September 13th, 2011 @ 2:20 am
i have no idea why i never had netflix until recently, but once i finally got it, i didn’t really know where to start. i thought there was so much that i wanted to watch but now i find myself getting annoyed with the selections. the first thing i watched was the crazies, just because i knew i really, really wanted to see that in the movies and i missed it. (and it’s good – watch it.) after that, i started looking for tv shows.
i started watching freaks and geeks on tv and fell in love with it. i caught it at some strange, awkward point and totally out of sequence and it was also only really playing late at night while i would be trying to fall asleep, so i kept missing episodes straight through. that was my first choice of tv series, but apparently there are some shows where you can only watch by disc, and that happens to be one of them. waiting an entire day (or two) for the next discs started aggravating me, so i kept looking and then i stumbled upon ally mcbeal. i remember loving ally mcbeal when i was in junior high school, and into my high school years. i didn’t remember a lot of the show in detail, but i knew i had liked it a lot so i gave it a whirl.
it’s actually really funny, and being that i’m older now, i caught on to so much more than when i did back then. i watched it up until the last season, because then it started getting really sucky. i think i could only stomach about 2/3 episodes before i gave up on season five. most of the main characters were phased out, the vibe was gone and the energy was misdirected. i’m totally glad that it lasted as long as it did though, because four are way better than one. (story of my life with tv series!)
the cast is amazing. the dude from ghostbusters II is so funny on the show. i caught myself hysterical laughing a lot. and no, the dancing baby isn’t ALWAYS there. (seems that’s the only thing that people bring up when i talk about the show…)
anyways, i highly recommend it 🙂
now a million years too late, i’m just getting into twin peaks. (while STILL getting freaks and geeks discs – i swear, the whole waiting for discs BS has made me lose interest…) i really hope this show is good, i know it’s got a crazy cult following…
otherwise, i highly suggest watching the steve byrne standup specials on netflix. bee and i were dying/laughing while watching him.