I watch very little TV. Maybe 1-2 seasons of a show per year, and nothing outside that show. There is, however, one TV show that is so fantastically good that I've watched it all the way through more times than I can remember.
It's Arrested Development.
This show was on Fox through 2006, when it was cancelled. This fact alone has taken away any faith I have in other humans. The show is the most hilarious thing I've ever seen. Sometimes I randomly start chuckling during the day because I've thought of a single line from the show.
Despite it being the funniest show in the land, it does take a few episodes to get into it. The magic is in the characters, so you have to get to know them. When I first heard about it I watched three episodes and then lost interest.
My brother assured me it was hilarious and that it was worth continuing. I did so and was then fully hooked.
I'd give you a little synopsis of the show, but it doesn't actually matter. In some episodes the plot is almost nonexistent, and in others it's totally off the rails. It has nothing to do with the hilarity of the show.
I tried to find some youtube clips as samples, but I think they got flagged and removed. Just trust me... stop S-ing around and get the DVDs or download it today.
Stuff We Weren't Paid to Endorse
1. Go to Hulu.com. 2. Choose Arrested Development. 3. Start with Season 1 and then watch every episode of all three seasons. 4. You can thank me later. (SJD)
I just read this site, and then was reading freakonomics, and they mentioned all of arrested development is online for free. (site only works for usa residents or proxies)
Every time I leave a movie I always think, "I should never watch movies again."
And then I remember that I told myself the exact same thing last time I watched a movie, but ignored it. When we were in Thailand we went to a really cool theater in the Siam Paragon to watch Indiana Jones 4. I had fond memories of the first three and even fonder memories of the video game.
Within about ten minutes I knew that I was not going to enjoy the movie. I gave it the benefit of the doubt until about halfway through and then I walked out and went down to check out the mall.
During the last few days, it's been pretty quiet around here. There have been no twitter or blog posts from me. I've spent the last few days away. I guess you can say I needed some down time. First off, I went to watch a good friend do this . . . My friend Ben, who co-produced my album and occasionally plays bass for me, got married. It was a beautiful ceremony. I also ate some of this . . . This elegant little wedding cake was half chocolate and half strawberry. Yummy!!! Secondly, I went away to a far off place. I bid farewell to a dear friend who will be attending law school in Arizona in the fall, and I got to spend a few hours working with another old confidant . . . We did a lot of catching up, and he gave me some thoughts on a new song or two. I also worked this . . . I was hoping to finish this scarf while I was away and got most of it done until I ran out of yarn. (Gosh Darnit!) Some good food was consumed including some awesome crab dip and fish tacos with my friend Chris. There was also some juicy chicken and a decadent peach cobbler milkshake with my friend Darrell. Good times. I also vegged out and watched a good bit of tv--which I never get to do usually. Here's a list of what I managed to watch: 1. The Preview episode of a new FOX show called "Glee". This show is so AWESOME! 2. A couple episodes of the HBO show "True Blood". (It's not bad actually. Those sex scenes caught me off guard. It's pretty racy.) 3. A movie called "Shelter" which was just lovely. 4. All four episodes of a hilarious British show called "Beautiful People". This show is the BOMB! So, yes, I managed to have some time away to decompress. I needed this before returning to my busy life. It's back to normal here at Where Pianos Roam and in the wonderful world of Gordon. More posts coming soon. -gordon