Occasionally on the be, mama. be Facebook page, i’ll pose a question. I love the conversation it generates and the interactions – often between strangers – it promotes (the latter of which also happens to be my favorite kind of party to throw. For the love of connecting!) One such question brought about quite the dialogue a couple weeks’ ago:
I used to be a reader. And then I met 2 am feedings and a Netflix queue of Madmen episodes. It’s all downhill from here, folks. Dun dun dun. (What other binge-worthy shows would you recommend?)
And your answers have given me the fuel to flame the up-all-night fire. Take a look!
United States of Tara
Call the Midwife
Parks n Rec*
(Any BBC mystery)
Friday Night Lights*
House of Cards*
Say Yes to the Dress
What Not to Wear
(History of comedy)
Secrets of… (BBC)
* = multiple votes
So, what have Baby Brother and I watched thus far?
Weeds: Meh. I wouldn’t recommend it to the general public, but sometimes I get on these kicks of wanting to finish what I’ve started (because, you know, will the housewife successfully navigate the portals of the underground drug business? This keeps me up at night, and hey, the show is a step down from Breaking Bad. That was too much for me).
Mad Men: Not for everyone, but yes for me! I love this slice of 60’s history-pie. While I cringe at the treatment of women and minorities (…and, and…), my insides simultaneously cheer for how far we’ve come. The show is brilliantly written, and I promise I haven’t taken to drinking a whiskey sour while breastfeeding the little dude.
The United States of Tara: My friend Julie recommended this one to me with the caveat that it ended far before its time …which reminded me of my high school love, My So-Called Life …which led me to take a stab at it right away. You will not regret watching it (and neither will you and you, and you and you – and so the multiple personalities proclaim).
Gilmore Girls: Friends, how have I managed to live without this show? (To venture a guess to the rhetorical question, it probably has something to do with not owning a television in college, when it came out). Now, with a nod to lavender tulle and burgundy lipstick, I wave my 90’s flag proudly – and so should you. Brilliantly witty. Heartwarmingly endearing.
All I can say is that I’m so, so glad that Netflix via my little iPad is an option at 2 in the morning – because it sure beats infomercials and reruns of I Dream of Jeannie.
So, what would you add to the aforementioned list of shows to watch? Have you seen any of the four I’ve binged on in the past six weeks? And more importantly, anyone want to join me for a 2 am festival of boob tube fun?0