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What I'm watching

I keep meaning to post about TV shows, so here goes.

Marco Polo: On Netflix. I just finished the first season (10 eps) last night. Arg, I can't say enough good about this show! Nearly 100% of the cast was attractive to me (other than one character). The men were almost all Asian or dusky skinned, black hair, muscular in horseback riders/sword fighter-ways. Nearly all the women were just so beautiful. Lots of horses, fighting of all sorts (sword, martial arts). Exciting story lines (shocked me more than once!). Giant historical battles, plots, deaths, character growth. I loved so many of the characters! I'm dying for the second season to be released.

The 100: "Surprisingly watchable" could be damning with faint praise, but this is a CW show, so it fits. I had written this show off for a long time, even though trusted sources told me it was good and said I'd like it. For a "pretty teenager" show, it's surprisingly brutal. Set in the future after the Earth is ruined in some as-yet-unknown event, the last of humanity was living in space. Unfortunately the space station they're on was dying, so the leaders decide to send 100 kids down to Earth to see if it's survivable yet. Even in the first ep, a few of the 100 died, and seems like every ep or so they lose a couple more. Not even just minor, unknown characters! Main ones get offed, too. And as the world was destroyed (seems like a nuclear event, there are radiation issues and mutated animals and such), there are always interesting hazards they run into. Someone else compared it to Battlestar Galactica, which isn't too far off. (It's NO WHERE near as smart as BSG, but has a lot of the same feel/themes.)

Farscape: While I haven't watched this for a while, I haven't given up on it yet. I had been watching it on TV instead of my computer, which made it harder. With my new computer, I can run Netflix and my MMO at the same time, so I'll be able to go back to watching it on my second computer screen. I really do want to finish watching the series, I just lost my drive to.

There are a bunch of other things I want to watch (I'm a whole season behind on House of Cards) or rewatch (DS9, Buffy, Lost, and others). But I suck at multitasking, so generally only have an hour or so a day to concentrate on TV. TV in the background? That I can do, but that's just background noise, not something I'm watching and paying attention to.
Tags: tv: farscape, tv: marco polo, tv: the 100
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