What I’m watching, why I’m watching them and why you should watch them too PART 1

Hi, I’m Irick. I’m a couch potato.

Is there like some sort of meeting similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, but it’s for couch potatoes like me? I would definitely attend a meeting like that.

According to urban dictionary, a couch potato is “a lazy person who does nothing but sit on the couch and watch television”.

Being a couch potato is addictive. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never tried drugs or any mind-altering substances. But watching TV series gives me some sort of “high”. I feel euphoric with every 40-minute episode.

I don’t have a television. Or a couch. I get my daily dose of American television series from the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Kidding. I search every nook and cranny of the Internet for the TV series that I regularly watch. Whereas most people would opt for the popular “torrent” as way of downloading illegally, I’m more of a “direct link” downloader. I find it easier and more convenient.

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to blog about the TV series and sitcoms that I’m watching, but I haven’t had the time until now. I don’t really do “reviews”, so this will be more like: Why I’m watching it, Why you should watch it, What irks me about it. So, here it goes.

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*2 BROKE GIRLS – A story of two diner waitresses, Caroline and Max, who became good friends despite their very different background (and philosophy) in life.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: Now on it’s season 5, it’s still one of the funniest sitcoms I’ve ever seen. There’s also that touching story of unlikely friendship between Caroline and Max.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: It’s hilarious, full of sarcasm, slightly racist jokes and interesting characters.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Sophie. She used to be funny, but she’s kind of a nuisance now. I think the writers are trying hard to make her funny. The show could go on without her, imo.
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*11.22.63 – A sci-fi series based on Stephen King’s book, starring James Franco. Basically, he time travels into the past in order to save John F. Kennedy from getting assassinated.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: Stephen King. James Franco. Sci-Fi. Time travel. There’s nothing more to say.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Stephen King. James Franco. Sci-Fi. Time travel. There’s nothing more to say.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: There are only 5 episodes so far, so I have no complaints about it… yet.

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*BABY DADDY – Womanizer Ben Wheeler was left in care of a baby – his daughter from a one-night stand. Since then, his life has turned upside down.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: Hottie alert! What Jean-Luc Bilodeau might lack in height, he makes up for in his charms and good looks. Derek Theler, on the other hand, is the epitome of tall, not-so-dark and handsome.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: It’s hilarious and realistic at the same time. It has the typical family drama and issues, but it’s 100 times funnier than real life.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: The “love triangle” between Ben, Riley and Danny isn’t that amusing anymore.

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*BATES MOTEL – We all know this story. It’s a classic. It’s the prequel of the suspense thriller film “Psycho” about a young, disturbed Norman Bates and his mother Norma Bates.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: Hottie alert! Freddie Highmore isn’t just gorgeous, he also gave life to this classic character with his incredible acting skills.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: If you’re into psychological thrillers and shit like that, then why not?
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Norma Bates would sometimes get under my skin with her insane outbursts and incessant nagging. But then again, she’s a mother.

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*CHICAGO FIRE – It’s about the drama and action in the lives of the firefighters of the Chicago Fire Department.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: Fire + hot and handsome firefighters = HELL YEAH.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: It will keep your cold night blazin’ hot.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Lots of annoying characters. Recently, there was a character named “Chili”, who was one of the paramedics. There is no word that could emphasize how “extremely annoying” she was. I swear I was so relieved and overjoyed when she was finally kicked out because if not, I would have gone to Chicago and strangled her myself.

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*CODE BLACK – A medical drama about the E.R. of Angels Memorial Hospital, which is apparently in “code black” almost 300 times a year.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: I’ve never been a big fan of medical dramas. I just tried out this one coz I was bored. Haha! It turned out to be one of the most thrilling and breathtaking dramas ever. It’s also a guaranteed tearjerker.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: Medical dramas don’t get any better than this. And there isn’t too much drama. It really focuses on the “medical” part more.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Well, of course, there are some irksome characters – most of them are obstinate and unreasonable patients. And that one female doctor that I shall not name. Her self-righteousness is too much and too annoying.

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*CRIMINAL MINDS – It’s basically about the different cases taken by the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the FBI.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: It’s been 11 years and it’s still my favorite crime drama. It never fails to surprise and amaze me. Interesting characters, shocking revelations and suspense-filled cases = action-packed episodes.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: If you’re into crime/police drama, then try this. It has all the right ingredients of a perfect crime drama.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Nothing. I just love this show.

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*GRIMM – An action-packed and suspense-filled twist on the Grimm Brothers’ classic fairy tales, in modern day Ohio.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: David Giuntoli is damn hot. The plot is exciting and riveting. I look forward to the “monsters” introduced in every episode.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: It’s a progressive show with lots of twists and turns. It will leave you on the edge of your seat.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: Let’s just say there are some ridiculous and far-fetched ideas and episodes here and there, but they were pretty normal and not THAT annoying.

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*HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER – Don’t let the title fool you. This is one of the best legal/court/crime drama I’ve seen so far. And to quote abc.com “The brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating gets entangled with four law students from her class “How to Get Away with Murder.” Little do they know that they will have to apply what they learned to real life, in this masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller”.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: I usually don’t like legal or court dramas coz I thought they were boring and complicated. But this one is just off the hook! Every episode will leave you wanting more.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: You think you have it figured out, but you don’t. It’s full of shocking and WTF-inducing revelations.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT: EMILY EFFING SINCLAIR. You wouldn’t believe how much I wanted to kill that bitch. Like, seriously. Kudos to the actress who played this eternally annoying character. She really did a great job. I had never hated a character the way I hated this bitch.

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*IZOMBIE – Liv Moore was living her life peacefully – she has everything going on for her – a decent job, a wonderful family, a cool BFF and a gorgeous fiance.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: I was already hooked on The Walking Dead when this show started airing, so I actually didn’t pay much attention to it even though I love zombie stuff. My younger bro highly recommended it, and we have pretty much the same taste in TV shows, so I gave it a shot. I totally loved it even before the first episode ended.The story isn’t that strong or unique, it’s pretty trite, but the characters make it work. They’ve definitely chosen the perfect cast here.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT:
Well, if you’re into zombie flicks and apocalyptic stuff, then this one’s right up your alley. It’s fresh, exciting, hilarious and full of eye candies. AND you have got to watch out for the ingenious and creative way in which Liv “incorporates” human brain into her yummy-looking recipes in every episode.
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT:
So far, I love everything about this show. Well, except for Lowell getting killed. 😦

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*JANE THE VIRGIN
– Jane Gloriana Villanueva is an aspiring writer who is a devout Catholic and who is saving herself for her wedding night. She has a good life – she works in a luxurious hotel with her best friend, she has a handsome and decent fiance, she has a loving family – her mom and her “abuela”… until she gets accidentally artificially inseminated. That’s when the fun part starts.
WHY I’M WATCHING IT: At first, it seemed ridiculous. I think I was bored at that time and I was just watching almost ALL the new shows. I’ve abandoned some of those shows, but this one’s power over me was stronger. It has all the right ingredients for the perfect TV show: drama, comedy, romance, a bit of suspense, a bit of action, amusing and interesting characters and values. Yes, that’s right. It teaches about family and life, in general. It’s not just another romantic-comedy show. 
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT:
And I quote myself, “It has all the right ingredients for the perfect TV show: drama, comedy, romance, a bit of suspense, a bit of action, amusing and interesting characters and values. Yes, that’s right. It teaches about family and life, in general. It’s not just another romantic-comedy show.”
WHAT IRKS ME ABOUT IT:
At first, Petra got on my nerves, but she’s tolerable now. I can now understand why she did the things that she did on the first season. And I’m sorry, but I really don’t like Rafael. Okay, I was only attracted to him at first. As time went by, I jumped ship and went over to #TeamMichael. I’m still on that ship and I don’t think I would ever go back to#TeamRafael. I just don’t like the guy.

Nope, that’s not IT.

There’s more! There will be a “PART 2” of this blog post. I didn’t want to write a lengthy post that would make your eyes (and my fingers) hurt. So yeah, check out part 2 soon!

 

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