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Season 1 Free for All

I actually was going to do a post on Sherlock Holmes and do a compare and contrast between Benedict Cumberbatch’s Holmes, to Jonny Lee Miller’s Homes to Robert Downey Jr’s Holmes to a Jeremy 1990s Holmes but I fell asleep during ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows’.  That doesn’t sound/look good for Guy Ritchie, but I’m determined to get through all this to write a comprehensive essay about Holmes (and I haven’t read the books) so I’m going to try to hit that deadline next week.

What I am going to talk about is Season 1 of a bunch of shows I have just watched.  I haven’t had cable or Netflix for about 9 months so I have a lot of catching up to do.  Here is what I have seen so far:

Season 1 of Arrested Development
Season 1 of The League
Season 1 of Dexter
Season 1 of Homeland
Season 1 of Portlandia
Season 1/2 of Whose Line is it Anyway (Brit version….this doesn’t get really good until Ryan Stiles joins the show)
Season 1 of Scandal

Out of all of them, I think my favorite one is Homeland.  My least favorite is probably The League…but that’s not saying much because I still enjoyed The League. However, I kind of dread having to go through ALL of these to get to Season 2.  Also, the boyfriend is plowing through Lost (he’s up to Season 5) and wants to plow through Fringe (although, I must say, I was somewhat disappointed with the last season of Fringe) so there is a LOT of television going on in the household.  Luckily, I’m on sabbatical (with 5 more days left before I go back to work) so I need to binge asap while I still have the opportunity.  I would have to say that the habit of binge watching started during two phases in my life: when I had no friends in high school and they would have those stupid Real World marathons on MTV and when I was in college and spent Thanksgivings by myself—but there was an X-Files marathon on TNT or A&E or something like that.

But, back to watching seasons. Instead of going on to Season 2, I’m still have a bunch more Season 1’s to go through.  The list is as follows:

Season 1 of Game of Thrones (I’ve watched 1 episode thus far)
Season 1 of Mr. Show (I’ve watched 1 episode so far)
Season 1 of Sons of Anarchy (no episodes watched)
Season 1 of The Wire (one episode so far)
Season 1 of Seinfeld (I know, I know….I’ve only watched a few episodes after coming home drunk from a party)
Season 1 of The Newsroom
Season 1 of Community

and THEN there are shows I haven’t even finished! The list is as follows:

Friends (I stopped watching at Season 6 when I went to college)
X-Files (I stopped watching at Season 7 when I went to college)
South Park (I stopped watching at Season 5 and watched intermittent episodes since college)
Grey’s Anatomy (Stopped at Season 5. I was kind of tired of the McDreamy/Grey love affair I think)

Lastly, the shows I am currently in the middle of:

America’s Got Talent (because of Howard Stern)
The Voice (I don’t know why I watch this. Mostly to see Adam Levin and Blake Shelton I think)
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show
Inside Amy Schumer
Breaking Bad

Hmmm….interesting, the shows I am currently watching are mostly reality or topical shows.

Damn, I wish 1. that I got paid to watch television and 2. I burned calories while watching television. I should probably get like an elliptical while watching these things.

Lastly, just to give you a taste of what kind of television I like, here are my top 5 favorite shows, that I finished in no particular order:

1. Six Feet Under
2. Lost
3. Fringe
4. The Cosby Show
5. Monk

Crap, the WGA just released the best written television shows of all time and Sopranos is number 1.  Now, I have to watch Sopranos? Argh! The things you do to be a master of the craft.

Do you think there is any television I am missing or do I have all the big ones covered? Please tell me I do, I’m going to start getting Sean Bean confused.  Also, I hope they have a game show regarding topical television shows, I would KILL that show.

I’m going to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live now. Heh.


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