Wednesday, June 10, 2015

End of Term Youtube Extravaganza: Binge Watching Edition

What with a longer break than normal coming up, I thought I would provide you with a list of shows to binge watch, starting with the obvious one…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Yep, my foavorite program, of which there were 144 episodes over 7 seasons. The entire first episode is on youtube, as seen here. This is the best show ever put on TV and it is about far more than a young girl fighting vampires.

Firefly:  Another show from Joss Whedon, who created Buffy. This one centers on a group of misfits who live in the future, where science fiction blends with westerns. Weird, funny and brilliant, and it only had one season.

Lost Girl:   Yet another fantasy program, about Bo, a succubus (look it up). This is about the Fae and their world, and it introduces you to perhaps the funniest sidekick in the history of television, the irrepressible Kenzi (played by Ksenia Solo).

House, MD:  Gregory House is a misanthrope. He hates everyone and trusts no one. But he always gets it right, in the end, usually at a cost…

The Bridge:  Dark and twisted, but with great acting, it is a story about a murder investigation involving both US and Mexican police. Stand-out is Diane Kruger as Sonia, who is a woman without empathy- she is literal and does not understand subtext, facial expressions, or other cues to behavior.

Continuum:  A great science fiction program about a woman sent back in time to prevent a terrorist attack. It twists and turns and goes places you do not expect.

Lie to Me:  Tim Roth plays a man who is an expert in reading microexpressions, making it harder for them to get away with lying. But he lacks social skills himself and is protected by his co-workers.

A little light watching for you! Enjoy the break.


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