The dangerous thing about Netflix is that it causes obsession. Back when we had "normal TV", you had certain shows on certain nights of the week that you looked forward to. The show came on one night and then went off. You had to wait until next week to see the next one. (Unless you were a big fan of Criminal Minds or America's Next Top Model. If that was the case, you could easily find marathons on all the time.)
With Netflix, though, you discover a new show...and you have the ability to watch another episode. And another. And another. And another....Yep, and another.
Right now, Derrick and I are obsessed with Parenthood (the show, not the responsibility) - which we heard about from our awesome friends, Allen and Sara.
The show is simple enough. It's about four siblings in their 30s and 40s and the drama they deal with with their children and their parents.
The thing I love about the show is how real the families are. How real their lives and their conversations and their issues are. They struggle. They make mistakes. They laugh together. They eat together... a lot. And lean on each other a lot. They have to learn to deal with health issues. And they have to learn to discipline their kids. And sometimes they hate each other - but they always love each other.
And, as we watch it, Derrick and I comment on their parenting skills, what we would have done differently, what they did well...and about ten times a night, I mention that I wish I were a part of their family.
We only have about ten episodes left to watch before we're caught up to "live television"...and we just started watching it a week and a half ago!
So, soon, we're good to need a new Netflix show to discuss and look forward to and laugh at.
Give us suggestions.
What's your TV obsession? What's your favorite show or a new show you've just discovered?