This post should be titled: “Shows I Started Watching Only Because They Were on Netflix Instant, But Ended Up Really Liking,” but that seemed like a bit much for a header. When I moved to Madison, I downgraded from Dish Network to basic local channels to save money. The one exception to my budget was Netflix Instant, which I re-subscribed to and now use regularly. I started watching the following shows, as I said before, simply because they were readily available for viewing whenever I so pleased, and I ended up becoming a real fan of each.
Are you kidding me? I was feeling like the last person in all of America and the UK who wasn’t watching Downton Abbey, and I have no idea why it took me so long. I finished the first season in a couple of days and the second in about a week, but I am taking a little breather before the third. No spoilers, please!
A bit different from Downton–but still very entertaining–is The League. I wasn’t sure I would enjoy it, but now I’m hooked. What drew me in was my love of Chicago-based sports comedies (i.e. My Boys), and my even greater love of Mark Duplass.
I had heard so many good things about Louie, and it was worth all the hype. Honestly, the first time I saw Louis C.K. perform on anything was as Leslie Knope’s love interest on Parks & Recreation. He was great there, but he’s amazing here.
The next show I start from the beginning will probably be Breaking Bad, which I’ve been meaning to watch for a while. Any other suggestions?