Two years ago, when I started this blog, I was a TV show addict and I had my favourite shows well sorted.
Today, I'm still a TV Show addict but there's been a lot of changes in the aforementioned shows ranking.
Grey's Anatomy ranked first, and then there were other shows that I loved: Skins, How I Met Your Mother, House MD, Private Practice, Greek, Gossip Girl.
One Tree Hill was already on the decline, but I had high hopes for Fast Forward.
Well, two years later, I can honestly say that only Grey's Anatomy and How I Met Your Mother made it, but only barely.
The plots in both shows are seriously getting tiresome and, most of all, least credible in each episode. Even in GA. And, well, the rational person that I am cannot stand non credible stories, I just don't buy them and if I don't buy them, I don't escape into them and so there's just no point of watching the shows. This applies to books and films likewise, but the credibility of the story doesn't lie in the environment or the abilities of the characters, but rather in their personality and their interactions with others. In short, Harry Potter is, to me, one of the most credible stories of all, even though the main characters are wizards and witches and they use magic all day long. What I cannot stand is a story (however realistic it may be) in which the protagonists take out of character (OOC) decisions or change their behaviour drastically for no reason. And this is clearly happening in Grey's Anatomy right now (to Meredith and Derek, and also to Callie, Alex, Yang... and even Bailey).
As for HIMYM, I'm just getting tired of waiting for Ted to meet his wife and Barney & Robin to get back together.
Gossip Girl I dropped when Dan, Serena, Blair and Chuck got so OOC it was insulting (two seasons ago). Same for House MD and One Tree Hill. I watched 5 minutes of the Fast Forward Pilot and realised that a huge speculative bubble had hung aroung the show pre-launch but that the show itself was crap.
And I simply got bored watching Greek & Private Practice but might save them for later. I also dropped Make it or Break it out of boredom, and Skins because they changed all the characters as the original ones had graduated.
So what's new in my shows list?
The Big Bang Theory is THE big hit, being so nerdy and funny at the same time. Like millions, I heart it.
Then there is Being Erica, a Canadian drama show that's quite original and fresh. The main character, a woman in her late twenties, undergoes a therapy that have her go back in time to understand her regrets and past decisions.
Castle is running along the same lines as Bones does, but better. I'm quite biased when I watch Bones, because I feel that the story is so much better in Kathy Reichs' books than in the show. With similar dynamics, but a different plot, Castle manages to convince me.
I've recently discovered Royal Pains, where a NYC emergency doctor ends up being an MD for the very rich in the Hamptons. The show is a nice distraction.
Finally, MTV's Awkward, the story of a 15 year-old girl very familiar with quiproquos is quite a delight in the way that, as an MTV show, it's not sweetened by unrealistic teenage language. In Awkward, they swear and say the F word like any other teenager.
I have medium to high hopes about New Girl, with Zooey Deschanel. I've only watched the Pilot but it looks quite promising, although I'm not over-enthusiastic by what I saw.
Shows come and go, and rarely do they accompany us for a very long time...
ER remains the only shows that I watched for a decade, but had to drop when I went to tv- and internet-less boarding prep school.