I'm put off of Hemlock Grove for a few reasons, but mostly I dislike how badly Netflix wants me to watch it. It seems to force me to watch the trailer all the time and it's just niggling at me.
I really enjoy that period of history so think that helped me get through the moments when my interest might otherwise have waned.
I think the writers of Dexter are possibly trying to show that Dexter is on the verge of being overwhelmed with issues, whether he realizes it or not. Any one of those problems-of-the-week could come back to bite him in the ass, even after seemingly being taken care of. I think they've hinted at that, most noticeably when the kid revealed he had removed the stuffed toy from the trash. With this being the final season of Dexter I'm thinking one of these seemingly solved problems is going to turn into his biggest problem ever, and the seemingly larger problems present in the season may be red herrings.
Parks and Rec actually looks really good from what I've seen. I never followed the US version of the Office, I just couldn't get into it, and I thought Parks and Rec would be the same. But then I caught the occasional episode and actually think I could like it quite a bit. I have a problem with comedies in general though. I can't sit and watch them for eight hours straight like I can with drama. I just can't do it. So actually keeping up with comedy shows while only watching a single episode every now and then becomes tricky. I tend to forget about them or become too obsessed with something else to spare the time.
On the subject of comedies, has anyone watched the British comedies Peep Show or The Inbetweeners? Both are absolutely hilarious, but Peep Show might just be the funniest thing I've ever seen. Ever.