I’m back!

After a very long break I am back! I apologise for being gone for so long. The short explanation as to why I’ve been gone is that I was spending nearly all of my free time applying to jobs, and after spending hours writing applications I just didn’t have any thoughts in my brain. Also, I wasn’t really watching much television, which is a problem for a blog about TV. As for why I have now emerged the easy answer is: I found a job in London. So, while I be working a full-time schedule, my free time is now mine again. Finally.

I have so much TV to catch up on, and my goal is to be caught up by the time the Fall Season starts in the US. This is probably too ambitious, but my goals generally are. (Remember that one where I was going to blog more often?) Anyway, here is my list of shows to catch up on (I will also take any suggestions if one of your favorites is not on the list):

Fringe
Chuck
Dollhouse
30 Rock
The Office
Ashes to Ashes
Mad Men
Scrubs
True Blood
How I Met Your Mother

Watching these will of course depend much on how easily I can access them, as well as how much time I ultimately have. I love television, but I won’t spend ALL of my free time watching it. At least, it won’t be healthy for me to do that.

The two shows I have been able to watch are Lost (I’ve seen the whole season) and Battlestar Galactica (just three more episodes in the series to go for me. I think I haven’t finished them as I don’t want it to actually be over). So, I will be writing some thoughts on those, most likely making me the slowest blogger on television in the land. I have some other posts in the works as well, and I hope to do my part in making this an actual working blog.

Thanks for your patience.

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BSG is here! Lost is almost here!


The last season of Battlestar Galactica got underway yesterday in the States, and while I haven’t seen it yet, I hope to soon. I just need to find it (in ways we aren’t going to speak of), and then we’ll chat.  Lost starts up next week for its penultimate season, and let’s just say, I CAN NOT WAIT.  I have already purchased my Season’s Pass on iTunes (thanks in large part to a gift card someone gave me), and am ready for the shows to begin downloading. Let’s hope iTunes is better at it this year, than they were last season.

I love both of these shows for their suspense, their quest for answers, and let’s face it, for their sci-fi-ness.  I haven’t opined a great deal about these two shows, other than that I love them.  I’m going rectify that (hopefully) each week as I see the new episodes, and try and explain what it is that is great about them.  Maybe I can even get some of you who won’t watch BSG because you think that people in space is just where you have to draw your sci-fi line, to change your mind.
I’m also looking forward to the new Joss Whedon show, Dollhouse, and seeing if it lives up to Buffy, Firefly, and Angel.
A lot more to come as the real tv season for me heats up!

Better Late Than Never: Sara’s Best of 2008…

I’m a little late to the “Best of 2008” game, but I decided to go ahead and join in on the fun. I picked my Top 5 TV shows/moments this year, and while admittedly, I did not get to watch as much television as would have liked to, I think it’s a pretty good list. So, for what it is worth, here they are, after the jump

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To Love TV from Afar

Of all the complaints I may or may not have about the United States, one thing is for sure: we make great television. From writing, acting, execution, location, down to the general look we have definitely set the standard of TV. Don’t misunderstand (or is that ‘misunderestimate?’) me. I like television from other countries, BBC America for one, has shown some of the best of British TV (Life on Mars, Dr. Who, Coupling, etc). I certainly don’t like American TV at the expense of other TV…I am an equal opportunity television watcher.

But, what’s difficult, is trying to watch that great, well-made American television when you are in a foreign land, without actually owning a TV. Yes, my friends, a (new) television blogger without a TV. I swear it is not because I’m one of those people (you know the kind) who say, “I don’t watch TV” or “I have no need for a television.” No, it is because I am a poor graduate student living in London, who can’t afford that TV.