TV | The Life of K: TV

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've been watching a lot of tv lately because I spend a lot of my time with a baby on my lap either eating or sleeping. If she's screaming, which has been happening a lot lately, I stick with the internet, but when she's quiet tv is my best friend.

A while ago we got rid of cable tv because we just weren't watching it enough to justify paying so much money a month. But now there's Netflix and I have to admit that I'm hooked.

It's been really great for shows for Baby J - he absolutely loves Dora and also likes Sesame Street and Caillou. We've also tried Blues Clues, Inspector Gadget and some random dinosaur show with him.

And for us, it's nice to see some shows we never watched while they were on, movies we never saw, or shows that are on now. Most recently I started watching Being Erica, Community and River Monsters. Being Erica is a nice little show about a girl who gets to go back and fix regrets she has. It's a little like Grey's Anatomy but all Canadian and that's new for me, to have Canadian things mentioned on a show without them being made fun of. This is a show I watch by myself because J is definitely not into it.

Community is a quirky half-hour show that was recommended to me a while ago but I never bothered until now. It's quick and fun and actually makes you laugh out loud. J is hooked, as is his sister, who watched some episodes while helping us one day while Baby J was sick and Baby K was screaming.

River Monsters is more documentary style of a biologist who goes around hunting huge fish in the world's lakes. It piques my inner scientist but makes me cringe with the huge, nasty fish. Seeing baby sting rays being born was really neat though. This show kinda fell off once I discovered the other two, but it's still there for when I run out of episodes of the other shows.

Anyone else have Netflix? Do you love it like I do? What are you watching these days?


  1. That's a great idea, I've never thought of doing it that way. We have a student deal for our cable and DVR but the netflicks would be great too or instead of

  2. Netflicks doesn't really work in our neck of the woods because we pay for internet above a certain cap, but it sounds amazing.

    I watch futurama, as always and we are watching Flying Wild Alaska about bush pilots in northern alaska. My secret shame show that I sometimes watch is Bones, which I find both enetertaining and infuriating.

  3. We don't have cable either and don't miss it, but Netflix sounds like a great dangerous?) idea! One new show I'm liking so far is Raising Hope. I've heard Community is good from a few others - will have to check it out!