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There is seemingly no end to how much I talk about television with you guys. And here we are again. What can I say? I love watching TV. I’m not watching as many shows as I used to and, despite summers past, I anticipate a light TV schedule this summer. Below are the shows that I’m into right now that don’t go together at all.


The Profit (CNBC)
Like Bar Rescue, but better. The show, where Marcus Lemonis offers a failing company money in exchange for part ownership, is starting its third season next month. I enjoy Marcus far more than the guy on Bar Rescue. He doesn’t do all the crazy yelling seen on BR. I also like the element of surprise at the end. You never know if they’ll actually agree to the deal. I’ve only seen three episodes so far, and only one has ended up with the owners and Marcus coming to an agreement and moving forward together.


About a Boy (NBC)
I only watched this show because I adore David Walton. I have a fairly good radar when it comes to shows that don’t have a chance, but I let myself like this one anyway. It’s pretty dry, but adorable. I mean, come on, it’s David Walton!


Daredevil (Netflix)
With the exception of Ironman, Thor, and Arrow, I haven’t been the biggest superhero fan these days. I can’t watch Agents of Shield or Agent Carter, thought the last two Superman movies were complete trash, and didn’t see the last two movies in the Batman triology. However, excellent casting of Matt Murdock/Daredevil (I hardly remember the movie, can’t say for sure if I’ve seen it) and Rosario Dawson as a nurse named Claire drew me into this show. Their chemistry is GREAT; love their scenes together. If they can fix Fisk (say that 10 times fast), I could continue to be down for this one.

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Let’s start this feature off with some Netflix films! It’s no secret that I love Netflix. I mean, I really love Netflix. So it should come as no surprise that I’m ready to highlight them… again.

I not only use Netflix to watch TV shows, but also to find random movies I would never have been able to watch otherwise.

For this week, here are three independent movies I discovered on Netflix and loved:

Tonight You’re Mine
Unfortunately, this really fun festival film is no longer available on Netflix. Originally titled You Instead, the whole movie takes place over one night at the T in the Park festival in Scotland. Watch if you like: music films, indies, medicore acting, Tainted Love remixes, cuteness

L’arnacoeur (Heartbreaker)
French movies!! This is the most American French movie ever. I loved it! It’s about a man who is a professional heartbreaker. That’s what he gets hired to do. To lure women away from men who don’t treat them well…until he falls in love with one of them. Watch if you like: subtitles, romantic comedies, slight overacting, the iconic Dirty Dancing final scene

In Your Eyes
Joss Whedon wrote this movie, and because of that, I assumed it would be odd and have a terrible indie ending (which is to say unhappy). It was, however, very sweet with adorable main characters. The basic premise is that two strangers realize they have a telepathic connection and develop a friendship of sorts. Their friendship is amusing, and precious, and perfect. Watch if you like: romance, weird things like telepathic connections, men with accents who say “darlin'”

Note: I originally wrote this post before I finished the series, but since then I have completed my journey through the West Wing.  As such, I added an additional actor to this and decided not to edit the intro.  Mostly because I don’t want to.

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I was going to wait until I finished watching the complete series, but I have to mention this now before I forget it. You know how me and Sir Netflix have been watching The West Wing? Well, I’ve come across three actors from Shondaland shows and I refuse to believe that’s a coincidence.

Joshua Malina: Regular cast member, seasons 4-7. Now he stars as former US Attorney David Rosen, Scandal.

Kate Burton: Guest starred in Season 5, episode 12. She later went on to play Dr. Ellis Grey, Grey’s Anatomy and Vice President Sally Langston, Scandal.

Jeff Perry: Guest starred in S4, episode 18. If Mr. Perry looks familiar, it’s because he’s Thatcher Grey, Grey’s Anatomy and more recently, became fantastically evil on Scandal as Cyrus Beene.

Bellamy Young: Guest starred in S5, episode 10. We know her in Shondaland as First Lady Mellie Grant, Scandal.

James Pickens, Jr.: Guest starred as the Mayor of DC in S5, episode 15. He’s more well known to you as Dr. Richard Webber on Grey’s Anatomy.

Matt Letscher: Guest starred as a federal prosecutor in S7, Episode 15.  On Scandal, he’s the one and only, the devious nutso himself Billy Chambers.

Listen. If it was just one person, maybe I could’ve believed it was a coincidence. One of those “oh, hey, look! Dr. Webber was on West Wing!” But six? SIX? It should be noted that when I was searching for Mellie’s real name, her Wiki page also notes a guest starring role on Grey’s Anatomy. I think you’re all smart enough to see the pattern for yourselves here.

After writing this, I googled “west wing shonda” out of curiosity. You know what came up? Quotes from Ms. Rhimes herself stating that she’s seen every episode of the Aaron Sorkin show at least five times.

My work here is done.


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