My Time on the Couch: The Watchlist

It’s no exaggeration to say I’ve watched a lot of television since being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the beginning of February. I’ve been clearing the backlog on my DVR of things like CBS’s Person Of Interest (the whole season), Fox’s Alcatraz and Discovery’s Gold Rush, but I have also been getting my money’s worth (and more) from both my NetFlix DVD queue and my Instant Watch Queue. Below is a list of the DVD’s I’ve gotten, followed by the movies I’ve streamed.

A few notes:

1) This does not include every movie we’ve streamed in the house because my kids watch a lot that way. It also doesn’t include the movies we got for my kids which I watched part of, or movies or shows I watched part of and turned off because they were so bad I couldn’t watch any more.

2) In general, the movies I have been getting are ones that are on the queue that I put on which my wife doesn’t have any ambition to watch. i.e. I can watch it while she’s working and she won’t miss it. This also means that I’ve watched a fair amount of crap, so the average score here is on the low side.

3) The numbers in ( ) after each movie / show is my rating (1-5), but the numbers in [ ] are the number of episodes or parts I have seen in the last 6 weeks.

4) I’ve bolded the ones I think are extraordinary, must watches. Make sure these are on your queue and you watch them soon.

DVD

  • Unknown (2)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (3)
  • Bridesmaids (2)
  • Roving Mars (3)
  • Pirate Radio (2)
  • The Express (2)
  • Sharpe 4: Sharpe’s Enemy (2)
  • Abduction (1)
  • The Aviator (3)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (1)
  • Hang ‘Em High (2)
  • Drive (2)
  • Coach Carter (3)
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (3)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (2)
  • Ninja Assassin (1)
  • The Dark Knight (3)
  • PU-239 (3)
  • The Switch (3)
  • Despicable Me (2)
  • The Ghost Writer (3)

Instant Watch

  • If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (4)
  • Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2)
  • Battle Beyond the Stars (1)
  • Being Human – UK: Series 1: (3) [1]
  • Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova science NOW (4)
  • Casino Jack (3)
  • Ken Burn’s Civil War (3) [9]
  • Collision – UK (4) [5]
  • Cool It (4)
  • Doctor Who: Ssn 5 (4) [2]
  • Downton Abbey: Ssn 1 (5) [7]
  • Friday Night Lights: Ssn 1 (5) [12]
  • Fuel (5)
  • How the Universe Works (5) [8]
  • Inspector Lewis: Series 1 (3) [2]
  • Island at War: (3) [6]
  • Lady Jane (2)
  • Mad Men: Season 1: (3) [2]
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Season 1 (3) [2]
  • Monsoon Wedding (3)
  • Ken Burn’s National Parks (3) [4]
  • Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice (4)
  • Possession (4)
  • Puccini for Beginners (3)
  • Religulous (4)
  • Revenge of the Electric Car (3)
  • Sliding Doors (4)
  • The IT Crowd: Series 4: (4) [4]
  • The Last of the Mohicans  (3)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (4)
  • The Pluto Files: Nova (5)
  • Top Gear: Series 2: Ep 1 (3)
  • Vanishing of the Bees (5)
  • Welcome to Mars: Nova (4)

I’ve still got a couple hundred items on my NetFlix queue, so they have me hooked for a couple more months at least. But I’ll certainly be glad when I can read books again and can just turn the TV off once in a while.

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