A Mish-Mash of Reviews: Part Deux


So, I’m thinking that until my daughter get a little bit older (and on more of a schedule), that consolidated posts may be more feasible for me to write. This is not to say, however, that if I can squeeze in a moment or so to hop on the computer—or if a movie/TV show deserves an entire post—that I won’t whip up a single review post (which I am hoping will happen sooner rather than later). I just have been plowing through a bunch of movies/shows and I need to take them off of my queue already.



Spy (2011)


I can be very hit or miss with espionage shows and movies. Some I really enjoy, while others are so predictable while pretending to be unique that it makes me roll my eyes constantly (What? The spy was quadruple crossed by her/his partner/boss/trusted pal? No way!). I’ve never really been a Bond fan—even less so with the most recent films. Mission: Impossible doesn’t float my boat. I am even a little iffy on Harriet the Spy. However, there is one sub-genre of spy films that I absolutely adore—the funny ones.



Best Food Ever, season 1 (2010)


After yet another sleepless night, I found myself sitting on the sofa with a cat and my Netflix Watch Instantly account. I have a feeling Netflix knows how to sucker me in, because instead of showing me my queue, they featured other shows I “might” be interested in. Damn. They were right. When I saw TLC’s Best Food Ever on that list, I decided to give it a whirl. Hey, it’s narrated by John Goodman so I almost couldn’t refuse.



Wilfred (2011)


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I am a dog person. I love their sweet puppy eyes, their little doggie ears, and their unique personalities. There is something very special about the companionship my dog provides. He’s always so happy to see me and just seems so loving. I am probably a little crazy and I talk to him quite a bit during the day—sometimes I swear he understands at least 50% of what I say (likely because I mostly talk about food). He’s just an awesome dog. So, when I found out about the TV series, Wilfred, I had to watch it.



BBQ Pitmasters (2009)


I must have been really hungry last week because when Netflix suggested I watch BBQ Pitmasters on Watch Instantly, I did. The fact that I watched the entire season, however, proves that I will sit through just about anything.



Drop Dead Diva: Seasons 1-2 (2009-10)


Although I have a plethora of titles on my instant queue and two DVDs from Netflix sitting on my coffee table at home, there are times when I just want to go off-the-queue. My Drop Dead Diva marathon (albeit spaced out over several weeks) was one of those instances.

 

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Storage Wars (2010)


I know I‘ve confessed this before, but I like stuff. Especially old, retro/antique stuff. I’m also a fan of shows about stuff like American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Antiques Roadshow, and while I haven’t seen it yet, I am sure I would be all about American Restoration.

 

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American Pickers: Season 2 (2010)


This November I have signed up to do not one, but two writing challenges. The first is Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) where the goal is to write a novel (well 50,000 words of it at least) during November. I love Nanowrimo and am plugging away on my book, so I’m feeling pretty confident on that front (I will write an end of the week wrap-up on my experiences tomorrow). The second challenge I undertook was NaBloPoMo, or National Blog Posting Month. Here the goal is to write one blog post per day for the entire month. I’ll have to admit, today I’m struggling putting anything to page.

 

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MonsterQuest (2007-2010)


What can I say? I am a sucker for monsters. I used to read up on the Loch Ness Monster and I would pore for hours over any ghost story I could get my hands on. I’m just a nerd for the unknown, I suppose. It shouldn’t come as a shock, then, that Netflix has started to recommend supernatural shows to me. One such series is MonsterQuest.

 

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Stephen King’s It (1990)


A long, long time ago in a land far, far away (well, OK, in early 1990s Iowa) I read It by Stephen King. Now that book scared the crap out of me. Let’s just say I had an odd phobia of plumbing after I read the book. Yeah, I know, most people walk away from King’s classic horror story being terrified of clowns, but I am not most people. Heck, even to this day, a little tingle of fear tickles the back of my neck when I step in to the shower and the drain gapes ominously at me.

 

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