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:  (3)
- Eureka: Season 5:  (5)
- Hawaii Five-O: Season 2:  (1)
- Lilo and Stitch (2)
- Mary Poppins (5)
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (4)
- The West Wing: Season 2:  (5)
- The West Wing: Season 3:  (4)
- Wallander: Series 2:  (4)
- Being Human: Series 2:  (3)
- Friday Night Lights: Ssn 1:  (3)
- Hell on Wheels: Ssn 1:  (3)
- Mad Men: Ssn 1:  (3)
- Mad Men: Ssn 2:  (4)
- The Planets:  (4)
- The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti: IMAX (3)