Screen Talk

Screen Talk #1: Currently Watching


As mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, I am making a few changes to the blog – one of which is involving films and television. Screen Talk will be my space to chat about these topics, ranging from reviews, to recommendations and everything in between. However, books will still be the major focus of the blog.

Today I want to discuss the television shows I am currently watching.



I started watching Arrow on Netflix after a recommendation from a friend. After marathoning the first season in a weekend when I was unwell, I’ve slowed down a bit since and am currently only halfway through season two. However, I really love the show – I’m just trying to finish some others first. I’m enjoying learning more about DC heroes, and will be picking up The Flash when I start season three of Arrow, as recommended. Felicity may well be my favourite, but I also have a soft spot for Diggle. And it doesn’t hurt that Oliver is an archer superhero, I kind of have a thing for archery…

The Borgias

The Borgias

Oh, the Borgia family, you do fascinate me. With their scheming, nepotism, backstabbing and hints other unsavoury practices, they make damn good television. I watched the first few episodes of this series years ago, and somehow never got back round to it. Lately I’ve picked it up again, and have just finished season one. Since it got cancelled after series three, I know I only have twenty or so episodes to go and I’m trying to catch up on this one first. The costumes are beautiful, as is the soundtrack – that opening theme!



One of my absolute favourite shows, I started watching it a couple of years ago. It somehow makes me want to go to community college, but I don’t think I’ll find one like Greendale. When it got cancelled I was heartbroken, and then ecstatic when Yahoo picked it up for season six. I got one of my friends here at university into it, and we’ve been watching it together – him for the first time, and the millionth time for me! However, we’re both watching season six for the first time. As we tend to marathon episodes, we’ve waited for the series to finish (for good :() before carrying on. Although by the time I post this, I may have finished…

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

It may be taking a completely different path to the books at this point, since it’s pretty much overtaking them now, but I’m still watching. I’m just too invested in all these characters to give up now. The show also reminds me that I really need to re-read the books at some point. I’m not worried about it spoiling the books because they have pretty much confirmed that things will be different. I can’t wait for more Arya, Brienne and Tyrion, but it’s hard to believe that season five is nearly over already. And I even got to sit on the Iron Throne recently.

Orphan Black

Orphan Black

THIS SERIES. SO GOOD. I was pretty slow watching season one, and then I suddenly hit season two and marathoned it like crazy. I’ve just lately caught up completely with season three after getting behind by about six weeks. It is somehow very complicated yet easily understandable, and season three has brought in even more characters and mystery. It’s just so tense and exciting pretty much ALL the time, and Tatiana Maslany is absolutely fantastic. She pulls off every clone perfectly, they all seem so individul. If you haven’t given Orphan Black a watch yet, I urge you to do so as soon as possible!

I also recently finished Outlander, The 100, Plebs and The Casual Vacancy, plus I have a million shows currently on hiatus.

What shows are you currently watching?

8 thoughts on “Screen Talk #1: Currently Watching”

  1. If you like Arrow, I can’t recommend The Flash enough. I’m sure it will be available on Netflix before season two begins. As good as Arrow is, I love The Flash even more.

    Right now, I’m watching the current season of Hannibal, just finished up Silicon Valley’s latest season. I’m in the midst of season one of Daredevil and need to get back to it. I’m also working through season five of The X-Files as we get ready for the new episodes in January and I binged all of season three of Star Trek: Enterprise in the last month. (I’d forgotten large chunks of it and some of the episodes were “new to me.”)

    1. I’ve been advised to start The Flash when I reach season 3 of Arrow, so I’ll be doing that πŸ™‚

      Also need to get on to Daredevil!

  2. Here in the UK, Jonathan strange and Mr Norrell started about six weeks ago and is excellent, also this week I’ve watched the first episode of Humans:-)

  3. I stumbled onto your blog recently, and I’m loving it! Definitely don’t mind a post about TV shows. πŸ™‚

    I’m a huge fan of The 100, especially season two. I mostly go in for the characters on that one – Clarke, Raven, Lexa, Octavia…so many nuanced and complex women on that show. Bellamy’s character growth this season was on point as well. Pretty bummed that we have to wait for 2016 for season 3! Orphan Black is also incredible, and it’s Canadian so I gotta support that. Who’s your favourite clone? I love Alison because she’s SO crazy.

    1. Aww, thank you Danya πŸ™‚

      Yeah at the beginning I wasn’t so sure about The 100, but the more I watched the more I really loved it πŸ™‚ Octavia and Raven are my favourites. And I know, such a long wait!

      My favourite clone… hmm, I don’t know. Alison is pretty hilarious, it’s hard to pick one though!

  4. We started watching Arrow this year and binge-watched season one, and now we are taking out time and slowly making our way through season two. Felicity is by far my favorite character, although I enjoy the whole cast.

    Need to get back to watching Community, I really enjoyed it when it first came out.

    We have been re-watching the two seasons of Pushing Daisies of late. Love that show and it has been long enough that it is fun to be experiencing it again.

    We also started watching Daredevil on friends’ recommendations and so far it is living up to their hype.

    1. I haven’t watched it for a little while now, and it’s not on UK Netflix 😦 Going to have to find another way of watching it.

      I really really hope that season 6 wasn’t the end of Community. It’s still uncertain, but I wasn’t massively impressed with it as a season. It started off well and then just went… weird.

      Pushing Daisies and Daredevil are both on my ‘to watch’ lists!

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