So far, the novelty of being able to watch John Wayne whenever he wants is still shiny and awesome for my husband.
There’s also no shortage of programming for the kids…today, I introduced the girls to Rainbow Brite! Joy and delight!
However. While I like John Wayne and Rainbow Brite, I’d like to have some movies and TV shows in the queue that are…different fare.
What do you watch and what do you recommend that we try? We’ll be watching after the kids are in bed.
We enjoy Pawn Stars and American Pickers and So You Think You Can Dance. Our favorite movies right now are Secretariat, Toy Story 3, and Harry Potter. We can quote most of Christmas Vacation by heart. A few years ago, we watched four seasons of House over the course of the summer. (That was fun.)
We’re not opposed to sci-fi (but we definitely tread softly), but horror is probably not going to work. He’s not completely opposed to a romantic comedy and I’ll watch action adventure.
We’ve been really struggling with finding time to spend together, and as I enter a stretch where I can stay awake later than 9 p.m., this Netflix thing might be just the solution.
I can suggest romance, action/adventure and comedy all rolled into one. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy! It’s a masterpiece.
Okay, best thing I can suggest for a couple to watch together is the newest adaptation of Sherlock Holmes … it was on PBS last fall. (I believe it’s just called “Sherlock.” ) It’s the characters set in modern London, and it’s fabulous. Definitely watch it when the kids are down, as it’s pretty intense, but wow, it’s great — the acting, the writing, the mystery, the way they use technology in the storyline … my hubby was riveted and so was I. Only three episodes were made; I think more are coming out this fall.
I’m a big fan of USA Network shows like Royal Pains and White Collar. Light fare, for sure, but fun for a summer evening. And I second Ginny’s Sherlock recommendation…it’s fantastic!
Well, watch something, if you must, that reinforces your love for each other….that teaches you to feel that you have communicated with each other effectively….that you are not ignoring each other by watching someone relate to someone else…but that you are actually relaxing together and being together…..I would suggest a game that is relaxing….not competitive….or reading a book together….that is relaxing, of course, or reading poetry together….or especially music….some show that has music that one or another of you both enjoy…especially instrumental music because it lends itself to discussion and quiet talking. This way, when you finally hit the sack, one or both of you won’t feel ignored or empty.
Of course, this is an idealist’s point of view….PBS has educational programing which I especially enjoy when I can find it. I’m thinking real animal shows….
Most of what I watch involves sci-fi or superheroes, but some that come to mind (and don’t involve aliens) are Julie and Julia, a Bollywood-inspired take on Pride and Prejudice called Bride and Prejudice, and a sweet, little-known English movie called Millions.
I’m totally confused. How do you TiVo without cable?
We watch Doc martin, downton abbey, top gear, and Doctor who on Netflix. Apparently we are into British TV
We use an antenna, Dianna. 🙂
Thanks for the suggestions everyone!