Miles From Fenway

National Delurking Week
January 10, 2007, 8:23 pm
Filed under: misc., Unemployment

Thanks to Dave Copeland for calling this to my attention. Apparently, this week is National Delurking Weekweek is , which works out quite nicely with what I wanted to write about today. So lurkers? Warm up those fingers and unveil yourself, cause I need suggestions.

See, being unemployed has it’s ups and downs. I have to say that the arm chair I am now sitting in is quite a bit more comfortable than any office chair I’ve ever had. But one of the problems I am encountering at the moment is that, while as much as I love streaming WEEI online, listening to CDs, and watching old DVDs, I’m getting a bit bored with it all. I need cable, and yet? I can’t afford it. Especially now that I don’t have an income.

So I made a decision to join Netflix and simply rent the DVDs of all the shows I’ve been missing out on the past well, let’s say like three years. Here’s where you come in …

… tell me what to watch.

No joke, I need suggestions here. Not only have I not had cable but I haven’t really paid attention to television for years. I don’t even know what to rent! I took gambles on Grey’s Anatomy and Lost, so those are both on the queue since I hear so many people talk about it I figured I should get in on the loop, but I seriously need some help here.

So fire away, loyal readers and lurkers alike.


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I’m not a lurker so much but I have some suggestions anyway…

Freaks & Geeks
Veronica Mars
Battlestar Galactica (yes I know it’s sci-fi and all but it may be the best drama on TV – seriously)

I have Weeds in my queue and I’ve heard nothing but good things about it but can’t recommend it from personal experience yet.

Comment by BlackJack

Desperate Housewives
Grey’s Anatomy ********
30 Days

Grey’s Anatomy is a must if you don’t already watch it!!!

Comment by Amy

House (A lot better than those stupid Fox playoff promos made it look)

Firefly (Great show with a great sense of humor. Fox killed it too early. The guy that did Buffy did this show.)

Babylon 5 (Always loved this show. The show was written as if it was a book. Each episode has a story arc. There are small arcs of stories over several episodes. There is another story arc over the entire year. Then there are overarching story arcs that cover multiple years. It touches on a lot of great themes including tyranny, fear, is good and evil inherent or definable, etc. Characters actually grow and change over time. Actions have consequences.)

Twiligh Zone (Do I really need to give a reason?)

Comment by edmund dantes

I’m delurking. I don’t think I’ve ever commented here, even though I read your blog regularly…

I have to second those that said House. One of the only shows I simply refuse to miss.

Lost, too. Though I’m not sure I like where it’s heading…

Comment by Jen

I’m all for Lost, Grey’s Anatomy and House. I have Seasons 1 and 2 of Lost on DVD (though season 2 is on loan at the moment) if you want to borrow them!

Comment by Esther


House (Hugh Laurie is a genius)

The Closer (Kyra Sedgwick and the writing are brilliant–hell, the whole show is brilliant)

My opinion–the 2 best shows on TV…


Comment by Christine E.

The Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Degrassi Junior High

… and yes, I’m serious about the last one! Time to get your Canadian fix…

The outfits and hairdos alone from the 80s are worth it.

Comment by Shawn

Definitly House, it’s easily the best show on television in my opinion. 24 and Scrubs are solid picks too. Also the first season of Prison Break was pretty intense.

Comment by Mike

Prison Break and 24, EASILY the best shows ever on TV.. ever!! But we’re way behind over here so no telling me what happens!!

Comment by Z

Prison Break and 24 EASILY the best shows ever on TV… But we’re way behind over here so no telling me what happens!!

Comment by Z

And that posted twice… My computer’s a little temperamental..

Comment by Z

House is very good. Heros! I have enjoyed 24.

Comment by Derek

arrested development all the seasons, just maybe the funnies (not a word) show that was on TV maybe in the history of TV.

I would say house as well.

Comment by Ari

For a good movie, I’d recommend “Wordplay” which is about the editor of the NYT crossword puzzle and has interviews with such rad people as Jon Stewart, Bill Clinton, and the Indigo Girls about crosswords. It’s a documentary like “Mad Hot Ballroom.” For TV, you can’t go wrong with Sex and the City or Big Love.

Comment by Amy

Wow guys, thanks! My Queue is PACKED now! And thanks to those of you I don’t hear from that often for coming out of the shadows! I love knowing who’s stopping in here.

Oh and Amy? … I totally already OWN Wordplay 🙂 Love it!

Comment by FINY

Project Runway
Top Chef
Girls Next Door
Sex and the City

Comment by Chelle

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