For some fall means the premieres of their favorite shows. For me it means football! It also means date nights return! We are a wild and crazy couple (married 14 years) with four kids so date nights to us mean Friday Nights with Netflix and our shelfies.
What’s a shelfie?
They’re the shows you’ve been wanting to watch but they’ve been sitting on the virtual shelf because…well, because you’re a parent and who has the time? In the summer, I do not. Between the gorgeous weather and kids staying up later I’m lucky if I can catch an episode of Friends before falling asleep.
But now? Now it’s early bedtime for the kids and I can catch up on my favorite shelfies!
I binge watched the entire first season last spring while I was stuck in bed with the flu. I think it took me two days, it was so good! I’m going to rewatch as they are currently filming season 2 and I can’t wait!
If you have not seen this original Netflix series but it on your list now! By the remarkable Tina Fey it’s smart and funny and a must see for anyone missing Tina’s wit.
Synopsis: Imprisoned by a cult leader as a teenage, Midwesterner Kimmy is freed after 15 years. The first thing she decides is to move to New York.
We were late to this series and are slowly getting into it. Mostly because we generally don’t have time for hour-long dramas. I’m committing myself to catching up on this if for no other reason than to watch the fashion evolve.
Synopsis: A drama about one of New York’s most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960’s, focusing on one of the firm’s most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.
This is my husband’s shelfie. He was so thrilled when it finally came to Netflix with all 11 seasons. A perennial favorite that we will watch again, and again, and again.
Synopsis: The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.
This has been my shelfie for a long time. I needed to mourn the loss of a favorite character from the show and come to grips with a new cast. I think I am finally prepared and ready… but first I need to buy more Kleenex.
Synopsis: Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.
Portlandia is like SNL for grown-ups. We haven’t watched SNL in years because of its focus on potty humor to get laughs, so Portlandia fills in the gap for adult humor. This always gets shelved until the kids are good and asleep because it is definitely not safe for children.
Synopsis: A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon. (but if you have any hipster friends you will see them in this, no matter where they live.)
Oh BBC why must we wait so long between seasons! Sigh. We are currently re-watching season 3 in anticipation of the holiday special and the long, long, LONG wait for season 4.
Synopsis: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
So parents, what’s on your shelfie? Tell me what are you dusting off and catching up on now that the kids are finally going to bed on time?
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