As I reach the end of pregnancy (TODAY is TWO MONTHS until due date, but I’m hoping I’ll deliver early, as I did with Charles), I find myself less and less inclined to do any activities. Especially ones that require physical output. Read books to Charles on the couch? Sure. Do a puzzle? Of course. Make dinner? Hmm, that would require standing, and chopping, and mixing, and serving, and setting the table… is there any way I can get out of it? No. Fine. But don’t expect me to do laundry. Oh, crap. I’m out of maternity shirts/pants (you know, because there are only a few that even fit anymore, and Oh, God, what am I going to wear for the rest of this pregnancy!). Well, fine, I’ll do laundry, but that’s it. I am mush for the rest of the night. Oh. Oh. You want to ride your bike around the block/draw with chalk on the sidewalk/go to the park. Sure, let me get my coat.
What I’m saying is that I am pooped, so that when Charles is finally in bed and asleep, I would like to spend 30-90 minutes vegging out in front of the TV with my husband every other night (because the other nights, I need to sleep early, or I’m reading an interesting book, or I really do have to get more laundry done). But therein lies the two-fold problem: one, we don’t have cable or satellite television; two, Tony doesn’t like to turn movies off in the middle to save the second half for the next night (I have no problem with this). We’ve never had TV, and I can only imagine the thousands of dollars we have saved over our 6-year marriage (no doubt Tony has it calculated somewhere). Our substitute has always been TV-on-DVD. We have watched all 9 seasons of Scrubs, all 4 seasons of 30 Rock, all 6 seasons of The Office, the first season of Glee, the first 2 seasons of House, all 3 seasons of Arrested Development, and probably a few others I am forgetting over the past six years. When I’m not pregnant, we really don’t watch too much at all, which is why the one-DVD-by-mail-with-in-store-trade-ins via Blockbuster works for us.
Except, lately, we have been trading in A LOT. Like, every time we get a new DVD in the mail. So. We have seen a lot of movies. And we have exhausted what I know about good TV shows out there. This is where you come in. We need a new show, something we can watch over the next couple months of evenings to rot my brain and keep me from thinking about how everything I eat or don’t eat gives me such horrible heartburn that I think my esophagus is going to shrivel and die. This is also a good chance for those of you who read this blog but NEVER comment to weigh in. I know there are a few of you, I’ve been told. You’re being watched.
So, Tony and I like comedies for the most part, especially clever ones, or dramas that have some degree of suspense-and-resolution to them (CSI, House, but NOT Law & Order) and we’re not big fans of prime-time soap operas or HBO dramas. What should we watch next?
Hey, I just thought of something awesome. Wouldn’t it be great if Jeopardy! were on DVD? So one could fast-forward through that awkward and annoying Alex Trebek-gets-to-know-the-contestants part (because they’re all goobers, aren’t they). That would be cool. I’ll have to check that out.
Please, help us!
*One that makes me feel like I feel when I’m with yooooooouuuu!