During the rare TV-less time of the Holidays I did a quick pop culture catch-up on some movies and TV shows I missed in 2014. Comedy Central’s Broad City, the ‘anti-Girls if you will, was one of them.
Let’s be real. “Best of…” lists are always subjective, I can’t possibly watch everything, but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to make one. I still watched a hell of a lot of TV this year, so without further ado, here’s my list of 2014 TV superlatives:
A lot of the hype and excitement I’ve heard surrounding the newly available British anthology series, Black Mirror is in regards to it’s Twilight Zone-like approach to current day societal fears and anxieties about technology, politics, and the like. And rightly so, after quickly watching all six episodes on Netflix over the weekend I can completely see the similarities in both format and storytelling.
Fall TV is winding down, which means several weeks of Holiday specials, reruns, sports, and the occasional burn-off of a failed freshman series is upon us. You could use this time to catch up with family and friends, or to watch all those movies you missed throughout the year, or maybe even go outside if where you live isn’t currently covered with snow — or you can watch even more TV.
With only a handful of weeks before winter premiers there’s no need to go crazy, so here’s some TV series to check out – all with 30 episodes or fewer.
Back in 2013, Girl Code was named the “Worst Cable TV Show of the Week” by the Parent’s Television Council’s TV Watchdog website for “The crass, disgusting, and downright dangerous “advice” MTV gave to 14-year-old girls on the May 21st episode…”.
I’m often asked what I’m currently watching and which shows are my favorites. Last TV season I’d mention Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it was new and like most freshman dramas it needed sometime to find it’s footing. However, sometime around the thirteenth episode of the first season (T.R.A.C.K.S.) I found myself hooked and more frequently imploring people to give it a shot.
I’m probably too much of a TV addict to ever really ‘cut the cord’, but the recent news about HBO and CBS offering stand alone streaming services (otherwise known as OTT or over-the-top) is certainly something of interest.
A major shift in how TV is being delivered and consumed is under way, and that’s awesome! But as with any change, and vague initial announcements, a lot is unknown about what this will ultimately mean for viewers and TV alike.