TV of 2013

Self is not a critic, but not knowing anything has never stopped her from airing an opinion!

So, let’s see. Which TV shows had her absolutely riveted? Hanging by her fingernails till the next episode?

Game of Thrones.  Self and The Man were down south for her son’s graduation ceremony at Claremont, and self cleared the decks and made everyone leave her alone so that she could watch Episode 6 (The one that followed “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”). Also, for the finale, son invited a friend over to watch. So there were all of us, in the living room, watching. Speechless. Horrified. And afterwards son revealed that he had read all the books and knew what was going to happen. But remained totally poker-faced until the very last cut. Aaaargh!  Michelle Fairley!  Aaaargh!

Another show that self absolutely loved was The Killing, with Mireille Enos and, as a guest this season, Peter Sarsgaard.  She also loved the theme this season: the mysterious murders of street kids. She couldn’t believe they actually off-ed Sarsgaard. He was probably the hottest Death Row inmate EVER. EVER.

She also loved the mini-series adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s World War I novel, Parade’s End. Rebecca Hall was such a hoot, and adding to the fun was that she was playing opposite Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays straight arrow like nobody’s business.

Self also loved watching Stephen Colbert, and Saturday Night Live.  She spent one weekend watching back-to-back episodes of Walking Dead, and loved every episode.

Of course now, she is crazy about Sleepy Hollow because of Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison.

She just now caught a hilarious video of Jessica Lange in a powder-blue dress dancing to “Banana Fana” — from American Horror Story.  Too, too funny.  Apparently, some TV critic thinks it is “the most memorable TV episode of the year.”

She tried watching a couple of episodes of Boardwalk Empire, but interest flagged whenever Jeremy Wright or the man with the 1/2 artificial face was not on-screen (She recognized him immediately in American Hustle, as Jennifer Lawrence’s gangster seducer.  That actor should be better known, he is good)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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