Tuesday, May 27, 2008

big ideas; requires a poll

Apropos of nothing (other than the mind-numbing business of counting down days until school is out), I have decided that I want to watch an entire series of something this summer. For a daily brain candy-indulgence, social & cultural enlightenment, and also a twisted sense of accomplishment.

I thought about "Sex and the City" because who doesn't want to be on that outrageous, glamorous bandwagon? But the answer is 'me.' I think I would just depress myself, coming to obvious terms with my lack of outrageous glamorousness.

So here are my top choices [I'm selecting just one series, because I truly do not want to be glued to the TV all day for two & a half months; just every weeknight]:
  • "Northern Exposure" - Part of the "Sex..." appeal was the appearance of adorable Cicely DJ Chris

  • "Angel" - Love "Buffy," it seems I should see the rest of the story (nothing to do with James Marsters as Spike of course)

  • "Deadwood" - I do love those cowboys...

  • "Oz" - It got so much buzz for being gritty & real; I might be feeling gritty this summer

So please exercise your right to vote on this very important issue (and there is always the write-in option, in case I've grossly ignored something extraordinary). You can use the official poll in the sidebar or just leave a comment. I love comments.

I appreciate your indulgence, and your patience with my vapid demeanor of late. [13 days]


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Might I suggest you consider "Weeds?" Now you do need to watch it after the kids go to bed, but . . . this series totally rocks. I think you'd love it. I did the first season last summer and am just waiting for the new one to be released.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I second the vote on Northern Exposure. That was a well-done show.

I've heard Arrested Development is awesome, and I bought the first two seasons on DVD to watch soon, but I can't give you a personal recommendation there.

I LURVE The Tudors and Dexter.

Cheryl said...

Northern Exposure was a HUGE favorite of mine, both for the quirkiness and John Corbett. Love Corbett, except when he wears mutton chops and tries to sing country music.

Karen said...

Oh I love Northen Exposure. Our dog's name is KBHR, pronounced K-bear. Those are the call letters for the radio station Chris in the morning is on. There began my love for all things John Corbett!

Kimberly said...

I've heard really good things about Weeds too.

And if you haven't seen it, I'd strongly recommend Lost.

Unknown said...

I am a total TV junkie, so you have come to the right place.

Grey's Anatomy.
Desperate Housewives.
Dexter. Justified serial killer..LOVE
Entourage. many hot guys, LOVE this one too.
Project Runway, or Top Chef, both rock!!

Ok, now you have LOTS to research.

brandy101 said...

My fave "tv-to-dvd" items have been

The Sopranos (which I find is actually FUNNY after repeat viewings.)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (omg, this is GREAT, funny, wacky, and adults-only. Highly recommended!)

Sex&The City (its ok; the characters are pretty vapid but the wardrobing is eye candy, as is Chris Noth, IMO!)

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? X-Files, X-Files, and more X-Files! The new movie is coming out in July and that is a fantastic series. :)

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Of course, I love Angel & Spike but here's more big ideas from you HBO pimp:

Six Feet Under & Sopranos

(I love them. With all my heart. Gritty and well written and often wrong.)

I also recommend, if you have spare time:

Dexter (only one season), Weeds (though I don't know if you would love that one; you get enough pot talk at school) and the X-files.

(I feel like such a TV loser. Such is the life of a wife with a traveling husband...)

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

DEFinitely Northern Exposure.

Janet said...

Dexter! I just finished watching the second season, and O.M.G.!!!

Mrs. G. said...

DEADWOOD-possible one of the most well written (and profane) shows ever-Mr. G. and I practically cried when we finished the entire series and realized it had been cancelled. I heart Trixie, the whore.

The Girl Next Door said...

Gilmore Girls - OMG possibly the funniest thing ever written. The timing is killer. My daughter and I were so hooked, when we finished season 6, I high-tailed it to Target RIGHT THEN and bought us season 7, a month before Christmas, and told her "pretend it's christmas, ok?" I shudder to think how much I have invested in that show. But so, so funny.

Lia Hollander said...

i tried to watch sex and the city. it made me bored and itchy.

i have no idea about the other ones, sorry. but i do agree with jenn (although I've never actually seen Weeds).

~michelle said...

I have the first two seasons of Deadwood... it's good, but a LOT of swearing, and nudity!! Course there is always the Simpsons! Ha ha ha!! Six Feet Under I hear is good. Why not reach back into your past & go for Twin Peaks?! Who Killed Laura Palmer? Do you know? I don't!! ;p Angel wasn't bad, since you are already addicted to Buffy....

Anonymous said...

Deadwood. (I want to watch too)


dkuroiwa said...

I'm so late for the party!!! I missed the poll but will give you my "2-cents" worth anyway...okay?
Personally...Northern Exposure was THE best show on TV...and yeah, Chris in the Morning was a good reason to to watch...no really...pause it and juuuuusssst looooook at him. yum.

How about shows like Dr. House (his sarcasm is just hawt!!) or Brothers and Sisters....I'm so far behind with shows over here....sad, isn't it?
Curb Your Enthusiasm is sometimes uncomfortably funny, but still funny!!! It's all ad-lib, which makes it even better!!!

Will definitely check out The Tudors this summer when we are "home"....thanks for that 'heads up'!!!

katydidnot said...

i don't know those. except northern exposure. i loved that dj. mmmm. and i know who james marsden is, he looks exactly like todd selby who i went to high school with. i dream of them both, still.


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