Often I wonder why we have cable. Actually, we have DirecTV and the reason why is because it's pretty straight-forward and I like being able to add HBO or Showtime on a whim when a new season of a favorite show comes around. It's also annoyingly expensive, but that's the price we pay for new episodes of Homeland, I guess. There are very few shows that I watch on regular old t.v. I even tried to switch to a cheaper plan a few months back but that would cancel AMC and that is part of the whole reason we have it. So then we'd be paying for t.v. service that I really don't even use. Maybe when our two years is up…
Enter the Netgear box. We have two of them. Because we had one and clearly needed one for the other t.v. It just lets you watch Netflix on your t.v. and it is probably the most fantastic invention of our time, after Netflix itself.
However, as I'm scrolling through the lists of shows to watch, the same ones pop up over and over again and I wish Netflix would just take a hint because I'm really not interested in the following…
I tried 2 episodes. Didn't hold my interest. Not a Kerry Washington fan.
We watched the first 5 or 6 episodes back in 2011 and then lost interest. I think Scott might've kept watching but, without me to remind him it was on, he forgot about it.
This show gives me an actual headache. I've written about it before, but the subplots buried within subplots and the cast and the camerawork and the writing….it's not my thing. Everyone always likes to talk about how it makes them cry. I don't watch t.v. to cry. Especially because this show was in its heyday when I was living alone in Alaska. I needed t.v. that wouldn't make me cry.
4. House of Cards
Liked the first season. Couldn't get into the second season. This makes me feel like a failure at Netflix.
Again, liked the first 2-3 episodes and I think Scott watched further into that first season than I did. I think I was expecting zombies or something to pop up. Goodness knows it desperately needed something to make it more interesting…
6. Orange is the New Black
We didn't make it past the first episode because I don't think either of us really found it funny or amusing. Also, I don't really think prison is "funny".
7. Prison Break
Really enjoyed the first season. The middle of the second season left us kind of bored and that's where we stopped. Maybe someday…
8. American Horror Story
LOVED the first season. It was terrifying. Connie Britton, Kate Mara, Dylan McDermott…Great casting. The asylum season was boring and unnecessary to me. And then I couldn't get into the witches. Maybe the circus will be better? I think this one is dependent on cast. Starts on FX October 8th.
9. The Vampire Diaries
I've heard so much about this show in recent years and since I'd watched Gossip Girl and loved it, I figured maybe everyone was right about TVD too. Eh. Not in my case. Incredibly boring. Like the equivalent of watching the last episode of True Blood 18 times in a row before I finally gave up.
This show isn't on anymore, but Scott and I started watching when we first started dating because it premiered in the fall of 2008. We were obsessed. We watched religiously for the first season and half the 2nd season. Thursday night was pizza and Fringe, always. When he deployed, I DVR'd it and he caught up when he came home. At some point, I lost interest and he kept watching. Then it just got too ridiculous and we gave up altogether. Never did finish it. Have you seen it? I think it ended last year?
What TV am I excited about for fall? Well, Homeland is back on Showtime on October 5th (note to self: order Showtime) and Once Upon a Time is back on ABC on September 28th. The Walking Dead also returns to AMC on October 12th. Per usual, Sunday is the busiest night of the week!
What's on your fall line-up?
(No one has paid me or asked me to talk about t.v. This is a service I provide to you all for free. You're definitely welcome.)