Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Watch It Wednesday

Hopefully this is something that might prove to be a little more interesting as a feature...
I'm a big Netflix kinda girl. I don't watch a lot of tv (well, I'll catch things on occasion, but not really in front of the tv with the satellite dish much). What I do watch is Netflix.
I have the 3 at a time unlimited plan which is under $20 month. It's great, really great. I have no complaints.
So here's what I've been watching on Netflix as of late.

The Sarah Jane Adventures Season 1
This is an offshoot of Doctor Who, made for the younger audience. However, as I've finished all of the Doctor Who episodes (except for the current new season with the new doctor, because I'm not fond) and Torchwood series, this was next on the list. And I really like it. It's formulaic, but I love that it's getting the younger generation into 'Who'... And it even has Sarah Jane, who was a companion in the 70s, I think.

How I met your Mother Season 1
I've heard of this show. People kept telling me it was good, and I had an idea of what I thought the show was about, but it's been surprising. I'm amused and touched at the same time, it's a great show, and the writing is fresh and funny and it's got Jason Segel in it, who I totally adore anyway. LOL. Whoops, did I really type that? Yup, guess I did. To borrow from NPH's character, Barney, 'Suit Up!' (BTW, funny enough I used to believe in the power of the suit. Like, in college, I had tons of cut out pictures of men's suits, ranked according to acceptability. LOL)

The Big Bang Theory Season 1
This is just funny. Really funny. I love the nerdy jokes, I love the characters... Season 1 really surprised me, as I thought I wasn't going to like it as much. Onto season 2 at some point, I guess. Eeek, it's a never ending cycle!

I've been wanting to watch this for a long time. It was aired in 2001, and as much as I wanted to marry "Freaks and Geeks," I'd been reticent about trying this one, just in case it wasn't as good. But I don't know why I was worried, because it's AWESOME. Set in a college campus, it features some actors you may have seen before (like Jason Segel), including 2 dudes from Knocked up (which I haven't seen), the girl from Sleeping Beauty a Tale of Terror, that girl from Carnivale and that guy who's on Sons of Anarchy. Wow! They're all young, too.

Saturday Night Live Season 2
Yes, it's 1976. John Prine is playing, Steve Martin is hosting... Dick Cavett filled in for Elliot Gould. By all means I shouldn't know who all of these people are, but I do. I'm guessing it's because as a child I was treated like an adult. I used to be a HUGE fan of SNL. I've read some of the books, and even have the SNL Scene It game (which, BTW, is really for the huge fans of the show--I get schooled whenever I play). I wanted to make an effort to see every episode, but I'm thinking I may have to rethink that--as there are not enough hours in my life to get through all 30 plus seasons. I like the show, though, and I love seeing the evolution of the show.

Murder, She Wrote (various)
Yup, I'm a huge fan of the show, and even the books. I decided to start watching these (my Grandmama wants to actually buy the shows, but I'm thinking I can show her this and she'll be amused). I'm in season 6, and I've been watching them steadily before bed for a little over a month (thanks to the Wii and Netflix watch instantly). I love Universal Studios Hollywood, and I think it's fun to pick out where the different scenes have been shot, especially when you can see the Jaws lake in the background. 

So that's Watch it Wednesday, what have you been watching? Any particular tv shows???? What's on your wishlist? Any ideas as to what other shows to check out?


Anonymous said...

I want to marry Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared as well, and totally feel you on the Jason Segel love. Have you seen the YouTube video of him with The Swell Season? Trust me, you'll love him even more after you have watched it. My friend Kai sent me a link to your blog because it reminded her so much of my current Netflix que, which had me just finishing up the second season of The Big Bang Theory and well into the first season of HIMYM.

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Nicole K/GothamGal said...

I looked up the Swell season video on your recommendation--LOVE IT!!! Thanks!
It's like we're Netflix twins, LOL. Thanks for visiting!