What have I been up to this summer, after the kiddies go to bed? I've been downloading and watching illicit TV programs that Canadian channels haven't picked up, or show months after they aired elsewhere. And thanks to the iPod dock that hubs bought me for my bday, I don't have to give up my laptop and can surf the net WHILE we watch the shows! Wow! (it does take a bit of extra time to convert the .avi files into mp4s, but it's worth it)
First off Hubs and I both keep up with Top Chef, which we love. And The Closer. We both really like that show. Hubs tried watching Flipping Out with me, but the dude is just too crazy for words. Personally, I think the entire thing is a joke on the viewing public. How can somebody so nutso get a TV show????
My personal favorite up til now had been The Tudors. It won't start airing til fall here in Canada, but I watched the whole thing. I know some people are upset about historical inaccuracies, but here's the deal: I went to French Canadian school. We learned about Napoleon. What I know about English Monarchy you can fit on a postage stamp. Which is ironic, because the Queen is technically our Monarch as well..... Anyhow, I don't care if Ann Boleyn didn't really have blue eyes, I am loving the show.
And then, something really weird happened around episode 3.... The dude who played William Compton... he started looking really familiar. Not in a "he was in a Touch of Pink, which I saw" familiar, but in a "he drinks Sleemans Dark and a friend of mine made out with him" sort of way. It was really weird. And since I watched the episodes late at night in bed on the iPod, I couldn't Google him immediately and then I would forget in the morning. But at episode 7/8, when the plague hit, I couldn't stand it anymore and I Googled him. His imdb page didn't list too many credits, and while some of them were familiar, that is not where I recognized him from. But then, I saw that he was doing a business degree at Concordia when he was first cast.... and then I became totally convinced that the does in fact drink Sleemans Dark and that a friend of mine has in fact made out with him, because although they don't give his age anywhere, we would have been in college about the same time. And there used to be a guy we lovingly refereed to as "the guy with the eyes and the girl's name", which he totally fits the bill for.... Mind you, it would have been 12-15 years ago and I was probably very inebriated at the time, but I am going to go with my gut on this and say he used the drink at the same bar I hung out/worked at.
And now that I have finished watching The Tudors, I have 2 new obsessions. One hubs and I are sharing, namely a Brit show called The Restaurant, in which 9 couples (not necessarily married) compete to win a restaurant. Sounds like Hell's Kitchen for couples, but it's more like Top Chef for amateurs. We've only seen the first 2 episodes, but we are already really into it.
My second obsession is Heroes..... To all the people who have loved it since the beginning, I must apologize. I don't know how I missed it the first time around. It must have been on against something else and I never got around to recording it. But I get it now. Holy crap do I get it!!!! I'm only on Episode 7, but I am stealing away moments in the day to try to move along. This morning, I got to work really really early (mental note, blog about the ungodly hour at which we have to get up now that Dumpling has to be in school by 8:20) and I watched half an episode, then I finished it at lunch...... I gotta get through all of them before it comes back in the fall!
PS: tomorrow, I whore my blog out and give free advertising... shoe lovers, check back in....