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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Primetime TV Update - October 2015

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in October 2015. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any primetime show I mention.

The month of October was filled with reality shows as most scripted series have not completed their current runs. 

On Cartoon Network, I watched two different seasons of Total Drama, which are parodies of reality shows done in cartoon form. The first was "Total Drama: Pahkitew Island" and the second was "Total Drama presents: The Ridonculous Race". Pahkitew was the sixth installment in the TD series, though I haven't watched the show regularly in years. (This happened to be on demand so I viewed it.) TRR was a parody of "The Amazing Race" with 18 teams traveling around the world doing challenges that in the real world would never pass muster. Both shows were fun and relaxing if you like cartoons and/or reality shows.

On PBS, I viewed the comedy "Vicious" starring Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi, as a same-sex couple who've been together for over 40 years. By the end of the two series, the couple were wed. This show is a bit twisted as the characters like to take a piss out of each other all the time. I also watched the three-part series, "The Widower" which was based on a true story about a Scottish man who liked to get involved with women, use them to get their money and then kill them. In the end, we find out that he was caught and finally paid for his crimes. 

On TNT, I binged the first season of "The Librarians", which is coming back in November for their second year. The show is about a group of novices, who fight supernatural crimes based on tradition and folklore. It began as a tv-movie series starring Noah Wyle (who appears in some episodes as Flynn), though most episodes are about the new librarians. 

On VH1, I watched "Twinning" over the Summer. It was one of the few Summer shows to run into October. This was a reality competition to see which identical twin pair knew each other best to win a prize of $222,222.22. The show wasn't played as a comedy, even if the winning amount was amusing. The winners or "twinners" were the people who were able to answer questions identically. 

In backlogged shows, I finally saw the first season of the UK show "Being Human". There was a US remake of the series, which I have never seen as well. The basic premise is a vampire, werewolf, and ghost live together in a flat. They become friends and then a family living together. 

So that's what I've watched and finished during October 2015. Happy Viewing!

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