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Since the first round-up 2 months ago, I've kept busy... *g*

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Again, more to come with True Detective (I'm somehow stuck, though, after the episode 3 of season 1...) and Homeland, season 4...
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So, it's been a few months - time to catch up on what new series I've seen, what's impressed and/or disappointed me and so on.

Be aware of possible spoilers!!!

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There are, of course, quite a few other shows I haven't gotten around to catch up with yet. So I guess there'll be another of these catch-up posts in the near future with Homeland, True Detective etc.
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... Sherlock gets some recognition in the actors categories as both Cumberbatch and Freeman take away the awards. I'm really happy about that!

It's just a shame that Peter Dinklage didn't get one for his work on Game of Thrones this year. He was simply amazing.

FWIW, I think that one or 2 awards should be enough for long-running series - longer running series are nominated every year and take away the possibility of shorter running ones getting nominated. Think Mad Men, all the Comedy-nominees... even Breaking Bad. That's a bit annoying because there are tons of other series that don't get any recognition because the nomination-slots are filled up with those top dogs, even if they decline in later seasons. But at least this was the final year for Breaking Bad, so that opens up one slot (perhaps for Hannibal?!?).
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Spent the last 2 days binge-watching season 9.

Spoiler! )

Whether with or without Jack, I really enjoy the format of this series and definitely would welcome another season.

Not sure of the ranking of the seasons so far. Right now from best to worst:

5, 4, 1, 9, 2, 6, 7, 3, 8

Overall mark for season 9: 7.5/10 (due to the wasted episodes 10 and 11)
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Finally came up after binge watching season 3 of Suits and season 8 of 24.

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The recent months have been quite busy job-wise, in a rather sink or swim-kind of way, which has been a bit stressful. And what better way to relax (sans boy-friend, that is) than to curl up in front of the TV and catch up on what this year has had to offer so far.

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Next, I'll catch up on Suits and 24 (still have season 8 to go before season 9 starts in May) - and of course, I'll have to keep up with the currently on air shows. Yes, I mean you, Arrow and Person of Interest. Oh, I hope their finales are worth waiting for! *g*
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Watching TV is a hobby of mine. I like being entertained by funny, complex, suspenseful stories that don't take up much more than 45 minutes (or 90 in one case *g*). I enjoy character development/interaction and seeing characters evolve throughout a show's run. Having said that, let's get to it.

My Top 10 all time favourite TV-shows - and honorable mentions )

I guess, next up will be a list of TV-series which I'm currently watching. I also plan to make up a list of Top 10 episodes for programmes such as Star Trek, Stargate. Maybe even include a list of favourite fanfiction. Let's see. *g*
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Well, one season ending, the other resuming - and both offered good TV.

Checkmate )

Sherlock )

All in all, a satisfying evening of TV...
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While waiting for "White Collar" to resume (just 2 more days!!), I reluctantly found out that you can rewatch episodes just so often before you're overfed (even on gorgeous Matt Bomer...). And I definitely don't want that to happen with White Collar.

So, I went on to other pastures to discover and rediscover shows that I actually enjoy in their own merit, not only as distraction from my withdrawal.

Sherlock )

Suits )

Homeland )

Game of Thrones )

And recently, I watched "Ides of March" in the cinema.

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That's it for a round-up. And now, if Tuesday were already here... *sighs
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The first half of season 3 of my latest obsession, White Collar, leaves me in equal parts exasperated and overjoyed.

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That's all I really can write right now. There're still so many things running around my mind that I can't put into words yet. So, I guess this won't be my last WC-entry - definitely not, as season 3's going to restart in just under 2 weeks. Why's there no time-machine?!?

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I just finished up season 2 of White Collar, and right now I'm not quite sure what to think...

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So, where does that leave us for season 3?

* IMO Peter has some serious groveling to do.
* And what will Neal do now - will he fall off the wagon again? And who was the "benefactor" (an easy question, I guess)?
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By the time of the last entry I was up to about the 4th or 5th episode of season 2 - now that I've watched "Point Blank" (2x09) my appreciation's grown even more.

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Yes, I'm talking about "White Collar", a show that I'd heard of before, mainly reading my friendspage here and [livejournal.com profile] sahiya's entries, but that I haven't actually watched before. And I have to admit, the first few episodes had me vaguely interested but nothing more. Well, but the show grew on me - especially since I'm such a sucker for a small(ish) cast, very defined protagonists and the character-interaction between them. And I'm just at the beginning of season 2, so still plenty of episodes left to enjoy.

Well, of course, Neal's my favourite. Despite his crimes he exudes honor, and a sense of innocence and naivety that appeal to me, as does, obviously, his quick mind and his way to endear himself to (almost) everyone around him and to talk himself out of (almost) anything. And honestly, this guy has a superb fashion sense... Okay, I diverge...

Then, there's Peter and El, a steady, working relationship - finally, after having seen so many shows where the protagonists have difficulties or are unable to have relationships outside their work. And El's really the epitome of patience and also of strength. Of course, I scream every time Peter doubts Neal, but I like the way the two collaborate and connect on a personal level. At first, I thought it strange that they share such a deep friendly connection right from the beginning - but I guess you'd imprint on anybody you spend so much time evading/catching. And that theirs is a very inequal partnership just adds to its complexity.

I even like Mozzie - he's loyal to Neal (at least so far), but I can't quite see what agenda he's hidden yet. But I like his quirks. *g*

I'm really looking forward to the rest of the episodes. What's up with Fowler? And who pulls his strings? And did Kate really love Neal as he believes - or did she just use him, as Peter suspects? I think I've got to get back to my TV...

And BTW, I've already read some fantastic fanfics in this fandom - wow, I must have been really lucky in my sampling so far, but there were a few real gems in there. But about that later.
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As a distraction from my ongoing "West Wing"-addiction - and at some point I'm planning on writing an analysis of my dislike of Toby, based on his behaviour in "17 people" (but not only that), and the way I absolutely adore Josh and "Noel" (well, not only "Noel" but in fact every episode he's allowed to show some vulnerability and depth of character) -, I stumbled upon Navy CIS... yeah, I know, not nearly up to par with TWW but it's entertaining enough to write about it as it got me thinking about the commitment issues within my favourite programmes, or rather the problem the portrayal of serious relationships in non-soap opera-ish series seems to pose.

But let's start at the beginning...

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And on that note, I'll stop my outpouring thoughts for now. I think I really have to get another hobby than watching (and obsessing about) TV-shows... yeah... not likely.

What else happened in recent weeks? I got around to watching "Black Swan" and now have the incredible urge to go and see "Swan Lake". *sighs* Maybe next season it's going to be on schedule in one of the opera houses here.

And on another note, I'm in the middle of moving to my new flat and I found out how incredibly difficult the planning of a kitchen can be - do I like cream coloured cupboards, do they clash with the white walls? Does the wooden counter top work with the wooden floor? Do I want to have either my dish washer or my oven or both elevated in height? Etc. And beyond those life-deciding questions I'm actually supposed to get something done at school?!? Yeah... not likely, either.
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... West Wing-posting. *g*

As I said in my last entry, I'm rewatching season 1 right now. And I have to say, I love this show even more the second time around.

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It really is those small character moments, the interaction of the characters that appeal to me so much during these early episodes.
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... my first sweep through 7 seasons of "West Wing". So I'll treat you all to some random thoughts and ramblings *g*...

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I'm sure I'll rewatch at least seasons 1 to 4 in the not so far future, so this certainly won't be my last posting. It's certainly been a privilege to watch this high-quality show. There aren't so many of those around right now after all...
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Well, I certainly picked up speed in my TWW-marathon - but honestly, that's due to the again rising quality of the programme and the fact that there are times where you simply can't stop watching...

So, we're now in the middle of the next presidential race, and, boy, are these contenders I'd like to see in real life. (Even if one of them was created with the image of a, then, promising senator in mind...)

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And so, on to season 7.
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I slowed down on my TWW-watching a bit to be able to savour it more. *g* So, now I arrived at the beginning of season 6... and I have to say the series changed in the course of late season 4 and season 5. While it remains a high-quality programme, something got lost a bit - is it the chemistry between the characters? Is it the heart/soul of the series?

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I'm looking forward to the rest of season 6 now. I hope some of what's been lost is going to be regained - but I especially look forward to the introduction of Santos and his presidential race now. (And of course, to the repercussions of promoting CJ over Josh and Toby - they won't take that quietly, I think. And rightly so. ) :)
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... of course, the next TWW-posting.

I have to say I love the writing of that show - funny, serious, downplayed... great stuff. And I'm a real sucker for one-liners, and there's plenty of them here. I'm just going to start with a few, and I don't think that's going to be the last "quotes"-post around here. *g*

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There are lots and lots of more quotes, especially Toby and Leo have some real fun lines. But I'm going to leave that for another day.
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