Fairly shallow, compared to the excellent book series by Kate Atkinson, these Jackson Brodie mysteries on PBS are highly entertaining. The show catches Atkinson's strange mix of humor and bleakness, and Jason Isaacs is pretty smoldery as Brodie.
The Walking Dead
Sorry, but bleh. Here's the thing, though, I'll probably keep watching, just because I like watching zombies chase humans. The zombies aren't the problem; the humans are. Too earnest, too boring, and in the last episode, fairly despicable. Am I the only one who hated Rick and Laurie for the way they treated the veterinarian who was treating their son. Who knew there'd be obnoxious self-entitlement in the zombie apocalypse? Why can't we follow the cool family living in the farmhouse?
It's been pre-empted, of course, by The World Series, but I've enjoyed the season so far. I still love the alternate-universe characters, especially Faux-livia. I miss Peter Bishop but it's awesome that Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel, above) has had more screen time.
Pretty fun night-time soap opera. It's clunky at times, mostly when it focuses on the Hampton's rough-and-tumble characters, but it's getting better: lots of revenge and lots of plot twists. What's good about this show so far is that it lets things happen; it moves, although letting a certain character slip into a coma instead of dying was a lame bet-hedge.
Still awesome. The halloween episode was great, only topped by the previous rift-in-the-time-space-continuum episode. Troy and Abed are the best couple on television.
Plot-wise, this show is ridiculous, trotting out over-the-top (but often compelling) serial killers on a weekly basis, but Idris Elba makes it all watchable. He has more charisma in his walk than most actors have in their entire performances. Not enough Ruth Wilson in this series, however.