Last month I caved to Megan’s suggestion to start watching The West Wing series. I’ve watch five or six episodes so far and I’m enjoying it but I’m not devouring it. The reason is there is no running story line to string each episode together. Television shows these days, especially ones made exclusively for streaming networks, are made to binge. Each episode has to have a cliffhanger so you’ll start the next one. The West Wing episodes are very much stand alone episodes. Though I will say President Bartlet is the bomb. Bartlet 2016, man.
There is a ton of new stuff on Netflix that feeds my binging needs.
Two new series begging to be watched:
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt debuted its second season this month and I haven’t yet been able to sit down and watch it. I’m excited to hear the opening theme song, again. It’s one of those that I don’t wish to skip when watching back-to-back episodes.
The Ranch reunites That 70’s Show Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. It has a pretty great cast and episodes are 30 minutes. Going to start this one this weekend.
Stuff for my kid that I don’t mind watching:
My daughter is thrilled that the first High School Musical is now available on Netflix. We watched it last weekend and I found myself feeling uncomfortable eyeing Zac Efron.
As far as family movie night, we just watched Back to the Future and it was awesome. Netflix has My Girl, The Princess Bride and Minions in their line up. That’s three Friday nights on the calendar.
We’ve also been voting for Stephanie Tanner on this season’s Dancing with the Stars. I’m feeling a weird obsession with Jodie Sweeten. I just think she’s adorable and I have a soft spot for the underdog who has been through some stuff, you know? So, we’re re-watching Fuller House, naturally. Yes, I said re-watching.
For me and the husband:
Did you see the movie Foxcatcher? It was really good but sort of slow. But, damn, I love a documentary and there is a new one out called Team Foxcatcher. And I really want to watch the Michael Pollen documentary Cooked which is a look at the evolution of food. I’m afraid this might scare me straight and finally break me from my donut and soda addiction.
We can rewatch HGTV’s Fixer Upper over and over. This is such a throw on TV show for me and clean house or fold laundry. Season two is now available.
The 2013 movie Begin Again with Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightly. My husband loves Keira and I like Mark. Win-win.
You can see the full list of what’s new and what’s out the door from Netflix here.
I’ll keep going with The West Wing and I am COUNTING DOWN the days until Gilmore Girls: Seasons debuts. Can’t wait.
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