The PosiTiVe List is our new column that counts down the ten things that made us happy in the world of TV this past week.
10. The Musketeers. I love this show. I know our friends across the pond discovered itÂ first – it is, after all, a BBC Production – but I have enjoyed every single episode of season one. Yes, I will be buying it on DVD so I can rewatch every episode at my leisure. I already know the series is coming back (and, in fact, is probably already filming) for another season. But what made me happy about the show this week is the excellent season finale. The Musketeers were able to expose Richelieu for the deadly, devious schemer that he is and Athos got a little bit of closure with Milady. For a moment it looked like Constance and D’Artagnan would get a happily ever after, but it’s probably a little too early in the series for that. Aramis is going to have to be a father to his child from afar, considering the woman he knocked up is Queen Anne and she’s currently married to the King of France. I can’t wait to see what they get up to next season. I honestly don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait. –Kara
9. Graceland “Home.” I knew the Odin secret would come out this season. But I had no idea that Charlie would be the first one to discover that her baby daddy and Odin were one and the same. It was heartbreaking to see this all play out but that’s what made for great TV. Actually, it’s probably the best TV that Graceland has produced so far. Daniel Sunjata (Briggs) and Vanessa Ferlito (Charlie) KILLED IT. –Tina
8. I am constantly amazed and impressed by the roster of guest stars The Good Wife attracts. I mean, I understand why any and every actor worth their salt wants to be on that show. They are all but guaranteed a fantastic storyline and the quality of writing on that show is so superb, my guess is that a lot of actors would be happy with just one or two lines if it came from the minds of Robert and Michelle King. So when I heard that David Hyde Pierce was making his return to television, I got excited. Then I had to look him up ton IMDB, because I couldn’t believe he hasn’t done much of anything on the small screen since Frasier. But it’s true (The Simpsons, in my opinion, doesn’t really count because we’re only hearing his voice). So you know whatever the Kings have planned for him is gonna be good. –Kara
7. Catching Up on BBC America’s Intruders. I still don’t know exactly what to make of this show, but I’m going to keep watching to find out. It definitely intrigued me enough to not want to turn away. And, really, James Frain as one of the leads is extra enticement, if you ask me. You too can catch up and watch the first two episodes of the series now.Â –Tina
6. The Knick. You’ve heard me talk about it before and you’ll continue to hear me talk about it for the rest of the season. It’s that good. The reason it made the list this week is because you’ll be able to marathon the first three episodes on HBO on Labor Day. To me, that means they have a lot of faith in this series and are trying to get a wider audience to sample it. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try already. –Kara
5. Starz’s Outlander. This series makes me so happy it’s not even funny. They are nailing the adaptation. I’m excited to watch every week and so are my friends. It’s also a show that inspires me to write. Just check out our Two Takes that we like to post every week after the episode airs on the East Coast. The performances are great. Sam Heughan is mighty fine. So fine. And Claire and Jamie make an exciting pair to watch. Well done, Starz. –Tina
4. I can’t be alone in enjoying the heck out of all these ALS Ice Bucket Challenges. I’ve seen most of my favorite TV stars participate, but I got a special treat this week when I watched Stana Katic, Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever try to get each other on the set of Castle.
But, I think, what made this one (and a few of the others I’ve seen) so great, is that they mentioned Anthony Carbajal by name. I, too, watched his video and it brought me to tears and I donated immediately afterwards. If nothing else, these ice bucket challenges are bringing attention to a truly horrifying disease and raising a lot of money for research. –Kara
3. Dollhouse‘s Enver Gjokaj joins Marvel’s Agent Carter, which is coming to ABC this fall. So thankful my TV prayers have been answered. I was hoping Enver would become a series regular on a show I would want to watch. I mean, it’s been great seeing him on Rizzoli & Isles, but he hasn’t been on enough. Him rejoining the Whedonverse and the Marvel Universe (he had a cameo in The Avengers movie)? Brilliant move. –Tina
2. The Tick. You cannot possibly understand how much I loved this show, unless, of course, you loved it as well. I can’t claim to be one of those people who watched it when it originally aired. I can’t even remember whatÂ made me break down and check out this show. All I know is that I bought it on DVD and loaned it to so many friends and eventually one of them kept it. So when I heard that Amazon is reviving the Ben Edlund series, I got incredibly excited. I’ve seen Patrick Warburton in a number of TV shows, but he was never and will never be as brilliant in anything else than he is in this. Yep, you read that right. If Nestor Carbonell, Liz Vassey and David Burke don’t reprise their roles, I’ll be upset. My expectations are sky high, but I’m sure it’ll deliver. –Kara
â€” Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) August 24, 2014
1. Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles joins Twitter. How did we get so lucky to be part of the Supernatural fandom? There was so much goodness that came out of last week’s #VanCon2014. Jensen singing a snippet of Warrant’s “Heaven;” the boys talking about their favorite iterations of Sam and Dean; and Jensen doing Christian Bale’s Batman voice — along with Jared’s reaction to it — were all awesome moments to behold (I wasn’t there. I had to watch it online). But the best news to come out of the convention had to be Jensen finally deciding to go all social media on us. Don’t get me wrong. I was glad he resisted for as long as he did. But once he joined the Twitter-verse, I realized I have no ideaÂ what I was thinking. It’s only been a week and he already seems to be getting used to the tweet life, don’t you guys think?Â –Tina What TV-related things made you happy recently?
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