Silver lining? NCIS has a nomination.
Knowledge gained? I learned that I don't know much about pop culture.... I was lost in some categories.
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They are two totally different shows and it would be unfair to compare the two and I love them for different reasons, but dang...Homeland is gaining favor faster than I had anticipated.
For those who want to know, I have attached TVLINE's episode recap here.
I cannot wait for next week!
yes, there are 3 of them and if they don't entice you to watch this show - I don't know what will.
Let me preface by saying that I am not a fan that passes hiatus by watching repeats week after week. It is actually very rare that I rewatch an episode and when I do get the urge - I have my downloaded episodes. Tuesday nights are my own again!
I haven't read a fanfic (other than our tag fic) or visited a spoiler site in weeks. I occassionaly log into tumblr, but that's mostly to see what it is going on with my newfound loves. It's not that I am not interested in NCIS fanfic or what is going on in the NCIS fandom, because I very much am (can't see that changing) and I have several stories marked to come back to later, but right now I have other relationships that I am trying on.
I find I am falling deeper and deeper in love with my new shows: Once Upon A Time, Rizzoli & Isles, The Borgias, and Downton Abbey. I have actually been having affairs with Homeland and Game of Thrones for awhile now.
Maybe what I love about these shows is that while I have favorite characters - I don't have favorite couples and there are definitely no ships in the harbor of any these shows. I can just sit back and enjoy the show.
Don't get me wrong - NCIS is still my favorite and I can't imagine anyone replacing T/Z as my (one and only) ship - but sometimes being a shipper is hard and it's nice not being vested in a pairing while I watch how the show plays out week after week. For this reason alone, I sometimes envy the folks who watch NCIS and don't ship.
I am sure I will return to my first love when new episodes start to air and I am really very excited about the premiere, but for right now I am happy being a cheater and NCIS will just have to scoot over and make room - I don't think I can be monogamous anymore.
I was blown away by Season One of Showtime's Homeland. It really is a shame that this show is not on network TV so that more people could enjoy it. If you get the opportunity to watch it, please give it a try - you will be in for a rare treat.
One word of caution: this show is NOT for the casual viewer - the twists, turns and pacing does not lend itself to hit and miss viewing - you will be lost - totally - if you don't watch every episode and pay careful attention. Which is exactly what I love about this show - you can't predict where it's going.
About the time, you think you have it figured out - another plot point opens up that discounts previous thinking. It's layer upon layer - both in terms of the plot and the character development. It's one story arc - not episode specific like we see with most weekly procedurals.
Some thoughts on Season One and the finale:
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One of the things that I really like about this show is that you don't really know the characters and they keep you guessing. Maybe, it's because the show is brand new and the characters are still developing and we are "getting to know them", but I really think they keep us guessing because they are all CIA spys - they are chameleons and I don't know if we have ever gotten more than a glimpse of the "real" people. Sometimes I think even they don't know who they really are.
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If this show is still on when Game of Thrones resumes - I am going to have some serious decisions to make because they air at the same time - which to watch and which to DVR for later.