I suppose I'm not giving you TOO much of a break though, poor Reader, because my five favorites this week are all about false realities inside of the electronic device that broadcasts moving images and sounds. That's right, I'm talking about the life-sucking goodness that is television.
Pretty Little Liars. Based on the recommendation of Elaine (who is nice enough to reply to my e-mails), Natalie (who doesn't know I exist), and a few others I decided to give it a try. The pilot was, of course, terrible but I decided to let Netflix autoplay into the next episode, and repeat, and repeat, and now I'm addicted. Sure, I still know it's pretty ridiculous but the drama (!), the clothes (!!), and the mystery (!!!) are all so entertaining.
I suppose I'm just the girl who spent her tweenage years watching Lizzie McGuire, then grew up into an (almost) mature woman who still watches shows about teenage girls - only with better outfits. Color me shallow.
Besides those reasons for watching, I like to pick out all of the PLL sets that I've visited at Warner Brothers. Much to Kevin's chagrin, I regularly point out to him "There's Luke's old diner!", "That's Rory's old house!" and "That's Lane's old house!" To which he replies something about how that wasn't really their house or some hogwash like that. Needless to say, I got a little attached to my Gilly Girls.
Anyway, moving on to deeper shores...
Friday Night Lights. Another high school show, go figure. I know I'm late to the Friday Night Lights party but it's a timeless show, like Pretty Little Liars, so I'm sure it will never ever go out of style. In case you're new here, my name is Sarcastic and I'm pleased to meet you.
Seriously though, it's a good one.
Three.Catfish. I don't know if season two can live up to season one's glory but I'm giving it my all anyway. Despite the fact that people should know by now how to Google things. I mean, Nev showed us how and why last season. And also because it's the year 2013 - we have computer glasses and a Veronica Mars movie but Shawnise "Trina: The Natural" still couldn't type Larry "Scorpio" Drummer into Google.
Keep on being in denial, Catfish folks, because I love it.
And because I obviously love some good drama and mystery, I bring you to...
Sherlock. Okay, so I've only watched the first episode, but it's excellent. I'm waiting to finish the other 35 episodes of Pretty Little Liars (should only take a day or two) to start Sherlock back up because it deserves my full attention.
And, really, who couldn't love an English man named Benedict Cumberbatch?
Duck Dynasty. I don't know how many people I have recommended this show to because it's just THAT GOOD. Not many other shows teach good ol' fashioned values like this:
- On finding a wife: "She may be an ugly woman but if she can cook squirrel and dumplins, that's the woman you go after." - Phil Robertson
- On defining the relationship: "Calling your girlfriend a 'lady friend' is a great way to let everyone know you both met on Craigslist." - Si Robertson
- On driving: "When you have a flaming hot donut in your hand and you're trying to eat it, you're not worried about 10 and 2." - Jase Robertson
- On work ethic: "Some people say I'm a dreamer. Others say 'If you fall asleep at work again we're going to have to let you go.'" - Si Robertson
- On pop culture: "I don't know about this 'Justin The Beaver.'" - Kay Robertson
And now you know how I occupy my vast amount of free time.