Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Shit That I Dig (October 11)

So apparently, I am a person that hops on trends and kickass television shows four or five years late. I heard the buzz on Lost, checked out an episode and dismissed it. Four years later, I'm in...and a huge Lost nerd.

Similarly, I heard the buzz on Mad Men when it debuted. I checked out an episode. Didn't work for me. Fast forward four years, I'm browsing my Netflix queue, and what do you know, AMC has streamed Mad Men for the masses. I check out episode one and the next thing I know I'm spending my weekend just killing episodes like a gamer goes through Mountain Dew. I cannot explain it, but damn if this isn't one of the most amazing television series I've ever seen. The writing, acting, hell everthing about this show is just quality and compelling. Just watching it made me want to drink scotch and cheat on my wife (I have abstained from both, but, you know...). So that's why Don Draper is on my blog and heaven help us, I just ordered up HBO again, specifically to utilize HBO Go, to get The Wire and Game of Thrones. So watch out...


Kristin said...

The Wire will change your life. It is the highest bar in TV, but it will take several episodes for you to buy in...be patient. Then it will put a chokehold on you and never let go. It's the best writing, acting, stories, and Balitmore itself that are so compelling and yet you'll never want to go there, ever. You'll love it.

I've never seen Game of Thrones, but let me know if it's good.

Renee said...

Now that we will have known that we've both watched episodes of Game of Thrones, we'll never be able to look each other in the eye.