Monday, May 20, 2013

What I'm Watching: Spring Fever

Does anyone else dislike this twelve episode television season trend that seems to be everywhere? It's not enough if you really like a show, and by the time the shows come back on the air I don't remember anything that has happened. My favorite of the twelve episode shows right now is Bates Motel. Of course I'm a fan of "Psycho," but I think the show has some great expanded characters and surprising plots. And it's got that  lovely dash of weird to it.

Here's a list of what else is on my DVR these days:

Dukes of Melrose - I have a tendency to watch shows about fashion which is semi-ironic considering how I dress (or maybe I just feel that way now, while I rotate the same three pairs of pants throughout my pregnancy). This one is fun due to the history of the vintage clothing, the massive amounts of money people will spend on clothes, and the great owners of the store. The season ended recently, and I hope Bravo renews it.

Game of Thrones - I blogged a little about this before, how I am just so easily confused. Last night cracked me up when three new dudes showed up and introduced themselves, and their names were so ridiculously complicated. I wish everyone on the show had names like "Fred" and "Mike" so I could keep track better. It drives me crazy when I feel like I'm almost getting into the show, and then they show the "Only two episodes left!" preview for the following week. I guess that means True Blood should be on soon.

XOXO Betsy Johnson - Again with the fashion. I have only owned a few Betsy baubles, but I think she's fabulous and interesting. It's so strange to watch her daughter try to start "her own" fashion line (I put that in quotes, since her daughter does not use a) any of her own money or b) even her own drawings). How does someone with such a creative mom seem so uncreative?

Supernatural - I've been watching this throughout my pregnancy whenever I'm on the treadmill. I'm almost finished with seven seasons! And there's one more on tap from this past year. Plus, it's been renewed! I like the show a lot. The brothers are sweet, and I'm a sucker for a paranormal road trip (or any road trip, for that matter).

Fashion Police - More fashion! Joan Rivers is amazing, so I watch more for her than anything.

I'm sure there are other shows on the DVR, but I can't be bothered to go up the stairs to look. I'm 33 and a half weeks pregnant, the same number of weeks that my daughter was born 4 and a half years ago! So this is pretty much as pregnant as I've ever been. Stairs are not my friends. Neither are ankles. TV, however, suits me just fine. Any suggestions for shows I should be watching?


Betsy said...

I love Game of Thrones (and True Blood) but since we don't have HBO, I wait until we get the new seasons at the library. I started watching Season Two of Game of Thrones and was SO confused for the first couple of episodes. I kept thinking Theon Greyjoy was Jon Snow (don't know how I kept mixing THAT up!) and I'm never 100% sure who Robb Stark really is hard sometimes. Everyone has crazy names (so many Lannisters and Barathians!), tons of relatives, and they are all dressed alike. I am really nervous about getting Season 5 of True Blood because I really don't remember what happened at the end of season 4. It was just so long ago.

Julie H said...

I heard that Game of Thrones was the most illegally downloaded show recently. You can't read any magazines or go on the internet half the time if you watch shows after the fact, unless you don't care about spoilers. I hate them! I'm glad to know I'm not the only person who has no idea what- or who!- is going on!