Last week’s Facebook What’cha Watchin’ worked so well that I figured we would do it again this week. And then, bless Facebook, my undergraduate advisor Paula gave me an idea for next week. So this is now a thing, because we’re having fun with it. At least I am.
Orphan Black (Saturday 4/18 at 9/8c on BBC America) was the clear winner of this week’s What’cha Watchin’ poll, with Debbie, Grace, Melissa, Kristen, Vince, and Nancy all proclaiming their allegiance to the Clone Club. I would totally be watching this myself except I haven’t watched the first two seasons and I’m OCD like that. I will catch up this summer, I swear it. Because if I didn’t trust everyone above? Orlando Jones doesn’t fanboy over crap. Orphan Black has to be good.
Outlander (Saturday 4/18 at 9/8c on Starz) is being watched at tonight’s Rat Queen sleepover, because we are here for Jamie, everywhere for Jamie. This is actually the first time since the premiere that we’re watching Outlander as a group, and we’re pretty excited about it. It’s not often you get to watch one of your favorite shows with a band of kindred spirits.
Deadliest Catch (Saturday 4/18 at 9/8c on Discovery) is recommended by Katy and me. (And my boyfriend Rick, because it’s one of the few shows we watch together with no arguments.) I’ve been watching this show for years now and it’s just gripping. I don’t know if it’s the cast, the fact that a ship might sink at any moment, or the incredible number of injuries that happen in the course of a season, but I’m riveted to the TV when it’s on.
Game of Thrones (Sunday 4/19 at 9/8c on HBO) has got a pretty healthy following on Facebook as well, with Debbie, Damon, Stacey, Ceire, and the Rat Queens all watching this. Did you see Tyrion’s boot and rally last week? That alone is enough to recommend this week’s episode, in my opinion. But in case you aren’t convinced by feats of drinking, the rest of last week’s episode was excellent as well. Come on, be a part of the herd and watch. Even if it’s on someone’s borrowed HBO Go password *ahem*.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Tuesday 4/21 at 9/8c on ABC) has me asking the same question I did last week in this column: Did you see last week’s episode? Did you see it???? Groundbreaking revelations about Skye’s family, about Raina’s powers, and a hint of Ward to come…why are you still reading this and not watching S.H.I.E.L.D.?
Forever (Tuesday 4/21 at 10/9c on ABC) is perpetually on my watch list, and it’s on Dana’s, too, because we grew up reading Sherlock Holmes together and have never stopped loving a good mystery. This show is on the bubble as far as ratings and might not get picked up for a second season. That would be a crime, but I’m watching as long as it’s on.
Anne of Green Gables. The news came down earlier today that Jonathan Crombie, who played Gilbert Blythe in this series of movies, passed away this week. My Facebook feed immediately was flooded with women of my age crying “NOOOOO!” Anne meant a lot to all of us, but growing up as a ginger, Anne Shirley was one of my particular favorite characters in literature. That has never changed–I still read the entire series of books at least once a year. I ordered the Anne of Green Gables DVD trilogy this evening and will be mainlining it as soon as Amazon delivers it to my door, and I bet I’m not the only one.
That’s this week’s What’cha Watchin’. Next week, at the brilliant suggestion of Paula, we’re going to be publishing everyone’s embarrassing TV must-sees. You know you have them. Share them with us in the comments and I’ll make sure they’re included in next week’s piece.