Homeland Season 1 – 2

POSSIBLE SPOILERS 

So I have to admit when it first came out on Channel 4 I do believe I wasn’t that into it.  However in my sleep deprived state lately I have been looking to Netflix to get me through the night and I am so glad I have Netflix.  Due to the fact that some TV that I don’t necessarily get into when it airs on TV I seemed to be able to on Netflix.  This is no exception!

The season starts off with a War Prison coming back to his family after 8 years and turns out his wife and family are on the verge of moving on, but when back the strains of everything becomes real.  The prison (Brody) has been tortured while in captivity and turns out could have possibly been turned from an US Marine to a terrorist in order to survive.  Along with that the season goes through with the CIA agent on to him where she suffers from her own demons and some how they come together and you see the story go back and forth and conflict that Brody finds himself in.

For me this is definitely a TV series that is definitely worth picking up because it deals with some real issues, that face serving people after being on tour.  Also I would recommend it because you will never know which direction the characters will go and there are twists and turns along the way.

So if you have Netflix there is no excuse not to pick this show up if you don’t try to get the box set because for me it was a bit slow going to begin with.  It didn’t grab me in the first I’d say two episodes but as you see the conflict in some of the characters it makes you want to watch more and more.  I would highly recommend this TV Show to anyone.

The Killing Thoughts

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“The Killing 2011 Intertitle” by Screen capture from the premiere episode. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

I have to admit I’ve had a busy day today so this is going to be short and sweet because no matter how busy I’ve been I feel that its important to get a blog post out otherwise I will be letting it slip again.

The Killing is a series that start out in normal production and as Netflix has expanded into doing their own content they have picked it up.  So as an avid Netflix user and receiving an email about it I thought why not give it ago?  I like crime dramas for the most part and my favourite at the moment being close between Sherlock and Castle, but for some reason I just can’t get into this TV series.  I don’t know what it is but I have watched the first two episodes and it just doesn’t appeal to me.

If you look around social media quite a few people are mentioning it and people like it but for me it just feels like its empty.  Sherlock has this air of brilliance about it, Castle has this underlying sinister and light side to it I am struggling to find what The Killing has.  I will probably give it a break and finish watching House of Cards Second season and then give it ago because there has to be some weight to what people think is good.  Now I know that everything isn’t for everyone but I feel like I could be missing something here, and maybe its just the wrong time for me to watch it.

Have you seen The Killing?  Am I missing something and what did you think of it?  As always feel free to leave a comment below.

The WWE and Me

So since Wrestlemania 30 (might be the wrong number, but this years Wrestlemania) I have been watching quite a bit of the Pay Per Views since and RAW.  Now this is the first time since my teens and I have to admit for the most part I am enjoying it.  Reliving my teenage years if you will and amazed how much it has changed and still having a few of the big names that I grew up watching.

However there is one development I don’t like, I know that social media is huge for TV Shows or anything because there in no better advertising than Word of Mouth and that now includes Social Media.  For me asking people to discuss the matches using specific tags on Twitter is fine, it’s a good way to gauge your audience and what they actually want to see when putting together the storylines.  The major problem I have is when they highlight what is trending World Wide to do with them.  If it was just mentioned in the message in the corner of the screen then that would be ok but the commentators make a huge point of it.  They also seem to mention when they have better ratings or more viewers than other shows, which is great but it is really annoying the fact they need to highlight it show much.

All this is, good for sponsors I guess but as just a viewer  I know that I’m watching it but I don’t need to know how successful they are, the self promoting when it’s not even an extra service it’s just making them highlight how much they are dominating and bigging themselves up.

Anyway rant over, have you gone back to any shows from your teenage years?  Or anything that you’ve done when your younger and not liked the way it has developed?

House of Cards Season 2 Initial Thoughts

House of Cards Season 2 is upon us and I have to admit I have only watched the first episode but thought it would be a good time to get this blog post out.

I must admit I really enjoyed Season 1 it was really quite refreshing being able to watch the entire season of something back to back as soon as it came out.  Along with being really well done, this season seems to be going the same way but there is one major flaw I would say is that they didn’t do a recap on the first season at the beginning.  I watch House of Cards Season 1 when it first came out, and its been a while now so although I really enjoyed it and remember certain things about it, to jump straight back into the story without a recap was a little jarring.

For the most part though as the episode went on I quickly started to remember what was going on. Obviously missing out details, that being said though if your going to watch House of Cards Season 2 then you do have access to Season 1 in full because it’s all Netflix based.  So I guess its me not wanting to re watch season 1 which is what I really should have done over the last week.

How have you found House of Cards season 2 so far?  Try not to give any spoilers though.

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