Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday TV

Sunday TV is a monthly wrap up post where I talk about all the shows I've been watching.  Sometimes I watch a lot of TV, other times not very much at all.

Once Upon a Time Season Four
I love this show, I really do.  I watched the first two and a half seasons live and enjoyed them, but it got away from me thanks to school so I've been slowly catching up.  Over winter break I decided it was time to finally get back on this horse and watch the entirety of season four.  I loved it so very much.  In fact, I think this was my favorite season!  I must confess, I knew how it was going to end thanks to spoilers on the internet, but that didn't ruin the story at all.  Most notable this season were the new villains: Cruella, Ursula, and the Author (if you could call him a villain).  Each was super dynamic and had my attention from the second they were introduced.  As always, Hook and Emma continue to be adorable, too, which is often a high light for me.

Noragami: Aragoto
A perfect follow up to the previous season.  I was basically living off of this show for a bit, eagerly anticipating the new episode at the end of each week.  It was so good and each episode managed to end on a cliffhanger that would have me just staring at the screen in a silent scream of feelz.  I'm so incredibly sad that this show is over now.  Content-wise, the plot is very different from season one, and, I would argue, much darker.  It spends more time with Yato and has a split in the middle between two major arcs.  One thing I particularly loved was how characters that are originally introduced one way get a full fleshing out and become someone else entirely by the end of the show.  I don't want to say who, but there were a couple characters I went into either liking/hating and ended up feeling very different by the end.

Shadowhunters Episodes 101 & 102
I think this was a super anticipated show for a lot of book bloggers.  I didn't have super high expectations, but I am glad it's finally become a real tangible thing I can watch now.  Seeing this world come to life again has been really fantastic, since this is practically the series that got me into YA.  I think my biggest complaint comes in the way of acting, which was sub-par, to say the least.  I do think everyone will be able to grow into their characters nicely, so I'm not too upset, though.  I was pleasantly surprised by the pacing of the show so far, too.  I was worried they would run through plot points without explaining anything, like many shows often do.  Also, Hodge is hot :)

The Shannara Chronicles Episodes 101 & 102
This was, perhaps, my most anticipate show of the new year, and it's petty much lived up to my hopes and dreams.  I love it so much.  The casting is fantastic, the story is being told in such a way that it feels cinematic, and the cinematography itself is gorgeous.  The special effects, while not the best, are better than I thought they would be.  Basically, this show is worth watching, even if you haven't read the books.  I'm only halfway through the first one (I've taken a break) and I must say, I like the show better (Shannara fans out there, don't kill me, please...)


  1. I'm glad you liked OUAT season 4 - have you started in on season 5 yet? :) Hook is one of my favorites, too.

    I've watched what's been released for Shadowhunters and I think it has potential. Hopefully the actors will grow into over the course of the season. So far I'd say the guy playing Simon is doing about the best job.

    I'm really enjoying The Shannara Chronicles - and I'm a huge fan of the book series. All of the Shannara books, not just this series. :)

    A couple of days ago I watched the first episode of The Magicians. It's based on the book series by Lev Grossman. I've only read the first book, and I don't know if I want to continue because the lead character is pretty irritating. But I really, really enjoyed the first episode of the show! :)

    1. I haven't started season 5 yet because I'm going to wait for it to show up on Netflix since I think the show is better when I binge it. Shadow hunters definitely has potential. I really need to get back into reading Shannara, but I realize I left my copy at home and can't get it for a bit. I read the first book in the Magicians series a while ago and it was just... distasteful, I guess. My dad keeps telling me to watch the show and I think I will, I just have to get over my dislike of the source material.

    2. I didn't think I would like The Magicians because of how much I disliked it, too. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.

    3. I didn't think I would like The Magicians because of how much I disliked it, too. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.

    4. That's good to hear; I think I'll check it out, thanks!


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