Watching TV is one of my favorite things to do. And ever since I moved to Mexico, not knowing anybody, talking like a crazy lady about TV shows has reduced to chatting on my phone with best friend, and other friends sometimes. Which is not as fun.
For that and other reasons, one of my dreams for 2014 was to start my YouTube Channel. Which I did. The idea was to use the channel as a way to share my love for TV and discuss my favorite things about the shows out loud instead of only over the phone with my friends back home. Unfortunately life got in the way and I had to stop making videos. My channel is still live, and I will make more videos. I just don’t know when or how often I will be able to upload.
What I will do, is post over here every now and then updates on my TV Show list. Adding or removing shows. Telling you guys what I’m liking or disliking, asking you guys questions. Allowing my blog to be a window for us bloggers and blog readers to chat and discuss our favorite TV Shows. Maybe even finding shows we didn’t know existed! And if we make new friends in the process, even better.
2014 was a packed year. So many returning shows and even more new ones. I will separate the shows by airing day and do a not-too-long-but-helpful-and-honest review of the show. Let’s get started!
MADAM SECRETARY. CBS
I like (actress and actor). And even though I’m not really into politics I gave them and this show a chance. I watched around 5 episodes, maybe 7. But then I got bored. The story and characters didn’t have depth or create interest for me to keep watching. I even forgot there was a new episode or that the show was on that very same day. I forgot the show existed until now when I’m checking my TV Show list for Fall 2014. Oops.
ONCE UPON A TIME. ABC
As a “forever Disney fan” this show was a must-watch when it started. And I loved it. It has had its ups and downs but it’s still one of my favorites with some of my favorite OTP Ships. Captain Swan, Robina (aka Outlaw Queen), Charming. In that order.
This season started awesome with the Frozen theme. I love Frozen and I like how they played things out. Thankfully it wasn’t like the never-ending Peter Pan story. On the down side Anna, Elsa and Kristoff won’t be seen, at least for a while.
Now with the three witches stories I am getting a little bored. Yes Rumple is evil. Yes he is not going to change. Can we drop it with him already? He is not a villain I love to hate. I just ignore him.
On the plus side. Captain Swan is looking great…We’ll see how long that lasts. Am I right?
GAME OF THRONES. HBO
For years. Seriously, years. Friends, relatives, random people speaking of the show have told me: “Jessica you watch all those show and you don’t watch Game of Thrones? Are you crazy? You should watch it. It is awesome!”. And last year I said OK. Let’s see what all the fuss is about.
I watched ALL four seasons in FOUR days. Yay for long weekends.
To be completely honest. I still don’t get why people are so obsessed. But I did like it. And I knew already that a lot of people died, so I was just waiting for the “good characters” to die. Because I had a bad feeling that as soon as I liked someone they would die. And I was right, most of the time.
With GOT I still have characters I love-love, and characters I love to hate. Can’t wait to see what happens next April when Season 5 begins. Bummer we won’t see Brandon.
BTW I am pro House Stark and House Targaryen. How about you?
DOWNTON ABBEY. iTV One
I am from Latin America and thanks to the Emmy Awards I discovered Downton Abbey. I love Period shows and movies. Plus this one had Dame Maggie Smith (aka Minerva -badass- McGonogall) so of course I had to watch.
It is such a shame we get only nine or ten episodes each year. And I’m pretty sure the series won’t last much longer. Not because the show is getting bad or anything, but because they will have to move super slow on the timeline to keep the characters alive.
Oh My God. Speaking of shows that should have more episodes. Sherlock. Only three episodes every two years. No kidding.
With this one it was similar than with GOT. But this one was online peer-pressure. I like Elementary and everybody and their mothers online kept saying what a Sherlock rip-off it was. So I had to watch. And even though I still watch Elementary and I don’t think it’s a rip-off, BBC’s Sherlock is WAY better.
If you haven’t seen this show yet. What are you waiting for?! It is amazing!!
Comedy. Musical. Fairytale. Yes Please!
For those of you who are not into musicals stay away. For the rest of us this was crazy fun. I thought it was a one time only mini-series but apparently it did good enough on the raitings that it will return next year. Probably to fill for OUAT during the winter break.
2 BROKE GIRLS. CBS
I really liked this show when it first started but now I don’t like it. The jokes are kinda gross most of the time and the characters story line gets repetitive. I stopped watching a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I’ll get back to it, and catch up in the summer. Maybe.
SLEEPY HOLLOW. FOX
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
I don’t even know why I started watching this show but I am glad I did. It is creepy and the characters are evolving. And the jokes. This show is a little wacky giving crazy supernatural twists to politics and american history. But the craziness of it all is one of the things I love about it. And the jokes and the super sexy, long haired gentleman from the 1800’s.
Marvel fan here. But I wanted to give the show chance. Early Gotham years. Teen Bruce Wayne and younger versions of future villains. Sounds fun.
I don’t love it but I am not completely bored yet. I just don’t know how much longer I will watch.
JANE THE VIRGIN. CW
I wasn’t excited about this show but I am glad I watched it. It is so sweet and cute, funny and interesting. A little annoying sometimes with the “Telenovela Style” voice over, but not enough to make me stop watching.
Also I like that the characters are Venezuelans like me. Well at least the grandma. And they eat arepas, which is such a Venezuelan thing to eat (even though I’m not the biggest fan of arepas).
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. ABC Family
I want to keep loving this show so bad, but the writers keep doing crazy things and never closing the circles and go after another story-line and it is driving me crazy.
The show will end in a couple of years and it seems that at the end of this season we will put and end to the whole A thing. It was great to the point where everybody was in on it. The A Team has no life. And for some reason they are obsessed with the four girls.
Great characters. Great villains (most of the time). Awesome OTPs (most of the time)
Spencer and Aria are my favorites. I love them and relate to them in a lot of ways. Plus their styles are my favorite out of all the characters.
SWITCHED AT BIRTH. ABC Family
Let’s get my OTP out of the way first. Bemmett. Love them. Need them together.
This show is great and I have always wanted to learn sign language. The story is great. Not just the main characters but all of the subjects they tap on. Showing the audience real everyday problems and situations that people might go through, with the occasional crazy, not so real situations but still staying great. A bit stereotypy sometimes though.
I only started watching last season. And I watch because of the covers of the songs. I feel bad for not having much to say about the show. The current season is the last season.
Glee’s OTP: Klaine
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC
Marvel girl since age don’t even remember. This show scared me at first. I was afraid to expect a lot from the show and be disappointed afterwards. So far so amazing! I love this show. And I love the way Marvel is connecting everything together. Go Marvel Universe.
Just hope they don’t get carried away and ruin things for the fans in the long run.
AGENT CARTER. ABC
AMAZING. Sorry I needed to say it like that. After the SHIELD there was no way expectations would be low for Agent Carter. But ABC and Marvel delivered. Can’t wait for next year to discover new secrets, see more of Peggy, Jarvis and Tristan (aka Chad Michael Murray). He will always be Tristan for me. That’s from Gilmore Girls just in case you were wondering.
Oh Mr. Elastic Man. You are so good looking. The Sherlockian way of being of this man bothers me. Because I am such a huge Sherlock fan. But I do understand why he is that way. I little confusing at first this show is looking good for me. Good stories, good character’s personalities.
THE FLASH. CW
The voice over at the begging of this show is so long. All the time. But the show is quite nice. I have huge comic book fans friends who fill the blanks. And for now the story is moving at a good pace. Hopefully it will last a good four to five seasons.
NEW GIRL. FOX
Just like 2 Broke Girls, New Girls is just not the same for me. I don’t know what’s happening with this show. It was adorkable, funny and clever. Now is getting duller and duller every passing episode. I hope is just temporary, I don’t want to stop watching.
I was disappointed when I found out it was cancelled. Maybe the storyline was too slow.
Did you watch this show? What did you think of it?
MANHATTAN LOVE STORY. ABC
Another one that got cancelled, though this was no surprise. I had great hopes because I like the actors but it wasn’t good enough.
Maggie Q was the reason I started watching (loved her on Nikita). Now I keep watching because it’s really good. Hopefully Michelle’s stalker will get caught by the end of the season, putting an end to that story before it gets boring.
FYI, sometimes I get scared and keep the lights on while I watch or I watch a cartoon or two after the episode. Of course I also check all my locks, doors and windows. Just in case.
Superman and Batman never interested me growing up. But Arrow did. Reminded me of Robin Hood. This CW show, together with Reign got me back to watching CW. Over the years I watched less and less of this channel. Now I watch more and more, and can’t get enough.
This show like all others has had it’s ups and downs, but this season has been amazing. I hope the writers don’t go to crazy and confusing with the storyline.
Fave OTP: Olicity. They are killing me!
MODERN FAMILY. ABC
One of my favorite comedies. I don’t even know how to explain it. The reality show style of comedy is a bit strange but it works for them. All characters are amazing and have been growing and developing over the years. The only thing that is driving me crazy is that the show’s intro is still not showing the new, older toddler Joe.
BABY DADDY. ABC Family
Love. Love. Love. I think this show started as a Summer comedy but has now been moved to the Fall. Because it is amazing. I love everything about it. My favorite characters: Danny, Tucker, Baby Emma, Riley. Riley’s personal life drives me insane but I absolutely adore her style. I want all of her clothes, shows and accessories. Now!
Fave OTP: Danley. Although sometimes I don’t think she deserves him.
YOUNG AND HUNGRY. ABC Family
Cute comedy. I think it’s coming back for season two this Summer. Needs a bit more depth for the characters but it is cute and funny. And I quite liked it.
HOT IN CLEVELAND. TV LAND
I loved this show from day one. Four amazing women. Hilarious. It has Betty White.
I will miss this show. It is currently on it’s sixth and last season.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY. FX
For a coward I like a ton of creepy shows and movies. A lot of times I close my eyes for minutes at a time, and yet I still come back and watch some more. This cool mini-series has the same actors but different stories to tell. Which is something I love about it. The season that ended recently was about Freak Shows. Not my favorite season but will wait for the next one. AHS: Hotel. And Lady Gaga will be staring.
The 100. CW
Prom introduced me to sexy Thomas McDonnell. And when I saw that he was one of the main characters of this futuristic, dystopian, postapocalyptic show I new it was a must watch. I will not give any spoilers for anybody, but something happened on the show that made me mad and I am taking a break from it. I will go back to it and catch up on all episodes at some point, but for now I just mention it because it is seriously amazing and you guys should watch it if you aren’t already.
Fave OTP: Flarke.
Love the comedy factor, the characters and their storylines more than the show and the murders and all that. A good show. Tons of eye candy. It’s currently airing season 10.
THE BIG BANG THEORY. CBS
One of my favorite comedies. Lately, since the characters are growing up so much, some of the fun factor is missing. Some episodes are funnier than others. As a nerd and a geek, I will keep watching religiously no matter what.
GREY’S ANATOMY. ABC
I started watching because my best friend told me so. Thank you nena. I love this show. That Shonda Rhimes knows how to make you love a show, love characters, destroy them, and make you cry. For days!
Does anyone miss Cristina as much as I do?
Fave OTPs: Owina, MerDer, Jolex.
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. ABC
Another Shondaland show. That alones means that I was going to watch at least the pilot episode. Then, I find that Viola Davis is staring. Must-watch. Then watching the pilot I see no other than Dean Thomas himself and OMG I love the show. (in case you didn’t know I am talking about Alfred Enoch who played Dean Thomas in all the Harry Potter movies).
The show keeps you thinking. Making you not trust anyone. It’s great.
I said it earlier, I love me some Period series or movies. The show is a little creepy sometimes, which I love. There are tons of eye candy. And the outfits, the accessories. The story and the characters. I really like this show. I could say I love it, but then Kash happened.
Fave OTP: Mash.
My uncle told me to watch this show because I love mysteries and Sherlock and TV Shows and this had it all together. I enjoyed season one a lot. The others have been alright. Sometimes I feel that because I now watch BBC’s Sherlock, Elementary has lost something for me. I don’t mind a female Watson. I love Lucy as Jane Watson and I love her closet.
Gilmore Girl’s Max Medina (or whatever his real name is) stars on this show so I had to watch. Even though I don’t really like politics, and after the Madam Secretary fiasco I was worried about this show. Luckily, so far so good. I like the story, the characters, the drama. The only concern I have is that this is a NBC show and they have the tendency of cancelling really good shows for poor reasons.
PROJECT RUNWAY. LIFETIME
I am not much of a Reality TV gal. But this show, well, is Project Runway. I have loved it for years. Love to love some people, love to hate some others. Love how impressive and creative they all are and I love it when my favorites make it far in the competition. Some of my favorites have even won sometimes.
Just so you know how much I love it. I watch all the Project Runway shows. The regular Project Runway season, P.R. All Stars, P.R. Under the Gunn (is there a new season coming?) and P.R. Threads.
I love that Ingrid Nilsen, previously known as Miss Glamorazzi, is one of the judges on Threads, but there is something about this show that is just not there for me. I will try to watch it next season.
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL. CW
The other reality show that I can’t stop watching is this. With the social media voting system they started a couple of seasons ago I was seriously considering not watching the snow anymore. I don’t mind that there are men as well as women, but the social media votes making people go or stay when the shouldn’t makes me mad. Plus, I miss Mr. Jay and Nigel.
This is one of my favorite shows. Is a short season show on SyFy and is is crazy and crazy good. It takes a bit for you to adjust to the cience fiction element if you’re not used to it, but it is worth it. Unfortunately, it is rumored that this season will be the last season, which sucks because I love this show. This takes me to my next point.
Fave OTP: Daudrey.
The show might end without it, but I will go down with that ship.
GIRL MEETS WORLD. Disney Channel
It’s not a mistake. This is a Disney Show and I love it. Again my best friend introduced me to this one. She was a huge fan of Boy Meets World and when this spin off was announced she was over the moon excited. I started watching because of her. I keep watching because I love it. The teenage girls with crazy heels are not my favorite thing, but I do love Farkle, Lucas, the show’s dynamic, the “flash-backs” from Boy Meets World and the theme song.
“…I feel alright I’m gonna take on the world…”
SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL. Online
As a little girl I remember watching anime (Japanese cartoons). By far my favorite will always be Sailor Moon. I even have the theme song on my phone and use it as a ringtone. Last year a reboot of the show started airing online. And it air simultaneously in a lot of countries when it airs in Japan.
The show is about five guardians from the Moon who must protect the silver crystal and the princess, wherever they might be.
Fave OTP: Serena and Dairen or as they are called in Japanese Usagi and Mamoro.
I really hope I am not leaving any show out. Yes, I know, I watch way too many TV Shows. But this is a list of all the shows that air during the whole year, and not all of them air at the same time.
Sometimes I think I should watch less TV Shows and then a new one comes along and I say “oh well, it might suck, I’m just watching the pilot”. I have a problem.
Do you have a TV addiction problem? I don’t want to be the only one. Let me know in the comments bellow. Please.
Love and Smiles, Jessi