Last Saturday, in a fit of “Too Tired to Go Out,” The Hubbit and I began Netflixing a new show. Well, new to me. He’s seen it, of course, but isn’t current anymore. I’m talking about Hell on Wheels. Y’all. Y’ALL. I am addicted. Why isn’t everyone watching this show? We’re only midway through season 2, so no spoilers, but I LUFF IT.
It’s so good and so intense and so well written and it totally has me fan-girling. It’s an AMC show, so kudos to them once again for the quality TV. Unlike The Walking Dead, however, I don’t just sit there, constantly expecting my favorite characters to die. Seriously. Ask The Hubbit. Every time Daryl is alone anywhere, I start rocking back and forth and saying “He’s dead” over and over. But of course it’s never Carl who dies. #teamkillcarl
I’m excited because it’s still on the air and I feel like it can be *my* show. It’s been so long! Dexter was my show, then it got crazy. American Horror Story was my show, but it got crazy. I am still in love with Jessica Lange, but this season is not doing that woman justice. And now, probably because this season is so dumb, she’s leaving the show. TWD is kind of my show, except it’s so disgusting and so terrifying and so full of death that it doesn’t quite make me giddy. Like I need to hunker down with a night cap to prepare. True Blood started as a guilty pleasure, then was MY SHOW, then got crazy. We are excited about The Strain coming back. It’s first season was amazing. I’m still warming up to its characters, though. So far only one has really stolen my heart: the exterminator guy, the actor from Lost. So maybe it can still be *mine.* Game of Thrones is just Game of Thrones and I love it and hate it and enjoy it immensely. We’re also into Peaky Blinders, but again, the characters haven’t completely sucked me in yet. It’s a good show, but not *my* show.
Outside of Ghost Adventures, which everyone should be watching, and HGTV, that was my TV life. But now. Now I have Hell on Wheels. And it presents me with an interesting problem. My first TV crush since Eric Northman (and a little bit Alcide Herveaux) on True Blood. Oh, and then Sawyer on Lost, but I finally watched it way after it aired, thanks to The Hubbit. Yes, I have a new man, and his name is Cullen Bohannan. And he’s just very southern and manly and very True Gritty and such a compelling character. And he looks like this:
Crushes aside, it’s a great show.I’m very glad my husband as quality television taste. Also of note, in this HBO-ification era of television (putting that film degree to use, remembering what I’ve learned) I am used to constantly seeing boobs everywhere. And I haven’t seen one boob on Hell on Wheels. Which is nice. I’m sure it would still shock every grandparent ever, but it’s downright tame compared to the rest of cable programming. (Lookin’ at you, GOT and TB.)
And that’s pretty much all I’m thinking about. What (or who?) are you watching these days?
Have a good Wednesday!