Thursday, December 13, 2012

Late to the party

by Julie Hyzy

First - huge thanks to Anita Joy for the pumpkin scone recipe she shared in the comments last week. I couldn't respond until today, but wow... this one sounds great. I will definitely give it a try next time I have a Queensland Blue "Pumpkin" - not squash <grin>!

Now, to today's post:

I'm way behind. Waay behind.

One of my all-time favorite TV shows is Star Trek: The Next Generation. Do you know when I started watching it? Around season 4.

My number one, all-time favorite TV show is The Dick Van Dyke Show, but I didn't start watching that until it was in reruns.

And Battlestar Galactica? Awesome series. It ran from 2004 - 2009. We watched it last year.

We're trying to keep up, though. Really. One of our current favorites is Castle. I am absolutely loving the interplay between that "ruggedly handsome" writer and Detective Beckett. The thing is, we Netflix the series, which means we're always one season behind. With Castle, I could DVR current episode (headslap... this just dawned on me last week), but with other shows we enjoy, like Dexter, for instance, that's not an option. He's on HBO, or one of those other premium channels. We don't get any of those.

Oh, and Downton Abbey? Same thing.

The thing is, we both really enjoy watching all these shows at our convenience. When we used to make time for Survivor, or Lost, we had to make sure we were at home, in front of the TV at a certain time on a certain day. Netflix has changed all that for us, and I have to say I love it. Who cares if we're a little bit behind, right? 

What about you? Do you watch TV shows as they air, do you tape/DVR them? Do you rely on Netflix? Or do you eschew television altogether?