It is no secret that sitting and feeling my butt expand while watching TV is my favorite past time. If I could only watch TV while doing some sort of physical activity, then I would probably die from exertion. It was one of the tools that helped me get over the hump to the bigger mile runs early on in training.
However, when I needed to start taking it to the streets, I was really bummed and bored. Why can’t I watch TV while running outside? I mean yeah I guess I need to see where I am going and not get hit by cars, but other than that, why not?
My half marathon is this weekend, and to say I am dreading it is an understatement. I would be content just hanging up my runners pride at 10 miles, and be done with it. Beyond the physical exertion and just not ever getting a love of running, I get bored with the long distances. Music can only distract me for so long.
So, in an effort for me to keep living in denial for a few more days about what I have to do on Saturday, I just want to talk about TV…My first true love.
We are approaching our one year anniversary of cutting the cable cord. I know how could a self proclaimed TV-phile such as myself ever abandon the cable company. Well, the world is an oyster and streaming services are my pearls. The only hiccup to my otherwise flawless plan, have been the few quality shows on premium cable channels. You know Breaking Bad, Mad Men, anything on HBO and Showtime, etc. We can buy season passes for a lot of these shows, but if you do this with every premium show you might like, it ends up being as much as cable. We decided that we would only buy season passes for shows that we both love dearly. So far, we have only bought passes for It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League…I likes my comedies.
By cutting the cord, I have been able to enjoy shows that I have had in my “instant queue” to watch “when I have time.” Let’s face it. When you have a DVR filling up with trashy reality shows, you are never going to have time. I can promise you that I would have probably never seen an episode of Mad Men had it not been for our downsizing. Now I get to be amped about Mad Men being back, and actually being caught up to watch live (online the next day). It does suck when there are shows that I can’t stream and everyone is just gushing about it. That would be the only real negative that I see.
In addition to Mad Men, here are some shows I am watching or have watched over the past year, that I love!
- 30 Rock- yes my comedy nerd membership card should be revoked for the sheer fact that I did not watch this at all until this last year. Please forgive me Tina Fey!
- House of Cards
- The IT Crowd
- Peep Show – seriously stop reading my blog and just go watch this…
- The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret
- The Killing
- Breaking Bad
- The Kroll Show
- Broad City
- Hemlock Grove
- The Mindy Project (which has replaced New Girl in my heart. New Girl has been lame this season, and that is coming from a fan of Nick and Jess being together.)
Speaking of lame, my beloved Vampire Diaries and I are on a break. They have just pissed me off to the point I can’t stomach watching. I also think the story line this season has been majorly weak. Get your crap together TVD!
Next up on my “to do list” is:
- Bates Motel
- Veronica Mars
- Derek Season 2 (May 30th)
- Hemlock Grove Season 2 (July 11th)
- Orphan Black
- House of Lies
- Girls (I am covertly working on an HBO GO logon)
- True Detective
What are your favorite shows that you are watching/streaming right now? What are you look forward to tackling one day?