Thursday, November 21, 2013

TV. Just TV.

This post is just for fun, although me being me, a lesson will be woven into it.

I just can't help myself.

While many people nowadays grumble, "There's nothing good on tv anymore," Tom and I are actually watching too much tv (she says, blushing). Great stuff which makes us think, laugh, or cry (while teasing each other) and when these series end, we feel an odd kind of contentment mixed in with sadness due to wishing for more.

Tom and I find that complaining and longing for the good old days, ruins our present day and when we believe for nothing (or bad things), that's generally what we get.

Rather, when we seek good things (tv shows included), we nearly always find them.

Netflix, we think, is awesome. For there, over a period of just days (and anytime 24/7), we can watch tv series other folks waited years to finish watching on cable tv. At Netflix we have choices.

So here, below, is a list of the shows we watched like hibernating bears inside their caves all bleary-eyed, but happy. Together, pushing the pause button at times to voice our ideas and cheering and booing and wiping away tears. Shows we hated to see end or ones we're anxiously awaiting to someday continue at Netflix.

Most of these we streamed online, a few came by discs in the mail and some I've watched alone:

The X-Files
Flying Wild Alaska
The 4400
Person of Interest
Alaska State Troopers
Into The Wild Alaska
Into the Wild Venezuela
Major Crimes
Body of Proof
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
Lie to Me
Crossing Jordan
Undercover Boss
I Shouldn't Be Alive
Man vs. Wild
Man, Woman, Wild
Dual Survival
Iditarod: The Toughest Race On Earth
Law and Order Criminal Intent
Law and Order
Sins and Secrets
What Not To Wear
Hoarding: Buried Alive
American Pickers
The Event
Flash Forward
Cold Blood
The Dog Whisperer
Extreme Couponing
Rockford Files
Man vs. Food
Wreckreation Nation

And yes, that's a mighty long list. But please remember--we've been with Netflix for a very, very long while. :)


Oh! And yesterday my buddy Pat at Facebook mentioned another Netflix show, Alaska: The Last Frontier. (And here.) 

Well, Tom and I watched the first two episodes last night and loved them (thanks again, Pat!). Reminded me of all the Alaskan wilderness books I've ever read and also the Little House books as well as those rough, snowy winters we survived in Chester, CA when we heated our houses with only a woodstove from wood Tom went out to cut, himself.

After the show, Tom and I both mentioned we don't miss those rugged Chester winters at all. :)

Anyway, perhaps my list will help you discover new favorite series you'll love on these upcoming long, dark winter evenings. That is my goal.


"Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”  
Sarah Ban Breathnach,


Here's a shorter version of the hilarious Portlandia skit I shared before. Maybe you missed it. It's, uhm, scarily familiar to Netflix Life with Tom and Debra, even down to the Chinese food.  :)


Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I also subscribe to Acorn tv which is British. It might not be worth it for you and Tom. But I enjoy lots on Acorn and they have more episodes than netflix of a few favorites, Midsomer Murder, Do Martin, etc.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I pay $36.00 a year for acorn tv.

Debra said...

Aw, Kristi... I meant to add in my blog post that everyone will probably notice there's a glaring absence of British series. :) Tom and I, for whatever strange reasons, just can't get into them. We do love Mr. Bean, though. heh. Thanks for the recommendation--lots of my readers love British shows! Blessings, Debra

Anonymous said...

Love the Alaska series too! People are awsome and I learn a lot too. They are pioneers for sure. Yes there is a lot out there. I also have been watching The Coal House and many other shows where they put people back into history on you tube. Great fun and well worth it. Forget the whining and the worrying on tv...go for the gold! Sarah

Dolores said...

After reading this post I started
watching Alaska, The last frontier. Loved it. I watched 2 episodes on the Discovery channel. Thanks for the suggestion.