Speaking of, here is the list that I marathoned via Netflix and Amazon Prime during WindChillpocalypse 2016:
- Extant. I'm always looking for new sci fi. This one somehow managed to land Halle Berry, of all people, as an astronaut. Season 1 was bumpy but interesting even if it wasted some good actors and really didn't fulfill its potential. Season 2 was pretty much silly and overwrought, but I stuck with it mostly for Jeffrey Dean Morgan's dimples.
- Stargate SG-1. It was time to revisit an old favorite. The show is a rarity: it's the only example I can think of right now of a movie spinoff TV show that is actually better than the source movie. In all honesty, SG-1 was really only good as long as Richard Dean Anderson and Don S. "Hammond of Texas" Davis were on the cast, but it's still way better than its spinoff Atlantis. I spent a lot of time wanting to slap Michael Shanks, but I'll also love Teal'c forever, the perfect deadpan straight man. Indeed.
- X-Files. You know I've already been at this, but I kept going. The truth is out there, even if the 90s special effects look really dated now.
- Justified. I finally got to the last season of US marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) taking on his nemesis, the almost unsettlingly articulate villain Boyd Crowder (Walter Goggins). Givens has a great cowboy vibe, right down to the hat and drawling voice and all. Besides, Nick Searcy as his often frustrated avuncular boss is a great supporting figure.
- Vikings. Way more entertaining than I thought it would be. Season 1 has - get this - Gabriel Byrne as a Viking chieftain. The Cine-Sib gives his seal of approval too, especially to shield maiden Lagertha because she's "a badass."