Continuing in the vein of my previous post, I haven’t completely neglected my DVR this January, although it is my last resort for entertainment (see my reference to inferior HD quality provided by satellite subscription).
This week brought back the formidable Agent Carter who is apparently carrying the investigative torch of the mysterious and ancient society obsessed with the portal stone most recently perplexing the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This is another series Terry rolls his eyes at. I accused him of not caring for it because it has such a strong female lead. He protested that was not the case. I just love period dramas – the costumes, cars, sets, locations, etc. Besides, we final met Jarvis’ wife (rumor was last season that she was a figment of Jarvis’ imagination).
I’ve dragged Terry along watching the new Syfy original series The Expanse, based on the SF book series of the same name by James S.A. Corey. Except for one small quibble, I really enjoyed the first book of that series, Leviathan Wakes, and I do plan to eventually continuing reading the books. I’m enjoying watching the series because good SF television series are few and far between.
But enough science fiction. How about some epic fantasy? Enjoyed Terry Brook’s Shannara books, including the original 1977 Sword of Shannara? Then tune in to MTV (yes I really did just type those three letters) to feast your eyes upon The Shannara Chronicles, which debuted this month. I’m three episodes in and pretty much hooked.
That’s it for now. Can’t remember if anything else is forthcoming that I’m interested in. If you have a suggestion for a show I should try, please leave a comment.
Oh, and Phase I of my weekend work project completed successfully. Now we wait … so time to watch another episode of Manhattan.