Week 1: First Weekend
Between working 21 hours in 2 days and unpacking 3 years of shit-you-acquire-because-fuck-it-you’ve-got-the-space, I’ve lost 3 pounds and completely forgot about being disconnected from the American viewing audience. For a while, anyway.
I did feel a bit at a loss on Friday morning (Day 3) when I went for Breakout Kings and was forced to surf through the Netflix Instant Queue instead. The thing is, I don’t even *like* Breakout Kings that much. Too serious, which is really unfortunate considering Jimmi Simpson has some of the best comedic timing and delivery I’ve seen in recent years.
However, the one-dimensionality of show is exactly why it worked great for Friday mornings–it’s a semi-interesting grey cloud that I can stare at for maybe 15 minutes, get bored and become inspired to…I don’t know, clean my bathroom or something. What it lacks in story and entertainment it makes up for in encouraging my domestic productivity. Thanks, Breakout Kings!
Sans DVR, this Friday I had to clean my bathroom without encouragement. Rough, but doable.
Saturday afternoon was when the truth really sunk in. I usually spend Saturday afternoons clearing out the DVR of all the show I record during the week (usually somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-20 hours). But this weekend, there was nothing to clear, of course. So…to the Netflix.
(to avoid making this post any longer than it already is, I’ll just mention in brief the shows I’ve begun watching. I’ll go into detail later when/if I get more into them. If I run away screaming instead, I’ll be sure warn you).
-1) WWII in HD: 10 part miniseries about WWII as told through the experiences of 12 people and including “never before seen,” “newly enhanced” footage. The never before seen I can sort of believe, the newly enhanced…well, we’ll see.
-2) Toddlers and Tiaras: reality show about infant-to-preteen-aged beauty pageant contestants, most of which is set in the Southern United States from what I can tell.
-3) Party Down: Bygone Starz half-hour comedy series about a group of off-the-clock (read: out of work) actors/party caterers in Hollywood.
So…yep. Nazis, rhinestones and Adam Scott. I’ll let you know how this goes.