I spent my holidays quite like a potato, not on a couch but on a bed so I was a bed potato in the past weeks. It was one of the reasons productivity didn’t come knocking on my door and I also wasn’t able to catch up on some books. I was a panda on hibernate.
What’s funny is that most of the shows I watched had the same theme and genre, crime-mystery-comedy/drama. Specifically Bones, Castle, and The Mentalist.
Aside from funny banters and interesting plots, I think I got hooked from these shows because they were so different from my field that my mind wanted a vacation. See? At least my mind had a good holiday. :p
Bones is all about a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temprance “Bones” Brennan, and an FBI agent, Special Agent Seeley Booth, who works together in solving crimes. It stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. Anyone who’s familiar with Buffy the Vampire Slayer must now who David is, duh he’s Angel!
At first I was quite skeptical to try this show because I wasn’t really that into crime and mystery dramas, but Pinterest and Tumblr has its way in convincing people. So I tried it and you already know what happened. This show is still ongoing, and is on its 10th season(It’s that good! 10 years!). I watched it until season 9 and now I’m waiting for season 10 to complete before I start. Aside from the undeniable chemistry between Bones and Booth, this show has its way on making people guess who the killer is, and surprising viewers with twists and turns.
After I was done binge-watching Bones I needed/wanted more, and lo and behold, I found Castle.
Castle, on the other hand, is about a best-selling mystery novelist Richard Castle, who, with the help of his friend the mayor, came to work with NYPD homicide detective, Kate Beckett. He used Beckett as his new heroine for his new book, and in turn he helps the team in solving various murder cases.
I can’t help but compare this to Bones since the former was the reason I watched this. Although Bones was my favorite, I still liked this show because of the underlying storyline, the romance between the two protagonist, and Castle’s good sense of humor and witty dialogues. It’s now on its 7th season and it keeps on getting better.
BONUS FACT: Richard Castle’s books are real. See here.
So of course Castle had to take a break and so does I which called for searching a new show to binge, and I found The Mentalist.
Now this show? I wasn’t planning on watching this because I assumed it will just have the same theme and plot so why bother. But I was wrong. Yes, it did have the same theme, but it has a kick that deviates it from the first two.
The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane, a former “psychic” which in actuality was just a very keen observer. He’s a CBI consultant and although he has unusual methods, which always irks Senior Agent Teresa Lisbon, he never fails to close a case. His drive to work with the CBI started when a serial killer named “Red John” murdered his wife and child.
When I was already willing to put down my obsession with crime related dramas, this show came to me causing sleepless nights. Instead of making me think, this show was on whole another level of entertainment. You just can’t help but smirk every time they solve a case using Patrick Jane’s gimmicks.
You see, these three have very similar themes. A man and a woman partnered to solve crimes with a lot of sexual tension on the side that they deny at the beginning but gives in to on the latter part of the show. But what makes me come back for more is that these shows has its way of showing different story every episode and continuing a background plot at the same time. You don’t get bored and you don’t get tired of seeing the same characters every single episode. You get curious and can’t help but click on “next” after an episode’s done. Of course, I still love my dose of fantasy, sci-fi, and superheroes(Once Upon a Time, Grimm, The Originals, The 100, and ARROW<3) but when your favorites take a break isn’t it nice to try something new?
What shows have you been watching?