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Top Five Tuesday: Netflix

I don’t know about you, but I love a good Netflix marathon. My penchant for cheesy crime dramas is fairly well documented, but, just in case you thought I was exaggerating,  this is my top five most watched TV shows on Netflix:

  1. Quincy, M.E.
  2. Murdoch Mysteries
  3. McMillan and Wife
  4. Murder, She Wrote
  5. Columbo

There are a few shows I really wish I could find streaming somewhere; Banacek, Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. The last two aren’t crime dramas, but I love them anyway. What are your favorites when you have the opportunity to indulge in your own marathon day?

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34 replies on “Top Five Tuesday: Netflix”

I’m still working my way through an enormous netflix queue. I finished Doctor Who over the weekend (ALL THE FEELINGS) and started Angel last night.
Otherwise, lots of movies. Lots of horror movies with plenty of non-horror (action/comedy/drama) thrown in. I kind of wish you could organize the queue by genre/other criteria rather than a huge list, but meh.

In other news: job hunting sucks and makes me feel useless, and temp jobs break up unemployment enough so I can pay rent on time some months but not all of them (and probably disqualify me for things like any kind of assistance), AND one of my bras has a broken underwire. WHY CAN’T SOMETHING GOOD HAPPEN.

I recently finished all the available seasons of Bones (through 6), all of Buffy, and all of Veronica Mars. I’ve used Netflix to get caught up on Doctor Who, and I’m currently working on How I Met Your Mother. I keep meaning to watch Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek TNG, but I haven’t yet.

Weirdly, I don’t watch actual movies that often. I guess because it’s easier to spare 25 or 45 minutes than 2 hours.

Eep. Argh. Ungh. Needing to share (vent?). Mr. Juniper has been away for a few days and is back tomorrow, but poor hubby, he called this morning with the news that he, a friend, and a good samaritan were assaulted last night. Police are involved and being super, and the guy’s been caught. But dear goodness. Was missing him as it was, am missing him even more so now. It’s also (huzzah for selfish moment) not quite the respite I was envisaging.

And Friends. Almost always Friends, if I have the chance for a TV marathon. Which will probably be happening tonight. Along with chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

Current binges:

1. Rewatching Torchwood

2. Rewatching Doctor Who

3. Battlestar Gallactica (I’m only midway through Season 3 right now)

4. MI-5 (I think I’m on season 4? I can’t remember now.)

5. Prime Suspect (I only have the last installment to watch now.)

…. Soooo… it’s very British.

There is! And it has Freema Agyemen (sic?) in it! And an incredibly hot male lead prosecuter!

I loooooooovve me some cheesy british crime dramas.

Right now on Netflix I’m rewatching Blacks Books and the IT Crowd with the bf since he’s never seen either (?!?!?!) and also BSG because I’ve never seen that.

Yay Netflix!!

I watched the first 7 seasons of Supernatural by marathoning them on Netflix. It took me a while (there’s only so much angst you can take) but I have no regrets.

I’ve recently started Dr Who (just got to David Tennant’s first appearance!) and am stuck at the beginning of season 3 of Lost. Before that, it was Toddlers and Tiaras and Kitchen Nightmares.

OT: I’m so insanely stressed about money and I hate it. Also I hate when people edit my writing and TAKE OUT Oxford commas. It makes no sense now!  Long story short, I hate everything today.

My top five right now are (in no particular order):

1. Buffy (never watched the whole show before, so I’m working my way through it)

2. Eureka (same as Buffy–no spoilers, please!)

3. Andrew Zimmern: Bizarre Foods

4. IT Crowd (I could watch this show on repeat.)

5. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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