|Six Feet Under "family"|
Lately I've gotten into the habit of bing watching. I bing watch TV series from Netflix.
|Breaking Bad "family" - only watched a few episodes but will immerse myself fully soon|
About a year ago I watched all the episodes of "Six Feet Under." Sure, I was about ten years behind the times but oh how I enjoyed watching that series.
|Six Feet Under - brothers|
Next up was "The Mad Men." I particularly liked this series because it was about an era, the Sixties, of which I was well acquainted. Whoever writes that series know of the time they write about. How well I remember all the smoking, misogyny, and office politics. And I love seeing the Sixties period furniture.
|The Mad Men "family|
Now I'm watching "The Good Wife." I never got into "Perry Mason" or "Law and Order" but I have to say I am riveted by "TGW." It's not so much about the legalese, although that is interesting, but I think my interest is that I feel part of "the family." Yes, when I turn the lights out in my bedroom, which my friend Pat calls "The Tipton Cinema", and my 60" in Samsung TV screen comes to life with visual images of the Diane, Will, Alicia, Kerry and Kalinda; I feel like I'm reunited with the ongoing saga of my family or any family in this world.
|The Good Wife "family"|
Much of my attraction for "TGW" is how well written it is. Also, the producers of this show have the brilliance to bring in actors who are past their prime (Gary Coe, Judd Hirsch, Michael J. Fox) and give them a whole new lease on their acting life. In this age when movie and TV producers limit their choice of actors to a few market tested actors, it is refreshing to enjoy the many varied acting talents of old faces as well as new faces.
|New face on "TGW" - I don't know who this actor is but he's good as Kalinda's violent hubby|
Last night I finished watching season four of "TGW" and now am going into withdrawal. Next up is a series that I've heard much about, the "House of Cards." I love Kevin Spacey.
|Kevin Spacey - love you man!|
So today I'll return my Netflix dvd for "TGW" and (hopefully) have my new dvd's in time for this weekend when I can again enter the private and very comfortable world of the "Tipton Cinema" that is my bedroom. I'll leave my worldly woes behind and join my new "family."
|Oh my, we've come a long way haven't we folks?|