Sky1 (ended 2005)
Buffy is the best for me most definitely. That show gets better every single time I watch it. It's been over 9 years since the show first started and I'm not tired of it yet. I've never loved a show this long. It's my favorite show, followed very closely by Firefly, Angel, Doctor Who, and Veronica Mars.
Charmed was okay when it first started out but it went downhill fast. The episodes don't seem to repeat as well either. Plus, the show is so simple you can just jump in and out of it without watching the eps in between and you'll still know what's going on. It's kinda like a soap opera that way. It's great for a bit of light fun but doesn't really require the higher brain functions to watch.
Hex is good from what I've seen so far. It stinks that they're stopping it in the middle of the second season. I guess they'll figure we're too dumb to figure that out. I really like how they were ballsy enough to kill off the main character. I certainly didn't see that coming. I'm also surprised at how much the British can get away with as far as sexual content on regular television.
I can't believe BBC America is making us wait a year to see how it ends. That's just so wrong.
It wasn't ballsy to kill of the main character. It was necessary, because the actress wanted out. If they had been planning to kill of Cassie from the beginning they would not have laid out so much mythology in the first season, and hinted at Cassie's background...because after she died none of that was explored at all.
Well I have to say Hex of curse. Such an amazing, perfect show which according to my dictionary gave me "withdrawal symptoms".
I've never liked Charmed and as for Buffy... well if you seen four episodes you have seen it all. Monsters come and go, bad people becomes good and in the end Buffy and her friends saves the world. Blabla we've seen it all before.
Hex is different, Hex is new, Hex has it all. I love the characters, love the actors, love the manuscript, love the music, just love it all! You could really see the sparks between the actors when you were supposed to, especially between Malachi and Ella. And you never doubt for one second about Leons true love for Ella.
The only thing I missed in Hex would be a little more gay-scenes. I like that they had gaypeople as a natural thing in the show but I wouldn't mind seeing a looooonger version of Leon and Tom making out in the grass.... Yummy! =)
|I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but I would that Hex is possibly one of the most ridiculous shows I have ever seen. |
The storyline is hard to follow, as it doesn't explain it that well.
And it completely disregards the fact that Thelma goes around eating stuff and pashing dead corpses.
Do people see the chips floating?
Do the chips turn invisible when she eats them?
Why can't Thelma touch people, if she can touch objects?
How come Thelma can wear dead people's clothes?
I also hated the ending of the series.
And the amount of episodes will Ella in the asylum was one too many.
I'm sorry if my points are innacurate, but I watched the series over a year ago, and thankfully, have nearly forgotten all detail of what it was about.
This is just my opinion, and I'm not trying to "hate" on this show just to piss you all off...
Lol, I wouldn't worry bonniekean I don't think anyone has any dillusions of Hex being some great piece of story telling. In fact the only places it didn't fail in were characterization, dialogue and production values. The actual story arc and liguistics were handled very very badly. Which is a shame because it had some good ideas.
And it is completely ridiculous, which is why I like it. It's nice to watch something I can switch my brain off for , I hate the Hex comparisons to Buffy though, yikes. Nowhere near. No, just no. Though it is nowhere near as bad as Charmed IMO, no offence to anyone who likes it but I just feel those episodes past season four scarred me for life. They were absolutely dire. Hex may have been nonsensical but it was never childish IMO. Which is probably why I can stand Hex since I liked the characters and the dark tone of the show, whereas Charmed I just ended up hating everything in the end because it was so SILLY! Silly in a different respect to Hex.
I think it's important to remember that this show is British. And I'm about to terribly generalize here but whatever, our British shows never take themselves seriously. And I have to add that a lot of our best writers disregard genre television because they think its for hack writers. Doctor Who, even though it is sci-fi, is probably a better show to compare it to. Because like Hex it never takes itself seriously (even though the long-time fans do) and very often decends into farce (farting aliens?!) I'm sure if someone who'd never heard of it watched an episode of Doctor Who they'd probably think it was miles worse than Hex, even though its probably 3000 times better. To Sky Ones credit if they had come up with something half as competant as Hex on their budget I still would've been slightly impressed, they're not exactly famous for producing good tv programming.