I don’t really watch tv. My father watches his crap 24-7 (wrestling, Mike Holmes repeats, and the snore-fest Blue Bloods), and since that is about the only thing in life he does I let him have at it in peace. Plus, the first couple of times I did decide I wanted to watch something, I had to explain to him what I was watching, what it was about, what was happening, what everyone just said, and “no, that is not Hulk Hogan” was said way, way too many times. I usually made it about 15 minutes before I gave him back the remote so he could watch whatever masterpiece he was missing. Basically, I gave up, and now I just pick up blu-rays of shows I like and marathon them. It should be said, I do have more than one tv, but if I go to another room to watch something he thinks I am angry/sick/worried/tired, and yells every few minutes to see what I am doing. I have been known to yell back “water skiing”. It got old.
But a couple of days ago, I decided to try Sense8 on Netflix. I actually had two whole hours by myself, and thought I would turn on a non-wrestling tv show. I didn’t really know much about it other than it was quite hyped, but I really, really liked it. It isn’t for everyone, I know (and I definitely will NOT be watching it with dear daddy around), but so far I am hooked. I am trying to pace myself, but I can see me wrapping up the first season in the next couple of days and actually doing a rewatch, too. It is a bit of a mind bender, and highly sexual, but I can’t wait to see where things are going.
I am late to the game, since it came out I think in June, but I don’t know any “real life” people who have watched it at all (er, or maybe they just won’t admit it?). I also have a big love for Bitten, flaws and all, and I finally managed to watch Breaking Bad, which was great. I am way behind on True Blood, Arrow, Vampire Diaries, and pretty much everything else, but I am trying to get back into things.
Has anyone else checked this one out? If not this one, what other shows have you hooked?