New year, new m.. meh, why bother

New year is so overrated. Things won’t change. The world will still be crazy. It’s getting more ridiculous each year. Maybe it’s not the world, it’s the people in it. No one really cares except those that only care about themselves. It has become a Me, Me, Me world. As long as you’re happy, it doesn’t matter how things are with others. There are people who doesn’t have better things to do than follow other people’s lives. Mostly celebrities lives. Who really cares what they do or who they date etc. Why don’t these nosy people get a life. Tumblr is full of these people. The scum of the world. I don’t know what’s more sickening, a child molester or a nosy “fan” who wants to know everything about a celebrity. Just because they’re in the public eye (some more than others) doesn’t mean their private life are a concern to others.

New years resolutions are a waste of time. How can you become a better person if you’re already are one. Why should you try to change yourself just because its new year. It’s new every time. Why not make a resolution some other day. Like in June. Why even do resolutions anyway. You’re gonna break them anyway so what’s the point.
That’s one of the reasons I don’t make any. I’m not gonna promise something I won’t keep. I’m not gonna lie to myself or other’s. Besides life too short to nitpick.

I’m not gonna plan anything. If you don’t expect any, you won’t get disappointed. Live for a day and go where life takes you. Or nowhere in my case. The only thing I know what I’m gonna do is finally seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens next Thursday. I got movie tickets for Christmas so 3 more movies to see. Then there’s Sherlock and The Blacklist is back from hiatus. In entertainment the year will be good. Other stuff, meh.

So have a happy 2016. Or at least try to be.

Weekly Writing Challenge: My Lists on TV

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Lists, lists and more lists. Sounds a bit boring but here I am, making one. Lists can be fun to write though.

To the point. Here’s a top 20 list of TV shows I watched through the years. I excluded comedy shows. That’s a list for another day. Want to know what they are all about, just click on the links.

24
Every episode is a nerve-wracking experience. It ends with a cliffhanger every time. I’ve loved it since the first episode. The series continues with 24:Live another day which starts here June 1. Jack Bauer is da man.

Game of Thrones
I heard about the praise about this show so I decided to watch an episode to see what the fuss was all about. The first episode was a bit confusing. So many characters so it was difficult to know which was which. I always (well almost) give a new TV show a 2 or 3 views before I decide to watch it or not. Same with this. Then it went to the next episode. After that, on and on. Now it’s already season 4. I found it online so now I’m up to date. The real season why I actually started to watch it, was because Sean Bean was in it. Of course he dies there too. What a surprise 😀 Great show except all the hanky panky going on, which is a bit over the top at times.

Blue bloods
The shows is about the daily life of the Reagan family. This a show that has taken a slow start on Finnish TV. In the States it’s already on its 4th season and here it’s only 2nd. The reason I like it is because it’s more laid-back and not so much violence. It has serious issues as well. It’s about family values and it’s not everyday you see families eating dinner at the same table. It also good because Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg is in it. It’s great chemistry between the other actors. If I could be a part of any family on TV, they would be it.

Person of interest
The Machine that gives the number who’s in danger or not. Mr Finch does the thinking while Mr Reese does the action. This is one of the shows that you fall in love from the 1st episode. And of course Jim Caviezel is easy on the eye too. He’s one of the reasons I started to watch it. Also because you never know who’s bad or who’s good.

Monk
This was a show I used to watch with my mother. It’s about Adrian Monk, a detective, whose wife Trudy gets killed and he goes all weird. But he’s a genius. He gets the work done. I think there’s a little bit of Adrian Monk in me too. Not as neurotic as him though. They’re showing reruns at the moment over here.

BBC Sherlock
I’ve mentioned about this before on this blog so I make it short. I never thought I would become a fan of this show but that’s all because of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

CSI Las Vegas
Nothing is better than the original. Every episode is different. There’s a lot of TV shows that are based on detectives or lawyers but not so much about those that follow the evidence. I’ve seen this show since the 1st episode and it’s still great. Actors might change but the show itself continues like always. Grissom has always been my favorite character and always will be.

CSI NY
This is the same kind of show but it’s based in New York. I wasn’t sceptic about this one. I just started watching it and never stopped. It really has grown on me.

CSI Miami
Same as above but it’s based in Miami. A shame it had to end. David “H” Caruso will always be the coolest man in television history.

Knight Rider
This was my favorite show when I was a kid. I loved it so much so I even named my soft toy chimp, K.I.T.T, after the car. With one “T” though. I will never understand why they bothered making a new version of the show. There always will be only one Michael Knight and that’s David “Looking for freedom” Hasselhoff no matter what people think about him now.

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I ♥ Sherlock

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And I’m not talking about BBC Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch. Even though I’ve become a fan of that show as well. I mean Sherlock Holmes in general. I’ve always been a fan of mysteries. The likes of e.g. Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. I’m a lazy book reader so I prefer those on TV. I’m not only watching them by just looking, I watch them to try to figure out the cases myself. That’s good practise for the brain. Since I’ve studied script writing, I see them a bit differently. A person who hasn’t studied drama might not see them the same way.

‘Clothes make the man’ the phrase says and it’s true in this case. Everyone has a different view about how Sherlock Holmes looks like. As I mentioned before in a past post , Jeremy Brett has always been “the Sherlock” for me. The smart, sophisticated and mysterious man he is. He just played it so well. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have approved.

I grew up watching crime mysteries. It has always fascinated me. The likes of Murder, She Wrote, Matlock and Columbo. I watched them with my parents. Those TV shows had a lot of excitement and you never knew for sure who the murderers were. They were very well done. No special effect like they have these days. It was all real. I was also a big fan of MacGyver and Knight Rider. They had more car chases and stuff like that. It was another look on mystery.
More recent mystery or crime on TV is Midsomner Murders (which is still on) I used to watch that with my mother (RIP) and I still do. It’s always in 2 parts and it always ends in a cliffhanger. You have to wait for the 2nd part for a week. That’s probably why it’s popular. People always want to come back for more.

So it’s really Sherlock Holmes that started it all. So thank you Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not to forget Dame Agatha Christie. Mystery fans are very grateful.