TV

Masters of Sex: Season Two

Masters of Sex is interesting, because it’s one of the only TV shows that seems to have been made for the female gaze. That doesn’t mean I like it, though.

Awesome TV: “Darmok”

I’ve recently been re-watching Star Trek: The Next Generation on Netflix – which is a weird experience, because I haven’t seen it since I was a kid; more on that later – but I’ve been re-watching it, and I’m pleasantly surprised that a lot of the episodes I remember as being good actually still seem pretty good. And, one of the good-est ones is “Darmok.”

The Big Dexter Post-Mortem

Dexter actually ended last summer and I didn’t get around to saying anything about it until now. So, that’s a promising start.

Fun to Play v Fun to Watch

It seems like almost every summer there’s an awkward new reality show that confuses Fun to Play with Fun to Watch. Last year, it was the murder mystery dinner game Whodunnit?, and this year it’s the LRPG-esque The Quest.

Sherlock Series Three (Be Careful What You Wish For)

I would call this a TV binge, but there’s really not enough of it for that. It’s more like a TV snack. It took four and half hours to watch and I kind of… didn’t like it as much as the first two series?

Bathtub Philosophy and True Detective (I Don’t Even Know)

I’ve been thinking really hard about this, internet, and here’s what I’ve got: True Detective is about climbing into a bathtub with a philosophy major who skimmed the required reading, where both of you get high while he tells you the meaning of life, and you’re like, “Dude, you’re so pretty, I don’t even care if nothing you’re saying right now makes sense,” and hipster country music plays in the background. That’s what it felt like to me.

Dr. Quinn: The Worst Show I Was Ever Forced to Watch

When I was in grade four, my school had this total hard-on for pioneer times, and they used to make us watch Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman each week, before having a group discussion about what we learned. That’s right – there was a period of time, during my formative years, where my homework consisted of watching Jane Seymour and Joe Lando make out in the woods and then having a serious discussion about it. Thank you, Alberta public school system. This is probably why I always have to go on the internet and tell everyone about whatever crappy show I just watched.