These are some of the shows The I’m looking forward to watching in January. I’ll watch a few of them, but I can’t say whether or not I’ll actually like a show. There are some I’m very enthusiastic about but that doesn’t mean the show will be any good.
Anyway, in January, we have a lot to look forward to:
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
This looks like so much gorgeous fun. We get to see a turn of the century version of Cumberbatch’s Holmes and Martin Freeman with a giant handlebar mustache, running around Victorian England.
I’m a huge Sherlock fan, so this will definitely get a watch, and a re-watch and probably a permanent spot on my DVR for several months.
Sherlock airs Jan. 1st. with an encore on the 10th. on BBC
I can’t even begin to explain my love for this show. Its wholly unlike anything else I watch. The only way this could possibly be made better is with the addition of dinosaurs or Abe Sapien from Hellboy.
If you’re noting a historical theme to my chosen shows, you’re right. I have been studying English history and such shows always fascinate me. No, I dont actually want to visit those time periods, as I know far too much about how I would likely have been treated, but it does make for interesting comparisons to the present.
Also for the techies among you: check out the documentary: What The Victorians Did For Us
Downton Abbey returns on Jan. 3rd. on PBS
I was not much impressed with the first half of this season, which was not very compelling. I kept losing track of what was going on and then not caring that I did. After a certain point, you’re just watching the pretty people, because the makeup on this show is superb. Hopefully, the second half of the season will be much better, as usual.
Teen wolf returns on Jan. 5th.
The Shannara Chronicles:
I’m not a high fantasy fan and I dislike GoT, so I probably won’t watch this, but I like the trailer. Shows like this have too much talking and politics and not enough action for me to truly enjoy. Also, I’m already watching Teen Wolf. I like to keep my exposure to TV teens to a minimum, so I won’t end up busting my flatscreen.
The Shannara Chronicles airs on Jan. 5th. on MTV
The fourth season of Ripper Street, which I suppose is rather disingenuous of me because I haven’t had the time or opportunity to watch the first three seasons. I just really, really want to watch it.
Maybe one day, after I’ve retired or something.
This used to be called The Frankenstein Code and seemed much more interesting to me under that title. Now it just seems like your usual white guy as hero type show because the trailer is obviously designed to make me hate the show before I can watch it. So yeah, no more trailers of this show for me.
Also, I’m in no mood to watch anything with cops in it. I will watch the pilot. I just don’t know if I’ll like it as much as I initially thought I would, as it seems like a lot like Limitless, which I also refuse to watch because it looks like Blindspot, which I do happen to watch, and like.
Second Chance will air Jan. 13th on FOX
This looks like a lot more fun than first season. I don’t know if I’ll watch it because I was pretty pissed off at, once again, the complete lack of color in 1940s NY, when I know damn well there were whole cultures of PoC, living and working in that city at the time.
Either the show has heard the critiques and made some effort to fix things, or its simply moved the show to a place where they think they don’t have to show any PoC, so they can piss off Hispanic and Asian people, along with the black women on Tumblr, that they pissed off about NY.
We’ll find out. Until then, I’m going to have to withhold my nomination for best show of the year. On the other hand, Peggy looks great and is still kicking ass, so at least that hasn’t changed. If there’s not too much gabbing, because intrigue bores me, I may actually like this.
Agent Carter will air Jan.19th
DCs Legends of Tomorrow:
This show looks like its having lots of fun. I like the trailer and some of the characters. On the other hand, it is on CW and they’re known for talking too damn much and some supremely juvenile dialogue, which is why I can’t watch Arrow, or The Flash, for more than fifteen minutes, before getting bored. A word of advice, if you’re going to have a lot of talking in your show, make it as intelligent and compelling as the fight scenes.
Legends of Tomorrow will air on Cw on Jan.21st.
I’m still a big fan of the original show. I didn’t actually care much about the mythology, but I know a lot it because the acting and dialogue were compelling enough to make me sit through it anyway. I mostly enjoyed the various monster of the week episodes. The movies are all about the mythology, but the acting is so well done, that I watched and enjoyed both.
The miniseries will be for six episodes and premiere on Jan. 24th.
This isn’t necessarily a post about which shows I’ll be reviewing, but about shows that seem interesting because of the trailers and which ones I thought exciting. I think I’ve learned my lesson about promising which shows I’m going to do posts on. (The answer is probably none of them because I’ll be too busy to do more than look at them.)
Now for some more good news:
A friend of mine ( I won’t put her name out there, because this isn’t set up yet) will be doing a website for the Hannibal series and has asked me to contribute. So, as soon as they get that set up and contact me, I will be posting a series of episode reviews and essays about my new favorite obsession.
or be eaten!