Sunday, January 12, 2014

Guns N' Roses 'Use Your Illusion II'

The Less Desirables latest podcast has been available since Wednesday, so I think enough time has elapsed where I can write about my numbers 4 and 5 of the Best New Shows of 2014. But if you haven’t heard it yet, by all means, check it out. It’s free and available on iTunes and with the free Stitcher app.

I couldn’t go into all 5 because I had so many premieres to update the listeners on. If I go too long, Brian’s head may just explode. He’s the time keeper and when you’re running long, he’s over there shifting on his haunches as if scorpions are dancing on his sphincter.

Ever seen the film ‘Scanners’?

That’s kinda how Brian gets when time becomes an issue.

So here goes…

Coming in at number 5 is a show that I didn’t have a whole lot of faith in, but it managed to prove me wrong with the pilot episode.

‘Sleepy Hollow’ comes in at number 5.

Is it a great show?

No. It’s entertaining in a comic book sort of way. It’s filled with things paranormal with a healthy dose of light conspiracies.

The second episode was a bit of a letdown after such a damn fine premiere, but it picked back up.

It’s the kind of show where you can switch off your brain and just enjoy some good storytelling. And if you’re a resident of North Carolina, you can feel proud that the show is filmed in our state. And there’s plenty of eye candy with the stars of the show.

Bottom line… ‘Sleepy Hollow’ is good fun. And with the crop of top 5 new shows, this one is the most light-hearted.

Give it a chance if you haven’t already. It’s not too late. You can find it at here along with Hulu+ and other streaming sites.

Coming in at number 4 is a series that debuted over the summer on FX called ‘The Bridge’.

In my opinion, FX puts out some of the best shows on television. Rarely, do they lay a turd.

‘The Bridge’ starts with a body that’s found on the Mexican / American border near El Paso, Texas. Two detectives from each country work together to solve the mystery only to find out that there’s so much more story behind the corpse.

The characters are frayed and well developed. The acting is superb. The story twists and turns. The subplots and supporting cast are fantastic and at times the show can be funny. There’s a little bit of everything in ‘The Bridge’.

Look for it on sites like Hulu+. The second season will arrive in the summer. So you have plenty of time to find and watch those jokers.

Get The Less Desirables podcast when it’s fresh Wednesday night for my remaining top new shows of 2013. And if you’d like television news be sure to follow me on Twitter @eugenebsims and give The Less Desirables a “Like” on Facebook. I try to get it out hot and fresh.

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