It seems I only write now on LJ to talk about a TV show and here I am doing just that again!
I've made it clear that I'm watching Agent Carter and Elementary but here are a few other shows I've been checking out that have been entertaining.
Gotham: I binged watched this show in a couple of days on Hulu. I'd watched the pilot when it first aired and was okay with it but wasn't a big enough fan to keep going at the time. Now that the cast has settled into their roles, it's kind of taken off. On one hand, I'm not so into the more mobster storylines that are happening with Fish Mooney and Oswald Cobblepot, even if as I really like watching Jada Pinkett Smith in the former role. I do, however, like watching Gordon and Bullock investigating crime. Seeing all the famous Batman characters pop up has also been entertaining, although some have been better than others. I liked the idea of Edward Nygma working for the police and I even liked that he was sort of a crazy version of Spencer Reid. I'm less into how the show is rewarding his creepy stalker behavior toward Miss Kringle. I would have preferred her liking him from the start rather than her slowly give into what basically amounts to low key office harrassment.
How To Get Away With Murder: This show is completely my guilty pleasure. It's soapy and melodramatic and so many of the characters have zero shame but I can't stop watching it. I don't even know if I care about the main murder storyline that's running through the entire season. I think I'm more interested in all the characters' personal lives.
Fresh Off the Boat: We only have two episodes of this sitcom but so far, I like it. It's of note that this is the first show to star an entire Asian American family since Margaret Cho's All American Girl from the 90s. It's also a sitcom so characterizations will run wide and stereotypical at times but I thought some of the jokes related to being an Asian American kid growing up in the 90s with immigrant parents were pretty nuanced. Some viewers remarked on how the show was telling lazy racial jokes (like when the new white neighbors told Eddie that his English was very good even after he just said he was born in the US) but I liked how the show slipped those in to create the sort of environment Eddie is dealing with. FYI, when I watched this show with three of my friends who are Asian American, we all had variations of such incidents from our childhoods which all took place in the 90s. I also really liked watching Eddie's parents rightfully gang up on the principle of Eddie's school after Eddie nearly got suspended for defending himself after a fellow classmate called him a racial slur.