Friday, February 8, 2008

Good stuff to watch

1. Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Set within the rather confusing timelines of the 3 terminator movies, this new TV series currently airing in the US is about Sarah Connor and her son John Connor (future leader of the resistance and all that) running away from the Terminators sent to kill them. It gets more interesting though, because they're joined by a friendly teenage girl Terminator sent back in time to help them survive. Cute robot love.


2. Battlestar Galactica Season 2

Remake of the 70s cheesy-sci-fi-hit series. I loved the original, actually. The new series is not bad. Starbuck is hot in a strange kind of way. And so is the Korean Cylon. Wait-a-minute... Korean Cylons?!


3. Friday Night Lights Season 2

I liked Season 1, and Season 2 is currently airing in the US. It's a bit more melodramatic and over-the-top than the first one, probably because American viewers found it too subtle and boring. Pity... A little unbelievable this time around, but still entertaining, I guess.


4. Great Teacher Onizuka

A great Japanese Dorama about a biker-gang member who decides to become a teacher and helps to turn around the lives of a class of unruly students in a school that has stopped believing in them. The series was shown in the late 90s and spawned a TV special as well as a movie.


5. Naruto Shippuuden

A natural favourite for many anime lovers. Currently airing in Japan.


6. Bleach

Another natural favourite. Strangely, many Bleach fans don't seem to like Naruto fans... Also currently airing in Japan.


7. Gundam 00

I think this may be the best Gundam series I've ever watched. It feels less juvenile than Seed and Seed Destiny, the characters have more interesting and varied background stories, and the political twists are surprisingly engaging. MS-08 comes close though. Currently airing in Japan.


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