Station: what we’re watching
Brian Kroeker: local yoga teacher and Cowichan Theatre publicist (with partner Debbie Stapleton)
Orange is the New Black
We just finished the first season over the holidays and it was refreshing to see characters we’d never seen before on the small screen. An alternately smart, sensitive, hilarious and harrowing portrayal of what women’s prison is like.
As crafty and creative people ourselves, we love seeing other people’s creative process played out every week. Project Runway consistently does the competition-type show the best, making you feel like a fly on the wall in the designer bullpen, delivering everything from diva breakdowns to design breakthroughs.
Eastbound & Down
Kenny Powers is the funniest, most outrageous, jerk-that-you-hate-to-love character on TV since Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Add in genius cameos by the likes of Will Ferrell and Tim Heidecker and a surprisingly heartfelt story arc and you’re left with an out-of-the-park homerun.
Katie Wolfe: artist, curator, owner of 4Cats Arts Studio Duncan
All the characters are so funny, and their situations are so real. I laugh out loud every episode!
Coming from my background in costume design, this series offers a marvelous slice of history, depicting the class differences in the turn-of-the-century couture.
Game of Thrones
As an avid reader, I love this magnificent adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s bestselling phenomenon: the TV series is so true to the books, it’s just as enjoyable to watch as it was to read!
Devon Gillott: photographer/owner Devon Gillott Sessions and her family
Nat Geo Wild
This is a big one. Our three-year-old is a huge fan of their top 10 selection of most venomous creatures.
This is another show my 10-year-old is a fan of. He only wishes he could stay up that late to watch them more often. My kids like the creepy stuff. Oh boys!
I have always been a big fan of the cooking channel. My partner and I used to have date night and watch Top Chef...good times! Nowadays, I am too busy to sit on the couch and watch much TV — time to grow up and work hard.