Back in April, I wrote a post with my husband about the television shows each other watched that we just could not stand. You can check that post out here: Military Wife & Husband (Guest) Post: TV Shows He/She Watches I Just Can't With! My blogging friend Stevie requested we do a post focusing on the shows we love to watch together. My husband and I thought that was a great idea and another fun opportunity to brainstorm together. If you ever have any ideas for collaborations for my husband and I to post, please let me know!
Thanks so much again to Stevie for requesting this post. Everyone make sure you check out her blog and follow her at: Stevie's Balancing Act. She is awesome!
Here are the TV Shows We Watch Together!
My Commentary: My husband got me into this show and it is SUCH a guilty pleasure. Gordon Ramsey is my spirit animal. He says everything to the contestants that I would have loved to said to the people I formerly worked with. You know, jackholes, also known as, lawyers.
What could be better than see him getting so angry at everyone. He is just fantastic. And he is here every week people (a new season has been renewed, too!).
I love his tagline at the end of every episodes this season after he lets the contestants blah, blah, blah, blah about why they should stay in Hell's Kitchen. It is so condescending and so blunt:
"Yeah, I'm not feeling it. Give me your jacket."
This is totally me. I am not feeling so many, many people.
Husband's Commentary: Food, drama, Gordon Ramsey calling people pigs and cows...
This is fun for the whole family! We spend an hour laughing and looking at awesome food.
How I Met Your Mother
My Commentary: My husband also got me into this show and if you have been following my blog for awhile, you might have noticed I overuse the heck out of How I Met Your Mother gifs. It is a sort of sickness that I am down with these days. I think I relate to these characters because this is my generation's version of Friends. Oh, and the fact that I am pretty much a female Ted Mosby.
Believing I am the smartest person ever and letting everyone know...
Overcorrecting. All the time.
A few hundred or so times.
And being just a tiny bit passionate about love.
Good thing my husband was ok with all of this.
Husband's Commentary: This is easily one of the funniest and best written comedies of our generation. We all in some form of another can relate to this group of characters. Even though the show is no longer on, we watch all the re-runs and frequently watch it again and again on Netflix for laughs and quotable moments.
House of Cards
My Commentary: In some alternate universe, Frank Underwood is the President of the United States....or at least, in my mind, he is. His murdering, scheming, backstabbing ways are kind of, um, endearing? Maybe it is that we all have a little Frank in us, somewhere trapped in our minds.
We would never actually act on those thoughts.
Frank just has the best lines ever.
This is such a smart show. If you are one of the few yet to watch this on Netflix, get on that today!
Husband's Commentary: This is by far the best drama be it television or streaming online. We eagerly wait every year for this show to come back and binge watch the entire thirteen hours upon its release. Just another excuse to stay glued to the couch with our pugs and pizza.
My Commentary: This show is so cute, made even especially by the adorable Rose McIver. It reminds me so much of one of my all time favorite shows EVER, Tru Calling. Except Rose McIver is not Eliza Dushku, and there is just that....sigh. I really hope the kinks are worked out on this series (the ratings have gone down since its premiere) because it has such potential.
Anyway, what's up with the CW? Is it some wayward home for DC Comics?
Just remember folks. We have Captain America, Charlie Cox and Chris Hemsworth. And they had Shaq in....
DC wants to forget, but I will not let them.
Husband's Commentary: Being the comic book/gamer geeks we are, of course, we watch iZombie. DC Comics is far superior to Marvels "ok" superhero adaptions (Editor's Note: gagggggg) so this show was destined to be a hit. Most shows on television are so dreadful; it was a nice surprise to find this new diamond in the rough.
Marvel's Agents of Shield
My Commentary: In a "if you can't beat Joss Whedon, join him move", I finally gave in to binge watching Agents of Shield. Look, if you live in the Marvel Universe, you better get used to giving all their movies and televisions a chance because:
So, here is the dish on Shield. You have to give this show a chance. In typical Whedon fashion, he introduces newcomers that need a little polishing on the acting chops. But in time, you have to trust and believe he knows what he is doing and so far very well from what I can see. And one key point I love about Marvel is their ability to adapt to their viewer's complaints. They actually care about their fans, which I cannot say for all comic book based shows (I am looking at you, Robert Kirkman).
Oh. And there is the occasional cameo by Robin Sparkles.
It is all connected, folks.
Husband's Commentary: The first season of this show began slow. We have a habit of getting excited about a show thinking it will be super rad, and then after giving 3-4 episodes a chance, we ditch it. This happened with Shield. We realized the show tied in with my wife's Marvel obsession and we gave it another chance. I am so glad we did because this show wound up being awesome (Editor's Note: He's a Marvel widow. But he's coming over to my side more and more, hehe).
My Commentary: Quite frankly, I dare say (see what I did there?) Daredevil is the best episodic series of 2015 thus far. Marvel really upped their game in that it did everything right and taught everyone else what they do wrong. The writers bring you into the world of Daredevil, with a backstory on the characters that make you sympathize, trust and believe in their existence. It is dark, and deep, while all together being a well orchestrated series likened to a thirteen hour episodic movie. And for those of you ladies who just cannot sit through anything with men running around saving the world in costumes or tights, by the time Daredevil is suited up, you are so melded to the character of who he is without the mask, it is almost impossible not to justify the costume.
Just an example of something I loved in Daredevil was the build of anger in Matt Murdock's character, the profound struggle of being both Murdock and vigilante all was so well played out like a choreographed dance. I might even venture to say I was a bit disappointed in Age of Ultron because I just came off a Daredevil high. Eh, well.
I am eagerly awaiting Season 2 and Daredevil's presence in the MCU! Also, there is a little rumor going around that Eliza Dushku is being considered for Elektra. MAKE. THIS. HAPPEN. NOW.
Husband's Commentary: The movie was a huge bummer, but then it came to Netflix. My wife and I were stoked to find out it was not going to be a campy adaptation of Daredevil, but more true to the graphic novel. The setting, story and actors all make this worthwhile and another hit for Netflix. Another binge watch must with our pugs!
My Commentary: Two words: Tatiana Maslany.
That is really all you need to know. She is by far one of the best actresses of our time, and will go on to do many, many great things in the future. If you don't believe me, check out Orphan Black Season 1 and call me a liar. This woman has talent running out of her ears and has yet to be recognized. She is a sort of Boris Karloff of our time - a woman who can embody many different characters with polar opposite personalities and make you believe in every single one.
Husband's Commentary: I give my wife all the credit for this one. She stumbled upon the first season on Amazon Prime so we gave it a shot. Low and behold, it turned out to be one of the best shows we have ever seen. It is edgy, different and the acting is amazing to say the least. We were hooked within the first few minutes of Episode 1. Tatiana Maslany actually makes you forget she is playing all six women on the show. This is one of the smarter shows on television which is probably why it was made by BBC America.
Honorable Mentions: Mystery Diners, WWE Total Divas, the ID Network and the Bachelor/Bachelorette (particularly that one in Paradise - let the train wreck begin!)
What shows do you and your husband watch together? Let me know in the comments and let us know any future guest post ideas you have for my husband and I to write together!
TV is still rotting my brain and I like it,