I want to get it out before tonight’s episode airs, so this post might be a little slapdash and skewed toward people who already watch Supernatural. So, to everyone else, sorry. To my SPN peeps, let’s talk!
I was pretty hopeful when this season started that I’d be able to keep up with all my shows, but that hope was clearly misplaced. I fell behind pretty early, and things are just starting to come back from winter hiatuses — or in the case of Grimm, just getting going. But did I used that hiatus time to get caught up?
No. Instead I wrote some fanfic, went to work, watched a ton of Youtube videos (mostly of people skateboarding), binged on Microsoft solitaire games, had family Christmas, blogged a little and snuggled the most demanding of demanding snuggle buddies.
A little over a year ago, as season 10 of Supernatural came to a close, I made some predictions for season 11. I didn’t actually get to watch most of it as it aired, but I just spent the last week getting all caught up on Netflix. So, let’s take a look at what I thought would happen and what actually did.
Mostly I want to talk about the season, but I’m also going to keep score. So, here we go. Spoilers, obviously.
So, the 2015-16 TV season is winding down, and I failed to post through most of it. Sorry, I was binge watching Leverage, Criminal Minds and now Star Trek: TNG/DS9 on Netflix. But as for live TV, a third of the shows I’m still watching have an episode left to go, so let’s look at a different aspect: The things I quit watching.
All told, I started the season expecting to watch or try out 15 shows. Of those, I saw (or intend to see) six to the end. Three of the rest were nonstarters (Once Upon a Time, Scream Queens and Best Night Ever with Neil Patrick Harris). I thought I’d watch them and then just didn’t. The other six, I stopped watching for a variety of reasons that run the gamut of “I just fell behind” to “I can’t devote one more second of my time to you, you horrible, shadow of yourself show.”
So let’s talk about those.
I’ve got a lot of shows to talk about, but not a ton to say about any of them. So, roundup. Let’s start with what will apparently be my most talked about show of the season: Heroes Reborn.
Supernatural premiered its 11th season on Wednesday, and it mostly felt like a road we’ve been down before.
I’m going to try to do post-episode posts for a lot of shows I’m watching this year. Some may be full-on reviews with context and summaries. And others, like this one, will be short thoughts and break-outs.
Last year I made this post ridiculously early, so I suppose its only fitting it comes ridiculously late this year. After perusing TV Guide’s fall schedule and premiere calendar, I’ve worked up my own weekly list of of things to watch. My eye is mostly on returning shows and those of a superheroic bent, but a few new comedies caught my attention, too.