Kankku's TV Journal
Awaiting more or finished so far
1062 8.7 9.410. Breaking Bad (2008)
165 7.8 8.811. Archer (2009)
38 7.1 7.112. Veep (2012)
174 7.4 7.313. Girls (2012)
339 8.1 8.614. Homeland (2011)
The first season of Homeland was epic, so I had kinda big expectations for the second as well. Best thing here is that the show didn't let me down. Actually I think that the second season was even better than the first one (or as it seems RIGHT AFTER finishing it).
The screenwriters of Homeland are most likely the greatest that you can see from your telly weekly. Every episode leaves you wanting to see more and the little twists in everyone of them are just spectacular. Terrorist plot continues brilliantly running and it is exciting to see that the show isn't repetitive - it isn't afraid of making radical decisions.
Also one thing that separates Homeland from Boardwalk Empire is family relationships. In Boardwalk Empire or Mad Men, you got attached every single on of them. Second season of Homeland got deeper in family relationships than the first one and unfortunately teenage drama isn't the strongest and brightest part of the series. I guess just that we all are just starting up to get interested in teenage Brodys. And well, we all have to remember that Boardwalk Empire is one season ahead.
633 8.3 8.715. Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Boardwalk Empire is a class series. First season was incredible and the second wasn't that bad too, but the third really nailed it. The series has incredible amount of characters and it is amazing how all these are connected from one to another. Atmosphere is unique and violence is really distressing. That is how I like my series.
167 7.2 7.716. Wilfred (2011)
This series is based on the Australian comedy under the same title. Ryan is suicidal young man that tries to get overdose of antidepressants. No matter how many pills he takes, it seems impossible to die for. The next day his beautiful neighbour, who he has a little crush on, asks Ryan to watch for her dog, Wilfred, for a while she is on business. But Wilfred is everything but a normal dog. And then two of them become friends.
The quality of the humour is great. It is absolutely hilarious how Wilfred tries to explain the normal behaviour of a dog in simple situations like what the dog thinks when his owner is petting other dogs or what dogs think about babies and so on. But the humour is at its bests when Wilfred literally fucks Ryan's mind. Oh and the anecdotes.
Elijah Wood is great and I'm totally delighted to see him in this great role, because I haven't ever been his greatest fan but maybe this opens some interesting doors for me to open and check his latter filmography better.
After two seasons the quality hasn't let me down and I'm waiting eagerly the third season.
17 6.5 7.617. Him & Her (2010)
3266 7.4 8.918. South Park (1997)
South Park is one of these series, that gets just better and better. 16th season was an exception, 15th was pure bestness. South Park isn't afraid to mock the society when mocking tabloid celebrities and the latest global news. You just got to love Cartman and Butters.
I'm 100 per cent sure that I've missed some of the episodes of this greatness, so that's why I've marked number of the episodes I've seen as "X".
1473 8.2 8.719. The Walking Dead (2010)
389 8.1 8.120. The Flight of the Conchords (2007)
1275 6.7 7.621. Nip/Tuck (2003)
Nip/Tuck has always been a little guilty pleasure of mine. Christian Troy, performed by Julian McMahon, is absolute alpha dog of the series and the sympathetic Sean MacNamara, performed by Dylan Walsh, is also something special. The plastic surgery business is interesting and the way that way that MacNamara/Troy gets involved with dangerous clients and other criminals is fascinating. Third season is yet the greatest one after I have one season more to finish this series.
235 7.3 7.822. Bored to Death (2009)
A good friend of mine recommended this one for me. Unfortunately I'm not quite sure what to think about this yet after one season of watching. I think that the atmosphere is good and this haves its moments, but those moments are too rare. I still have two more seasons to watch and I think I'll give this still a try.
891 8.7 9.223. Sherlock (2010)
two seasons, not watching anymore
One of the most hyped series in the past few years turned out to be a total disappointment. I hate that kind of Sherlock who knows the case all from the beginning and in the end he reveals that he was just fucking with us while inspecting. In the first season, the villains are annoyingly stereotypic and the actors are horrible. The villains in the second season are trying to make a difference but unfortunately the only interesting villain with at least some good actor is Moriarty (played by Andrew Scott).
The first season was a little worse than the second but the last episode of the second was just as stupid as the first season was in total. In some points the series was quite entertaining but even more it was annoying with these stupid plot holes or twists. Therefore this decision of not watching anymore has to stay, because now I feel like 9 hours of a lifetime wasted. I don't see this much better than Mentalist, which is pure stupidity. What the actual fuck IMDb rating 9,2? High rating is quite common problem with TV series there though.
2247 7.9 8.524. How I Met Your Mother (2005)
551 8 8.525. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995)
41 7.5 7.726. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011)
993 8.2 8.927. Death Note (2006)
It's a little shame that I'm not able to love Death Note any more than this. Death Note had an incredible potential but that was all thrown away after L's death. I mean, he was the most intersting character fighting against Kira and the game that he played with him was just thrilling. When Near and Mello comes along, series just got little less cool. Scenario of this Death Note is interesting and the visual look of fine drawing is brilliant.
1463 7.9 9.228. Arrested Development (2003)
Arrested Development tells a story of a wealthy Bluth family, who lost everything. And one son (Michael), who had no choice, but to keep them all together.
The jokes are just huge which is big part of the greatness of this show. Joke starts with a little margin note that you might not even see at the first time but then it gets bigger and bigger and they are running that whole joke through the season and from season to another. And then those jokes start making spider webs and by that time you can only adore how clever this series seriously is.
One example of these spider web jokes is Michael's brother's, Buster's, losing his left arm. Gob has gotten married drunk with a seals dealer and his wife has given him a seal to a magic show. Somehow this seal eats a cat and ruins Gob's magic performance and so he releases this rabid animal into the sea. Lucille, Michael's mother, has permitted his babyboy Buster to join the Army. After little training Buster is going to be sent to Iraq. Before the duty calls, Buster has decided to swim the first time ever in the sea because his mother hasn't ever allowed him to do so. And of course there is this rabid seal which bites his arm off. And in the Bluth family, the father has always given his children lessons about dangerous methods of behaving with the one handed man faking to lose his hand in the most absurd ways.
There are plenty of supporting characters in this show that really gets some great laughs. One of them is the misleading doctor that gives great statements of the patients, unprofessional private detectives, Michael's uncle Oscar and the blind attorney for example. All the family members gets enough screentime to be interesting and the actors are just brilliant.
I literally gobbled complete series. First two seasons were amazing, but the final season wasn't actually that great. It was a great disappointment. All the British action and the anti-climatic ending was just something that this series didn't deserve. Definitely greatest comedy ever on TV thought. In 2013 there is fourth season coming as well.
1272 8.1 929. Twin Peaks (1990)
676 7.8 8.930. Oz (1997)
1027 7.8 8.931. Rome (2005)
1114 7.4 8.732. The Office (UK) (2001)
two seasons and two Christmas Specials
83 8.8 7.733. Madventures (2002)
three seasons, more coming?
412 7.6 8.534. Extras (2005)
2703 8.2 935. Dexter (2006)
seven seasons, not watching anymore
Now, how would someone like to remind me, why on earth I still watched the seventh season? Seriously. The first two seasons of this was still good but what the hell happened? The Trinity season was also interesting. However, at least the last two seasons have been complitely shit. Travis Marshall and Isaak Sirko must be the two most uninteresting villains in the short history of television. Seventh season tried to take a too big bite at once when hunting down four serial killers and each one of them was as dull as another. No wait, Hannah McKay was the utterly shittiest one.
I decided not to watch this any more and I hope this decision stays.
1115 7.6 8.536. Fringe (2008)
one season, not watching anymore
I remember liking this series when this first aired in Finland. Somehow I missed this and so I decided to continue this series. Because my memories of Fringe just consists of sporadic events, I decided to watch the first season again too. After a few episodes of rewatching, Fringe appeared to be far worse than I imagined.
The sci-fi scenario is interesting but simply nothing is impossible for these guys and that is what annoys me. For example, our heroes have read a Jules Verne book, where is this idea that last image that people see before their dead records on brains. And this image can be captured by some lazer blazer camera.
Second of all, Dr. Walter Bishop is fuck annoying and not funny at all. Olivia and Peter are interesting characters but not interesting enough that I could make it through five seasons to see the conclusion of anybodys fate.
2187 6.4 7.237. Desperate Housewives (2004)
five and a half seasons, not wathing anymore (maybe)
I've only seen few episodes from the first three seasons but I really got addicted into this from the fourth season. Right in the middle of the final season, I started my military service and so I wasn't able to continue this. Afterwards I've lost my interest in this. I might still finish this but currently I'm not promising anything. Such a shame.
959 7.4 8.238. Californication (2007)
three seasons, not watching anymore
4161 7.7 8.339. Lost (2004)
three seasons, not watching anymore
Now how the hell I seriously watched three whole seasons of this? Lost just isn't made for TV. This series must be gobbled from DVD and even then the series isn't interesting enough. Eight years back, I really enjoyed the first season, but I can't even imagine to restart watching this shite again.
2563 7.3 8.540. Prison Break (2005)
two seasons, not watching anymore
First season was somewhat interesting but the second wasn't anymore. Acting in this is just horrible. I simply can't stand Wentworth Miller.
3795 8 8.641. House M.D. (2004)
four seasons, not watching anymore
1930 6.8 8.442. 24 (2001)
four seasons, not watching anymore
After four seasons, I got tired of Kiefer Sutherland whispering dramatically and saving the United States of America.
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