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NetFlix Picks: Part II
July 23, 2014, 10:35 pm
Filed under: Movies, My I.Queue, Television


NetFlix Picks: Part I
July 18, 2014, 3:03 am
Filed under: Movies, My I.Queue, Television

I‘ve wanted to post my NetFlix queue for the longest time, but just never got around to it…until today. This is only 1 of 4. My queue consists of some favorites, some I’ve never seen and some that I even own, but am too lazy to load the DVD. There are others that just have beautiful poster art, and might be good and a few (2) religious/faith-themed movies that I know are going to be godawful (pun intended: “Will Sarah keep her babeh? Find out in Sarah’s Choice!” Gee, I wonder how it turns out?), so I’m just biding my time until I feel the need. The need for CHEESE! *Cue Top Gun theme music* Lots of documentaries, which I have to be in the mood for, some visual eyecandy (420), some cartoons, some classics, some noir, some guilty/not-so-guilty pleasures, some TV shows, etc. Maybe you’ll see something you didn’t even know was available! If you see any that you’d recommend, let me know which ones!

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Hail To The Beef
October 4, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Life, Television

Dammit! I would rekindle my relationship with TV during an election year. *sigh* I must admit, I’ve gotten burned out on the whole politics game. I’m just tired of it all. I have zero interest in “discussing” any of it with anyone (especially those people whose knowledge is strictly limited to sound bites and mediaspeak). I don’t have the patience/insight to play mentor, nor do I feel confident enough that I know enough about ALL aspects of “the issues” (which, let’s face it, never really change). Continue reading

Turning Over a New Leaf
October 2, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Technology, Television

One of the gifts a friend gave me was The Leaf HDTV Indoor Antenna. As you know, until recently, I haven’t had TV reception of any kind (local or cable) for the last 8 years or so. I used to have cable, but I was paying $100 a month for something that I rarely watched and/or was not that dependable (as far as reception et al). Couple that with the fact that I did not want to pay for a converter box (and yes, I’m aware of the the govt.-issued $40 coupon program). My solution: AppleTV + streaming NetFlix. It works for me. Continue reading

The Great Pumpkin Came Early!
September 19, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Spooky Stuff, Television

As you may or may not know by now, I don’t have cable or even local TV; no cable because I overpaid for it for years and never watched it, and no converter box because I don’t want to pay for it. So, if I’m ever whisked away in one of Texas’ notorious tornados, you’ll know why: I don’t watch the local news.

I do however, have streaming NetFlix, which I LOVE. For $8 a month, it can’t be beat…though I hear tales of a streaming RedBox is in the works. We’ll see. A lot of people bitch about there not being as much NEW, and I mean brand, spanking NEW content…and too much “old” content. Well, personally, that’s exactly one of the reasons I love it. It has lots of out of print (and often times, not even available in any format, be it VHS or DVD) movies that I like. Lots of 80’s, B movies and Film Noir. I guess I’m just not one of those people that’s all that wrapped up in having the new release du jour ready and available the hot second it hits the ground running.

Although I don’t really watch television, I do keep abreast of what’s new, in the public vernacular, etc. and have my favorites accordingly. Most of the time, it’s stuff that premieres during the Fall season, that I’m anxious to see…but not enough to watch it via the computer. So I wait. I patiently wait until they’re released to DVD -OR- premiere on streaming NetFlix. Most recently, seasons 1 and 2 of Pretty Little Liars became available and I went gaga over it. I know what I like, even if I haven’t actually seen it yet…if that makes any sense. Continue reading

Spice Girls
June 22, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Television

Being the homebody that I am (I hate the term couch potato), I keep abreast of most new NetFlix content. Well, I am happy to tell you that I recently noticed that there were “New Episodes” of Rosemary & Thyme! Until now, only Season 1 was available for streaming, but now, not just one but TWO more seasons have been added! *squeal!* And though the series is wonderful, it’s quite pricey to own on DVD. I lucked out once and found a few episodes at the pawn shop; have never seen it again, except for the likes of Barnes & Noble. It’s such a great show, especially if you love picturesque gardens/locales and mysteries. I highly recommend it.

I now have something wonderful to fill the gap until July 3rd, when Season 2 of Pretty Little Liars premieres on NetFlix.

Pretty Little Addiction
June 12, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Television

I readily admit that I was one of those people who was looking forward to the premiere of Pretty Little Liars… back when it premiered in June of 2010 (remember, I dumped cable years ago and now just watch streaming NetFlix & DVDs). Though I was not familiar with the series of books on which it was based, the premise looked like a lot of fun. Continue reading

Duggar Derp
February 21, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Rants, Television

*SIGH* Alright, I’ve been putting this off since before Christmas. I was initially going to title this post “Well, Kiss THAT Christmas Special Goodbye”. I chose this title because The Duggars used 2010’s holiday season to exploit their latest suckling. They were geared up to do the same last year, but, unfortunately (?) that baby didn’t make it. I put a question mark after unfortunately because maybe it was divine intervention; that baby dodged a huge, kooky bullet. Unfortunately, the public didn’t. Which brings me to this post: the exploitation of the stillborn fetus. Yes, you read correctly. Now you know why I couldn’t bring myself to post this around Christmastime. It’s both a downer on SO many levels (and those levels have sub-levels) and just a whole new plateau of ignorant.

Just an FYI before you make the jump, these pictures were pixelated on SO many sites, though I don’t find them all that shocking. However, I do find the fact that they were taken at all, much less exploited in such a gruesome way, somewhat shocking. Thanks for nuthin’, reality TV. Apparently this wasn’t enough to make the producers over at “The Learning Channel” (what exactly are we “learning” from this show?) head for the hills, since, according to IMDB, the show is heading into its 9th season. I’m all out of words to even talk about how tactless and sad this all is. Apparently “religion” can mask anything. *sigh* Train. Wreck. Continue reading

Missing The Boob Tube
February 20, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Television

October 10, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: Spooky Stuff, Television

I just found out about this new series, which premieres this Friday on NBC. I love the concept and the series looks great! Too bad I’ll have to wait until it hits DVD before I can watch it. I was more than a little surprised that Sean Hayes (├╝ber fruit ‘Jack’ from Will & Grace) is one of the Executive Producers. I’d always written him off as a one trick pony-archetype. Maybe he’ll surprise me, like 70’s pretty boy, Shaun Cassidy (of Hardy Boys fame) did when he produced one of my favorite TV shows of ’95, American Gothic. Continue reading