Yes, TV is a bit of an addiction to me, although apparently I'm not as bad some of the people that I know. Actually, my list of favorite TV shows that I watch religiously is pretty small by some comparisons - Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, The Borgias (The Tudors when that was on), Spartacus, Game of Thrones. Both hubby and I are embarrassed to say we watch The Mob Wives - I curse myself during each and every show for watching it. lol Two of my dear friends finally got me into watching Once Upon A Time, as well. And lately, I've been quiet addicted to the HGTV (Home/Garden), and all the remodeling and renovation shows. But that's probably because we're buying a house and I'm looking for design ideas.
I'm always on the look out for a good TV show, with a riveting storyline and great writing. I need these shows. To me, they are like similar to a good reading session. They take me away from the everyday problems and stress, if just for a little while.
So here's a list of some of the shows that are coming to a TV near you this year that I'm looking forward to experiencing and, hopefully, enjoying.
As you can see by the list above, I'm a big fan of historical shows. Vikings is from the creator of The Tudors and The Borgias, Michael Hirst. The story will revolve around a historical figure, a warrior by the name of Ragnar Lothbrok. I love that one of the main characters is Ragnar's first wife, Lagertha, who is a warrior in her own right and often fought at her husband's side. To me - awesomeness! It also doesn't hurt that one of the stars of the show is Gabriel Byrne, one of my favorite actors!
Vikings will premier on March 3rd on History Channel.
Here's the trailer:
Da Vinci's Demons
Ok, so those who read my blog even occasionally will know that I'm a huge fan of Leonardo da Vinci. He was my hero and one of the most interesting man who ever lived, at least to me, since I was a little kid. I have to admit that I'm very cautious about this show. It will center on da Vinci in his mid-twenties. It looks like a mix of history, adventure, mysticism and romance. I really don't know about this one...But I will be definitely there for the pilot episode.
Da Vinci's Demons will premier on April 12th on Starz
Here's the trailer:
Felicity grows up. Kerri Russel plays an embedded Soviet KGB agent, whose mission is to impersonate American citizens. Hey, it's a spy show. I like spy shows. And, if they do it right, the story twists could be really good.
The Americans premiers on January 30th on FX
Here is the trailer:
This show is bbout the decades-long battle between Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker and mob figure Mickey Cohen. It is the child of Frank Darabont of the Walking Dead. And the main reason I'm going to watch it is because Jon Bernthal, whom you might remember as Shane on the Walking Dead, is going to be starring.
The series will air on TNT but there is no date for the pilot released yet and no trailer so far.
Celebrity Diving. Really? Need I say more?
Premiers March 19th on ABC
And of course, don't forget:
The Vampire Diaries is back from it's mid-season hiatus today, January 17th on CW11!
The Walking Dead is back from it's mid-season hiatus on Sunday, February 10th on AMC
Game of Thrones is back for another season on March 31st
Which TV shows are you addicted to? Which shows are you looking forward to this year?