Siao7 wrote:Started watching Archer. Gone through 5 seasons withing 2 weeks!!! What fun
I love me some Archer. Great show. Beautiful art, a great world design, hilarious writing and an excellent voice cast. One of those shows I wished could do 22 episode seasons but I apprciate that might drop quality or be too much hassle to animate.
Man, I've been watching a lot of TV lately. Mainly Arrow Season 5, Flash Season 3 and House of Cards S5. As these are all shows that have just finished airing or only came out recently I'll spoiler any specific plot points thoughts. Spoilers for the current season and previous seasons of each show.
Arrow S5 - Better than S4. Had some good stuff and some weird stuff. I think they tried to take it back towards the early seasons and make it a bit more gritty and a bit less "super". The casting was a bit weird. I feel like they maybe had money for 6 core cast members for the year but instead had 2 permanent characters and 8 characters who appeared in half the episodes. Very reminiscent of Smallville, especially in it's later years. Felt the villains were pretty good overall. Interested to see how they structure the show in S6 as the flashbacks to 5 years in the past aspect has caught up to the start of the show. I assume they won't just cut in S1 episodes!
Flash Season 3 - Flash, even with my intense bias towards Green Arrow, continues to be the better show I think. It's a little bit sillier, has a different humour and is a bit more upbeat of a show. I enjoy them both, but if I had to pick one, it'd be Flash.
Enjoyed the plot for the year. The cast is still pretty great. Tom Cavanaugh I still think is exceptional. I don't know what it is that draws me in to him, but I so think he is the best actor on that show.
(Spoiler for Legends of Tomorrow S1 also)
Just started Legends of Tomorrow S2. I do enjoy this show. It's pretty goofy but I find it a pleasant experience.
House of Cards S5. I wasn't a fan of S4 all that much. I wasn't a huge fan of this year either. In all honesty, of the three shows I'm posting about this was probably the least believable. I enjoyed it still to some degree, but I really feel like S1, 2 and 3 were an interesting political drama and were believable. In S4 and S5 I feel like they are getting a bit silly and so convoluted. Frank has gone from being a bit of a lovely individual using guile to make the best of his situation and make his goals happen to being some kind of supervillain for the most part. Watchable still, but I think the show needs a stronger 6th season or else I'll be done with it.
Speaking of being done with shows, Orange is the New Black has it's new season coming soon. That show totally lost me. As I said a long time ago, it bothers me that the show wants me to be sympathetic to the characters so much. It's a prison, and nearly everyone that is in the prison is shown to be guilty of their crimes. I don't know, it bothers me. I enjoyed the first season. I only got a short way into S4 before I just gave up.