Because it’s fun to find out what people like to watch. I totally stole this idea from Ana.
A couple of shows I already knew about last year, but for which I developed an undying love in 2013: Castle and White Collar.
Ashes cricket – sorry for those of you who aren’t cricket fans, but this year Australia (my beloved country of origin) lost badly to England (my chosen country of residence) repeatedly, and then a few months later turned around and completely destroyed them. This is a clip of George Bailey (relatively unknown – sometimes captain of the one-day and Twenty20 teams but not seen in the Test team before this series) smacking 28 runs off England’s best bowler in one over. It’s delicious to watch.
I’ve re-watched the whole of The West Wing over the course of the year – I found season 6/7 (the final election) much more interesting this time around. This is a great article from the Guardian about how Matt Santos really was based on Barack Obama – long before Obama’s star was in the ascendancy.
When there’s no cricket… we’ve watched the start of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (we’re big fans of superhero films in this household!), started watching The Tunnel – a body is discovered in the Channel Tunnel exactly halfway between the UK and France, watched bits of assorted other police/crime dramas, and of course the old favourites: I usually put Have I Got News For You or QI or Mock The Week on to go to sleep.
What am I missing? I’m told Scandal is well worth a watch, ditto Orange is the New Black and Parks & Recreation. What else? I’d like to get into Borgen and The Killing, back into Bones and Gilmore Girls (I’ve pretty much stopped at the end of the season where Rory drops out), and I feel like I really should have watched some Buffy at some point in my life!