As you know, I won't be watching the final season of Friday Night Lights until I can watch it in an uninterrupted marathon, so I've had to find other amazing shows to distract my fertility-obsessed mind.
Of course, nothing is as good as FNL... but I finally watched Luther, a BBC show that was recommended highly by a friend. He'd been singing its praises for months, and I'm a huge fan of BBC mysteries, so it was the first thing I searched for when my Apple TV was finally hooked up.
Verdict? AMAZING! For one thing, lead actor Idris Elba is the sexiest man on the planet. Spending six hours watching him could never be a bad thing. Sexy aside, Luther is completely riveting. The performances are outstanding, the twists intriguing, the resolution... well, I don't want to give anything away. So I'll just say it's terrific.
I've also been watching Twin Peaks. I remember watching a few episodes when it originally aired in 1990, but I think I jumped in somewhere in the middle of season two, which just did not work. So this time I started at the very beginning, and as it turns out... that is indeed a very good place to start. Twin Peaks is equal parts weird and funny and scary and engrossing. The perfect cure for a funk.
And then there's the best non-FNL show currently on television. AMC's The Killing. If you're not watching this show, you should be. It's everything I love about tv-- fantastic performances, a visual style that's beautiful without trying too hard, and a story that's intelligent, tense, and emotional.
Guess I'll just have to add the writers, cast, and crew of these shows to the list of people I'm gonna have to thank if I ever do manage to get pregnant.
It's getting to be a really long list...
What are you watching lately?