I think I’ve used this song title before, but right now I don’t care because Ned’s Atomic Dustbin has two (2!) bass players. And I love that. So I’ll gladly use it again.
She said, she said
‘You don’t know shit,
Because you’ve never been there’
She turned upon him,
I used rarely watch TV. And even now, I still rarely watch it in the traditional sense, but I have become addicted to “binge watching” series.
And, frankly, it has become a bit of a problem.
It started out innocently enough, watching “Better Call Saul” with a friend. But since that was a prequel to “Breaking Bad” (a show I’d never watched), I felt a little lost. To be fair, I wouldn’t have felt that way had I started wacthing “Saul” alone, but since I was watching with a devout “Breaking Bad” fan, I knew I had some work to do.
So when I would be home, after work, I started watching “Breaking Bad” at my little workstation in the garage. And not just an episode or two per night, but usually at least four. Most times more.
And when I was done with that show? I moved on to “The Wire”. After that? “The Sopranos”.
Meanwhile, while at my friend’s house, we watched “Stranger Things”. And when we were done with that, we started “Narcos”.
I ended up watching the rest of “Narcos” at home. I’m all caught up until the next season. So then I did the same with “The Americans”. Again, I am all caught up on that show until the next season.
In between those two, I watched the entire “Treme” series. Really enjoyed that one, and it was quite the departure from my other shows because I don’t think it contained a single violent death. But it did have a ton of cool music.
Took him by the hair
Spun him round about,
Laughing as he fell about,
Sat down for a drink
I tried a Netflix original show called “Longmire” (set in Wyoming, a state I love), and I liked it, but it was more like a “normal” TV show. It was wrapped up in an hour or so, and the next episode was all about a new story. And my addiction was about the serial story. A beginning in season 1, a conclusion in season 4 or later.
So now – seriously, as I’m tying this – I’m watching another Netflix original called “The Killing”. It’s only about three and a half seasons, and I’m almost done now. (The season 3 finale kind of ruined my love of this show, but I’m sticking with it. Never say never, and all.)
But after this show (about 2 and a half more episodes)? I’ve got a giant bag of nothing.
I have Amazon Prime, I recently subscribed to NetFlix, and now I am seriously considering Hulu just for more options. (Plus, Hulu has that Stephen King miniseries 11/22/63 and I LOVED the book). In other words, I’ve got problems.
Mainly, what should I watch next?
In her father’s favourite chair
Kill your television
– “Kill Your Television”, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin