Hey, blog readers! (I switched it up there, I hope you don’t mind.) The truth is, that title is probably a bit of an overstatement, but probably not by much! Recently I’ve become swept up in watching quite a few television shows, but I’ve had a hard time keeping up with some of them because of school. Now, suddenly, school is nearing its end for the summer, and netflix and my DVR are whispering my name.
Recently I began searching for a replacement show to help fill the void that the Walking Dead left with its season finale. That’s when I stumbled upon Game of Thrones. In reality I had given this show a shot before, and while I found it interesting, I hadn’t quite been pulled in the way I thought I would be. That’s when a friend at the school gym mentioned the show to me, reminding me that it existed. After that, every free moment I had was taken up by the show. As the character Ben says in Parks and Recreation, “They would never cancel Game of Thrones! It’s a cross-over hit. It tells real human stories in a fantasy setting!” I’ve seen every episode of the show now, and that means I had to find a new show to watch!
I mentioned this to my girlfriend, and she recommended I watch the show Arrested Development. This is another show that I had watched before, but never finished. I had heard a lot about the comedy over the internet and from friends. The show was cancelled after its third season, which angered a lot of viewers. Now, after seven years, the cast has reunited for a season, which is airing on Netflix at the end of this month. The writing and acting in Arrested Development is brilliant, and I’m already halfway done with the second season. Which means I’ll need a new show to watch soon…
I recently saw the new Star Trek movie…twice. It was brilliant! I have fond memories of watched Star Trek: The Next Generation as a child, so I have always had a vague understanding of the franchise. This reboot series has proven to be a great addition to the universe, and it has gotten me in the mood to watch Next Generation once again. Watching this show will be a massive undertaking though, so I will have to really commit to it this summer!
What shows are you currently watching? Do you have any favorite television shows you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!
Song I’m blogging to: “You Only Live Once” by The Strokes.