Apparently, autumn (which it isn’t yet, it’s still summer, ya animals) is prime TV watching season, but considering that I spend almost my entire life indoors while also going insane if I spend too much time in the house, I watch a lot of TV anyway. Well, a lot of Netflix.
I’m not really one for finding out what new or returning shows are coming in certain seasons partly because I love rewatching old favourites, and also because here in the UK, we don’t really do TV “seasons” and there are only a couple of shows I can think of that are aired at specific times of the year. You could also have two “seasons” of one show air in the same year so we just say “series” instead. I don’t actually know how TV works.
Anyway, because it’s getting colder and I’m even less likely to go outside, I’ll probably be watching a lot of TV in the autumn and winter months. Inbetween reading of course. Still have to get that reading in.
Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu – I’ve already watched this series twice but that’s not going to stop me from binge watching it for a third time. It’s that good. When I watched it for the first time I was a little worried that I wouldn’t find it funny because of a language/cultural barrier but it turns out that that wasn’t the case at all because this show is freaking hilarious. There are some feels that really punch you in the stomach at times, but it is really funny for the most part. And weird. Just please don’t pay attention to the incest shippers in the fandom. We don’t pay attention to them.
Cowboy Bebop – I only watched this series for the first time at the very end of last year but it is so good that it’s been firmly solidified as one of my ultimate favourites (i still haven’t wached the movie tho, oops). Once I finally watch the movie this month I will definitely rewatch the series and feel all of the things all over again because this series completely destroys me. And also because I love Spike. I just want to hug him until he falls asleep because he needs it, poor baby. (oh, and we can’t be friends if you ship spike and faye. ignore the way she’s draped over him in that picture, they have very little chemistry and i refuse to see them together. he’s mine.)
Dexter – For some reason once I got to season seven of this show, I just kind of dropped it and resorted to avoiding every single spoiler I could possibly come across. I will return to it, but obviously I’ll have to go through the whole series again because there’s a lot of things I’ve forgotten at this point.
Star Trek – Okay, even though I’ve put the original Star Trek series here, I might just skip it because it hasn’t exactly aged particularly well considering that Gene Roddenberry used women as set decorations rather than as actual characters (roddenberry was actually a pretty shitty person). I do have Enterprise on DVD, which I never finished, and all of the series are on Netflix so I have plenty to choose from.
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman – Oops, another show that I technically never finished. I absolutely adore this series, but for some reason I just never finished it once I got to season four. Since Sci-Fi Month is happening again this year, I’m definitely going to try to finish it this year!
American Horror Story: Cult/Apocalypse – Because UK Netflix is a total butt, AHS Cult still isn’t up, even though it’s been almost a year since it aired on TV. Plus, I can’t find it on any other on-demand services so my only options are to wait until it’s up, or illegally stream it, which I won’t do because I’m not risking having a computer full of viruses. Also, I’m pretty sure that Apocalypse comes out this year and even though I’m not too keen on the idea of old characters coming back, I’ll still be watching it. After Cult, that is.
Samurai Champloo – This anime is from the same creator as Cowboy Bebop, which I’ve already said is one of my absolute most favourite things ever (even tho i only watched it for the first time last year), so of course I have to watch this one. I actually know very little about samurai and pre-Showa era Japan, but that’s okay because this series isn’t supposed to be historically accurate. I’m probably going to be starting this very soon, and my expectations are just a little high.
Attack on Titan – Am I late for the hype with this series? Yes. Did that sentence make any sense? Probably not but Grammarly says it’s fine. Does it matter that I’m late? Of course not. I’d first heard of AOT back when it first became popular in the West, but because I was a little baby back then I wrote it off because I thought it would be too gory for me. Now, that doesn’t seem to be a problem for me, as long as I’m ready for it. And I am so ready for it.
Devilman – I am currently determined to get my hands on a copy of the original Devilman manga for October (i’ll be doing spooky month again!) and even though I don’t subscribe to the idea of “always read the book/manga/comic first”, I’m a little on the fence about whether to read it or watch it first. I’ve already watched the anime series from the 1970s (which is such a laugh, btw. it’s like power rangers but with demons) but that’s so different to the manga that of course, I should watch the more faithful OVAs/anime too. I probably will end up watching the adaptations first, though, because I’d have to wait a long time for the whole manga to be rereleased because as of right now, there’s only one volume out.
Dragon Ball Super – I have a little crisis when it comes to this series: I grew up watching Dragon Ball Z on Toonami (rip toonami uk pls come back and bring steve blum with you) so my personal rule for the franchise as a whole is to always watch it in English. It’s been redone by the same cast a million times so it’s now one of the best dubs out there. Because of this rule, I refuse to blast through the series on Crunchyroll and I’m waiting for the DVDs to come out. However, I have no idea how many box sets there are going to be because there are 131 episodes and so far I’ve only seen four sets with the fifth one being released next month, so it’s going to be an interrupted binge, unfortunately.