Saturday, July 16, 2011

Breaking Bad...and other shows

John - Jeff and I are both all caught up with the show. Can't wait to read your post on the previous seasons, and can't wait for the premier tomorrow night - should be excellent. Also, given your likeness for westerns and sci-fi (seeing as how you're watching BSG), are you a fan of the show Firefly? If you haven't seen it, I think you might enjoy it.

Other shows I've been watching lately:

Weeds - the seventh season is kind of off to a weird start. Season 6 was a huge improvement on the previous season, but now I'm starting to hate Nancy again. Andy hasn't been funny (the writers' fault) and Doug is joining Wall Street?? Definitely liking Cilas a lot more as a character (except for the modeling thing) but overall, not crazy about the new direction so far.

Curb Your Enthusiasm - I haven't started season 8 yet (I don't have HBO) but I can't wait to find the first episode on-line. I worship Larry David and can't wait to see him back in New York. Season 4 was the last great season for the show, but I don't think I'd ever want Larry to stop doing it. I'd miss him too much.

Twin Peaks - Currently re-watching this on NWI. Whether you're a fan of David Lynch or not, I think this is probably the most accessible thing he has his name tied to. I highly recommend it. Although extremely odd, the show is hilarious and well-written (even though there are times when it doesn't necessarily try to be well-written). If anyone has seen the show (besides Jeff), I'd love to discuss Big Ed, James Hurley, and the Black Lodge with you.

The Twilight Zone (original series) - Jeff and I are watching this on NWI and it's fantastic (I had only seen a couple of episodes until Jeff and I decided we would watch every episode in order). Hard to believe that a man from Binghamton could go on to create one of the greatest television shows of all-time. I really love Rod Serling - a brilliant guy and a great storyteller. And as Jeff pointed out to me, it's kind of odd that he never went on to become an actor or anything; he definitely has the persona. Anyway, I highly recommend this show if you haven't seen it or have only seen a few episodes.

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