Sunday, March 17, 2013

Some observations from a tv/nap weekend

My cats can outnap me. I know that shouldn't be surprising, but I've been sick. I didn't get out of bed until 2 pm. Then, I watched television for almost the rest of the day/napped. Because I did this on a sofa, my neck hurts. Most of the TV/naptime was spent with one or both of the cats sleeping on or near me. I really thought I was going to outnap them. It didn't happen.

TV shows that I have been watching:
Parks and Rec
New Girl
Mindy
Community
Suburgatory
Raising Hope

"Suburgatory" and "Raising Hope" are new, surprise favorites. They initially seemed very cartoony, but I have come to love them. They have overarching storylines (sometimes buried beneath wacky one-off type episodes) and the casting for both shows is amazing. I'd encourage anyone looking for a new sitcom to give both of these a try, with the caution that you have to give both shows a few episodes to grow on you. Unless you start with the "Raising Hope" episode with Christopher Lloyd. If you aren't immediately won over, then I don't know what's wrong with you, but I feel sorry for you.

I have spent the last two days watching marathons of all of the aforementioned shows on Hulu Plus, which I sometimes, in the past, haven't thought was worth however much a month it is. I take it back. It's great, and I'm so glad I got it. It's the difference between hooking my television up to my computer, and just watching things via my blu-ray player. It's a tiny, tiny thing, but it makes binge-watching television so, so much easier.

Another thing I have learned this weekend is that I am loathe to get into hourlong shows, even when I am interested in them. "Once Upon A Time" and "Revenge" used to be my hourlong go-tos, but I haven't watched either of them in ages. I am very interested in "Nashville" and "Heart of Dixie" (in no small part because of recaps from The Fug Girls) but I just can't bring myself to start watching them. I have no idea why this is. I watched HOURS of television today...but it was presented in half-hour chunks. That, for some reason, is totally fine.

Enough rambling! Back to television! Or napping! Depending on when this Sleepy Time Extra tea kicks in.

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