TV roundup

Aug. 18th, 2013 10:52 pm
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I thought of maybe doing something more structured, like the weekly reading posts, but I don't always have things to say about every new episode of stuff that I watch, so instead I'll just do a big dump of stuff I've watched lately (where by "lately", I mean in the past several months, I guess). I tend to mention stuff in passing occasionally, but I thought maybe a more detailed post might be fun (I really enjoyed [personal profile] thingswithwings's giant TV report she did a while back).

Orange Is the New Black
Dramedy about life in a women's prison )

Call the Midwife
Midwives in 1950s London )

Pretty sure everyone knows what this one is about )

The Fosters
Teen/family drama about an interracial lesbian couple and their kids )

Poor family struggles to get by while dealing with drunken deadbeat dad )

Whew! That was a lot of writing! I actually have more shows I wanted to talk about, but they are all anime, so I will save that for another post!
torachan: john from homestuck looking shocked (john shocked)
1. Day off tomorrow. Excite!

2. Thank god for energy drinks. I didn't sleep well last night (or rather, this morning). I didn't have that much trouble falling asleep, but I woke up several times in the early morning super hungry and unable to get back to sleep because of hunger pains. But I also didn't want to get up and really have a full meal because I worried it would wake me up too much and make me unable to get back to sleep. So I got up the first time and had a banana and some milk. But then woke up again not that long after, so I got up again and had a small bowl of cereal. Then I woke up again ten minutes before my alarm and my stomach was still hurting and I felt weak from hunger. wtf? It's not like I'd skipped meals the day before or anything! Ugh. So I was super tired when I went into work, but bought that lemon tea Monster that I got hooked on when we had them on sale last month (regular price after tax & crv is $2 though ugh ugh ugh) and that perked me up for the rest of the day.

3. I actually managed not to have any soda today. I'm really trying to stop again, and while I did have the energy drink, which means I didn't avoid caffiene altogether, I did avoid the carbonation, which has been giving me trouble as well.

4. Oh, and speaking of sleeping, I do think the new bed has been making it easier to get to sleep? I still have trouble, because my problems were not just about the horrible old bed, but the uncomfortable bed was definitely contributing and I feel like it's been a bit easier to fall asleep now that I've gotten used to the new bed/mattress. (Which I really like, btw! I am pleased with that choice!)

5. I tried out a couple new (to me) shows lately based on this TV roundup by [personal profile] thingswithwings. My Mad Fat Diary sounded really interesting when I read about it, but I just couldn't watch it. I made it through the first episode, but had to pause about a million times, and I gave up partway through the second. I just couldn't take watching her be awkward and try to make friends. Too close to home.

I did enjoy the first season of Call the Midwife, though, and tonight downloaded the Christmas special and season two.


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