Top 10: What We Have Been Watching

There are many ups and downs of graduate life. However being able to watch more TV after ignoring the existence of all things TV related whilst in university is quite a luxury for me. Although I am volunteering, running a full-time blog, managing my own social media and working I have taken full advantage of recording TV shows and watching them at 1am in the morning. It makes applying to jobs more bearable. Trust me. 

The Flash

The Flash Sky (2014)

After many respectable mentions in The Big Bang Theory and my obsession with all things superheroes The Flash is definitely one of the shows I was super-excited to see what the show had to offer. For UK viewers I know The Flash is on Sky 1 HD every Tuesday at 8pm, if you aren’t in the UK I’m sure you can find it online somewhere!

As a child Barry Allen watches his Mother die and his Father go to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Taken into care by his Father’s friend who happens to work in the police force and when Barry grows up he offers his genius to investigating crimes too. However after a freak accident something incredible and unbelievable happens to Barry and he decides to use his new-found super-speed to help others the in Central City – some who were also affected by the same freak accident but have decided to embark on a much darker path.

Whether you are a hardcore superhero science/fantasy fiction genre geek or a novice, The Flash is very easy to watch and much cooler family show to the likes of Eastenders. So don’t worry about needing previous knowledge before you jump in. I don’t think we needed another comic/superhero TV show, but I’m glad this series is out. The casting of the characters, setting, plot line and everything else thus far has suggested that there certainly is space for yet another superhero on the small screen. Though in its early stages I definitely expect to see much much more from this show!

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory Season 8 (2014)

My love for Sheldon Cooper is second to none. He sort of reminds me of a few people I know but mostly I think he’s what I wish I could be like with people. So really I live through Sheldon Cooper.

After Sheldon’s departure to venture on a journey at the end of season 7, I was expecting a slight mix up in the status quo of the group that has expanded to include Amy and Bernadette. However I was disappointed with the first episode in which amongst other things Penny is bullied into attending an interview for a pharmaceutical job and Sheldon returns. Though I loved the latest episodes and I find it funny I would have liked to see more of Sheldon outside of the normal setting and possibly and few episodes of what he actually discovered in the time he was away and possibly how everyone else went about their lives. It is still early days so we never know. For now, I still love this show it makes me laugh and Sheldon Cooper is my hero.

Gotham

Gotham (2014)

Why wouldn’t I watch this show? I love Batman and I think Gotham is a fascinating place. Following the rookie James Gordon play by The O.C’s Ben McKenzie around whilst he fights against a corrupt system and villains pre-Batman.

Gotham exceeded all my expectations. Every episode I watch I start with being on the edge of my seat, I stay there and I continue to stay there when it’s over. The entire plot, script and characters seem wild, ungroomed to fit the boring TV show landscape. Who wants to watch Real Housewives of Atlanta when you can watch this? This show is new the concept is actually quite bold. A Batman show without well, Batman. Interesting. I know the T’ need to be crossed and I’s dotted but this is another series I’m looking forward to watching. Gotham is taking baby steps and it can only get better.

 

Agents of SHIELD

Agents of SHIELD  (2013-present)

On how I love this show. Pretty much everyone I know who enjoys any interest in Marvel hates this show. However I love. Though I find Coulson slightly annoying sometime and I don’t think he should share some of his limelight with May and some of the other Agents I still think that the opening episode for Season 2 was incredible.Now on season 2, I think the writing and intention for the whole TV show have become more directioned and mature. There is a greater sense of we-know-wha-the-hell-we-are-doing and dare I say it I believe the plot is exploring new darker and much more dynamic alleys. Now that SHIELD has been dismantled, with few true and honest Agents lefts, limited tech, budget and possibly no allies this  season will be action packed which will unearth many dark secrets whilst SHIELD reassembles. I am very excited.

White Collar

White Collar (2009 – present)

Art forgery is quite a clever business. You need that certain niche and charm to be the top of your game. Neal Caffery has it. After escaping prison Neal makes a deal with the FBI White Collar detective who he has been playing cat and mouse with. He will help the FBI capture criminals if he doesn’t have to stay in prison. That’s when he becomes a consultant.

Watching White Collar has become an addiction. With the clever plots, the relationship dynamic between Neil (Matt Bomer) and Peter (Tim Dekay), the beauty of New York in every episode and sharp dialogue I can’t wait for the final season!

Season 6 which I believe is airing this fall, will be the last ever season and although I am very excited I’m sad the show is coming to an end. I’m intrigued to see what will happen because right now I don’t know if Neal Caffery con-man will return to his roots or stay on at the FBI as a consultant to continue his sentence.

Recently I was discussing how amazing blogging has been with a great friend of mine. Also a recent graduate like me. During a 3am, 5 hours-long Skype date – yes we are that cool – we discussed her love for beauty, fashion and many other things and decided she should team up with me to help diversify the content on helloiammariam.com. So without further ado…

Hello readers! *waves* I am Yaz and it is a pleasure to be partnering up with my good friend Miss Mariam. I hope to be interesting enough for you guys to read and if not, remember, I am new to this so be gentle and remember to leave comments! 

groundhog day

Groundhog Day (1993)

Number one on my list is Groundhog Day with Mr Bill Cool-Cat Murray. Yes this is not a recent release however I have only just watched it! The whole story is about a guy who lives the same day of his life over and over and over again. As tedious as it may seem, you could actually probably get a lot done if time was to come to a halt. In the movie you see Murray’s character turn from a grumpy reporter into a genuinely loveable character. Yes it is a cliché but I still rate it as I am not impervious to Murray’s charm. If you’re spending a night in either by yourself or with friends and you’re looking for something to watch then give this a go. This film also hit home for me as I can’t help but feel that every day for an unemployed graduate, like myself, is a groundhog day…

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

I am quite late jumping on this bandwagon but better late than never. This is what my life has been revolving around for a couple of months: Breaking Bad. Need I say more? I am currently in love with this! I haven’t finished watching it, I am at the beginning of season five and am postponing watching it as much as I can because I can’t recall life before BrBa and I don’t want to imagine a life without it. Out of every TV series I’ve watched, nothing comes close to this. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty damn close! I know I still haven’t finished it, and I might change my mind after seeing what the fifth season has in store for me, but so far it is brilliant! I love the story, I love the main characters, its witty, its super smart and it has me hooked! I’ve never seen anything like this. I have the attention span of a goldfish but this has kept me interested without fail. Heck I love this so much I even considered getting my old chemistry books out, but not to cook methamphetamine because that is unethical. Remember kids: Pugs not drugs.

Fury (2014)

Fury (2014)

Ok number three is Should-Have-Been-My-Husband-But-Angelina-Stole-Him’s new film Fury. I liked this film a lot more than I thought I would. For those who haven’t seen the trailer or heard of this, it’s a film mostly about tanks in WWII. Not in a dreary way, don’t worry, and I’ll tell you why in a second. This is another typical war film full of blood, death, sadness and Nazis. It does not come up to the standards of Saving Private Ryan or The Pianist but its still good in its own right. The story was touching and I must admit I cried twice. I’m a sucker for seeing the kind of friendships soldiers have when they are in war together and this really set me off. I have a lot of feels! Going back to my earlier point of it not being dreary has something to do with the handsome men that appear in the film… Regardless of what anyone says, Brad Pitt (along with a few others) is and always will be the love of my life. Yes he is not the greatest actor of all time but he still plays the role rather well. Another handsome bugger that sneaked into the cast is Scott Eastwood, son of Mr Clint Eastwood. All that I can say is that there are good genes in the Eastwood gene pool. That scowl, those wonderful eyes, that perfect nose, I could have watched him do nothing for 2 hours…oh I digress…! But in all seriousness, it is a good film to watch and I was pleasantly surprised.

The Big Bang Theory (2007 - )

The Big Bang Theory (2007 – )

 

Number four is none other than The Big Bang Theory. I have been watching this since the beginning and feel some sort of obligation to continue. That unintentionally sounded negative. I do enjoy the Big Bang and I’m intrigued as to what they have planned for this new season. Now that Leonard and Penny are engaged what’s going to happen? Is this the beginning of the end? My main concern for shows that have been running for as long as this has is that it often begins to drag. I hope this isn’t the case for our geeky friends but only time will tell. That being said I will still be watching the new episodes with the same love I had ever since it first aired.

 

Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl (2014)

Last, but by no means least, is David Fincher’s latest film Gone Girl. David Fincher is one of my favourite directors. Fight Club, Se7en, Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, to name a few, are mind-blowing to me. I’ve seen each of them at least 17 times, Fight Club probably 1700 times, and I could easily watch them 17 times again (maybe that’s why I still haven’t found a job)! Now combine Fincher and Ben Affleck and I am the first in line to watch it. The film was shot in Fincher’s typical style and it had me on the edge of my seat and even hiding behind my popcorn. The story and characters are unexpected, twisted, dark, crafty and an absolute pleasure to watch. If you don’t have any plans or want to take advantage of Orange Wednesday then you should definitely go and watch this!

 

  • Groundhog Day is amazing. Definitely a classic but it also has some great morals! Still been meaning to see Gone Girl. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • I’m glad I watched it, I can tick it off my list now! Definitely go, go tomorrow, go now!

  • Aida Eastwood Wife of Aragorn

    Enjoyed reading this!
    Can’t wait for the next blog !

    • Glad you enjoyed reading the post! Definitely stick around for the next one we have some amazing ideas to work through! Thank you for reading! 🙂

  • Arianna Bones

    Might have to start watching Gotham now:)
    Also, Scott Eastwood. Thank you for introducing me to him! Much obliged!

    • Definitely give Gotham a go and let us know if you love it or not! Clint East not my kind-of guy but as we all have read Yaz approves! Thank you for commenting! 🙂 – Mariam