I Have a Problem…

Hi.  My name is Emily, and I’m an addict.

Of the Netflix kind.

I don’t even know why we still have cable at this point, because all we watch on it regularly is The Walking Dead, Fixer Upper, and the local news for weather coverage.  Besides that, if it’s not able to be found through the Roku stick, we aren’t about it.  Pat even owns stock in Netflix, we love it that much.

For a long time, He and I would wait to watch things together, but ain’t nobody got time to sit down at night and watch a show that usually isn’t fit for children’s ears, so we’ve moved on to picking what we want and filling each other in.  So far, it’s worked amazingly.

He just finished Nurse Jackie, and I felt like I was right there with him over the few weeks it took him to go through it because of the updates he gave over dinner.  Good grief, Jackie!  You had me scared for a bit when you fell off the wagon… so many times!32ea8caed6303daae44d95e3dddb1f39

I just finished Mad Men.  Before that, I’d come across a really weird show from SciFi called Helix that was so bad I just couldn’t quit it.  It was only 2 seasons, so after about 3 weeks, I felt like I had to commit to something that would take longer to finish.

That’s when I hit play on Mad Men and became obsessed with that world.  I SO didn’t want to have to stop being a part of Sterling Cooper/Sterling Cooper Draper Price/ SC&P/ all the other ad agencies that were living it up in the Time Life building.

It took about 2 months for me to get through all 7 seasons, and I left feeling devastated about what happened to Betty, with a slight crush on Don, and totally in love with Joan Harris’ “I’m my own boss” attitude!  And the total show stealer has to be Roger Sterling.  Hilarious, smooth, so well dressed, and a bit of a pig.  He meant well, for sure.c0fe2742144d341973ce91624d536b3ce18791e3f4dea916d4f9e5725d4c198aenhanced-32099-1427224907-16

Do you ever finish a series and feel a little sad that you’re leaving the characters behind?

Shutup.  Yes, you do.

You become so engrossed in these lives and stories, and then all of the sudden, it’s over.  When I watched the series finale of Mad Men the other night, I immediately went to Google to find a list of what I should be watching next.  Then I went to my Que (or list?  I don’t think it’s called a Que anymore) and loaded that joker up with 7 more shows to keep me going.

I’ve been reading this book series since I was in college.  I think when I was introduced to it (code for When it Changed My Life) there were maybe 6 books out at the time.  These aren’t little books, either.  They would take me months to finish because I was still doing that whole college bit in between reading about Jamie and Claire, and their life together.  Most people thought it was a romance novel, but heck no!  It’s so much more than that.  Even the author keeps a joke tab on her site of all the places she finds her books.  Either way, she takes about 4 years to write the next piece of the story, and right now she’s all side tracked because they made it into a series on Starz.

I’m not mad at her.  But I have invested almost 10 years of my life into these stories, and I need book 9 YESTERDAY.

I digress.  But you know what I mean about being so apart of something, that when you finish that book or show, you just kind of go “Well, now what?”

Then, there’s always this struggle:  It’s hard to find shows that our bunch can watch with us.   We were really pleased to come across Once Upon a Time on Netflix.  Language was minimal, even though Margaret Hannah got in trouble at daycare last week for saying “What the hell do you think you are doing?” to Hank.  When he told me she’d said he, he said “She said it just like Regina says it to Emma all the time!”1d5e242c60a9ff1e0ba1c2a2efc139bb


But, as far as ugly words go, I guess that’s better than some of the other things she’s heard on the playground.  I was trying to not hurt myself from laughing so hard at her AND talk to her about why we don’t say things like that, when she yelled at Hank for telling on her.  He said “You did too say that, Marnana!!!” and without missing a beat, she followed that up with “No the HELL I DID NOT!”

Here’s where I’d post that emoji that cuts it’s eyes to the side.  That’s all I can do sometimes with these Feral children.

But back to Once Upon a Time.  I know that seeing real people dressed as a bunch of their favorite Disney & movie characters provided a way for the show to really hold their attention.  We got caught up with the 4 seasons on Netflix over about 6 months, and they’re already asking when we get to watch more since season 5 is currently on ABC.  May be a while on that one, so if you know any good family-ish shows we could all enjoy, let me know.


In the meantime, Pat and I are saving the new season of House of Cards to binge while I’m in the hospital with Porter, and I’m brushing up on all the lists out there about what to watch next.

Be sure to leave a comment on the post with some of your faves/recommendations.  We’re using every bit of that $7.99 a month subscription over this way!




4 thoughts on “I Have a Problem…

  1. 1) WHAT book series are you talking about that you’ve been reading since college?
    2) We’re cutting the cord on cable come April 15 (we’ve paid until then so we’re keeping it until then – the communications company isn’t getting any more of our money than they deserve), so we’ve been saving HOC for then and I’m so ready.
    3) I’ve got to watch Mad Men. I think I’d like it.
    4) Do you have Amazon Prime? They’ve got some super awesome shows on there that I’d absolutely recommend! Catastrophe is so great and the new season comes out Friday. Man in the High Castle is weird but really intriguing. I’ll have to think about Netflix shows to recommend and you keep me updated on what you’re watching!

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    1. 1. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. There are tons of novellas she’s written to hold everyone over in between the big books, so they’re are like 20ish books total. LIFE CHANGING!
      2. It’s actually cheaper to have internet if you have cable here. We’re still trying to decide about cutting that cord.
      3.I held my breath a lot during Mad Men because of how much the smoke mm but it’s sooooo good!
      4.We do Pime too, I just haven’t gotten into it as much. I only made it through about 4 episodes of Man in the High Castle, so I’ll give it another go.
      5.Maybe next post will be all my Netflix sugfestions.
      6.I miss your lists haha!


  2. Lord have mercy I can.not.explain. how much I loved Mad Men. My ex husband and I used to have this thing where we would ask “WWBDD?” (What would Betty Draper do?) in all kinds of situations. And I was more than obsessed with Roger Sterling’s silver-fox self! I think because I spent so many years in the advertising world that I romanticized that whole era. Sigh. I had a love/hate with every single character on that show, which made them all seem so real.

    Did you ever get into The Sopranos? Still one of my all-time favorite shows. But definitely NOT kid friendly! Also check out The Wire – gritty crime/cop show but also awesome!

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