I watch too much television. It's true. I could be doing many other things like affecting world peace or running for prime minister of Canada. Making soup. But I'm not. I don't watch daytime television for fear of never being able to stop. At some point in the evening the TV is turned on.
Some of my favourites:
The Blacklist - I freaking love this show. And now Tom's back. <insert fist bump>
Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives. But he's got a "blacklist" of politicians, mobsters, spies and international terrorists. However, he's willing to help bring them to justice. As far as carrots go, it's huge and the FBI wants the intelligence he has on the names on the list. But there's a caveat. He'll only give it up if he gets to work with Elizabeth "Liz" Keen, a inexperienced, young agent. The chase begins to bring down some of the worst criminals known to man. But as the list shortens and time goes on will Liz, who Reddington seems to have a very personal interest in, start to think too much a criminal.
James Spader is brilliant in his role as Raymond Reddington. I've got a huge, HUGE crush on him. His character is so well written. He's so charismatic and you forget he's the bad guy. Until he does something reprehensible. And then you're like - crap. Right. Bad man. Very bad man.
Chicago PD - I do so love cop dramas and this one is so yummy. Reminds me of one of my all time favs, NYPD Blue.
At the helm of the Chicago police departmetnt's elite Intelligence Unit is Det. Sgt. Hank Voight (Jason Beghe). He loves his city and he's willing do anything to bring criminals to justice, even if it's not quite legal. He has a past and reputation and it's not all good. He's backed up by a handpicked team of diverse (and gorgeous) detectives. And then there's Desk Sergeant Platt (Amy Morton), who is another of my favourite characters on TV. She rules the roost from her desk keeping everyone on their toes and you do not want to piss her off.
Scorpion - You might not know this about me but I have a thing for geniuses. I'm not even kidding. That show Numbers? I didn't understand what Charlie was talking about most of the time and I did not care, I just wanted him to keep talking about formulas, numbers, and math. And I hate math.
Inspired by a real-life genius, this show sees Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits pit themselves against against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.
Sweet mary, I love this show. So much brain power in one room and they still struggle to get the job the done. I also love the cheesy bits, and there are quite a few! But whatever.
Madam Secretary - I'm not American, so I can't say whether this show runs true to the political process or not. But I enjoy it. Not the least of which is because of Tea Leoni, who plays a strong female lead character but also because of the refreshing lack of 'alpha' male roles. For that alone I pledge my allegience.
In a position of some importance, Elizabeth McCord, the smart and determined Secretary of State, struggles to find her place in a job that both expects her to toe the line and get the job done while doing it in her own unique way.
So, do you find yourself watching too much television? What are your favourite shows?