I've been watching the IT Crowd with my parents for the past week. I watched through them on my own, then I watched them all again with my mum when my dad was away in France, and now he's back and we're watching them altogether! ^O^
We go through phases of having a "dinner show". First was Family Guy, then American Dad, now Futurama.
Ones we're getting into are the old Twilight Zone episodes, and we were into Nip/Tuck, but it's been a while since we've watched it.
Also have a lot of anime to watch.
I've been watching Eden of the East which is on 2 DVDs from the local public library. I'm up to episode 7 and finding it fascinating.
Of course what's making a difference for me is watching it at breakfast, one episode per day. I've done that with a lot of shows: Buffy (and Angel); Babylon 5; Andromeda; Deadzone (Season 5 awaits); Full Metal Alchemist; Samurai 7 (the slow treatment did the concept justice), Darker than Black, Daria (includining the film length specials), My Hina, Azumanga Diah, et al. And you know what? I'm a lot happier when I have my regular show for breakfast, especially if it's an Anime. Lately I've been watching stuff recorded off digital TV, and while that's good it's not the same. Dunno why, but there it is.
I think the fact that the ABC has been repeating the more recent Dr Whos every weekday at 7:30pm has helped as well. Interesting the stuff I'm picking up 5th time around. Especially the stuff in the first Matt Smith season which foreshadows stuff in the second.
Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Archer rank up there as what I believe to be the best comedies on TV right now. The people involved with them are phenomenally talented, witty writers who both know both how to keep you constantly laughing and engaged in the plot. I'm amazed that these shows are still not as watched as schlock like Two and a Half Men.
Past that I've been keeping up with Adventure Time, watching Regular Show when I can, and I may still be keeping up with a recently trending show about magical ponies. Although I don't associate with that fanbase anymore due to a certain re-edit of that show.
Oh, and I guess I'm watching Kora. Although I have to admit the first two episodes didn't blow me away as much as the original did.
I've started watching the 2nd season of the US version of Being Human. Some things in it seem much more likely than the events in the original. Here's the twist though, because season four of the original is about to start , on a different channel this week!
LauraEss:Being Human [...] season four of the original is about to start
Without giving away any major spoilers, Season 4 is odd. There are changes to the cast which take some getting used to and, like the very early episodes, it walks a strange line between serious drama and quirky sitcom, never quite managing to fuse the two together. And then, being a short British series, it finishes just as you think it's finding its feet!
Once it's over, though, the lasting impression it leaves is that - for all its faults - it was enjoyable, worth watching and that Series 5 can't come soon enough. Stick with it!