Friday, January 10, 2014
Here's to TV giving me something to blog about when I'm not watching TV.
So, probably my kids went back to school and wrote their proverbial "What I Did On Christmas Vacation" paper like this:
"Over Christmas vacation I stayed in my room and gamed while my mom sat glued to TV like a meth addict on........meth. The end."
Forget the polar vortex, I was in my own personal TV vortex.
And this vortex came right on the heels of the frenzy of Season 3 of The Killing. It's no wonder I'm exhausted. I think you all know how I feel about The Killing (if you don't - it could be expressed with the emoticon of a cat roller skating carrying a huge heart) and Joel Kinnaman AKA Stephen Holder. (And if you don't - I'm marrying him when hubby dies. ((Shhh. Don't tell John.)) Meanwhile, I'm a stalker.)
So, how did the TV watching stack up?
First hubby had to finish all freaking seasons of Dexter. Here's my deal with Dexter. I don't really like it. I liked it the first couple of shows and then I quit liking it. I cannot stand Dexter's sister. Or the detective that always wears the hat. Or his girlfriend/wife Maria. Or the other Rob Loweish/Keven Baconish (more on how interchangeable they are later) detective that slept with Dexter's sister.
I do, however, love Dexter. I love his clever lines and his personality mirrors my own (except for the serial killer part). So what's not to love?
Why do I watch if that's all I like? Partly because it's like a train wreck for me and partly because hubby is addicted (although he'll deny it). Season 4 is out and so we had to watch all of Seasons 2 and 3. Must. Keep. Watching.
Downton Abbey. I made a noble attempt (which reminded me of someone trying to save themselves from the Titanic) to watch Seasons 2 and 3 between December 26 and this past Sunday when the new season came out on PBS. I didn't make it.
But, I couldn't keep myself from listening to David Bianculli's review of the first episode of Season 4 on NPR though so now I know some of the juiciness from Season 3 even though I'm still not done with it. Damn NPR. (No self control. That's me.) And, by the way, I want Bianculli's job. Sit and watch TV all day (which is what I do now), and then get to discuss it, and get paid for it (which is what hubby wished happened)? Is that legal???
There is nothing about Downton Abbey that I do not love. I watched so much over vacation that I was addressing hubby as, "My Lord." I can't say he hated it?
And, Downton Abbey makes me feel so refined and less sleazy about all the other crap I watch. It's like a food cleanse after you've eaten 20 Big Macs.
The Following. So, I kinda got addicted to this by accident. As usual, I blame hubby who I think happened on it after I'd succumbed to sleep around two o'clock in the morning after watching about eight episodes of Dexter.
I had no respect for Kevin Bacon after his sex tape scandal of the eighties. Then hubby informed me that that was Rob Lowe. (Both of them have that look shared by what'shisface on Dexter, apparently.) But, I still can't erase the horrors of Sleepers from my mind every time I see Bacon on screen. (I know that's legit.)
I don't recommend The Following if you are suspicious by nature because then I think you would end up committed - to a mental institution (not a good man). And after about the fifth or was it the eighth? episode it's getting on my nerves. Really? Everyone is out to get Bacon?
I've had to put this show on hold though because while I've had my nose so far up Netflix' a$$, the spring season of MY REGULAR SHOWS came out. Alas, I already missed one. Sorry, Mr. Reese!
So, that's it friends.
If it weren't for my TV life, I'd have no life at all.