Monday, March 18, 2013

Watch & Listen

I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was kinda fun....

We haven't had a cable for almost a year now so it's all Netflix for the Robinson household.  We previously went over 3 years without cable (except bunny ears) and no Netflix so not terribly difficult to give it up again.  We definitely get obsessed with one series.  Right now we are currently watching:

The Walking Dead (streaming on Netflix).  We started watching this series 3 separate times before we actually starting getting into it.  Everyone is always raving about it but I just didn't think the first season was that great.  We're on Season 2 now and liking it more.  Although last night's episode was full of drama, no real action, and not a lot of advancement in the story.  So my verdicts still out on this one.

Game of Thrones (DVD).  Waiting for the next disc in the mail is like torture.  Even more painful is trying to avoiding looking at billboards and online advertising for Season 3, which is starting soon.  This is such a great show, although I admit I often am confused by the long list of characters, family names, and relationships to one another.

Currently Reading:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.  I have been reading this same damn novel for months now.  I knew I should have never started it.  I don't have a lot of time for reading and getting through an 800 page Russian novel is taxing even it's the only thing you have to do.  But, Jim had read it a little while back and was interested in watching the new movie.  I hate watching a movie before reading the book so I decided to just dive in.  I'm about half way through what I consider to be a fancy version of a trashy romance story and have made it my goal to finish by the end of March (lofty goal indeed!).  I'm actually enjoying the story but sometimes the stream of consciousness just gets a little heavy and I find I'm unable to read it for long periods.

Currently Listening To:

Lots of Pandora, mostly the 'Radio for Kids' station.  They play some random stuff....Beatles, 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', followed by the Jackson Five, then a Disney movie theme song, some Jack Johnson or John Mayer, and a crazy version of Wheels on the Bus. 


Becca said...

thanks for the link! great post,keep it up - recommendations from friends is how I decide what to read and find things to watch on netflix! (we don't do cable either). I also liked walking dead and I have game of thrones coming next:) I didnt read the books but my husband did and he liked them but complained about George Martin changing the characters too much.

Mrs. Robinson said...

I've heard that from a few people about Game of Thrones. I also think it's a little crazy that the author hasn't even finished the series.