The Watch List: Part VIII

I watched less TV in November than I did in any month of 2012, except for January, before I started tracking these kind of stats. That’s a very good thing: a) It means I’m recovering from GBS, and b) it means I’m busy writing and reading more. I think I actually cut back a bit too much over the last couple of weeks, and overdid the writing and reading a bit. I need to find a happy medium.

You’ll notice a couple of kids’ movies in this list. Normally I don’t list anything that my kids watch, because I generally am not watching it with them. But below you’ll see two Disney movies. I highly recommend going back and watching Mary Poppins, even if you don’t have kids. As far as Lilo and Stitch goes, I had heard great things, but we just didn’t like it, and turned it off halfway through. I wouldn’t recommend it.

I got hooked on the AMC series Hell On Wheels this month too, but the last two episodes of Season 1 landed with a thud, and I don’t know that I can watch it any more. The same goes for Hawaii Five-O. Hawaii Five-O completely jumped the shark in Season 2, and I was embarrassed when my wife would see me watching it when she walked into the living room.

I had a hard time getting into Mad Men until the beginning of Season 2. Now I can’t stop.

Best movie of the month goes to Seeking a Friend for the End of the World with Steve Carell and Keira Knightly. Quirky, but I liked it.

So anyway, listed below are the movies and TV series I’ve been watching since Part VII of this series:

  • [x] = Number of Episodes watched if TV show
  • ( y ) = Rating out of 5.
  • Items in bold = ones I highly recommend


  • Connections 2: [1] (3)
  • Eureka: Season 5: [1] (5)
  • Hawaii Five-O: Season 2: [1] (1)
  • Lilo and Stitch (2)
  • Mary Poppins (5)
  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (4)
  • The West Wing: Season 2: [2] (5)
  • The West Wing: Season 3: [3] (4)
  • Wallander: Series 2: [2] (4)

Instant Watch

  • Being Human: Series 2: [1] (3)
  • Friday Night Lights: Ssn 1: [1] (3)
  • Hell on Wheels: Ssn 1: [7] (3)
  • Mad Men: Ssn 1: [1] (3)
  • Mad Men: Ssn 2: [12] (4)
  • The Planets: [2] (4)
  • The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti: IMAX (3)

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