I don’t have cable. I don’t have satellite. I have a computer, an antennae and a Netflix subscription.
Since I spend most of my free time writing and perfecting my hamster act on the treadmill, I don’t watch TV much.
In the last year, I’ve given up watching NCIS (stupid writing schedule), The New Girl, and Glee. I will return to NCIS, the others… Nope.
Which left me watching what?
Elementary (yes, Mom, Sherlock is better but I this is different enough to be likeable and still clever) and…. um…. This April, Body of Proof returned. I love Dana Delaney (ever since China Beach) and was, quite frankly, leery of the show being remade but I love the changes they’ve made (although the father’s death needs to wrap up soon). Add in Mark Valley and yeah, he’s another one I’ve stalked across several series.
But I digress…
Seems while I was in my Netflix induced haze, there were actually some good shows being produced. Ahem, I should say I discovered the first through Netflix, but it’s currently on PBS and that’s TV so it counts.
Call the Midwife–This is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who was a nurse in late-1950s London. It’s a very moving drama that really are miniature character studies of people living in poverty and human dignity. It is a feel good, no one gender is all good or bad and makes me very, very happy to have access to modern medicine.
While watching season two of Call the Midwife on PBS, I discovered The Bletchley Circle. This is early 1950s London and focuses on a serial killer that Scotland Yard can’t catch. The Ladies who help cracked top secret code during WW2, think they may be able to solve the case using their codebreaking skills.
And last, also on Netflix but on cable too, is Bomb Girls. Set in 1940s Canada, this female focused drama centers around the Victory Bomb Making Factory and the prdominantly women production line. Each woman comes from a different class and is at a different point in their lives.
So now I have more things to distract me from writing. Yay! Er, I mean, I have to go and write now. Yeah, that’s it. I’m writing.
At least until Netflix boots up on my Blu-Ray player:-)