Thursday Things: Netflix Shows

With baseball now in the postseason, and sadly coming to an end soon, Netflix is coming back into my life. All spring and summer, I’ve been watching the Royals play, nearly every night. And my poor Netflix account has been collecting dust, as it were. Over the last few weeks, though, I’ve been getting back into Netflix. Today, I have a couple shows to share with you for Thursday’s Things (today isn’t Thursday’s Three, because I only have two!)

I like to watch one or two shows at a time, it’s hard for me to simultaneously watch more than that. I recently finished Bloodline, which was strangely addicting. I have two shows, now, that I’ve recently began watching on Netflix, that I just can’t get enough of. Now, both of these shows have been around for a bit, so don’t judge me for jumping on the series’ late.   First, Scandal. I have finally started watching Scandal, and can’t get enough. As of last night, I am 4 episodes into season 2. I don’t know how I didn’t find this show sooner. I love the politics, the drama, and Kerry Washington. I am in love with this show, and can’t look away when it’s on. It’s smart and elegantly crafted, and I love learning a little more about each character every episode. Second, Parenthood. Thanks so much to my sister, who is watching this show, and wanted to watch it while I was visiting last weekend… I have watched parts of season 4 and 5, and now, must start at the beginning and catch up, because I’m fully invested now. I have heard people talking about watching Parenthood, and just by the name, kind of assumed it was some sort of reality TV show following parents, or something. I didn’t realize it was a series.    Just about the only show I watch week-to-week is The Big Bang Theory, which I really enjoy, but the drama and intelligence in Scandal, and the heart-string-pulling relationships in Parenthood give me something that The Big Bang Theory, as a 30 minute comedy, just can’t.

Some of my other recent favorites are House of Cards, The Fall, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black. I’d LOVE for you to share your favorite shows with me, because once I binge watch my way through Scandal and Parenthood, I’ll need new shows!! 

Thursday Thoughts: February 19

Over the last weekend, James and I celebrated Valentine’s Day, and our 11th year together.  I forgot to post this picture, it’s from dinner at The Well, I was presented a rose when we walked in the door.  It was a nice touch by the restaurant.

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Also over the weekend, we found this most amazing little pet tie for Jasper.  He wasn’t too sure at first, but once treats were introduced, he wore it like a little gentleman.  Jasper is officially the most dapper cat ever.

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James and I have been wanting to watch Sherlock for a while now, and finally sat down and watched the first 3 episodes (season 1) this week.  To say we love it is an understatement.  We both like Sherlock Holmes stories, though I think James has more history with the stories.  Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are a great team, and we can’t wait to watch the 2nd and 3rd seasons – each season is only 3 episodes, but the episode are about an hour and a half long.  It really feels like a series of movies more than a British TV show.  It’s on Netflix, so if you haven’t watched it and like Sherlock Holmes stories, Benedict Cumberbatch, or british accents, you should really drop what you’re doing and watch it now.  You can thank me later.

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I found these little gems at Target the other day.  I love bel Vita breakfast biscuits, and usually have them for breakfast most days on my way to work.  These are itty bitty baby bite sized biscuits.  I found the mixed berry and the chocolate bites, and they are both pretty tasty.

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I am finally feeling better, after battling bronchitis for over 10 days.  I still have a bit of a lingering cough, especially after I run and when I wake up, but I feel tons better than I did last week.

Tomorrow, if the weather holds out, James and I will go home for the weekend to see our parents and grandparents.  We haven’t been home since Christmas.  It’s hard to believe that Christmas was already 2 months ago.  I’m excited to get a hug from Mom and Dad, to drink a snowball, and to meet Mom and Dad’s new little fur baby, Gordon.

Have you seen Sherlock?  What other “must see” shows should we add to our list?