Television Musings

This Sunday, I’m participating in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Jana of Jana’s Thinking Place. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.


Over the course of the last year, David and I have watched a ridiculous number of television shows, courtesy of Netflix. We worked our way through the entirety of LOST, re-watched every season of Futurama and Weeds, skipped around in Parenthood and Torchwood, watched seasons 1-6 of Doctor Who and seasons 1-2 of The Walking Dead.

We actually purchased a season pass for The Walking Dead season 3 through Xbox Video (formerly Zune Video), so we’re current on that one (until tonight, of course).

We found ourselves clicking around for something new to watch last night, after the kids went to bed. David remembered seeing the trailer for Once Upon A Time, and we thought we’d watch the pilot episode and see if it grabbed our interest. It did… in one night (staying up way too late) we’ve watched 5 episodes.

Now, don’t shake your heads and think, “what a waste of time, watching all that TV”.

We are productive TV watchers. I knit, David draws. We have lively conversations between episodes about what just happened and what we predict will happen next. It’s become one of our favorite pastimes, actually… kind of funny for people who never watch current television and who haven’t paid for cable for as long as we’ve been together.

The best part? No commercials.

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • I love Once Upon a Time! Also Doctor Who, I haven’t really watched any of the other shows, but they’ve been on my radar of potential shows to watch for awhile! 🙂

  • We also watched Weeds, The Walking Dead, and Lost this year! We’ve been Doctor Who fans for much longer and keep up with it, too. We’ve never paid for cable and I don’t see why we’d ever need to. Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video keep us quite happy. 🙂

  • David used to watch Doctor Who, during the David Tennant seasons, but I never had until this past year. I got hooked pretty quickly… but I just can’t get used to the new Doctor. I loved the Ninth & Tenth Doctors. 🙂

  • The rest are all very good! LOST was long-winded and the ending wasn’t all that I wanted it to be, but it was still satisfyingly good. Futurama is irreverent but hilarious… one of our go-to funny shows. The Walking Dead — gory and a little disturbing but still great!

  • Yay, me too! I can’t say that to most people because they’re hardcore Eleven fans haha…

  • I had a little trouble with the transition to Ten… but I came to really love him. But Eleven… I can’t even pinpoint what it is I don’t like about him, but I just can’t make myself feel about him like I did about Nine/Ten.