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: ewan mcgregor pulling his glasses down to look over the top (ewan glasses)
1. My cold seems to be gone already. Glad it stayed just a tiny one. (On the other hand, as soon as my cold was over, my hips decided to hurt really badly yesterday and today. It seems like lately it's been one thing after another. *headdesk*)

2. I got so much done at work today! Still nowhere near actually catching up, but I am very close to being done with all the June invoices, at least. And while I don't usually have a lot of time on Wednesdays to do paperwork, I'm hoping to get the last bit of June done tomorrow, so I can at least not be more than a full month behind. :p

3. Speaking of work, they hired another new girl today. The guy they most recently hired is really not working out, plus the wee high schooler they hired quit already, so we're back to being short-handed. This girl seemed nice, so I hope she works out.

4. We have these really delicious daifuku on sale this week and I've gotten totally hooked. They're big ones (like the kind you buy in a single-serving package), but come five in a bag and the sale is $2.89 or something like that, so it's a really good deal considering they single-serve ones are a dollar or more each. Tomorrow is the last day of the sale, but assuming we have any left, I'm probably going to buy another bag or two. ^_^;;

5. I watched two more episodes of Orange Is the New Black tonight and it's definitely better than the first episode. The annoying well-off white girl is still the main character, but just like the first episode focused on her backstory, the rest of the episodes seem to be focusing on other inmates' backstories. And the main character has grown on me some.
torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
1. I got a package from Irene in the mail today. :D Among other things, it contained some Jaffa Cake-like cookies with black currant jam in them.

2. Mikawaya Exottics ice cream is on sale again at work this week and since I tried (and loved) the plum wine and taro ones last time, this time I decided to try the yuzu and ginger ones. I had some of the yuzu one tonight and it was so good! Though I still think taro is my favorite.

3. I finally got past level 88 of Candy Crush today. I'd been stuck on it for way too long.

4. I started watching Orange Is the New Black finally. Only watched the first episode tonight, which was okay, but not what fannish osmosis had led me to believe. I'm hoping that with the intro out of the way it will be less focus on the "oh poor me" well-off white lady and more of an ensemble. (I knew it was based on her memoir, so I expected that she would be a character, but wasn't expecting it to be all her, all the time.)

5. Not a hugely productive day at work today, but I did get a fair amount of stuff done.


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