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TV Thursday – Letter L

The Last Ship (2014-Present)

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population. – IMDb

Source: The Last Ship Wiki.

Source: The Last Ship Wiki.

Legend of the Seeker (2008-2010)

After the mysterious murder of his father, a son’s search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny. – IMDb

Source: Legend of the Seeker Wiki.

Source: Legend of the Seeker Wiki.

Lost Girl (2010-2015)

Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan system and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins.- IMDb

Source: Lost Girl Wiki.

Source: Lost Girl Wiki.

TV Review: The Last Ship (Season 1)

I remember stumbling on The Last Ship trailer by accident on YouTube. I knew from that moment that I would watch the show when it came out. I liked the story idea, the settings and the three lead actors were people I like (Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin). Yet, I didn’t have the opportunity to check the show until it had already been confirmed for a second season. In a way, it made things even more exciting as I knew that I would have at least two seasons of this if I liked it.

I was hooked from the first episode and it only got better as the season went. It made me think of somewhat of a mix between World War Z and Battleship, but I liked this even more than the two movies mentioned. There was a lot more character development than I first thought there might be, which is always a good thing.

Source: The Last Ship Wiki.

Source: The Last Ship Wiki.

There are many supporting characters aboard the ship that are interesting, and I liked that they are diverse, in ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Notably the fact that a junior deck officer, Alisha Granders mentioned her girlfriend several times in conversation, and how she hopes that she is still okay and that she can find her. It was shown as normal as anyone else talking about their loved ones still out there, or those that might be dead. Besides dramatic and action packed moments, the show has a very organic development in its story and for its characters.

There were a lot of little things here and there that made me care for most of the characters. I didn’t always know which dynamic would develop in a good or a conflictual way. I liked seeing characters tested on several levels.

The ending left me blinking at the screen. I can’t wait for season 2 to start. And we’ll get 13 episodes instead of 10 this time!

Television Catch Up List

While I am delayed in TV catch up, and not just because of the soccer World Cup, I realized that I still have quite a few series to catch up with or to start when they actually air. For some I only have a handful of episodes to watch, for others it is most of a given season or the complete one, in case they’re not back yet! One way or the other, I still have things to watch! And it doesn’t even include older shows or movies I have yet to check. The list below shows what I will be reviewing during this summer, when it comes to television series:

  • Beauty and the Beast (season 2)
  • Believe (season 1)
  • Continuum (season 3)
  • Crisis (season 1)
  • Defiance (season 2)
  • Falling Skies (season 4)
  • Game of Thrones (season 4)
  • The 100 (season 1)
  • The Last Ship (season 1)
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Image courtesy of worradmu / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Upcoming TV Catch Up and Blog Announcement

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In the past week, I have been doing my best to relax because of my burnout and I hope that by early or mid May, I will be back on track. It is really weird not being able to focus on writing projects, but sometimes you have to listen to your body and brain. Okay, when it comes to the brain, you always have to listen to this pretty and creative devil!

In the upcoming couple of weeks, I hope to post a blog announcement which I hope might spark new collaborations down the road. I already have some points jolted down but I need to sit down more to put it in the right words so it makes most sense.

I have fallen on the way side of TV watching, since I have mostly been playing Torchlight II in the last days. I am watching the currently airing shows:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Believe
  • Continuum
  • Crisis
  • Game of Thrones
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Star-Crossed
  • The 100
  • The Tomorrow People

I am planning to continue watching all of them, but it is likely that I wait until Crisis, and maybe The 100 seasons are over to get back into them. I find good things in both shows, but I am not as deep into them as the others, so far. The rest, I will continue watching as it airs, except when I fall a bit behind as it is the case this week. Later this year, I also want to watch Angel‘s final season and continue to catch up with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I am also waiting for Beauty and the Beast to return in June, as well as Defiance and Falling Skies, and I’ll try The Last Ship when it starts.

TV Reviews and Trailers: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Killer Women, Intelligence, The Last Ship

I recently finished watching My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season two. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first one. They really did a good and clever job with the character development. I appreciate how all the characters have their flaws and qualities. They are more realistic that way and more engaging to the viewer. I admit that Pinkie Pie still tends to annoy the living hell out of me, but even she has her moments and her development. I like how Princess Celestia always reminds them that they all have something to offer and can achieve much if they put their heart and mind to it.

I like that that the six ponies and also Spike take turn as focus of the episodes. It is always tricky when you have so many characters, but the show does well. Seeing the younger sisters on a semi regular basis is also a clever narrative choice for the show, because it gives another point of view and addressing different ages’ behaviors and concerns is important. The same way it is good to see relatives of all main characters’ because it shows more of their personality and their relationships.

I enjoyed all the season but the two part episode at the end of it was some of my favorite episodes since I started watching the show. I really wondered whether things would be solved by the end of the final episode or whether there would be a mean cliffhanger. I’m now looking forward catching up with season three!

While I don’t watch many thriller television series these days, I couldn’t resist checking Killer Women out, because of Tricia Helfer (and also Michael Trucco and Marc Blucas). I hadn’t realized when I recently checked the pilot, that the show had already been cancelled and that not even every episode had aired. It’s a shame because I found the show well executed, with solid characters and many topics brought up.

Helfer was amazing in it. To me it is her best role besides Six in Battlestar Galactica. Her acting was efficient, touching, funny making her character a very engaging one. I like that she had a lot of personal struggles and handled them the best she could. The whole part regarding her abusive ex-husband was one of the most important aspects in my view. It said a lot of things about how abuse victims can (or cannot) get around dealing with getting away from the abuser.

I also loved her brother (Trucco and Helfer as brother and sister was naturally awesome) and his family. They were interesting characters as well and I enjoyed seeing the interactions within the family. It was a great touch to add.

Intelligence 1.11 – The Grey Hat: This show keeps getting better and better. The whole team is interesting and it’s a pleasure to see the characters develop and the dynamics evolve. I love the dialogues in the show and the weekly stories are interesting with good suspense. This one made me emotional towards the end, and I had misty eyes when the day was saved and when Troy was reunited with his brother. I am looking forward to the two part season finale which started this week. I’m still hoping that just like Almost Human, Intelligence will get renewed for a second season. I know that both are unlikely, but I’m still crossing fingers regardless.

Did I say how much of a black hole YouTube is? I was checking for some links and trailers when one of the options on the side was the trailer for The Last Ship. I hadn’t heard about it, but I recognized Rhona Mitra on the still frame. I got curious and clicked. Now I just can’t wait for this show. The cast has several actors I like, besides Mitra (Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin). It does look like a mix between Battleship and World War Z to me, and I enjoyed both movies. So I’ll be watching when it starts airing end of June!