Sunday, April 29, 2012

Top TV

You guys, I barely watch movies anymore. There isn't much time for TV, either, but we carve out time for these favorites (they're that good):

It's about "a group of 20-something women in New York and their adventures in post-collegiate floundering."

Why I like it: I've only watched two episodes, and I'm just really excited that this show exists for young ladies. Actually, I'm excited that it exists for everyone. Some people don't like it, but this (really long) editorial explains why they're wrong. You can watch the first episode on YouTube. (Thanks for that, HBO.)

It's about family dynamics more than it's about parenthood, per se. The family in question includes four adult siblings, their retired parents and their children.

Why I like it: It's honest and endearing.

New Girl 
It's about four roommates living in L.A.

Why I like it: The characters are unique for such a standard sit com premise, and the writing is top notch.

Game of Thrones
It's based the books by George R.R. Martin that I read when I was pregnant.

Why I like it: I like fantasy, yo, and I get to revisit the books by watching the series, even though some of the plot points have been adjusted and I'm always a little confused.

Downton Abbey 
As Saturday Night Live says, "it's about a bunch of honkeys who live in a church, or maybe it's a museum - either way, they don't got WiFi!"

Why I like it: Michael and I didn't expect to get hooked on this British period drama, but we did, just like the Internet said we would. I'm a fan of the pace, which I attribute to a story-telling style that lacks manipulative American tactics.

It's about the American gold rush and anarchy. 

Why I like it: The dialogue in this show is unbelievable: Shakespeare meets the wild west. Three season's worth of DVDs kept me company while I got used to breastfeeding Clara, and she may or may not have picked up some colourful language in the process.


Erin Coulter said...

Hey I loved Deadwood! You could check out "Justified" which stars the oh so dreamy Timothy Olyphant in another sherrif role, this one modern day Kentucky. It's based on an Elmore Leonard book, if you like his stuff (Get Shorty, Rum Punch, etc.)

I've heard great things about Downton Abbey but am currently working my way through two seasons of "Justified", bought in Jordan for $2!

Erin R said...

Elmore Leonard has come up a few times lately. Interesting!

You should definitely watch Downton. You'll love it!

brie said...

We've been really enjoying Girls. I love New Girl. I was kind of prepared to find it annoying, but I ended up really falling for it. Obviously, I think that Schmidt is amazing.

There are many Coronation Street alum on Downton Abbey, so in addition to being a good show I was hooked just because of that.

Have you watched Homeland? It's intense and so good.


Erin R said...

Brie! TV! I haven't watched Homeland, but Barack Obama says he watches it, along with Mad Men. I also watch Mad Men, but I'm never sure if I like it.

P.S. Schmiddy!