I'm just gonna copy and paste this from my tumblr....
1. I am no good at doing things on any kind of regular basis. My chronic health issues being what they are, I just never know when I’m going to be up to doing a thing and when I’m not. It’s very hard to plan. So then my OCD gets worked up, and I go through periods of time of being very rigidly scheduled and regular about things when able to - to being totally wrapped up in just one or two things and letting everything else fall by the wayside. So anyway, that’s why I’m sometimes on tumblr nonstop for days and then disappear for a few days, etc.
It’s also why I’ve decided to drop my sideblog for reccing stuff. I’m going to go back to just doing any recs I have right here mixed in with all my other junk, and using the tag “sophy recs stuff”.
2. I’ve once again updated my shows I watch page if anyone is curious where my TV habits are leading me these days in a complete view: http://sophygurl.tumblr.com/tvshows
3. Here are some new shows that will be premiering soon that I’m considering watching:
The Catch - premieres tomorrow, March 24th, on ABC. I’m a little confused about why Shonda Rhimes is doing such a white hetero show with a male and female co-lead. I keep wondering where all the poc and queer folk are at, but it still looks good, so I’ll still definitely check it out.
Wynonna Earp - premieres on April 1st on Syfy. Wyatt Earp’s descendant fights supernatural forces?? Yea, I’ll watch that.
Game of Silence - premieres on April 7th on NBC. It’s a thriller about a group of childhood friends who have a dark secret. David Lyons and Michael Raymond-James are among the stars who caught my interest enough to decide to give it a shot. Plus, I love a good thriller.
Hunters - premieres on April 11th on Syfy. It’s a crime/supernatural drama directed by TWD’s Gale Anne Hurd. That’s enough for me. I’ve been really enjoying Syfy’s new resurgence of solid syfy/fantasy programming lately, so hopefully this and Earp will give good showings too.
The Last Panthers - premieres on April 13th on Sundance. It’s a heist/crime drama, which is enough to get me to tune in.
Containment - premieres on April 19th on The CW. The story is about a group of people who are stuck in quarantine together during a contagion of some sort. David Nutter directs and Julie Plec writes for this limited series. Starring are Trever St. John, Claudia Black, and Chris Wood, among others.
Houdini & Doyle - premieres on May 2nd on FOX. This is a fictional joining of historical figures Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle to solve crimes together. Stephen Magnun and Michael Weston co-star. I mean. I honestly don’t know about this one, but we’ll see.
4. Here are some returning shows starting back soon that I’m super stoked about:
Empire - March 30th
Banshee - April 1st
Outlander - April 9th
Fear the Walking Dead - April 10th
House of Lies - April 10th
Orphan Black - April 14th
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - April 15th
12 Monkeys - April 18th
5. Some currently airing shows that I’m MOST excited about and into and want to rec to you fine folks include:
Blindspot - on NBC continues to make me question and wonder, which is a great thing.
Dancing With the Stars - on ABC of course, this show continues to keep me obsessed and wanting more. (I’m a lil disappointed that Len is back tho???)
The Family - on ABC, this is a new thriller with a great cast that’s pretty intriguing so far about a family that lost their young son/brother 10 years ago. He mysteriously returns to them… but it’s not entirely clear if it’s really him. Trigger warnings for child abuse, of course, as well as for substance abuse.
Limitless - on CBS. I started this as a casual watch, but I’m getting more and more invested in Brian Finch and his drama. The show is put together well, with a lot of humor, and enough heart to keep it endearing. The Ferris Bueller episode is still my favorite. Also the one where he sends Mike and Ike off on separate missions.
Lucifer - on FOX. Tom Ellis is doing a fantastic job as Lucifer Morningstar in this comic-based show about Lucifer taking a vacation in L.A. and learning all about humanity. Laura German (who I miss deeply as Leslie Shay in Chicago Fire) plays opposite him as a police detective who he’s decided to partner with in solving crimes. For some reason, she is immune to his tricks and temptations (and her young daughter adores him), and finds herself often irritated and occasionally amused by him - never believing what he says about himself being the actual devil. Kevin Alejandro plays her ex, also a detective. Lesley-Ann Brandt plays Mazikeen, a demon who followed Lucifer out of hell and, while bound to protect him, is angry with his forays into humanity and just wants them both to get back where they belong. D. B. Woodside plays Amenadiel, an angel who is desperate to get Lucifer back to hell. And hilarious Rachel Harris plays the therapist that Lucifer has chosen to have sessions with - his temptations have worked on her, but she does her best to give him insights into his psyche anyway. It’s a fun little show that is starting to gain more and more emotional depth as it goes.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - on ABC - I mean holy wow how sad was that scene in the bar in Parting Shots u guys?
Outsiders - on WGN. You guys, I cannot say enough about this show. It’s amazing. It’s ridiculously engaging and riveting and I am thoroughly obsessed with it. It’s about a large clan, The Farrells, who live on a mountain in the Appalachians, the townsfolk down below, and the large coal company trying to evict The Farrells. Yes, it’s ripe with some stereotypes of the area, but The Farrell family are not supposed to be true-to-life, as evidenced by the slightly supernatural element of the leadership of the community (the show is unclear yet how much of this is supernatural and how much superstition but they are hinting hard that there is more going on than we can see so far). Let me just say this - if you liked Sons of Anarchy, or Justified, or Banshee - you should tune in to this interesting new drama.
Sleepy Hollow - on FOX, feels like it’s finally coming back into it’s stride a bit more. Ichabbie better be coming soon.
The Walking Dead - on AMC, and which just continues to get more and more intense and scary. I’m Team Family, and Team Richonne all the way.
You, Me, and the Apocalypse - on NBC. This hour long comedy about an asteroid hitting earth while a diverse group of people who somehow all end up together in a bunker for the end are running around trying to accomplish certain things before the asteroid hits is pretty good. There’s Rob Lowe as a priest in love with the nun sent to help him find the new Messiah, there’s Jenna Fischer and Megan Mullally as escaped prisoners on the run together, there’s a general and his (secret) boyfriend genius who are in charge of coming up with plans to try and save the earth, and there’s Karla Crome who has been married to both men of a set of twins - one evil and one good - and whose daughter just might be the Messiah the church are looking for. They’re all tangled up together in both hilarious and touching ways, and I can’t wait to see how it ends (pun intended).