A couple of times a year I like to try to convince you that not all television is bad. I hear it all the time. “There’s nothing to watch on television“.
I am here to tell you, there is. There’s all KINDS of great stuff to watch on television. You just need to know what to watch.
I’m not arguing about the fact that there’s a lot of bad television out there. There is. But there’s a lot of jaw dropping, GREAT television too.
Call the Midwife is a period piece set in 1950’s East London.
It follows the life of 22 year old Jenny, a midwife who works out of a convent. The nuns’ midwifery clinic cares for the residents in one London’s poorest neighbourhoods.
The series is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth.
It’s SO good. Lesser known than Downton Abbey, but just as addictive.
You can buy Call the Midwife on Amazon.
I’m one of those people who had never heard of Scandal until Kerry Washington was nominated for an Emmy for it.
And even then I ignored it until I heard Tommy Smythe talking about it a couple of months later.
I don’t watch a lot of regular network shows so I didn’t have high hopes for for ABC drama.
I was wrong.
There are still moments I think it’s a little toooo network, but then I’m hit with a SHOCKER and I get over myself.
Scandal follows the professional and personal life of former White House employee, Olivia Pope. A scandal fixer. Someone the likes of Rob Ford could have used. I have to say they need someone new cutting their trailers though. Or someone new approving them, because the trailer below doesn’t do the show justice at all. But have a look anyway!
You can buy Scandal on Amazon.
Brooklyn 9-9 is the underdog of the bunch.
The show is the starring vehicle for Saturday Night Live alum, Andy Samberg.
The half hour comedy focuses on a police department just on the outskirts of NYC.
It’s ridiculous and stupid and funny. And it doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves for some reason.
You can buy Brooklyn 9-9 on Amazon
Winter is the time of year for television watching in my house. In the summer, I try to mash in an hour of television around 10:00 at night, once the chickens are away and it’s too dark to do anything outside.
But in the winter I’m capable of sitting on the couch and marathoning for 4 or 5 hours straight with a show I love. The fact that you can get in your pajamas once it gets dark out at around 5:00 makes sitting on the couch seem more acceptable too, so if I’m not working, television watching starts much earlier in the day in the winter. As does eating. A lot more food hoarding seems to go on in the winter. I’m like a chipmunk.
Yes I love reading. Yes I love music. But, yes I love television. I don’t care what form it comes in, just go ahead and entertain me.