Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Television Dramas' Drama

Ok, here's the deal...nobody tell me how "Breaking Bad" ended for let’s say, the next four months. The problem is I never watched the first episode. It was one of many shows I wanted to follow. Television dramas are such a major life commitment and I’ve been burned so many times before. I faithfully tuned into “Lost” every week for six long years only to find out they were all dead the whole time. What?!? I enjoyed the run but dang, they were all dead? I’m sure I watched some of them die on the show, have babies, and fall in love. I felt the same as viewers who were in a long-term relationship with the “Sopranos” must have felt. Just kind of empty. “Grey’s Anatomy” also sucked me in for a few a while until it became so depressing I couldn’t shoulder their pain any longer. My brother bought me the collection of “Six Feet Under” for Christmas a few years ago. I watched the entire five seasons over Christmas break. It was wonderful, addictive, and I didn’t have to wait months to find out what would happen next. The producers of that show knew how to end a series with class and style, leaving the viewers content and fulfilled. That is when I decided it was the only way to enjoy long running series. I plan to get “Breaking Bad” on DVD so I can watch the entire five seasons in one marathon viewing. I just have to avoid all media, tweets, and conversations on the subject until then. “Dexter” is another show I am anxious watch and will have to catch up on its previous years. Since I have declared my abstinence from these life-consuming shows, I must reluctantly admit to accidentally watching the first episode of “Nashville” last year. That’s right, now I’m addicted, and the new season premiere is waiting patiently on my DVR at this moment. I really thought I could quit and walk away. It is like crack television, one hour, and I’m begging for more. There are shows I watch but if I miss an episode, it doesn’t throw the storyline into chaos. I’m a huge fan of “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Ellen,” “Duck Dynasty,” and “DWTS.” I love to laugh and each of these tickle my funny bone. I discovered another show that has been around forever but I’d never watched. “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood” is remarkably entertaining. I’d always thought it was one of those boring Sunday morning news programs. It is anything but boring. If you’ve never watched it, I highly recommend tuning in or DVRing it this Sunday. It is time well spent with great interviews from interesting celebrities, fun tidbits of information, and always ends with a peaceful scene from nature. Well, that’s it for today. Since I can’t talk to anyone that watched last night’s series finale, this was the best I could do for television talk today. Have a great week!

*Recipes You'll Wish You Didn't Know*
Santa Fe Soup
Ingredients
2 (15 oz. cans) Pinto beans
2 (15 oz. cans) Whole Kernel Corn
1 Pkg. Taco Seasoning
! Lb. Ground Beef
1 Can Ro-Tel
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
½ lb. Velveeta Cheese
Instructions
Brown and drain meat. Dice Velveeta. Mix all ingredients (Do not drain beans or corn) together in a large pot. Add meat and stir. Cook over low heat until Velveeta melts. Serve over crushed tortilla chips.

3 comments :

  1. ~I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect! ~

    Right back at you! This was a fun post. I'm glad you got a kick out of my blog.
    Have you seen the show Dead Like Me? It's from a few years back. You'll know by the opening credits if it's for you or not. (Reapers walking around an office, doing ordinary things.)
    Keep in touch. :)

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  2. I am the same way with shows - Hubby and I always wait and watch all at once. Hulu is a great place to find shows you've missed to catch up on. Next for us is "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men," and "Orange is the New Black."

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  3. I'm just now on episode 2 of season 2!

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