One of my favorite pastimes is to watch TV shows from one end to another. That’s the great thing that this millennium brought with it – season boxes with several discs, making it possible to watch the shows continuously without the fear of missing an episode.
In the beginning I went crazy and watched maybe four of six episodes one weekend and then another batch again after a few days. Later I learned to save the better TV shows, especially as I started having trouble finding the good ones.
I even have a movie night each week where I watch selected shows together with my family. It’s a tradition we’ve had ever since the first season of Lost was released, and throughout the years we’ve been through a lot of shows. I always buy the cakes for the 9 o’clock coffee.
So, I’ve decided to write a series of blog posts about what shows I’ve watched and what I thought of them. Just a few remarks for each of them. The text will be with only minor spoilers, so it should be relatively safe to read this in case you’re curious about shows you haven’t seen before.
There will be four blog posts about the season-based TV shows (listed alphabetically):
- Part 1: 24, The 4400, Alias, Battlestar Galactica (2003), The Closer, Criminal Minds.
- Part 2: CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, The Dead Zone, Dexter, Dollhouse, Firefly.
- Part 3: Fringe, Heroes, House M.D., Jericho, Lie to Me, Lost.
- Part 4: The Mentalist, Numb3rs, Odyssey 5, Prison Break, Rome, Terminator, Waking the Dead.
Click a link to immediately jump to the section about that particular TV show.
I’ve discarded a lot of shows to get down to these four parts. Some of them were skipped because I’ve seen too little of them to comment on them, while others have been skipped because of being too old – I wanted the series to be about relatively modern shows. I have seen all the Star Trek spin-off shows too, but I thought that perhaps they should have their very own blog series at a later time. Star Trek has a special place in my geeky heart and thus deserves a special treatment.
So, without further ado, let’s start with…