Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What's On TV

We recently decided to cancel our cable tv because we realized we weren't really watching it very much. I do still like shows such as The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance. And my husband and I would often watch HGTV shows together when he was home. But it seemed as if the tv shows and movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV were taking over.

In January of 2016, my son talked me into watching
I remember thinking the first episode was kind of cheesy. But then the more I watched it, the more addicted I became! I finally finished watching all 12 seasons that were on Netflix in August of 2017, because my son and I were hoping to actually watch Season 13 together in real time. But this was around the time we cancelled cable and trying to watch it on the CW app was just too painful. You can't skip the commercials and had to watch the episodes within a certain time frame or they expired. So we decided to just wait and watch the new season when it comes on Netflix hopefully in May or June.

After I finished Season 12 of SPN, I was looking for a new show to watch.
And I discovered Kimmy on Netflix. Oh how I love Kimmy! Such a funny show and the characters are all so over the top, but I think they are hilarious. I am not so patiently hoping and waiting for a Season 4 to come out soon.

So while waiting for Season 4 of Kimmy Schmidt, I stumbled across...
also on Netflix. I started watching by myself, but then got my husband hooked on it too! We are always quoting certain parts from it. (what the fork!) And I think Ted Danson and Kristen Bell are simply perfect. This is another show we are not so patiently waiting for the next season to finally be added to Netflix.

Then Mike talked me into watching...
on Amazon Prime. He saw the first two seasons on his own and liked it so much he re watched them with me, so we could watch season three together. It is a little (well the best word I can think of is) raunchy at times, but that doesn't really bother us. It could be a little much for some people though. All I know is that we laughed a lot in some parts and it became another show we quote from quite a bit. Season three ended in a definite cliffhanger, so we are pretty sure there will be another one. Keeping our fingers crossed!

The next one he convinced me to watch was...
and it's another Netflix show that's a little out there. It started off one way, and I remember asking him do I really want to watch this? But then it did kind of a 180 and I became hooked and really liked the kids. It wasn't what I expected at all. Not for the faint of heart though.

One of our absolute favorite shows on Netflix that we watched together was...
which I know is pretty popular. We binge watched this together in a weekend when the second season came out close to Halloween. The only problem at first was that my husband leaves to go out of town on Sunday nights, and we ran out of time when we only had 30 minutes left in the last episode! Crazy bad planning on our part. But we got creative and when he arrived at his destination, we watched it together as we used FaceTime on our iphones! So we did get to finish it together after all.

I decided after all these other shows, I needed a new one to binge watch on my own while we wait for new seasons to come out.
And I am embarrassed to admit, after saying I never ever would, I started watching...
Yes, I did. The entire first season that is available on Netflix. It is so over the top dramatic and unrealistic in a typical CW "teen" type show. Although I have to say, I don't know very many teens who act and dress the way these characters do. Definitely not your typical Archie comic story lines. But I of course got hooked on the mystery in season one, and had to finish it out. I think Jughead is about the only character I actually like, and was totally surprised to find out he played Adam Sandler's son in Big Daddy, and one of the twins on that Disney show "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Anyway, I may give season two a chance, just to see where it goes.

And now I am looking for a new show. One for myself and one for the husband and I to watch together.
I tried Mad Men - and while I like the style and design of that era, it makes me glad I don't exist as a woman in that place and time. I don't think I will be keeping that one on my list.

Shows I am considering are: (and facebook friends please give me your opinion in my post over there!)

Under the Dome
The Royals
Santa Clarita Diet
Hemlock Grove
Van Helsing

So what do you think?


  1. I never could get into Supernatural ... I don't do gross! LOL!!! I am way way way way hooked on This Is Us ... and The Good Doctor!!! And I was OBSESSED with 24!!!!! Jack is the BEST!!!! :)

    1. Lol, I definitely had to look away a few times with Supernatural!
      And I would love to watch This Is Us! So many people seem to love it. I just don't have an easy way to view it right now. This is where I miss cable and the DVR.

      Ok 24 is moving to the top of my list.

  2. Supernatural and Stranger Things we've all watched definitely. I definitely recommend Sherlock. We're obsessed and have watched over and over. Season 4 is kind of lackluster compared to the others, but worth watching.

    1. Oh good! My son actually told me about Sherlock and thought I might like it, so I've got 24, Sherlock and Black Mirror recommended to me through my FB post to try next.

  3. Sherlock is absolutely our favorite! We also watched Atomic Carbon, and Jessica Jones.

    1. Ok, I need to check out Atomic Carbon and Jessica Jones. I've heard of JJ but hadn't really looked into it!

  4. If you haven't seen Parenthood I HIGHLY recommend it. Would watch again as we watched in real time over the years.

    1. You know I loved the movie and am hoping it's very similar!

  5. I have seen a few of these shows and really like them.
    My daughter told me to watch the Santa Clarita Diet, which I thought I really funny.

    1. That's definitely on my list since I'm a huge Drew Barrymore fan. But wasn't sure about the whole eating people thing lol

  6. I have watched a few of these but my daughter's have watched more than me.
    I would suggest the Santa Clarita Diet...it is funny and I love how the couple interact with each other.
    I honestly didn't think I would like it, but I do!