:1&2, This is Us 2:1, The Good Doctor 1:1. Glee 5: 11,12,13.
  • 0918: Pitch Perfect 2, Logan, A Monster Calls, I am Number Four
  • 0911: Cinderella, Vampire Academy, Nocturnal Animals, Jupiter Ascending, Burnt
  • 0904: Fantastic Beasts, Collateral Beauty, Z for Zachariah, Carriers, Alligiant, Jason Bourne, The Giver. Finished iZombie Season 3.
  • 0828: 42, Now You See Me 2, Pride&Prejudice&Zombies, If I Stay, Insurgent, Country Strong
  •  July: Room, The Girl With All The Gifts, Rouge One
 

Recently Completed Series/Seasons (not a complete list of everything I've ever watched)

    • Grey's Anatomy. This is Us. The Good Doctor. 
    • Blacklist. Season 1.
    • Blue Bloods. Season 1:
    • Shooter. Season 1: Netflix. I had enjoyed the movie version some years ago, although beyond the immediate premise (a sharp-shooter being set up for attempting to kill the president) I didn't remember much. Struggled a bit with the constant use of first&middle name (Bob Lee) and everyone constantly switching sides ... but it was exciting and kept me entertained. Not sure if I'd be interested in a second season though ...
    • Silicon Valley. Seasons 1-3: Watched upstairs w/Hubs
    • iZombie. Season 2: Netflix. I'd watched the first season while doing cardio, and that was fine, but this was a good show for weight workouts (not requiring strict attention). For as silly as it is, it had some serious, heart-rending moments. Moved on immediately to the next season. 
    • Scandal. Season 6: I waited for this season to hit Netflix rather than trying to watch week to week. Didn't really like where this season went. 
    • Big Little Lies: HBO Original. This had seemed to get quite a bit of buzz and had some big names in it. Reminded me a bit of "The Affair" with the set-up of some crime being investigated by police, then flashing back to build up to that point.  I didn't love it, but it kept my interest and did pull at the heart strings some.
    • Game of Thrones. Season 7: Watched upstairs w/Hubs
    • Harlots: Another Hulu original ... I didn't care for it much, but finished. Only eight episodes.
    • The Handmaid's Tale: Season 1: Hulu Original. I hadn't read the book, but I did so before starting the series. I liked the series a lot too.
    • Grey's Anatomy: Season 13: via PlayOn. Because I've been with this show for so long, the waiting between weeks doesn't have as much impact (although I'd love to NOT wait). This was often a good motivator for Friday or weekend workouts. 
    • Designated Survivor: Season 1: via PlayOn would try to catch up shortly after each episode aired, but I hated waiting week to week, it just lost momentum that way. I wish I'd waited until the season was complete and watched it all back to back. While I look forward to season 2, I'll be waiting on it, attempting to avoid spoilers!
    • The Arrangement: via PlayOn ... another guilty watch, but I ended up not caring for it at all.
    • The Client List: Netflix. Okay, I'll admit I felt I had to watch this on the tablet, so I could access the different profiles, so this wouldn't show up on the family account. ;)
    • The Walking Dead: Season 7. I'd prefer to wait and watch the episodes back to back, but it's almost impossible to avoid spoilers! Even just waiting a day. I've always like Jeffery Dean Morgan and don't like seeing him in this role, although he does it well.
    • Pitch: Watched week to week w/PlayOn, just the one season. I liked it, probably would hav enjoyed it more watching all the episodes back to back.
    • This is Us: Season 1. Watched week to week w/PlayOn. It was good, but not great for working out, more touchy/feely. 
    • Humans: Season 2: Netflix. I'd loved season 1, and enjoyed season 2. Too short, just eight episodes. 
    • Orphan Black: Season 4. Amazon Prime. I had to wait a while before this hit Prime, but that was fine. Ended abruptly, cliffhanger for next season. 
    • Awake: Netflix: Another one I really liked. The ending was weird though ...
    • Travelers: Netflix. I hope there is another season. I really enjoyed this.
    • Bloodline: Season 1. Netflix. People raved about this but ... it just didn't do it for me. So dark and the characters weren't likeable.
    • Frequency: Watched on PlayOn recorded off the CW ... but it hit Netflix so quickly, I wish I'd waited and just watched all the episodes back to back. I'd liked the movie, and also liked how they tweaked it for the series. Guess it's just the one season. 
    • The OA: Netflix Original ... I really liked this, had me hooked. Not sure how I'd feel about a second season though. 
    • Madame Secretary: Season 1. Netflix. Liked this, but felt the need for a change after the first season ended. Hopefully I'll come back to it. 
    • Glitch: NetflixI really liked this, will watch a second season if there is one.
    • Containment: Netflix ... only the one season. I liked it. Post-apocalyptic stuff is always interesting to me. Here it only affected one quarantined city. 
    • Strike Back: Seasons 1,2,3. On Amazon. Good workout show, intense. A little over the top ... and boy does the one guy get a lot of action!
    • The Last Ship: Season 3: Playon via Hulu. Still really like this series!
    • Being Human. Season 2. Netflix. I watched season 1 quite a while ago, but always planned on coming back to this. I didn't care for this season as much. So many flashbacks (just disrupted the storyline for me, even as it explained some things), the vampiric orgies ... I just don't find rolling around in blood sexy (I struggled with all the blood/gore in TrueBlood too, while I have no problem with the zombies in TWD). The CGI werewolf transformations, also eye-rolling ... and again, waking up naked and bloody. Just a little yucky. It was nice to see Sally in a different outfit/hairstyle for a bit. Not sure if I'll continue on though.
    • Stranger Things. Season 1. Netflix. Okay, I didn't watch this one in my gym. It's one Hubs and I watched together. Only eight episodes, and we got through it in one week (one binge evening we watched three episodes). I would have been a great one to watch downstairs though, as it had action and excitement and really made me want to watch more. Sad when it was over. I hear a season 2 is likely, but I'm just not sure what it's focus would be.
    • The Expanse. Season 1. (DVD) Browsing IMDB, I saw this listed as similar to several shows I'd liked, so I figured I'd give it a try.  I started out watching via PlayOn/Xfinity, but episode 6 and 10 weren't included. The library had it though, so I moved to that. It was dark. Some strange side storylines that didn't seem to have any reason for being there. The LDS Church was featured ... that was weird. Missionaries, gathering on a ship (the Navoo) to pioneer out to a new "earth". Not sure why they used a real religion. Total cliffhanger, but I don't know that I am involved enough to want to watch more.
    • iZombie. Season 1. (Netflix) Recommendation from my mom. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did, as it was rather silly (the look, the names, the cartoon start) but it did really capture my attention, and had some serious moments too. Season 2 has aired. When I can grab it streaming or library DVD I will continue watching. (August 2016). 
    • 11.22.63. Miniseries. (Hulu/PlayOn). Hubs and I started watching this upstairs, but then he lost interest. I did too, but wanted to finish (I like closure and there were only eight episodes). It was a push to finish. I was did like the ending.
    • Second Chance. Season 1. (PlayOn) I guess there was only one season. I liked it, but am not sure I would have continued watching. I wasn't happy with the ending though! Could have been a nice wrap up, but they had to throw in a little "ohh" ... did they do that after they knew there wasn't a second season?
    • 12 Monkeys. Season 1. (DVD) I felt like I should have enjoyed this more than I did. All sci-fi and time travel, right up my alley ... but I didn't like it that much and had to push to finish the season. Not sure if I'll continue ... (August 2016)
    • Alcatraz. Season 1. (DVD) I liked this series. I guess it only lasted the one season. I might have continued watching if it had continued. Of course things were not wrapped up, totally left annoyingly open ended.
    • Finding Carter. Season 1. (Hulu): This had a premise that grabbed the attention, and was similar to a book I'd read not long ago. I liked it, although it did drag a bit as the season went on. From a parental perspective, not loving the teenage portrayal (all the sex, drinking, partying). I did love the music (which makes sense as it came from MTV). There is a second season, and I'll watch, but shift it to my "weight workout" show as it doesn't require a lot of attention to detail, and it runs a little short for two 20min elliptical sessions.
    • Last Resort. Season 1 (DVD) I liked this. I realize it was probably far-fetched from reality, but it was exciting and kept my interest. Just the one season ... nice that it wrapped up for those watching. 
    • The Last Ship. Seasons 1&2 (Hulu) I remember seeing this advertised, but then it never hit any of the streaming services. I happened upon Hulu  and looked it up and started watching. I really enjoyed this series. Watched both seasons back to back and it was one that kept me interested and wanting to get down for an extra workout to see what would happen. Currently recording season 3 via PlayOn and will watch it when it's complete.
    • Continuum. Seasons 4 (Netflix). I watched the first two seasons a while back, season 3 when it hit Netflix, and just finished up the last (season four was just a few episodes, wrapping the series up). I enjoyed the sci-fi!
    • Survivors. Seasons 1&2. (Netflix). BBC production ... a post-apocalyptic setting, after a virus kills off almost everyone. Short seasons. Interesting and exciting.
    • The Night Manager. Miniseries (PlayOn/AMC) Lots of big names in this. The theme song was SO "James Bond" ... I really didn't get into it much, had to push through to finish. Watched upstairs with Hubs (July2016). 
    • Arrow. Season 2 (Netflix): While I'd really loved season 1, for some reason I lost interest in this seasons. I ended up watching it while I did weights, so that would only be once or twice a week (if that) so it took forever to get though, and felt like forever too!
    • Game of Thrones (Season 6): HBOGO. Hubs and I watch this together (upstairs, not while exercising) and are current. I've been a little frustrated with Game though ... there are just so many characters and separate storylines. It just moves so slowly! I did have to admit the whole "Hodor" thing got to me though! Hodor ...
    • The Catch. Season 1 (PlayOn): The main gal there, Mireilla Enos ... I admit, I wanted to see her in this role. She'd been in "The Killing" and "World War Z" where she was portrayed as anything but glamorous. Here, she looked good (some of those clothing choices though??) It's always interesting seeing actors change characters in the different productions they are in. Peter Krause was also a familiar face (Parenthood, SixFeetUnder). I recognized the gal who played Margot from "Lost" days, and while "Mommy" looked familiar, I couldn't place her until the end, when she was dressed as a cook in the kitchen and then hey ... it's Ms Patmore from Downton Abby, of course! 
    • Chicago Med. Season 1 (PlayOn): I have NOT seen either of the other "Chicago" shows, so when they did a crossover episode, it was a little annoying to me. I'd record these as they aired with my PlayOn service, wait a few weeks and then watch several episodes back to back. I liked it, but am not sure if I'll commit to continuing on next season. We'll see. 
    • Shades of Blue. Season 1 (PlayOn): Another current show I recorded, then watched once I had all the episodes. I don't know ... this was really dark and gritty and I wasn't sure I cared about the characters. I had to force myself to finish. I like the closure of at least completing a season .. of course this had a total cliffhanger ending. I doubt I'd watch or recommend, I just didn't enjoy it, although it did give you things to think about.
    • Orphan Black. Seasons 2&3 (Amazon): I was happy to see the season three of OrphanBlack added to AmazonPrime. I've enjoyed this series it's first two season, and am always amazed at the versatility of the lead actress! I believe season four has aired, now I have to wait for it to hit prime (probably before the next season starts).  I'll be watching ...
    • Downton Abby. Season 6 (Amazon): I'd missed the first few episodes of the current (final) season of Downton Abby when it started last fall. I might have been able to locate the episodes (or buy them) but I decided to just wait until the entire season hit Amazon Prime. This happened a couple weeks ago in June ... I've since seen season six. I'm glad I waited, and watched this world back-to-back, not jumping to other shows/genres in between episodes, nor waiting between weeks. I was thoroughly happy with how everything wrapped up. Perhaps a bit too picture perfect ... but I'll take it. (June 2016). 
    • Grey's Anatomy (Season 12): (PlayOn) I still have to say Grey's Anatomy is still my favorite show. I like the drama, the relationships, the intense issues each episode. I was super sad last year, when Derek died, but didn't stop watching, as some fans said they would. As with a couple years ago, I really appreciated the background music. Covers of familiar songs ... it just really adds something for me. This was just a nice ending for the season :) (April 2016)
    • The Good Wife (Season 6): (PlayOn) This wasn't just a season finale, but a series finale. Did anyone else feel a little unsatisfied? Talk about an abrupt ending. Not a cliffhanger, but not a nice, happy, resolution either. I guess it was realistic. While I've enjoyed this series the past few years (I came in late, catching up on Amazon and then staying current) I'm fine with it ending too. Not emotionally attached anymore (unlike that moment when Will died ... ouch!)
    • Scandal (Season 5): (PlayOn) I've been wondering if I should just wait for this show to hit Netflix instead of catching it week to week. I think I could wait.  I'm not terribly attached, although it is one I do enjoy. This season was interesting with the comparisons to the current presidential politics (the former president's wife now running, a blustery, wealthy, businessman too). 
    • Nashville (Season 4): I've heard this show just got the axe, that the season finale (haven't seen it yet) will be the series finale. While originally I loved this show, I have grown a little detached, so its ending is okay with me. They did a pretty good job wrapping things up ... then put in a little "arg" moment. I guess maybe it will continue on another network?
    • The Voice Spring 2016: (PlayOn)I never got into the show this season, but the 12-year old was a faithful watcher for a while. I'm not sure what happened to make him lose interest completely (NBA games at the same time?) It's the finale tonight ... but he says he doesn't care. I know American Idol had it's series finale this season too. I did watch it for several seasons there at the beginning ... but it had been a while for me since I'd paid it any attention.
    • How To Get Away With Murder. Season 1. (Netflix) I had heard quite a bit of buzz about this show, but hadn't seen any episodes or really knew anything about it. The first season appeared on Netflix, so I watched. It was one that kept the excitement and interest. I really liked it and started watching the second season as it aired ... but then things got SO crazy and I completely lost interest. I'm not sure where I dropped off ...
    • Colony. Season 1 (PlayOn): This was new, and I recorded the episodes as they aired and then watched them all together. I love a good post-apocalyptic tale. This was right up my alley and I enjoyed it and was sorry to see it end. Waiting for season 2! (April 2016)
    • The Walking Dead (Season 7): (PlayOn)  I was a bit behind, but did manage to finish it up without any spoilers (Hubs is still a full season behind). Introduction of Negan. I've always really liked Jeffery Dean Morgan and his various characters (Supernatural, Extant and this final season in "The Good Wife"). I'm NOT sure about this Walking Dead portrayal! 
    • The Affair. Seasons 1-2 (Showtime): Watched this while we had our Showtime channel. A little hard to follow with the different perspectives and "memories" and such. I think people watch for the sex, not the story ...
    • Homeland. Seasons 1-5 (Showtime):  Hubs and I got into this, and between a couple "Showtime trials" and paying for the channel upgrade for a couple months on Amazon, we got all caught up!
    • ZOO. Season 1 (Netflix): Saw this on Netflix and figured I'd give it a try. Suspension of disbelief going ... I really quite liked it! After watching "Revolution" recently, it was a bit hard to see the main swashbuckling hero from that show, now a stereotypical nerdy scientist.
    • Humans. Season 1. (PlayOn). This new series caught my eye. I liked the movie "I Robot" and the series "Battlestar Galactica" and the "Partials" book series ... all with a cyborg theme. We do have cable to access AMC, I recorded via PlayOn then stream the show to the Roku downstairs. I quite liked this series. It was too short. I'm sad it's over (for now). I was actually quite excited to go elliptical just to find out what was going to happen next. Hubs ended up watching it upstairs (me rewatching). August 2015.
    • Falling Skies. Season 5 (Amazon): I'd watched the first couple seasons on prime, then waited impatiently for the next seasons to become streamable. Was happy when this hit, and happy with the way they wrapped everything up. 
    • Under the Dome. Season 3 (Amazon): Not sure WHY I came back to this, when beyond the premise and the first few episodes, I really didn't like this show much. I guess just for closure. This season didn't disappoint in providing me with disappointment ... again, didn't really like it.
    • Extant. Season 2. (Amazon) I'd really liked the first season, and was happy when I saw this second season hit streaming. I like Halle Berry. I really like Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was a welcome addition to the cast. There were other familiar faces (Peyton, from OneTreeHill, The Governor from TheWalkingDead) and favorites from season 1.
    • Revolution. Seasons 1 & 2. (Netflix) Back when this originally aired, my boys were interested and watched it week to week. I didn't. I always figured I would watch it at some point, and luckily I didn't see enough to spoil it for me. The boys never got around to watching the second season.  Lots of action. It kept my interest. I went into it knowing it would end at the second season (ratings dropped and it wasn't renewed) ... and while one storyline wrapped up, it was definitely left open-ended.  
    • Wayward Pines. Season 1. (Amazon). I'd read the books, so I figured I'd give the series a try. Just as weird as the books ... but having read them at least I knew what was going on. It was interesting to note the differences between the books and the TV show. Fairly true to form for the first book, then the 2nd/3rd books diverged (and that was pretty much just the final episode anyway). Completely different ending! 
    • True Detective. Season 2. HBOGO. Really should have waited until the series was complete and watched the episodes back to back. I just couldn't stay interested in the story week to week. I guess many said this season wasn't great. I agree ...
    • Sense8. Season 1. (Netflix) Hadn't heard anything about this, just decided to give it a try (NetflixOriginal). I liked it. Very cable (sex). Lots of different accents!
    • Helix. Season 1 (Netflix) This was dark and spooky ... a couple times there was music that did NOT match the mood and that just made it spookier still. May2015.
    • DareDevil. Season 1 (Netflix): Very dark, figuratively (the storyline) and literally (the filming was DARK). I don't know if I'm a "superhero" person. I finished the season but am not sure I'll continue. (May2015)
    • The 100. Season 1 (Netflix): Love me some sci-fi. This was right up my alley. I enjoyed it. Season two hit streaming right as I finished up, but I was ready to move on to something else. I plan on coming back to this series though.
    • The Americans. Season 1 (Amazon) I've liked Kerri Russel since her "Felicity" days. I do sometimes have trouble with 80's period pieces though. The clothes, the hair ... seriously, it's just hard to look at! But I do like the story. As with most cable programming, there are usually things that wouldn't be allowed on mainstream TV. Here, the sexual content is very high. There is violence, but it's not that bad, and there is no language. I plan on coming back ...
    • Mr. Selfridge. Season 1 (Amazon): After Downton Abby, these old England shows have caught my eye. "Mr. Selfridge" seemed SO similar to "Paradise" I wasn't sure about watching it. I do like Jeremy Pivan though (from Entourage) and I really enjoyed this series. I plan on continuing at some point. (April 2015)
    • American Crime. Season 1. (PlayOn) Thought this might be a little like True Detective. Hubs tends to like the cable shows and dismiss network TV, but he gave this one a go. Just sad though ...
    • Trauma. Season 1. Following paramedics. I liked this. Not sure how hooked I got, but I guess it doesn't really matter because it ended after the one season.
    • Three Rivers. Season 1. I don't remember how I watched this (DVD? Streaming?) but I liked it. The whole transplant thing is really amazing, it was interesting to get more of a perspective (both giver and receiver).  I can't help but think of the monetary costs too though. Who ends up paying for all this? It's astronomical! If this had further seasons I would have kept watching.
    • True Detective. Season 1. HBOGo. Hubs really liked this. It was a little dark and disturbing for me. Not sure I would have watched on my own.

    Okay ... last update was October 2014. It's September 2016 now, I'll try to remember what I've been watching. I really want to keep this list just for my own records!
    • Revenge. Season 3. (Netflix) I'd watched the first couple seasons a bit ago. The third season hit Netflix as I finished, but I felt I needed a break and moved onto other things. I came back to watch season 3, but am not enjoying it as much as when the series started. Happy to wrap up it up again for now.
    • Extant (Amazon Prime) I hadn't heard much about this, but saw it had good reviews. I started watching and was pretty hooked. Liked the premise. Had both the sci-fi/space theme, and also an AI theme ... they did come together in the end. I think this was just a one time show. I liked it a lot.
    • Under The Dome. Season 2. (Amazon Prime) I'd watched season1 last summer ... and really didn't love it. The premise was great, but I wasn't sure about all the supernatural stuff. I thought it was just a mini-series for the summer (not a first season) so I wasn't happy when it had a cliffhanger ending. I went ahead and watched season 2, but still not really that into it. Another cliffhanger.
    • Cougar Town (Season 4, PlayOn) I'd watched the first three seasons on DVD and started season 4 on PLayOn. PlayOn isn't quite as simple as Netflix or Amazon, and that did impact my watching. I was going to just wait for DVD ... but it never hit DVD. I think season 5 is done, and season 4 has still never come out. I went ahead and finished up the fourth season on PlayOn.
    • The Killing: (Season 4, Netflix) This is a dark, compelling show. It seemed to have a little more language this season (a Netflix original) but it was a good story, continued on from season 3 stuff, and then a new set of murders to investigate. It was a quick watch, short season and end to the series.
    • Leverage: (Season 2, Netflix)  Another fun, cute show, but not one that grabs me and keeps me coming back. I'd enjoyed season 1, and I liked season 2 as well. I'm sure I'll watch the rest of the series at some point. I really think the boys would like this series.
    • Warehouse13: (Season1, Netflix) I'd started this on a recommendation from my brother's family, who loved the series. I did like it, very reminiscent of "X-files" and "Fringe" although not nearly as dark as either of those. It just wasn't one that grabbed me and compelled me to watch episodes back to back. I watched an episode here and there while I was in the mood and finished up season 1. I might watch the rest at some point.
    • Continuum:  (Season 3, Netflix) I'd watched seasons 1&2 a bit ago and really liked this series. I was able to get back into it pretty quick. It was good. No season 4 yet, I'll keep my eye out for it.
    • Revenge: (Seasons 1&2, Netflix): I'd heard a lot of good things about this, I thought it was a little more of a "Nikita" type show. I was hooked pretty quick. I enjoyed season 1 and went onto the next. I was getting a bit tired of it at the end. Season 3 wasn't on Netflix yet, but I was ready to move on ... ironically season3 appeared right as I finished, but I did move on anyway. I'll come back to it though.
    • Tru Blood: (Amazon Prime): I'd watched season 1 on DVD a while back. I didn't remember loving it, but so many people rave about it I figured I'd give it another try now that it was streamable. I really didn't remember much from that first season, so it was hard to get back into it ... and, I just don't like it. It's too gory and dark. I mean I have no trouble with Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad ... but I just couldn't get into this. I did watch season 2 and got halfway through season 3 before I gave up on it. 
    • Big Love: (All Seasons, Amazon Prime)  I've been struggling with religion, and don't really care for reading/watching anything along that theme, but I figured I'd give this a try. I do wonder who the audience was for this. "Good" Mormons would not watch it (language/sex and unfavorable view of the church), yet it was so church based, I wonder at those outside the church having a lot of interest either. It was interesting for me. The opening credits though ... drove me CraZy! Such a cheesy opener, I always had to fast forward through it. There were some crazy moments throughout the series, by the end I was more than ready for it to be over.
    • Hung (HBO Go) When I downgraded our cable, Comcast threw in HBO. Not sure why, but it does allow us to watch using the HBO Go. This is one I'm embarrassed to say I watched. It wasn't that good though. I stopped at season one.
    • Blue: (Hulu, via PlayOn) Well I'm glad that is over (seasons 1-3, although they are very short seasons). Why do I continue watching something I don't really like? I guess I just needed to feel the closure of finishing what I'd started, but this wasn't great. Not much story, pretty boring. And the commercials! Even though I could fast forward through them, having pre-recorded the episodes on PlayLater. So many and so annoying. I don't think I can do any more Hulu!
    • Game of Thrones: (Season 4) I watched this on Mondays, the day after it aired ... much to hubby's chagrin. He hadn't realized I was "cheating" on him and watching it myself. When the season was over, he watched the whole thing (and I kept reminding him how it was so nice I'd already seen it, so that if I had to go tend to the kids or something, he didn't have to pause it until I was back). 
    • Bitten (Netflix): Hadn't really heard anything about this, but saw it as recently added on Netflix, and I like supernatural stuff. It was good. Very attractive main character (skinny!) with some athletic moves. Definitely from cable ... quite a bit of sex and bare bums (they are werewolves, gotta take the clothes off before they change! *Ü*) 
    • Drop Dead Diva (Season 2): This was cute. Not totally one that keeps me hanging on the edge of my seat anxious for the next episode though. I'm sure I'll come back to the additional seasons at some point.  
    • The Voice (2014): I watched the first half of the season. I like the blind auditions and LOVE the battle rounds. Duets/Harmony ... good stuff. After that, it gets a little old. I like being familiar with the contestants, and even though I didn't continue watching, I did keep tabs on who was still in it, and watched for who would win.
    • The Good Wife: (Season 5) Another one of my series that I kept up with "live" (the day after, via PlayOn). I was SO shocked by one of the episodes in the last half. Sad too ... :(
    • Grey's Anatomy: (Season 10) I have to say I LOVED this season, I don't know that it was really the storyline or anything. It was the music! They would have well-known songs, redone, playing in the background. I loved the covers and was always anxious to hear what songs would be included next. Watched this via PlayOn/PlayLater the day after it aired. Good incentive to get in a Friday workout.
    • Scandal: (Season 3. PlayOn as available). Um, wow. There were some shocker moments!
    • The Paradise: (Season 1) BBC Historical Drama ... not really Downton Abby, but ok. Didn't quite connect with the characters.
    • Royal Pains. (Season 1. Netflix) I liked this, but it didn't totally keep me coming back for back to back watching.
    • The Walking Dead (season 4): Sad to have this series finish for the season. What can I say, I like post-apocalyptic stuff ... and zombies. Hubby wasn't happy with me when he found out I had been watching this all along, instead of waiting to watch it with him. I was afraid of hearing spoilers if I waited though ...
    • Hart of Dixie: Thought I'd try something light. I usually like medical dramas. I'm not really a fan of the main gal's acting skills (or lack thereof). I stopped watching, then tried again ... you know, I don't really consider myself that picky, especially when I'm watching while working out. But this? It's just BAD. I'm giving up on it. I seriously had to look it up and was amazed at all the good reviews ... I guess other people liked it.
    • Orphan Black (Season 1): A BBC show on Amazon Prime. The basic premise reminds me of "Ringer" which I watched not too long ago. Liking it, but must suspend disbelief! As I finished the first season, if there was a season two I do think I'd continue watching right now. This did keep me interested and entertained. Interesting from an acting perspective ... it had to be hard for the lead actress to play so many different parts! I thought she did a really good job. 
    • Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles: (AmazonPrime). Season 1.   I was never a fan of the movies (just seen bits and pieces) but I like sci-fi. This didn't totally grab me.
    • The Unit (Season 3): I'd watched the first couple seasons on DVD a while back and remembered really liking this. I noticed it was on Amazon Prime, so I started watching again (although I didn't totally remember all that had happened, it wasn't too hard to get back into it). Season 4 is available, but I think I'll take a break and watch something else before hitting it again.
    • Vikings: (Amazon Prime) This does have a "Game of Thrones" feel. Those vikings are very violent! It's a bit hard to like, no one is super likeable. Not sure who the "good guys" are. Even if season 2 were available on prime (it's not, you have to purchase) I think I'd take a break.
    • Arrow (Season 1) Only season 1 is on Netflix at present, or I'd probably keep watching. I really liked the slow unfolding of the back story, the complexity of the relationships, and the athleticism in every episode.
    • Brotherhood (Season 1):  Irish mob ... a little dark.
    • Amazon Prime Pilots: Amazon introduces a few pilots and then I guess decides what to produce depending on the reaction of viewers. I'm not sure if I really like watching only one episode, not knowing if there will be more, or if there is, having it happen so much later. I liked the concept of The After (I like post-apocalyptic stuff) but some of the acting and situations were pretty cheesy and unbelievable. Bosch looked interesting, although not sure if it's that different than the other cop shows I've seen. The Rebels was pretty funny, although I do prefer hour long action/drama to shorter comedies (although they have their place). There are a couple more I might try, but I might just wait and see which ones make it as full seasons before I even show any interest :)
    • House of Cards (Season 2): Watched this one upstairs with hubby, although I did fall asleep a couple of times and did have to catch up on the elliptical the next day. I think I liked the first season better, this one was so focused on the politics.
    • Orange Is The New Black: I watched the first episode, but it didn't really grab me. Hubby ended up watching it, so I saw bits and pieces of many of the episodes, but didn't ever feel drawn in enough that I wanted to "watch it" ... saw enough that I have a basic idea of the story.
    • Justified: (Amazon Prime.) Heard some good reviews and liked the main character from Deadwood. But just not clicking. I finally finished season 1. I've heard the other seasons are much better ...
    • The Biggest Loser (Season 15): This was my first time watching the show. I did a blog post review of it (here). 
    • The Fall: This BBC drama was on Netflix. It was quite captivating and so I watched the episodes back to back and now it's over (too soon). A LOT unanswered, not only with the main storyline, but the subplots too. I assume there will be more?
    • Beauty and the Beast: I remember watching the "old" version when I was a teen.  This is the newer one on the CW, but I just watched Season 1 on Netflix. I'll probably continue to watch once it hits Netflix for any further seasons (is it going to continue? Major cliffhanger for the end of season 1).
    • Merlin: (Season 1, BBC, Netflix) ... I have to be in the mood, it took me a while to get through the season, it was on my "Making My Way Through" list for a while. There are a few more seasons and I may come back to it at some point.
    • Luther: (Season 1) BBC drama on Netflix. Liked the main character in "The Wire" but this ... not clicking. Did push through and finished the first season anyway. There is a season 2 available but it's just not at the top of my list.
    • Modern Family: (Season 4) Played catch up here. I'd enjoyed this, but wasn't keeping current. Then the boys got interested in it, so I needed to get through it before I caught portions of episodes I hadn't seen. That's a pet peeve of mine ... no glimpses of something I want to watch!
    • Nikita: (Season 2) I really enjoyed season 1. This second season didn't totally grab me and it was on my "Making My Way Through" list for a while (although I did get interested again near the end).  I don't think I'll move onto season 3 yet, although it's still on my "to watch" list. 
    • Downton Abby (Season 4): There were online links ... I eagerly awaited each episode and watched them all long before they ever hit PBS here in the states. More please!
    • The Killing (Season 3): I wasn't sure this was on Netflix, but there it was. Whereas season 2 took up right where season 1 ended, season 3 was it's own story-line. I liked it. I'd watch more if there was more (is there more?).
    • Psych: The only episode I have seen in its entirety is the pilot (I was on my elliptical for it). Then the kids started watching it, and although I've probably "seen" every episode at this point, I've never really "watched" one.  But I've seen too much, so I never will.  It's a cute show and I love when the kids quote it and laugh!
    • Fringe: Finished season 1, which I had on DVD. It would be my fallback when wifi wasn't working well. I'll probably watch more, but no rush. 
    • Copper: BBC historical on Netflix. Pretty "adult" and I thought I was going to like it, but I grew a bit tired of it. Finished the season, but I don't know that I'll watch more if more are made.
    • Survivor - Blood vs Water: I kept current on this, watching it Thursdays after it aired on Wednesday. But then I totally spaced the finale and wasn't aware of it and caught a spoiler of who won ... so I never watched the final episode. 
    • Emily Owens MD: I've always enjoyed medical dramas. I caught this actress on "The Good Wife" and liked her. I looked her up on IMDP and she is Meryl Streep's daughter. It's SO obvious to me know I can't believe it didn't see it before! It's a cute show, too bad it didn't get renewed.
    • Leverage: (Season 1) I think this just got added to Netflix (I hadn't noticed it there before). I really enjoy it, a "Mission Impossible"/"OceansEleven" type team out righting wrongs. Finished the first season and I'm sure I'll watch the rest at some point.
    • The Voice 2013: This is still going but I think I'm giving up on watching it. It wasn't one I really enjoyed watching while exercising. I'd put it on while I cleaned the kitchen or cooked,  but wasn't keeping up. I'm aware enough of the participants that I'm still somewhat interested in seeing who makes it, but I won't be watching all the performances or results shows.
    • The Following: (Season 1. Netflix) This seemed to get a lot of rave reviews when it premiered recently. I don't know, I thought everything was WAY too much of a stretch. I mean I'm fine with suspending my disbelief for supernatural stuff, but when it's trying to be "realistic" and I just can't even comprehend what is happening, then it's hard for me.  I assume there will be a second season, but I'm not sure if I'll watch it. 
    • The Firm: (DVD) Grabbed this series from the library, a TV series from a few years ago, picking up after the movie left off. It was ok. Lots of time shifts in the set up, that annoyed me some. There was just the one season, which I'm fine with.
    • The Killing: (Season 2. Netflix) Boy ... I didn't remember season 1 as I started season 2 (but I don't want to watch it again either). Luckily it did come back to me. I felt it was a good conclusion. I guess there is a season 3? It's not on Netflix and I'm not anxiously awaiting. I might watch it at some point if it's easily available. 
    • House of Cards:  (Season 1. Netflix). I'm not too political, but I liked this. Watched with hubby, but I must admit I "cheated" and watched ahead (while working out)... mostly as sometimes I get called away by kids during the evening hours and didn't want to make hubby pause it every time I left the room. 
    • Breaking Bad (Season 5): Watched this with hubby (so not during exercise), sad that it is over... but not as sad as hubby is. He REALLY liked this series and I catch him re-watching it quite a bit.
    • Suits: Season 1. I liked this, I'll watch season 2 (+more?) at some point in the near future I'm sure.
    • Drop Dead Diva (Season 1): This was a cute show, some interesting thoughts considering my attempted weight loss. I'll continue on with Season 2, but it's not a show that I need to watch all the episodes back-to-back.
    • Glee (Season 4): I was behind and catching up. I like Glee. I'll watch an episode here and there when I'm in a musical mood.  Watching via PlayOn, OneChannel
    • Under the Dome: Summer mini-series. I had heard of the book and it peaked my interest. The show is ok. Watching on AmazonPrime after each episode airs. I was NOT happy with the cliffhanger ending. I thought this was a one-time mini-series, not a season 1. I was wanting a conclusion. 
    • Scandal: (Season2) ... ok, this one grabbed me, I watched it back to back until I was done. 
    • Breakout Kings: Netflix. Watched seasons 1&2. And done?
    • Ringer: I was a huge Buffy fan, so I thought I'd give Sarah Michelle Gellar another shot. There is some eye-rolling as I watch this ... it was just ok. On Netflix.
    • Falling Skies: Son#1 got hooked on this ... if he's going to be watching something I do want to see, I need to get to it first (so I avoid spoilers). I love science fiction and post-apocalyptic stuff, so this is right up my alley. Seasons 1-2 are on Amazon Prime. Watched Season 3 via PlayOn the day after each episode aired.
    • Downton Abby:  This had gotten so much buzz, I figured I needed to give it a try. I watched all three seasons and did really enjoy them. So many "quoteables" ... things I would have highlighted if I had been reading a book. Amazon Prime.
    • ArmyWives (Season 6):  I'd watched the previous seasons and enjoyed them. I could NOT be an army wife! Netflix.
    • Private Practice (Season 6): Grey's Anatomy was(is) a favorite and I liked this spin off too. This most current season was finally available on Netflix. The final episodes were a little strange (non-chronological) but I was happy with how it ended.
    • HawthoRNe (Season 1): I generally like hospital shows. This was fine, didn't totally grab me, but I finished the season and I'm sure I'll probably continue on at some point. Netflix. 
    • Person of Interest (Season 1):  Mom recommended this show. I've always liked Jim Caviezel. I tend to like more of a "serial" show that really carries from one episode to the next, but this was good. I'm sure I'll get to the other seasons at some point. DVD from the library.
    • Smash: This show was just wrapping up (second season) when I started. I REALLY liked it. I was a singer/actress in high school and shows like this really appeal. I liked the music a lot! I was sad that this ended. Watched the first season on AmazonPrime and caught the second season using PlayOn.
    • Alphas: Another "Heroes/XMen" type. I liked it. Watched season 1, I noticed season 2 is now available on Netflix/AmazonPrime so I'm sure I'll get around to it soon. 
    • The River: My son watched this, so I gave it a try. I didn't really care for it. Pushed to finish the season (I like closure).
    • Vampire Diaries: I'm totally into vampire shows/books ... not sure WHY this one didn't quite grab me, it really seems like it should have been one I loved. I felt like I had to push to finish season 1. There are many seasons left ...
    • Pushing Daisies: I ADORED this when it first aired. Something about the quirky, cartoon quality and humor just grabbed me! But then I stopped watching "live" TV.  When I discovered it on Amazon Prime, I got caught up. Still really liked it, but action shows give me a little more energy than cute comedies when exercising. 
    • The Shield: Watched all seven seasons ... very dark. Not my favorite, but good.
    • Life: I like cop shows, I quite liked this show. The main guy was very likable. Watched both seasons. Was on Netflix, but I think I got DVDs to get subtitles (which for some reason weren't available). I like subtitles ... they are required if I'm on the treadmill, as it's noisy.
    • The Unit: Military show. I liked this, lots of action. Watched seasons 1&2. Wish it was on one of my streaming sites, I've had to get DVDs which aren't as convenient.
    • No Ordinary Family: This was cute, very "The Incredibles"ish. Just one season I guess ...
    • Being Human: I like the supernatural stuff. Watched season1 of the US version. It was pretty good.
    • White Collar: Watched the first season, I liked it and will watch more at some point... but the boys have been watching it upstairs now, so I've caught glimpses of seasons 2-4. I don't like getting glimpses!
    • Life Unexpected: I liked this ok, got through Season1, will probably continue at some point.
    • Harper's Island: Ummmmmm, that was pretty bad (rolls eyes).
    • Nip/Tuck: I have to cover my eyes at some of the procedures! I don't know if I could ever undergo plastic surgery (although my tummy could probably use it!)
    • Supernatural: I've watched seasons 1-4.
    • Desperate Housewives: Watched all seasons. Liked it.
    • Ugly Betty: Watched all seasons, although I had to push to finish. It was a little silly.

    All Time Favorites!
    • The Walking Dead: What can I say ... I like post-apocolyptic stuff ... and zombies.  Actually watching this with hubby.  We'll probably try and watch the next season via PlayOn (as I cancelled the Tivo). 
    • The Good Wife: I've watched all seasons thus far and plan and staying current as it starts up again.
    • Grey's Anatomy:  I've liked this show from the start.
    • Cougar Town: I usually don't watch sitcoms, but this one captured my attention and always made me laugh! I haven't seen the current season, waiting for DVD. 
    • Modern Family: I do really like this show, but I think I've only seen the first couple seasons. I'll catch up at some point. It's just not on Netflix or easily borrowed on DVD. I do feel like I'm missing out a bit when I hear people talking about current episodes. 
    • Flash Forward: I liked the concept here!
    • Friday Night Lights: Sports shows always give me a little motivation to work out harder.
    • Battlestar Gallactica: I love sci-fi and this was pretty great.
    • Lost: I actually wish I hadn't watched this as it aired ... having to wait a week between episodes, and months between seasons.
    • 24: The show that started it all for me (watching while working out).  I WANTED to come back to the gym multiple times a day just to find out what would happen! Watching Jack Bauer run around couldn't help but up my adrenaline.






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