Over the summer, during a conversation with a fellow book lover who is also a movie/television lover, I made a big realization. I was missing out on a whole lot of great storytelling. Before this summer, we watched Modern Family, the news and the Daily Show. After this conversation, I decided that some things had to change.
Now mind you, we have certainly not turned in to T.V. junkies and if truth be told, I am watching most of my T.V. while sweating on the stair mill or cooking dinner (thank goodness for Netflix and Showtime Anytime), but we have added to our repertoire for sure. And my friend was right. There is some really good stuff out there.
Here are some of my recent favorites and please do share yours…
I just finished Season 3 of Homeland. All I can say is when will Season 4 be here? And am I the only one who has a hard time keeping track of this show and reality? Just the other day, there was news of a disturbance in Iran and I really thought I know exactly what the solution could be…
When I finished Homeland, I was in serious withdrawal. A lot of people had suggested Breaking Bad but I watched the first episode about a year ago and I just couldn’t go any further. It was just too dark and depressing for me. If you are a fan, feel free to try and convince me though. I keep hearing that Breaking Bad is the best out there.
In the meantime though, I have begun Scandal. I am only about halfway through the first season so no comments with spoilers please. I am just loving it. It’s like The West Wing meets Law and Order. What could be better than that?
And for laughs, we are watching Arrested Development and I don’t mean the new ones that showed up on Netflix this year. I mean the original ones. Please don’t laugh. We know how woefully behind we are but we are having fun catching up.