I am somewhere in the back woods of North Carolina this week (this place is a mile up a gravel road in a holler and I swear I heard banjo music as I was drifting off to sleep last night), but at least we’ve got a satellite dish so that I can watch TV when the Hill People aren’t chasing me.
We’ve got some new shows in the lineup in addition to old favorites, largely due to two new staff contributors (you can read Krystal’s debut What’cha Reading gaming review here and Geek Girl Frenchie will be joining us as a photographer) and I forgot one of my favorite shows. I blame the conbola I picked up at NYCC, which has fried my brains this week. So without further ado, here’s the 10/25 Roadtrip Edition of What’cha Watchin’.
The Holy Trinity:
Yep, still watching Doctor Who (Saturday 10/25 at 9PM on BBCA), Sleepy Hollow (Monday 10/27 at 9PM on Fox), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesday 10/28 at 9PM on ABC). Doctor Who is nearing the end of its season (I will sob like a baby when we reach the pre-Christmas break), Sleepy Hollow totally featured me last week in the role of Miss Caroline (j/k, but if you’ve ever wondered what I’m like in real life, there you go sans the butter churning) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. keeps getting better every week (May vs. May fight, anyone?). Watch them or I will hunt you down and start using Hydra-like mind control techniques on you.
The Flash (Tuesday 10/28 at 8PM on CW) and Arrow (Wedesday 10/29 at 8PM on CW) are on the way toward being a second trinity, but we haven’t found the third show to round it out yet. The Geek Boys may not agree with us, but the Geek Girls are holding fast to our love of both of these shows. And this week’s picture is for you, Geek Girls. You’re welcome.
Not Quite As Holy, But Still Awesome:
The Walking Dead (Sunday 10/26 at 9PM on AMC). I’m still not watching this one because I have to watch the first four seasons, but Krystal, Nancy, Steven, and Roe are, and they say it’s intense. Nancy says “I am always ready to give up on that show but they always pull me back in. Last season was definitely on an upward swing again and this season, so far has been very satisfying. They’ve hurt me before though so I’m not letting my guard down yet.”
Face Off (Tuesday 10/28 at 9PM on SyFy) not to be confused with the movie of the same name starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage. I’ve had friends telling me to watch this one for years, and now Juan is telling me that I should be watching it. Basically, it’s a competition show for special effects makeup artists in the style of Project Runway. I love reality shows that are based on actual talent, so I guess I’ve gotta check it out.
American Horror Story: Freak Show (Wednesday 10/29 at 10PM on FX). My friend Lori made me watch the first two episodes of this last week and I wasn’t sure how I was going to get to the subway to go home because I was convinced Twisty the Clown was going to kill me on the way. Good luck watching this one without nightmares, campers.
Elementary (Thursday 10/30 at 10PM on CBS). Friend Frenchie will not watch this show because it’s not true to Holmesian canon (and Chuck agrees), but I love Sherlock Holmes in all his incarnations and have enjoyed every episode of it. Looking forward to the continuing adventures of Clyde the turtle. (Watch it, you’ll find out.)
Grimm (Friday 10/31 at 9PM on NBC). As of this writing, I haven’t even seen the first episode of the season yet, but the excitement in my cabin is palpable. My cabinmates and I have spent the past ten minutes discussing and googling what Juliette could be because we flat-out refuse to believe she is just a human, even a Kehrseite-Schlich-Kennen (human who is aware of Wesen). As my friend Grace just said, “She’s either Wesen or Wesen-adjacent.” And you can quote her on that, because I just did.
Constantine (Friday 10/31 at 10PM on NBC) is on the list until it starts to suck, because we are comic geeks first and foremost. Also, I’m fangirling a little over Matt Ryan.
*Editors Note – Our What’cha Watchin’ scribe Julie may be to shy to mention it (or maybe blame the conbola) but she had a great short piece this morning on the brief Constantine panel at NYCC’14, you can find it here: Constantine Panel Hints at What’s To Come – NYCC’14
And that’s this week. Where do you weigh in on the Geek Girl/Geek Boy argument over The Flash and Arrow? And what do you think of the Wesen-adjacent theory that we’ve come up with? And will you please come and help us paddle faster? Because I think that banjo music is getting louder. Send help. ‘Til next week…