Friday, April 17, 2015

7 Quick Takes: What I've Been Watching

Joining in the taking of quick fun with our lovely host, Kelly...

I was going to title this one "Why You Should Watch What I'm Watching", but then I would have to convince you to watch these shows. 
And what if you hate the shows and that leads you to question my taste? 
Or, (even worse!), what if you love all of my suggestions and I have to come up with 7 more shows? 

Stop the insanity.

I don't know your life.

You do you. 

Here are 7 shows I've been enjoying (no pressure!)....

1) Drunk History. Holy wow. Kyle and I are only 2 episodes in, and we've pulled
muscles from laughing so hard. The basic premise is that the host (creator?) gets historians drunk and has them narrate a portion of history. He then gets pretty well-known actors to lip sync the narration and act out the story. It's insanely funny and really quite a creative idea. You can find it on Amazon Prime.

2) Friday Night Lights. When this show first debuted in 2006, I was taking a break from all TV, so I missed out on it. But, thanks to Netflix, I have discovered why people loved it so much. If anyone else was also living under a rock in 2006, let me sum it up for you by saying: Texas high school football, relationship drama, Connie Britton hair.

3) White Collar. Another Netflix recommendation that is perfect for when you want to watch something clever, yet not too heavy. The show revolves around an FBI agent who catches his archnemesis and then has him released into his custody to help solving white collar crimes. (Bonus: Kelly Kapowski is in it!)
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4) The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Ok, Netflix was having a really great day when it decided to start producing its own shows. Kimmy Schmidt is written and produced by the hilarious Tina Fey. Kimmy was kidnapped at 15 by the leader of a cult and kept in an underground bunker with 3 other women for 15 years. Then, they are rescued and this is where the show begins. Sounds scary and depressing, right? NOT AT ALL. It's written as a comedy, and, man, does it deliver. As the kids say: this show is on fleek! Image result for unbreakable kimmy schmidt

5) The Middle. I try to catch this one "live" every week on Wednesday nights on ABC. I started watching because I love Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), but I continued because it's funny, true-to-life, and has a truly talented cast. Image result for the middle

6) The Goldbergs. I'll be honest: this one is not gonna be for everyone. Kyle and I like to watch it (Wednesdays on ABC) because it's based on the true life family stories of the show's creator who grew up in the 80s. It's a little piece of nostalgia with a side of funny. Image result for the goldbergs

7) Mountain Men. I blame Kyle for this one. He got me hooked on this (both Amazon and Netflix have it) reality series. It focuses on 4 or 5 separate men who have chosen to live in various mountainous areas around the U.S. Im pretty sure we watch it to cheer for the 1 guy we sorta like, and to laugh at the rest of those idiots. Because, really? They are not the brightest bunch.
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Eustace is NOT the guy we cheer for...ever.
So, what about you? What are YOU watching? 


  1. Drunk History will probably be enjoyed most by my history loving husband. I've been a White Collar fan for years! Mozzie!!! Actually, Peter is my favorite! Watched Friday Night LIghts on Jessica's recommendation and loved it but started talking like a hick again so I don't know that my family will let me re-watch it. One little fun fact… the real team that the book is based on (The 1988 Permian High School Panthers) was the team that beat my high school football at state just three years later (27-14). Love, love, love Kimmy Schmidt! I watched The Middle when it first started, but the kids annoyed me so much, especially the oldest son, maybe it's because my oldest son was nothing like him. It felt too much like a stereotype. And your last two are new to me so I might have to give them a try. Right now, I'm watching old Doctor Who episodes while I exercise but something new might help boost my energy levels! Thank you!!! Since I know you wrote this list just for me! ;)

    1. Charlotte,
      If you didn't love The Middle, you probably would also not love my other "funny favorite" of Malcolm in the Middle. (But, maybe I'm wrong!)

      My favorite on White Collar is also Peter! I really love his and El's relationship.

      Also, that tidbit about your high school? AWESOME!! I'm jealous. And I had no idea that the show was based on a true story! Derp.

  2. I liked some of the characters in The Middle. I can take Malcolm in the Middle in small doses, but my husband loves it!

    The book (non-fiction) was based on the team, the movie was loosely based, I think, and the TV show was barely based on the original team. The state championship game that is shown in the movie was really a semi-final game and they did lose that game. Permian did go on to win a state championship the next year (1989) and then again in 1991 (which was when they beat our football team 27-14). They were already legendary by then though (and undefeated). I remember their "Mojo" chants and remember thinking that our team was just awed to be in the championship game with them. Yes, Texas high school football really is as important to most Texans as it is in the show.

  3. I love all of these shows! Drunk History is probably the most hilarious concept in the world!