Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Guest Post From Casual Jenny

Today my agenda consists of touring the New Orleans Garden District. I did this last year when I visited but I'm a sucker for some sightseeing so I'm having another go at the neighborhood. Jenny of Casual Jenny is here to talk TV while I'm gone. Be sure to show her some love!

Hi! I'm Jenny and I blog about my new house, new husband, food and DIY over at my blog Casual Jenny.   I hope you will stop by and say hello!

I am excited to be guest blogging for Leeann while she's away! Have fun, Leeann!

Her recent post about the upcoming fall TV season got me reminiscing about some of my favorite shows that are off the air. Fortunately, you can still watch most of them on Netflix!

30 Rock 
Hello, who doesn't love Liz Lemon!? I know this show only ended last year, but I was super bummed. It is hilarious!It's about a show similar to Saturday Night Live and it's head writer, Liz Lemon.  From Tracy's billions of dollars, Jack's Republicanism, Liz's quest for love and all of the amazingly hilarious minor characters (Lutz....seriously!) I could watch this show over and over on Netflix.

Freaks and Geeks

My husband and I just finished watching the first (and only) season of this show, and I am so glad we did! It is so relatable, but also funny and lighthearted. Plus, it stars a young James Franco. Just sayin'. It follows a brother and sister, Lindsey and Sam Weir, who are a freak and a geek, respectively, through a year of high school. Our favorite character was Bill, one of the geeks. He seems to be one of the only cast members who hasn't really done much other work, which is sad, because he is amazing!

Okay, yeah, getting into 90's territory here. I just have fond memories of watching this with my grandma when I was young and would visit her in the summer. It takes place at an airport in Nantucket, Mass, and focuses on two brothers who own a small airline.  Most of the more "adult" jokes went over my head at the time, but I definitely recognized this was a good show! It stars the guy who was on Monk too! Just a fun sitcom. You can catch it on Netflix!

Northern Exposure
Okay, again with the 90's shows but seriously....I tell everyone I can to watch this show! This is another one my grandma introduced to me (she has pretty good taste in TV now that I think about it!) It takes place in small town Alaska and follows the lives of the strange and interesting people there, namely a New York doctor who was forced to move there to pay off medical school loans, a female pilot, and May-September couple, and a former astronaut. Unfortunately, the series isn't available on Netflix or Hulu! I have one season on DVD and I hope to get more of them!

My last pick is Newsradio. This show takes place in a radio station full of eccentric characters. It stars Phil Hartman, Andy Dick and Joe Rogan, too! Phil Hartman passed away in the middle of the show's run, unfortunately. He was too funny. This show isn't on Netflix, but you can watch it for free on Hulu!

1 comment:

C said...

Yes, yes, yes and yes. I've never seen Northern Exposure though. I need to! I'm off to check out your blog! :)