Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Couch Potato Sessions: Friends from College - Netflix

My friendships have always been extremely important to me. I cherish and value them deeply and the friendships that value and cherish me deeply have lasted decades. As we get older and life takes over, you tend to connect less often. Some friendships are strong enough to survive life’s evolutions and some aren’t. Although I still have very good friendships, the crowd I used to run with has dwindled dramatically. Life is a bit lonelier because of the decline, but my life has become so precious to me that I only have room for those who can roll with me as I am. I’m going through a lot of hard things and I need friends who can free me from myself with laughter, love and a little bit of wine never hurts.

On a day when I really needed a friend I went looking for some on Netflix and I found Friends from College. The comical yet dysfunctional dynamic they have with each other elevates their bond beyond friendship and makes them family. I related so much to different characters at various phases of their lives. I especially related to Episode 4 of Season 1 - it was like watching my life (verbatim) on screen. I 
love that they shot in New York. It made my friendship with these folks believable as they frequented streets, restaurants and clinics I’m very familiar with. I promise I really do have real life friends.

There are only two seasons of Friends from College, and although it doesn’t seem like they will, I really hope they shoot more seasons. I thought the series was awesome and amazing! (And I miss my friends.)

Monday, March 23, 2020

Couch Potato Sessions: Better Call Saul - AMC

Have you ever had someone ask you a question that was phrased as a polite inquiry, but was really asked with all intentions of getting all up in your business? Or have you ever been involved in a casual conversation that you later realized was a trap set by the other party who was just waiting for the right moment to walk you into a premeditated argument? I’ve had some interesting individuals in my life…

I’m never prepared for these situations and (after the fact) I ALWAYS think of the perfect comeback for how I should have responded. Some people are blessed with the amazing gift of answer evasion, or the ability to talk themselves out of an ambush. I am not one of those people.

One of the many reasons I love Better Call Saul is because I’m so impressed by this slick-talking, sleazy, slimy lawyer. Saul Goodman can talk himself out of any impossible, sticky situation; there are a few times in my life when I could have used a lawyer like him.

Better Call Saul is a (prequel) spin-off to Breaking Bad, but you don’t need to watch one to see the other. Better Call Saul airs on Monday nights on AMC, but you can binge watch the previous four seasons on Netflix.

Side note - The phone number on the business card is actually real.#itsallgoodman

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Couch Potato Sessions: The Outsider - HBO

My husband and I watch A LOT of television together. Our shared interest in movies and television shows isn’t healthy for the amount of time we spend on the couch. This ‘Self Isolation’, ‘Social Distancing’ situation certainly won’t help; Edward and I will surely be bingeing!

When Game of Thrones ended there wasn’t much that we bonded over watching on Sunday nights and I had to hear a lot of noise and grumbling about my trashy reality show addiction. Then came The Outsider! It’s dark, suspenseful, psychologically thrilling with a dash of supernatural. The season is over, but if you have HBO, catch up on demand!