Happy Friday the 13th!
This week was horrible. Imagine everything going wrong, and then going wrong again. We have had our generator fail at work (a big problem when the lab’s freezers can’t keep samples frozen), pipes had burst, birds attacked people by flying through the shaft, which held the bursting pipe – it was that kind of week.
Watching series always makes me feel better. It is so much easier dealing with other people’s problems than our own, even if they are fictional. Here are 5 of the best shows I have watched this year.
The Mentalist Season Four
At the end of season three, Patrick shoots and kills the man he suspects of being Red John. Season Four starts with his arrest, and his quest to become free again. How will Patrick get out of trouble this time?
It wouldn’t be on my list if I didn’t think the show was good, but I really enjoyed this one. It is fantastically intelligent and entertaining, and they even manage to keep the cases fresh. I enjoyed the inclusion of Luther Wainwright. Finally a person on Patrick’s intellectual level! Speaking of Patrick, how phenomenal is Simon Baker in his portrayal?
Without giving away too much, I just want to say I hope Season Five brings some closure to many parts of the storyline. The show is in danger of becoming very stretched out if some plots don’t close down.
The Carrie Diaries Season One
The only new series on this list, The Carrie Diaries was much more enjoyable than I would have expected. Truly, it is extremely frivolous, so it is great to watch on a day where you just don’t want to think.
The show revolves around the teenager Carrie Bradshaw, the main character in the very successful Sex and the City franchise.
The second season needs to have a more structured sequence of events, and a real storyline. A little more originality wouldn’t hurt as well.
The Carrie Diaries is a good, entertaining and short series, but if you seek something more complex, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Sons of Anarchy Season One and Two (I freaked out it is so good)
I made the huge mistake of watching episode one of season three while on my stationery bike at home. I nearly fell off. I am not capable of being emotionally detached from it. It is shocking, amoral and violent, but the suspense keeps me going back for more each time. Every episode is jam packed with drama, and you simply can’t stop.
Obviously, I love it. Go watch it.
Supernatural Season Three
The favorite Winchester boys return and they desperately search for a way to save Dean’s soul. On the way they hunt and kill demons, vampires, werewolves and pretty much every supernatural creature they can find.
I have only watched until season three so far, and I am still impressed with how the show is created and presented. Even though the show is relatively serious, the team still manages to bring humor to it.
I am perpetually irritated with Sam, but his character is an essential part of the show, and Dean has lost too much to lose his brother as well.
Season three is a short season, so it can be a quick watch. The series ended as I expected it would, but the end made it possible for season four to start with a bang (I hope)
Pretty Little Liars Season Three
It is the one show I never expected to like, but I devoured season one and two. They were both brilliant, but season three struck me as mediocre. It is one of those shows that needs to reach a conclusion, but never does. It seems silly to take the girls to university with A still stalking them, but it would seem if they don’t find him/her by season Four, the show is going to go down the drain.
The show is entertaining and suspenseful, but it seems to follow the structure of season one and two, and they only add in a few more villains.
This is definitely a girl show, so if you are one, you will enjoy some of it.
Have you watched any of these shows? Which other ones would you recommend?