A couple of Underrated Shows

January 28, 2017

I promise I will get to the subjects I teased very soon, but I just want to quickly talk about two shows I’m loving right now.

1. Nashville: I watched several episodes of the first season by accident – one of those too-busy-or-lazy-to-change-the-channel situations where a show I regularly watch was on before it. I definitely enjoyed it, despite my history of not being a country music fan. Not only is the music on this show absolutely stellar) but the performances and writing are great.

I admit I haven’t kept up with the show since the early days, but I’ve gotten back into it this season, and it’s still great! Definitely worth a watch, if you’re looking for a new show.

2. My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I heard about how good this show was a couple of years ago on some random NPR podcast I was listening to. I never got around to actually checking it out until one of my local channels recently decided to start airing two episodes every weekend.

It’s amazing and I was hooked from minute one. It’s hilarious, clever, quirky, musical in a way that even non-lovers of musicals will appreciate (the musical numbers are unorthodox and awesome), and the characters, while all flawed, are super likeable. I’m still on Season 1, so there’s still time for the characters to start getting on my nerves…but that inevitably happens with most great shows anyway, right? Just trust me on this, and check it out.

P.S. Rachel Bloom (creator, writer and star of the show) is super talented and hot as hell. Women who are both funny and hot are my faves. 😍


Am I snootier than I realized?

January 22, 2017

I’ve always been known to appreciate the finer things…nothing new.

But I always watched Frasier (one of my favourite sitcoms of all time) with a certain degree of separation …I always felt that the Crane brothers were in a completely different spectrum from me. I always thought myself to be much more tolerant and more laid back.

I’m definitely more laid back and definitely not as tightassed as Niles or Frasier are…I maintain that assertion. But I am now seeing some similarities that I’m not entirely proud of…

I went out to dinner with my father recently and it occurred to me that I (with my dad) am basically the Crane brothers with Martin, minus some of the major bitchiness. Niles and Frasier are definitely bitchier than I am. But still… I get super embarrassed and impatient with my dad when we eat out. I always feel like he’s oversharing with the restaurant staff, and he never quite gets it when I try to share anything from my true culinary heart with him.

Either way, the more I rewatch the earlier seasons of Frasier, the more I realize how similar I am to the two biggest tightasses in TV history (mostly only to do with restaurants).

I love them, but YIKES.