Thursday, December 01, 2011

Tuning in on Thursday - Week 5

Older Shows

NCIS - We are just about at the end of season 5. Finally! It is not that I don't like the show, but there is lots of other things that I would like to get to one of these days. I am starting to think we were not planning well when we decided to re-watch all the seasons. It is a huge commitment that has lead a few times to having to watch episodes again because someone fell asleep during them. We stopped watching the other night because I was getting cranky and in need of something else.

Bones - I finished the 3rd season. It was actually pretty short, so didn't take very long. I am really enjoying this show! I don't have my own copies, though, so I have been holding the seasons up at the store and saying *hint hint*. I have seen them for relatively cheap lately. I will resume watching soon, but with the whole getting tired of NCIS I decided to take a break for a bit with this show.

Big Love - As I mentioned in my post on Love Times Three, I was curious about this show and decided to give it a watch. I only sort of heard of it before because we don't have the channel it aired on. I am about halfway through the first season and it isn't terrible, but it isn't the best thing I have ever watched before either. I probably will watch the entire show one day, but in the meantime I am thinking there is some other stuff I would like to watch more.

New Fall Shows

Once Upon a Time - The guy was at work when this episode aired, so I waited for him. We finally watched it last night and I continue to love the show! It is fun that the show continues to explore favourite characters from my childhood and there are still many more characters to be introduced. I look forward to next weeks episode!

Grimm - After watching Once Upon a Time, we decided to catch-up with this show, too. I have seen the third episode 3 times now. The guy fell asleep twice and I don't think he was home one of the times. I told him last night that I refuse to watch it again, so we were moving on. I enjoyed this episode much more than the previous one. I am just not a big fan of bees... I was particularly interested in this episode because it centred around 'Bluebeard'. The show continues to have a couple problems for me, mainly the lack of female characters in roles other than the victim, but otherwise it is interesting. For those that are interested I was just recently introduced to the Grimm Guide. This is very useful because I was baffled after watching the third episode what tale it was based on. This site answers those questions for you!


Murder by Death - I never know what to watch when it comes to movies, so just like with music I have been borrowing ideas from the lists provided to Debi for her Happiness Project. In this case it is a movie recommended by Pat (deslily). When I saw it had Peter Falk and Alec Guinness in it I knew I had to give it a watch. It was a lot of fun! I am very glad I was able to track down a copy. I am sure we will watch other movies off the list if we can track down copies.


  1. Anonymous11:25 AM

    You've been watching a lot of TV

    I think Once Upon a Time is definitely my favorite new show of this season!

    Grimm, I tried to watch but somehow I didn't get as hooked.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Anonymous2:58 PM

    we continue to enjoy Once Upon a Time, too; though we are behind one episode. I am really enjoying the show, too, because it is one the whole family can watch.

    the husband has been watching Grimm, but I did see the "Bluebeard" episode and Sean caught me up. I, too, found the "bluebeard" episode a bit baffling, as I knew that that Bluebeard isn't a Brothers Grimm tale. And while I liked the satyr-like interpretation I was like, what amalgamation is this? [my daughter who has read an alarming volume of Grimms' tales was tucked away in bed] I'm glad they are providing a guide, especially in light of creative license.


  3. So glad you pointed me to The Grimm Guide. I missed that and Once Upon a Time when they weren't on last week and look forward to them coming on again this week (or something...I always watch shows way late--just caught up on 8 episodes of Greys Anatomy!).

  4. I still haven't watched Grimm or Big Love yet. I really need to change that but I keep forgetting. I think it's because the only time I watch TV is in the morning for news and on Sunday nights for Once Upon a Time.

  5. **Alex: It is what happens when you don't really read.

    I love Once Upon a Time!

    Yes, not as hooked to Grimm as I had hoped. Still an interesting idea.

    **L: Yes, I love Once Upon a Time. I am looking forward to the next episode.

    I love the guide. It is very useful because I know my Grimms' tales, but mostly just the popular ones really well.

    **Trish: You can thank Ana for pointing me to the Grimm Guide. We had been discussing the strangeness of the bees episode and a couple days later I received an email from her providing the link.

    **Vasilly: Actually, one of the wives from big love is Snow White on Once Upon a Time.

  6. :D :D :D I'm so glad you watched Murder By Death!!! When Pat sent me that list, and that was the first movie, I knew I was in good hands because that's one of my all-time favorite movies. I first saw it as a kid, and have probably seen it a dozen times since.

  7. **Debi: I really enjoyed Murder By Death! What an AWESOME cast!!!


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