What To Watch?

This is a personal review of the series I have watched over the past few weeks. Obviously, this has left me little time for reading but I shall review the few books I have also read recently.

Dexter

I just finished watching Dexter Season 6. No, I haven’t watched season 1-5, I just found a DVD of season 6 lying around and I had a free hour so I decided to watch it and I got hooked. I had heard a lot about Dexter but I never got into the bandwagon back then, but it’s never too late for a good series. Season 6 ends with a cliff hanger, but I don’t want to give it away. Dexter is a series about a man who works at the homicide department as a blood spatter analyst to help them catch killers, but during the night he turns serial killer. But he has a code for killing. It’s a chilling series. Well written. Cast to (almost) perfection. Each season has a main storyline it follows and several subplots throughout the episodes. I would totally recommend it, not for the darkness of the serial killer, but for the thrills of an investigative series with well carried suspense.

Before that I was watching Misfits

Misfits Season 3 leads

Misfits Season 3 leads

I stumbled on yet another DVD (these things are lying around in the house in spite of many attempts to store them orderly), Misfits Season 3. It was hilarious and different from anything I had watched recently. Rudy is this clown character you love to hate. The probation workers have the worst of luck. (Hint: they die). Curtis can turn into a beautiful girl. Kelly appears tough but is in love with the power dealer. Simon and Alisha are definitely in love. The gang of misfits is definitely worth watching. I later got Season 1 and 2, and Nathan’s character, oh my.. he’s such a character (no other way to describe it).

However, do NOT proceed beyond the 3rd season. It’s painful watching the 4th season.

Avoid watching Spartacus: War of the Damned

Garnicus, one of the characters in War of the Damned

Garnicus, one of the characters in War of the Damned

The nudity, the violence, the blood, the love stories, the (homo)sexual scenes, the barbarism, the fighting, the language… you’ve seen them all before if you’ve watched all previous Spartacus shows. This finale adds nothing new, except the ending of well, the whole thing. So if you have to watch it, do it just to know it all ends. Spoiler: the title says it all. They’re damned 😦

Person of Interest

Are You a person of interest? The geek, the ex-CIA and the cop are looking for you!

Are You a person of interest? The geek, the ex-CIA and the cop are looking for you!

The first season was interesting, with each episode following a person of interest, someone who is either a victim or perpetrator of a murder. The geek who created the machine that sees everything, teams up with an ex-CIA to save or stop these persons of interest. And other subplots as the police close up on them, and the bad guys try to have them killed.

I’m now starting on a Season 2 marathon.

Last Resort

Last Resort

Last Resort

An impressive submarine. A crazy captain. A handsome first officer. A beautiful, ambitious lieutenant. The submarine is carrying nukes, so of course Washington politics and Middle East enemies are in the plot. The submarine captain refuses a fire order and has to seek refuge in an island, where the drama unfolds. I loved it but I hope there is no season 2.

So what are you watching? Why is it worth your time?

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10 Responses to What To Watch?

  1. Abraham says:

    My son Gio was going to be named Dexter, but not because of the series (which I have not watched). There was public outcry, and Gio it became.
    I have watched Homeland and The Event. I enjoyed them. I think they are still shooting the next seasons.

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    • savvykenya says:

      Thank God you didn’t name him after a famous (if fictional) serial killer 🙂 Gio is a lovely name. I don’t know why it reminds me of Vasco Da Gama though.

      Will look out for the series you’ve watched.

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  2. Naubrey says:

    Last Resort was cancelled

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  3. Daniel Mutunga says:

    Of the ones you’ve mentioned, I’ve watched Person of interest. Amazing. But I believe you should find and watch “Scandal”. This is simply amazing!

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  4. ken says:

    Game of thrones now on its 3rd season I just love the mind games and arrow not bad reminds me of small ville. The usual suspects vampire diaries ssn4 just ended, nikita and then there is revenge
    a great plot there

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    • savvykenya says:

      I think I am done with the vampire diaries.. but will watch the finale season just to see how it ends. I also have Nikita the latest season and I have watched Revenge.

      Game of thrones I’m waiting for the entire season to be out then I can have a marathon.

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  5. pitzevans says:

    vikings is awesome but i love persons of interest, but u just have to watch castle from season 1 onwards awesome

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