Stitchers

 

So, this show just aired last year and the second season has yet to begin, but I am, thus far, completely rooting for this show. I don’t know if it’s because I share a similar personality with the main character or because this show has some of my favorite things: murder mystery, fringe science, geek references and a strong and interesting cast. Since I saw the preview for it I knew it was going to be good and I’m so glad that it was even better.

Stitchers is about Kirsten, a young woman suffering from Temporal Displasia, who is approached by a woman from a secret sub-government organization called the Stitchers Program. Kirsten, along with her team of scientists, in a very fringe science way, ‘stitches’ her consciousness into a recently deceased memories so that her team can discover the important secrets (such as their murderer) that only the dead saw.

It might seem a long shot, but they keep it simple and scientific, so that, irregardless of the impossibilities, it is still plausible. The cast is absolutely wonderful with strong backgrounds. I had so much fun with this show and I was so absolutely thrilled when it wasn’t cancelled; I had heard that ABCFamily has a tendency to prematurely cancel shows. I can’t wait for season 2. My only warning is that the first episode is a little off, but I think it’s more because the actors were still getting used to their characters. By the second episode any awkwardness with dialogue or scenes was gone.

You’re All Surrounded!

 

You’re All Surrounded was exactly the type of show I was expecting… which is to say it was fun, action-filled, exciting and completely awesome. I don’t know if I ever can ever express enough how well-done Korean shows are. And, at least for me, I enjoy Korean just as well as shows from the States, probably because my personality is suited to the more polite and reserved natures of the Korean (and Japanese) cultures.

Without going into the deeper and intense underlying plot of You’re All Surrounded, the show is about four new recruits into Gangnam district police station in the criminal activities department. The new detectives work hard together to solve crimes, but somehow still end up getting into more trouble then they can handle. Their team leader, a legendary detective, even proclaims them a disaster area.

Of course, it’s not all fun and games, but I’d prefer ya’ll to enjoy the show yourselves. Being a detective series it’s an enjoyable show for both men and women with great antagonists and even better protagonists.