Best Friend and I have been on a serious TV-watching jag — going out often isn’t in our budget — and we’ve been marathoning several awesome series. I haven’t felt much like reading recently (how lame, right?) so I’m also revisiting some of my personal favorites.
Archer – An FX adult cartoon all about super spy Sterling Archer and ISIS, the company for which he works. Absolutely rude and violent and hilarious. First four seasons are on Netflix.
Better Off Ted – A show about a nice guy who heads the R&D department of a soulless corporation called Veridian Dynamics. The company is always inventing ridiculous, dangerous things and finding new ways to exploit their employees, and Ted is the only person standing in its way. An off-beat, absurd workplace comedy. I hate that it was cancelled after only two seasons, but they’re both on Netflix and lots of fun to revisit.
Parks and Recreation – Best Friend and I tried starting this series sometime last year, but the humor felt too much like The Office, awkward and uncomfortable. Then we watched some episodes from season three that were really great, and realized we’d just have to muscle through the first few episodes. Now we’re both completely hooked, powering through almost five seasons over the course of a few weekends.
Sherlock – Doyle’s short stories weren’t my favorites, but I do love the Holmes character. BBC’s modern adaptation is all the rage; I love the casting choices and the show’s intelligence and wit. This is the only show I tune in to watch at original air time.
Swamp People – This one caught me off guard too — each episode is essentially the same (put out lines, catch alligators, shoot alligators, profit), yet I can’t stop watching. The producers do an amazing job of storytelling, bringing out details of the hunters’ lives and making the show about more than just shooting. I’m watching a marathon on the History channel as I type this.
What shows, old or new, are you obsessed with?