TV Series Junkie Updates – Dollhouse, Life, Entourage, True Blood & Glee

As I mentioned back in 2008, I’ve truly become a TV series JUNKIE to the max. One of my greatest discoveries to date has been Entourage, which has become a true favourite of mine.

I’ve been eagerly awaiting Season 7, which just started recently. I wish the episodes were longer and there were more of them though! Also recently starting was True Blood Season 3, so far so good.

And Season 2 of Lie to Me resumed (gotta love Tim Roth right?!). I’ve really been enjoying this series, it’s a bit geeky, a bit obnoxious (House anyone?) and witty. Plus the biggest point of course it’s a very original concept – which is good to see.

Lie to Me

As for the series in my previous post which I’d got but hadn’t watched yet, the only ones I’ve watched are Life, Dollhouse and Glee.

Dollhouse was a little inconsistent, but definitely got better as it went along. Epitaph One was simply SUPERB and perhaps it wouldn’t have been canceled if they’d aired that instead of saving it for DVD. It was a solid sci-fi show with a great concept and with the 2 Epitaph episodes you could really see where the series was going, heading into an Orwellian dystopia.


Of course it doesn’t harm things that Eliza Dushku is slammin’!

Life is a great series, and sadly another one that got binned after 2 seasons. Pity really, I would have liked to have seen where it went – just started Season 2 as it goes. Season 1 was great.

Glee is a crowd favourite and honestly it’s just a really happy series which some dark undertones, odd characters and awesome music. Definitely an enjoyable watch. Sue Sylvester is just fantastic, yah some might complain there’s a little too much Auto-tune going on, but still I find it really enjoyable.


Other stuff, I quickly got tired of watching Reaper and deleted it, Chuck remains as a filler – I’ve watched about half of the first season. Haven’t started Califnornication Season 3 yet, but 1 & 2 were great.

I trolled through a bunch of “Best of 2009” “Top 10 series of all time” and so on posts online and created a massive list of stuff that might be worth a watch. First up those I selected to acquire immediately are as follows:

  • Arrested Development (quite a few people cite this as the #1 TV series of all time)
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family
  • Fonejacker

I need to watch more comedy 🙂

Those I’ve recently got but haven’t watched yet:

  • Burn Notice
  • Hustle
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Fringe
  • Weeds
  • Mad Men
  • Supernatural
  • Flashforward
  • Weeds
  • Leverage

Others on the list which maybe worth a watch:

Big Love, Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, Lost, White Collar, Hung, Warehouse 13, Castle, V, Cougar Town, Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, Curb your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, In Treatment, Generation Kill, The Unit, Two and a Half Men, Bones, Numb3rs, NCIS, Better Off Ted, Rescue Me, Community, Terminator: Sarah Connor, The Mentalist, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Being Human, Family Guy, Mercy, The Closer

More suggestions, comments and reviews are always welcome 😀




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32 Responses to TV Series Junkie Updates – Dollhouse, Life, Entourage, True Blood & Glee

  1. Huai Bin August 3, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I liked Chuck and there’s this TV series that only had one season – also sci fi but the name escapes me. Very awesome trailer though, saw it when I bought Glee on DVD. It’s about a group of people going into space – first stop Neptune and there’s a mysterious vault in the spaceship.

  2. Mike Campton August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Try looking for The Lost Room. It’s pretty old. Premiered on the Sci-Fi channel in 2006. But it’s very good. 3-part mini-series.

  3. eyeris August 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    Chuck gets rather tiresome in season 3.
    V is pretty good.
    Fringe is AWESOME.
    And if you haven’t already done so, GO WATCH FIREFLY.

  4. Kah Han August 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    My all time fav is still Dr Who!

  5. raj August 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

    you should try supernatural…good watch quite entertaining…i finished the whole series…trust me u should check it out 🙂 have a nice day

  6. dogbone August 3, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    Well, I can vouch for 30 Rock. It should move up from the ‘maybe’ list to the ‘to watch eventually’ list. 🙂 Also, one of my favourite series of all time has got to be The Wire. Very well presented imo, and since it’s already ended you can just watch the whole thing if you wanna.

    The Shield is pretty good for a cop series too if you don’t mind a bit less realism and a bit more drama.

  7. LeiF August 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    Comedy? How I Met Your Mother!!!
    Barneyfied babeh!

  8. moons August 4, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Aye, I think Chuck’s ratings are on the way down. Chuck season 3 seems to be heading to some very predictable albeit complex relationship.

    Leverage is worth the watch. The plots are pretty good and interesting.

    Entourage, well what can I say. Just can’t stop watching it.

    I might be trying out Justified. It seems like quite an interesting watch.

  9. zack August 4, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    my list of favorite series : i met your mother
    2.two and a half men
    5.lie to me

  10. Z August 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    Sons of Anarchy FTW!! It took over the emotional blackhole left after The Shield ended 😛 Leverage is pretty good for a summer filler, I’ve enjoyed all 3 seasons so far.

    I’ve recently started watching Hustle, but find it a bit difficult to stomach the outdated technology/psychology aspect of the first few seasons(it was 2006). Modern Family was a bit of a mixbag for me. The gay couple kinda outshine everyone else in the series 😉

    For generic, criminal-of-the-week, crime solving drama, Numb3rs has somehow become an Easter Egg find. Though I’m rendered mentally retarded when it comes to maths and physics, the show somehow made it accessible and entertaining while not trying to outsmart itself.

  11. ShaolinTiger August 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Huai Bin: Chuck is ok as a filler, not really that great tho IMHO. Do you mean Veronica Mars?

    Mike Campton: Ok got it last night, will check it out – thanks!

    eyeris: Chuck got old for me after a few episodes haha. Have seen bits of Firefly, will have to grab the whole thing.

    Kah Han: The original or the new one? I like the new one too. Kinda inconsistent tho.

    raj: Yah I’ve got it, just haven’t started on it yet – too many things to watch!

    dogbone: Ok, have put 30 Rock in the queue based on your recommendation. The Wire & The Sopranos are the two best TV series ever made IMHO. Have watched them both in full. Watched all of The Shield too, it was ok.

    LeiF: Got that one, seems pretty popular.

    moons: Entourage is simply superb, nothing else to say. Justified definitely looks worth a watch.

    zack: Good choices.

    Z: I can’t say I got very attached to The Shield, I did watch all seasons though it was pretty good in places. Hustle is more because I need to watch something British than anything else, looks ok tho.

  12. klagang August 5, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    don’t bother watching V.

    must watch for me:
    1. dexter
    2. pretty little liars
    3. parenthoood (i know, i know)
    4. fringe

  13. JOker August 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Are you kidding me,LOST,TAHM and family Guy are in the ‘maybe worth a watch’ category.cmon man,those and together with HIMYM,WEEDS!!!,and upcoming series like Rubicon,Drop dead diva,and ohh Futurama!!! those are the BOMB!!

    IMO,i think WEEDS is still the best amongst all TV shows now in the USA albeit the slow season…wait till fall,that’s when things starts to kick in

  14. in August 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Based on what you have listed above, I HIGHLY recommend the following: Arrested development, The Big bang theory, Modern Family, How I met your mother, 30 rock, bones and you MUST see Dr. Horrible’s sing Along Blog (NPH…gotta love him!) If you want something English, Miranda is quite funny and my all time favourite QI with the incomparable Mr. Fry. BTW, yes….watch more comedy!

  15. Kah Han August 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Haven’t seen the old ones. But the 3 new doctors are awesome. Quirky and funny. Trying to like torchwood but seems kinda stale after a bit.

  16. Jon Bailey August 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi m8,

    Its Jon.

    Watch the following thats an order!

    1) Archer
    2) Dexter
    3) Spartacus Blood and Sand
    4) Burn Notice
    5) Leverage


  17. ShaolinTiger August 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    klagang: Heard mixed views about V, mostly bad. I’ll probably give it a try anyway as I loved the original series. And YAH, Parenthood wtf?!

    JOker: I was waiting for Lost to finish before I watched it so I could watch it in one shot, and well the finale was only recently. Will have to check out Weeds. Have had it for a long time.

    in: Yah AD,TBBT,MOF, HIMYM were high on my list, already got them. Bones not such a big fan, may give it a try one day. Will get 30 Rock soon and Dr. Horrible. Will try Miranda and Qi as well, I miss the British stuff.

    Kah Han: Haha yah very weird and enjoyable.

    Jon Bailey: I trust your taste so I immediately got Archer, will check it out soon. Already watched all of Dexter and Spartacus was the BEST SERIES of the year by far. Burn Notice and Leverage are already loaded up and ready to go too. Have you watched Hustle? Don’t rate it?

  18. trashtastika August 8, 2010 at 10:43 pm #

    Hi! Saw you in Project Alpha. I have to say one of the best TV series EVER – is Life On Mars – the English version (not the sucky US one). Also Dexter (altho I see others have now recommended it). Other great UK tv series you may already know – IT Crowd (just finished most recent series), Green Wing, Spaced, League of Gentlemen – now become Psychoville, and you must already know Mighty Boosh (but the later series are better). oh, and I also like Dr Horrible and Repo! The Genetic Opera (but I’m a bit of a goth)

  19. ShaolinTiger August 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    trashtastika: Hey thanks, have seen your blog before 🙂 You really love the Sci-fi/Geek kinda stuff eh? I thought only Brits were twisted enough to understand League of Gentlemen! If you like that you might want to check out Fast Show, Bo Selecta and FoneJacker too. I also enjoy Shameless, although it’s not so weird it’s quite funny. I’ll check out your recommendations.

  20. Jon Bailey August 10, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Hi m8,

    Hustle is very good the girl in it is very fine looking 🙂 Unfortuatly shes a bit more prudish then she is in Dexter 😉

    I have only seen the first three series though not caught the others. new UK series you should watch is Sherlock, its a modern take on Sherlock Holmes its very good so far.


  21. ShaolinTiger August 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    Jon Bailey: Yah heard goods things about Sherlock, will check it out soon.

  22. Paul Tan August 29, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    I like Fringe but the facts are completely whack.

  23. lungiman August 29, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    must must must watch Sherlock *nags* 😛

  24. ShaolinTiger August 30, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Paul Tan: It’s fiction loh, no such thing as ‘facts’ haha.

    lunigman: Okok – got it!

  25. Izad September 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    have you added Modern Family to your list of comedies to watch yet? It’s worth watching. I think FOX (or FOX HD) is showing reruns at the moment. Personally I think it gets even funnier on second viewing (for the subtle jokes that you are bound to miss the first time around).

    also, in case you’re wondering what other Brit shows to watch.. try out Misfits (only 6 episodes).. it’s like a delinquent version of Heroes, only better and funnier.

  26. ShaolinTiger September 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Izad: Yah already downloaded, haven’t started watching yet tho. Trying 30 Rock instead. Will check out Misfits too – thanks.

  27. jakie September 5, 2010 at 2:01 am #

    hey totally in lov with dollhouse and vampire diaries..

  28. Izad September 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    I agree on Vampire Diaries. I thought it was going to be yet another tween show, but the show just gets better and better. I especially love the cliffhangers from each episode. (new season starts this Thursday).

  29. ShaolinTiger September 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    jakie: Dollhouse was awesome, shame it got canned 🙁

    Izad: Prefer True Blood myself, will give Vampire Diaries another shot tho.

  30. Tsheg September 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm #

    My top ten:
    1. Dexter
    2. The good wife
    3. Criminal minds
    4. Leverage
    5. Boston Legal
    6. Ghost Whisperer
    7. Dirty Sexy Money
    8. Nikita (new)
    9. Grey’s Anatomy
    10. Dollhouse

  31. ShaolinTiger October 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Tsheg: Some interesting choices you have there.

  32. Elise January 26, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    Been a tv junkie for years.. basically anything by Joss Whedon is great! 🙂 Buffy, angel, dollhouse, firefly, if only people would stop canceling his shows.. Criminal minds is pretty good, really interesting but don’t do too many episodes at one time, can get really depressing & heavy. Love How I Met Yr Mother (NPH is incredible in this), La Femme Nikita (stars Peta Wilson, show’s pretty old, pre-dates Alias which doesn’t hold a candle to it). Boston Legal is hilarious. The Unit’s pretty good once get into it. Definitely True Blood over Vamp Diaries.. Bones gets better from Season 3 onwards. It’s 4 am, these are just off the top of my head, hope u enjoy them as much as I. Cheers.. 🙂

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