Let’s Look

Some of my favorite posts to read on a few of my favorite bloggers’ pages are when they post their “Let’s Look,” “Friday Favorites,” and “What’s Up Wednesday?” I love getting a glimpse into their lives and what they are up to. Erika and Shay posted a “Let’s Look” last Wednesday, but I was knee deep in 150 new students, so I thought I’d give it a try this week! Happy reading.

Each month, they link up with other bloggers and share about a topic. The topic for August is your favorite shows to binge watch.

For this to be my first “Let’s Look ” post, I must say the topic isn’t one with which I necessarily am successful. I’m not much of a binge watcher when it comes to television. Do I watch tv? Uh, yes! I just guess I’m at the point in my life where thirty minutes of television time is a luxury, so I watch one episode of something and probably end up falling asleep. Also, my kids seem to be around…all. of. the. time. And, since they are around, I’ve now realized how inappropriate most shows are that I watch..at least for 9 year olds…haha. By the time they get to bed or give me some peace and quiet, I’m about ready fall asleep myself.

That being said, off the top of my head, a few shows I have binge watched lately would be: Dead to Me and Ozark on Netflix and House Hunters on Hulu.

I can honestly say I did binge watch season one of Dead to Me. I had heard about it, and on Mother’s Day Sunday did what any good mom would do and asked for some quiet time. I headed to the basement and ended up watching five episodes in a row. I finished the other five episodes by the beginning of summer. I love Christina Applegate and the plot instantly drew me in. It’s definitely a dark comedy with some cussing (a girl after my own heart!), and (warning!) some R rated sections.

Jen is recently widowed and becomes friends with Judy, played by Linda Cardellini (who was on Netflix’s Bloodline which is another great series). Jen is obsessed with finding out who killed her husband while also working as a realtor, being a single mom to her two sons, and dealing with her mother-in-law.

I was thrilled to find out that there will be a season 2!

Travis and I started watching Ozark on Netflix last summer. Growing up in Missouri, I spent plenty of time going to the Lake of the Ozarks with my grandparents. I love seeing the scenery, but of course, I never came across the types of people Byrdes deal with on a daily basis. Being a child of the 80’s, I certainly heart Jason Bateman. He was definitely an 80’s crush of mine, and, fun fact, we share the same birthday!

The Byrdes have had to relocate from Chicago in order to right the wrongs of a money laundering scheme Marty’s involved in and end up working and being involved with other criminals of the Ozark area as well.

We watched season one pretty quickly last summer, but this summer have just started viewing season two due to lack of time (what else is new?!) Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve watched six of the ten episodes. Again, I’m excited that they are currently filming season three, and hope to watch it in 2020.

Besides lack of time, my other “issue” with binge watching is once I finish a season, it will be months until the next season comes out and I often forget what has previously happened. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and Google.

Oddly enough, House Hunters has become quite popular in our house latey. I remember back when I would watch this in my dorm room at college. Then, as adult, it was always on around 10:00 pm as I’d head to bed, so it was a good way to wrap up the day. About a year ago, Travis followed through with his “I’m going to cut cable” threat, and we now have Hulu. That being said, I didn’t really watch House Hunters anymore. Last month, I searched for it and watched a few episodes. It piqued Hayden’s interest, and it’s something we now watch together…and I’ve even caught him watching it on his own. haha.

Speaking of Hulu, when Travis said he’d looked into it last fall, he said, “Don’t worry, you can still watch the Golden Girls!” He knows me so well. I loved when GG would air on Lifetime in the morning and also at bedtime. These ladies are my fave. My kids could sing “Thank you for being a friend…” by the time they were three years old. This show is a forever classic, and I can easily watch multiple episodes at a time…and not worry about what my kids overhear. (Except for an occasional Blanche moment 😉

And, speaking of classics, I’m thrilled that Designing Women is coming to Hulu at the end of the month. Along with the Golden Girls, these ladies have my heart. Julia Sugarbaker is my fave probably because I am nothing like her and would give anything to be like her. She’s has a strong sense of self with a no nonsense attitude. Also, Annie Potts…need I say more? I love her too! All the ladies bring something to the table and make this show a classic. I can’t wait to binge watch it.

I have a note on my phone of books I want to read…it’s pretty long as I’m constantly adding to it. I also have a note of shows to watch such as Bloodlines and The Crown on Netflix. I watched season one of both and loved each of them …it’s just a lack of time at this point making it difficult for me to carry through with multiple seasons. Also on my list are You and The Americans. Now, if only I could find some more time…

What are some of your favorite shows to binge watch?

Happy Wednesday,

Jen

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