put your pants troll away

catvshumansSometimes it’s completely justifiable to drink wine straight from the bottle and spend the day on the couch hiding under a pile of cats. Maybe even necessary. Doctors really should prescribe things like that. Of course, issues might arise if you don’t have a cat, but you could always just borrow your neighbor’s. Forget what the Bible said – get over there and covet your neighbor’s pussy. Guaranteed to make everyone involved feel better. Just what the doctor ordered.

This weekend has been dubbed sit-on-your-ass-and-do-nothing in my house. After a stressful week of news and various appointments, we think we are owed a relaxing weekend. Plus, I’m an adult. I can do whatever the hell I want, right? Cinnamon rolls for breakfast? Yes, please. A full pint of Ben & Jerry’s for lunch? Don’t mind if I do. Laying on the couch and catching up on 8 hours of recorded TV? Well, if you insist. You’re so kind. This is what successful adulting is all about, folks. Screw everything else.

I’m in the market for some new TV shows to get addicted to. I normally stick to the same ones, but I’m trying to expand my horizons. Anything on Netflix y’all recommend? Hulu? Regular TV? I like anything as long as it goes well with wine.

PS – Does anyone else get seriously bothered by the whole ‘Netflix & chill” saying? I don’t like being interrupted. I take that shit seriously. If I was single and someone invited me over with that prompt, I’d be pissed as hell when they whipped out their pants troll. Put that shit away. ALADDIN IS ON. What in the actual fuck?

I hope y’all have a relaxing weekend.

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173 thoughts on “put your pants troll away

  1. KatieComeBack says:

    Hmm. Well, I hate to admit this but we burned through the entire season of Fuller House in under 24 hours, so clearly I am not qualified to make recommendations.

    That said – I loved Coupling (well, the first 3 seasons.) It was a BBC show, was on Netflix for awhile but not sure if it still is.

    We found Reaper hilarious, too.

  2. anthonypandolfo says:

    BREAKING BAD (9.5/10 IMDB score)
    A chemistry teacher diagnosed with terminal lung cancer teams up with his former student to cook and sell crystal meth.

    Personal Note: I watched this because my brother wanted to. (We sometimes like to stream shows separately but simultaneously, and chat on the computer about ’em while we watch.) I had, previously, put the first episode on and, after not giving it much chance, decided it wasn’t for me. “A show about drugs? Nah.” Well, because I was made to watch it again, I found out, after two episodes (still didn’t care for it right away), I was mistaken. It was much more than I expected, and now one of my all-time favorites. So, assuming you haven’t seen it, I’d say it’s worth a several-episode try, and see if you, yourself, don’t get hooked. I watched the entire series (all five seasons are available) in just a few days.

    MAD MEN (8.7)
    A drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

    Personal Note: I’m a sucker for shows that take place in a different time, especially when that time is in the past. Oddly enough, this was another show I had to give a second chance, and again, another show that is an all-time favorite. Entire series available for viewing.

    MERLIN (7.9)
    The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.

    Personal Note: This show is a good bit of fun. Arthur, future King; Merlin, a young sorcerer serving as Arthur’s servant. Arthur, of course, doesn’t know about Merlin’s abilities and treats Merlin like he’s a lowly servant clod. Merlin, though, can give as good as he gets, often times with his magic. And, you know, the Kingdom finds itself in a spot of trouble time and again. Entire series available for viewing.

    HART OF DIXIE (7.8)
    New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

    Personal Note: This show about small town values mixing with a young NY doctor. Will she fit in? Does she want to? Do the people of Bluebell even want this outsider? Relationships, friendships, evil plots: it’s all there. This show is available in its entirety on Netflix.

    WHEN CALLS THE HEART (8.6)
    Elizabeth Thatcher, a young school teacher from a wealthy Eastern family, migrates from the big city to teach school in a small coal mining town in the west.

    Personal Note: The commercials for this on Lifetime always make this program look like a girly show (of which I have nothing against, mind you), but, in watching it, I don’t see it that way. There are good guys, bad guys, secrets, tragedy, crimes, and, of course, love interests. This show is in its second season currently.

    BATES MOTEL (8.1)
    “Bates Motel” is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film “Psycho,” and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans discover the dark, twisted backstory of Norman Bates and how deeply intricate his relationship with his mother, Norma, truly is.

    Personal Note: Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga are quite effective in their roles. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” but this program has a wider scope than did the movie. I’m a Hitchcock fan, with most of his movies in my possession, and I say this is better. This show is ongoing, so you won’t be able to finish right off.

    PRISON BREAK (8.5)
    Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

    Personal Note: In my opinion, it should have ended after two seasons, but those two were quite good. I once remarked at the time, I had never seen a better show. The planning, the enacting of said plan, the obstacles, the suspense: made for edge-of-your-seat TV. Entire series, if you should wish to go beyond season 2, is available.

    DOC MARTIN (8.3)
    Trials and tribulations of a socially challenged doctor in Cornwall, England.

    Personal Note: This is a quirky show with some quirky characters. The last series of episodes, I don’t think, has yet come out.

    I’d be interested to know which, if any, of the above you’ve seen and whether or not you liked them. Also, even if you don’t choose any of the above, tell me what you pick and if it’s good; I’m always in the market, myself. Well, hope I’ve helped. If nothing else, I gave you plenty to read! If your subscribed, or do subscribe, to Amazon’s streaming service, we can do this again.

    • Blair (The Shameful Sheep) says:

      Thanks for taking the time and adding such a thorough list. That’s awesome. I have seen quite a few of these – Breaking Bad (just the first 3 seasons) Mad Men, Hart of Dixie, Bates Motel, and Prison Break. All great choices. I’m surprised When Calls the Heart has such a high rating! I’ve seen previews for it but I’ve avoided because I thought it looked slightly corny lol. I actually like corny for the most part. Lifetime just overdoes it sometimes. Doc Martin is another one that I’ve been meaning to start. I’m going to soon. I’ll let you know what I think 😀

  3. chattykerry says:

    I love the term ‘pants troll’ and will use it at the next opportunity! Right now I am loving Lucifer, Blacklist, Magicians, VIKINGS (Ragnar or Rollo?), Married at First Sight, Walking Dead, Talking Dead and the new one.

  4. raebirdistheword says:

    I miss having a cat.
    But, tv show recs! I’m currently working my way through The Good Wife, it’s not bad. Other recs:
    House of Cards
    Broad City
    How to get away with murder
    Scandal
    Modern family
    The middle
    Game of thrones
    Shameless (US version)
    Orange is the new black

    And probably many more that I can’t think of right now.

  5. shan.solo says:

    I’m a documentary girl, so I can’t really recommend any TV shows (I basically only watch The Big Bang Theory and HBO’s GIRLS), but I CAN tell you that Fuller House is terrible. My husband and I tried to watch it this weekend as we were both laid up with fevers, but the jokes were so forced and soooo bad. Although maybe with enough wine…

  6. Lisa Pomerantz says:

    Transparent: dark, but wonderfully acted
    Frankie and Grace: or maybe the names are the other way- but funny
    Madam secretary
    Downtown Abbey- watch for the subtleties and the hats are just ridiculous
    More to come…
    You are hilarious! Ty

  7. Erica Herd says:

    Ha ha ha! On netflix – “The Returned” (French with subtitles)- very good. On amazon – The Man in the High Castle, Fortitude, Occupied (Norwegian). The Bletchley Circle is awesome (netflix).

  8. imsonot says:

    Streaming TV? Yeah, we do that…

    Supernatural (don’t judge, they have a cool car! harrumph)
    Burn Notice
    Arrow (if you like soap-opera-y superhero stuff)
    The Flash (corny but ok)
    Mad Men (oh God, such a good show)
    Orange is the New Black — 1st season was awesome, 2nd season is meh.
    11.22.63 on Hulu is AMAZING!! Only gonna be 8 episodes, though.
    Go find “American Gothic” on hulu. Gary Cole, a young Lucas Black, dark awesomeness.
    Emergency — from 1973…laughably corny and 70’s.
    Malcolm in the Middle
    I don’t even know what else…Um…my wife got hooked on Arrested Development.

  9. pawsinsd says:

    I envy you your cats and hope you’re not “borrowing” them from the neighbors. I used to have an old and young cat. Old didn’t like young, there was a lot of chasing then for Christmas I bought them a blanket, laid on the couch for five minutes, and one went under and one went over. I sneaked out and voila! They were cuddling and staying warm and I could work.

    We love Netflix and Amazon Prime, finished Burn Notice. Cop shows lately, NCIS, Blue Bloods, new one few episodes of The Mysteries of Laura. There was a great tv show, Saving Grace, with Holly Hunter. Just a few thoughts. Thanks for reading my blog, Cheers! Dee.

  10. allyheynow says:

    Not sure what types of shows you are into but I actually enjoy some CW shows like Reign and Jane the Virgin. Besides those Im totally hooked on Korean Dramas and variety shows. These are free on viki.com or dramafever if you are interested. If you are looking for some laughs Running Man is a pretty good variety show with Korean celebrities. Also Netflix wise I have been enjoying Fuller House even though its cheesy. Brings me back to the good old days lol.

  11. momtheobscure says:

    scrolling through the comments to find some shows to watch on Netflix. I stubbornly refuse to use Amazon Prime.
    I got bored with House of Cards and Downtown Abbey and finished Mad Man,Burn Notice and Frankie and Grace. I never really watched Full House – too old,but single without kids at the time – to watch. So not sure I’d appreciate Fuller House.
    Love The Middle, but have to take my son to wrestling when it is on.Wish it was on Netflix or the ABC app was available on xbox.
    Baskets looks promising with Zach Galifianakis, but I don’t have FX channel 😦
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is on Netflix, it’s accurately referred to “Seinfeild on Crack” Hilarious.

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