State of the Televigion Union

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The time has come for transparency within the world of Televigion. There now follows a comprehensive list of all known series and seasons underway in the House of Televigion; those started and halted, those eagerly awaited on a charmingly retro week-to-week basis, those binged or re-binged and those stuck on while doing something else. Not included are unstarted good intentions (e.g. Fargo, Extant, Utopia) or shows completed and awaiting a forthcoming season (e.g.Doctor Who, Bojack Horseman, Better Call Saul).

NB I have followed series/season naming conventions based on the country of origin. I’d rather it was consistent but “Inside No. 9 season 2” feels utterly wrong.

  • 30 Rock Season 4 – (DVD) A re-binge, now moving onto episodes I haven’t seen before thanks to the complete boxset in HMV for £20. I expect this information will cause a mass panic rush.
  • Parks and Recreation Season 4 – (DVD) New to me, having always viewed it as a lesser cousin of The Office (US). Now willing to have my mind changed.
  • Mr Show Season 1 – (DVD) New to me, interested to see the early work of many people I admire.
  • Daredevil Season 1 – (Netflix) Halted at episode 5 for no good reason other than distraction to other shows. And life etc.
  • Game of Thrones Season 5 – (Sky 0n Demand) Watching week to week. Improving as it goes (very worried during the first two episodes).
  • Louie Season 5 – (FX) Watching week to week. Impeccable.
  • Broad City Season 1 – About to watch week to week recorded from Comedy Central, caught up through Sky on Demand in a three episode binge two nights ago. It currently most reminds me of Spaced, one of my favourite TV shows ever.
  • Inside Amy Schumer Season 1 – As Broad City above. Clips from season 3 were everywhere on social media so I’m starting at the beginning, where the UK is. The heights I’ve seen seem a little way off at present.
  • W1A Series 2 – (BBC1) Halted 40 minutes into episode 1. Most of the Televigional congregation watching needed to go to bed.
  • Inside No. 9 Series 2 – (BBC2) Halted at episode 5. Recorded and reliant on achieving matched moods between myself and my co-habiting Televigionist.
  • America in Primetime – (DVD) Halted at episode 2. Dangerous to watch as it immediately leads to more TV shows to explore.
  • The Twilight Zone Season 1 – (Blu-ray) Halted at episode 4. Incredibly watchable for being nearly 60 years old, but requires a specific mood.
  • Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish Series 2 – (Sky on Demand) Watched once co-habitee has gone to bed, usually while doing something else.
  • Adam Buxton’s Bug – (Sky on Demand) Halted at episode 6. Very funny but samey when consumed in bulk.
  • Moone Boy Series 3 – (Sky on Demand) Halted at episode 3, first two series were brilliant but I fear it may have lost its way.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 – (E4) Watched week to week, not sure why I continue to slog (see previous post http://bit.ly/1KalLpt). The epitome of “sticking something on” for me.
  • Community Season 6 – (Sony Entertainment Television) Watched week to week, not sure… Oh wait. See Brooklyn Nine-Nine above. But with this link – http://bit.ly/1KalPW9.
  • Archer Season 2 – (Netflix) Halted at episode 3. Used to be my “show to cook to”, hasn’t inspired me to return.
  • Orange is the New Black Season 2 – (Netflix) Halted at episode 7. Fell off the radar, perhaps not engaging enough.
  • Deadwood Season 1 – (DVD) Halted at episode 6. Re-binge as introduction to co-habitee of the absolute height of Televigion. For now. In my current mood. Requires concentration and wakefulness.
  • Danger 5 Season 2 – (Netflix) Halted partway through episode 1. Well made but the joke wears thin quickly. Watched all of season 1 to get to the promised genre change for season 2 but I am not inspired.
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – This shouldn’t be here but I haven’t been this excited about TV in a long time. It will be top priority.

All of the above is an attempt to start discussions with you the readers, loyal followers and one-time clickers equally welcomed. Let me know if I need to keep going to get to the good stuff, if I should give up entirely, if there is something vital missing from the list or if you want to congratulate or cajole me on any matter arising.

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In Person Communication (IPC) is also accepted. I also don’t promise to be as witty, due to less thinking time etc.

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