10.18.2010

Over My Head?

Awhile back, Mark decided he wanted to get into watching Mad Men.  He had heard all the rave reviews and thought he should jump on the bandwagon.  I am the opposite.  If I don't like something on my own before the hype starts, I am not about to jump aboard.  That's why I have never picked up Harry Potter and never will.  I had no interest in it to begin with and now it's just crazy.  I'm just stubborn like that.
Anyway, so Mark started watching it, and since it's on about the time I am feeding the little one, I watch it with Mark.  Following last night's season finale (don't worry no spoilers here), I am stuck with the same feelings I had after the first few shows we watched;  I don't get it.  I get the story line/plot, but I just don't get the hype.  It's a fine show, if you like shows that depict alcoholism, rampant infidelity, chauvinism, poor parenting, etc., but there are plenty of other shows out there I enjoy more.  Perhaps I am more easily entertained and the more "intelligent", deep thought shows are beyond my grasp, but I am just not getting the hype.  Can someone explain why it gets all of the accolades it does?
I need to find a replacement for my TV obsession now that LOST is gone.  Not sure The Event will cut it.  At least L&O CI is coming back for a final 8 episodes with Goren and Eames.  I will have to live on that for now.
Anyone have any suggestions of shows that are can't miss?

5 comments:

Ming said...

I am LOVING Parenthood right now. I think the acting and story lines are believable.

Take it with a grain of salt though because I too love Mad Men!

Corinne said...

You really need to watch Mad Men from the beginning. Netflix the first season and then see what you think.

Catherine said...

We love White Collar and Chuck, but I think it's worth starting at the beginning with those too. I never got into Lost, but I know they are definitely of a different genre and will not be the perfect substitute for you, but they are entertaining. BTW I need to meet your little guy asap. Let's get together my friend.

Kyndra said...

I watched Mad Men for 10 minutes and didn't enjoy a second of it, so I'm done trying. Someone that I consider one of the most intelligent, cultured, and savvy people I know (not my husband, although he would be high on the list :-) ) said he doesn't get the hype either. So I don't feel so bad now.

Alisha and Dave said...

I feel the same way about Lost that you feel about Mad Men... didn't get it and was not about to jump on the bandwagon...
other recommendations: Parenthood, Lie To Me, House, or Breaking Bad (drug manufacturing, violence... etc.). Great show .