There’s only so much I can review, regardless of how much I actually watch. Since we’ve reached the midway point of all of our favorite TV shows’ seasons, I’ll give you a quick report card of what I’m watching.
Arrow (CW) – A
It has been pretty great this season. Not only is it course correcting some season 1 issues (island flashback importance), it is making the hero genre fun for TV again. It’s exciting how it is incorporating the DC universe into the action (the pretty great for TV action), as well as dealing with interesting themes. It has taken a giant leap forward.
Bones (FOX) – C
It’s average. I stopped watching after the wedding episode, as it became my background show that I wasn’t even paying attention to at all. I’m just not engaged in their stories anymore.
Castle (ABC) – B+
Somehow this procedural knows how to keep things fresh and interesting, while still delivering the fun they promised early on. Some episodes do fall flat here and there, but overall, it nails it week by week.
Eastbound and Down (HBO) – A+
What a way to go out! This final season was outstanding and dealt with Kenny Powers on a human level–not just baseball. It dealt with a man addicted to fame and showed it’s effects on his family and friends. Also, it was freaking hilarious.
Homeland (SHO) – B
It still isn’t the great show that season one brought us, but it still delivers in certain moments. The acting is always outstanding, but realistically the plot and pacing are suspect. I’m hoping the finale can bump this grade up.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – D+
This is severely below average. If you read this blog, you know how down on it I feel. If more mother was involved we might be at a higher grade. We’ll see how this plays out over all.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX) – B+
For being a comedy so late in it’s run, I’m still amazed that it’s still this funny. Episodes idea are brilliant, highlighted by the met-Emmy awards plot.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) – B
The pilot was fun, but then the show took a while to find itself. While it still isn’t there 100%, the midseason finale was a huge step in the right direction and has given me more hope that this season will only get better.
Nashville (ABC)- C+
It’s getting better as the season progresses, so let’s hope the drama and music stay top notch and over the top.
New Girl (FOX) – B
It’s had a rough go at it thus far, but it still makes me laugh, so I can’t complain too much.
Parenthood (NBC) – B+
Some of the plot lines aren’t doing it for me. Everything else always works, so it’ll iron itself out. I do have to say, there haven’t been many tear moments this season.
Parks and Recreation (NBC) – A-
Despite the Leslie being negative episodes being one too many, the show is still as stable as ever as it continues to be hilarious.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) – N/A
I have to say I stopped watching because it’s gotten to be too much. A lot of the plot developments only happen because actors’ contract dictate that they need to be on the show. It just keeps going and going with no end in site.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – B+
There have been some excellent episodes this season, which is way more memorable than it’s been in the recent past. I especially loved Sheldon’s mistake being a success, then retracted.
The Walking Dead (AMC) – B
It’s been an inconsistent season–again. It started strong, then lost it’s momentum when they reintroduced the lame governor. Still, the moments are great here and there, but the zombie attacks were made enjoyable. I have a good feeling about the second half of the season.
Keep on Watchin’!