Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread: Holiday Wrap-Up & TV Show Recommendations

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Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter already know that my holiday trip to Missouri was filled with trips to Cracker Barrel and Steak-n-Shake, the casino in St. Charles, a trip to a suburban mall, and lots of family time (there was also some wine). What I didn’t mention is that I received two purses that I really wanted (one from Drew and one from my parents), a gift certificate for a massage (from my sister), and all the Burt’s Bees lip balm I will need until the next presidential election.

The holidays also marked the first time I took a true break from this site. In two years, I don’t think I’d missed more than one non-holiday or weekend day in a row of not posting new content. Even when I was on “maternity leave,” I was still working on the site every day, something I sort of regret in retrospect, but live and learn, right? Anyway, I know the work I do here isn’t rocket science or manual labor or a full-time job or anything, but still, the week and a half away was much-needed and well-appreciated. And, look! You all are still here! (Back when I launched this site, I was afraid if I missed a couple days of posting, even when I had a brand new baby, you’d leave me. Abandonment issues, maybe?).

Anyhoo. We still need to take down our Christmas tree and put away the holiday decorations, which I’m sure we’ll do this weekend. I have a few thank you cards to write and about five pounds of holiday weight to lose. But it will all get done. For now, I’m happy to have the pressure of Christmas shopping and traveling and, yes, even socializing, behind us. And while winter is my least favorite season, I can’t say I’m not looking forward to a few quiet nights and weekends at home with some hot chocolate — excuse me, I mean sipping chocolate — and a movie or a new TV show.

Speaking of, Drew and I are in the market for a great TV show to sink our teeth into — preferably one that has at least one season out on DVD. Some of our favorites: “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “Six Feet Under” (RIP). We’re excited about the return of “Downton Abbey” and “Girls” (maybe me more than Drew). Oh, and “The Bachelor,” which Drew will now admit to being a fan of. Shows we’ve tried to get into and couldn’t: “The Wire” (I know); “Empire Boardwalk” (I think we may give this one another go); “Dexter” (watched the whole first season and just wasn’t feelin’ it); and “Walking Dead.” Are we crazy for letting those go? Everyone always says so. Neither one of us is really into sci-fi or fantasy, but if there are good dramas or comedies you recommend, we’re all ears.

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    kerrycontrary January 4, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Like I’ve been telling everyone in my life this week, I started watching True Blood on Saturday and I cannot stop! It’s so good! I would feel guilty about watching so much TV over the holidays, but my sister reminded me that the Holidays is the perfect time to do TV marathons. I didn’t like The Wire either, and I stopped watching Dexter halfway through the 2nd season because his sister got on my nerves (worst actress, ever).

    I’m also excited for Downton Abbey and Girls. While I think a lot of people criticize Girls, and not ALL of it has directly related to my life in particular, there are a lot of similar situations I’ve been in (currently and when I was in college). Plus I think it’s funny!

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      katie January 4, 2013, 4:41 pm

      AP gave me a season of true blood.. lol. i havent touched it yet.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:03 pm

        slacker.

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        katie January 4, 2013, 5:04 pm

        i HAVE used that cool wall vase thing. so… there!

        AND the champagne bucket!!

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        theattack January 4, 2013, 5:04 pm

        Wow, I clearly need to be friends with Addie Pray in real life. Where are my presents, AP?! haha

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

        Well, if you come help me pack like katie did, i’ll MAKE you take boxes and boxes of shit I want to get rid of but want to know it’s going to a good home. katie, i can’t remember, did I get you to take all those adorable hats that I think would go so well with your beautiful face? you guys, katie has a beautiful face — she really should wear hats because they draw attention to her beautiful face. But NOOOOOO, she will not listen to me. And all those beautiful hats just sitting there going to waste, what a shame.

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      jlyfsh January 4, 2013, 6:33 pm

      i loved true blood too, and then kind of had a harder time watching this most recent season. i don’t think my husband or i ever finished it…

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        Laura January 6, 2013, 2:49 am

        Totally agree. This last season was a bit absurd.

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    GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 4:12 pm

    Oh Wendy give the Walking Dead another chance!! It might be my favorite show ever. I have no recommendations though. We’re currently working our way through It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for the 12th time.

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      jlyfsh January 4, 2013, 6:34 pm

      i agree i didn’t like the walking dead the first time around either, but i gave it a second chance and now i’m hooked! i just watch with a pillow, haha.

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        CatsMeow January 5, 2013, 2:17 pm

        I got sick of it in the middle of season 2, but I think I’m gonna give it another go. I just don’t like the characters, ESPECIALLY the women.

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        JK January 5, 2013, 2:21 pm

        The women characters ARE annoying (hello Andrea and Lori), but the awesomeness of everything else more than makes up for it. And later on there are better female characters, don´t worry.

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        Anna January 6, 2013, 4:24 pm

        Michonne makes up for both Andrea and Lori! I’m not into girls but I’d get it on with Michonne.

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    MJ January 4, 2013, 4:14 pm

    I’d keep going with The Wire if you didn’t watch more than the first three or four eps. It gets SOO GOOD. Battlestar Galactica (2000s) is another one that I loved, even though I’m not into Sci-Fi (or at least hardcore sci-fi). It gets weird, but it keeps you watching. I suggest attempting the 1.5 hour miniseries opener, and if you are meh, don’t watch the rest.

    Firefly (again, not-hardcore sci-fi, really fun) and Party Down (for comedy, it’s hysterical) are other really good ones. I miss having a show I’m all invested in.

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      artsygirl January 4, 2013, 4:20 pm

      I was going to suggest Battlestar as well. My husband and I watched the first couple of episodes together and then the next night I found it he watched 6 episodes while I was at work because he got completely hooked (ala that Portlandia skit).
      I would also second Firefly and suggest the new BBC Sherlock Holmes. If you want a funny comedy I would suggest FX Archer (somewhat sophomoric but really really funny plus it has a number of people from the Arrested Development cast)

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 4:24 pm

        Oh, I like that Sherlock Holmes. It was fun to watch. I like the guy who plays Watson.

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        MJ January 4, 2013, 4:48 pm

        Some couple-friends of mine had a rule that they weren’t allowed to watch separately; they had to wait for each other. Thank God I was single when I was watching, b/c I never could’ve waited for both of us to be free!

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        rachel January 4, 2013, 4:57 pm

        There’s going to be new Archer soon! There was a teaser/bit about cell phones as a preview at the movies last week!

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        CG January 4, 2013, 6:26 pm

        I love Sherlock! (Who doesn’t, right?) It can be convoluted, but it’s always entertaining and the actors are crazy good. It sucks there won’t be new episodes for like another year! 🙁

        I can recommend The Borgias. Only two seasons so far, so only about 20 episodes total, but the third season should be starting this spring, if Showtime sticks to its previous schedule. The second season is better than the first, IMO. Jeremy Irons is always great, but he should win an Emmy for his performance in the second-season finale, it was that good. And the guy who plays Cesare … OMFG he’s hot!!!!!

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        Jillie z January 4, 2013, 6:37 pm

        That portlandia skit about battlestar is too funny and way too accurate. I loved it up until the last season when it got a bit weird, but the finale was great.

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        MaterialsGirl January 4, 2013, 11:47 pm

        Is portlandia good? We’re looking for a new show to watch

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        blarfengar January 5, 2013, 3:42 am

        I love Portlandia. It’s basically sketches making fun of hipster lifestyles, but it’s so dead on it’s hilarious. Give it a shot.

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        MaterialsGirl January 5, 2013, 10:44 am

        I do love making fun of hipsters! Check out the ‘being a dickhead’s cool’ on YouTube

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      GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 4:41 pm

      Party Down is hysterical. Word is they are making a movie!

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      jlyfsh January 4, 2013, 6:35 pm

      i really like Firefly!

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      Skyblossom January 4, 2013, 8:18 pm

      We watched Firefly this summer and loved it. I was sad there were so few of those shows. Now we’re watching Eureka and love it for the quirkiness.

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    Jenny January 4, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Arrested Development!

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    ktfran January 4, 2013, 4:17 pm

    I was a huge fan of Six Feet Under and I also watch Homeland, Mad Men and Downton Abbey. I also love Dexter.

    Right now, I’m watching Justified. I kind of love it. I’m going to finish up the third season on DVD this weekend. I just love it.

    If you haven’t seen it and are a Jeremy Sisto fan, Suburgatory is pretty awesome too. So ridiculous it’s funny.

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    lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 4:17 pm

    Oooh, what kinda purses? I’m a purse person (or bag lady if you prefer haha).
    If you have Showtime, I keep hearing good things about Shameless.

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      Wendy January 4, 2013, 4:40 pm

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 4:48 pm

        LOVE the mini clutch! I got a similar one and can’t get enough of it. I’ll tru to link it too. ‘cobble_hill_-_ellen’_leather_crossbody_bag:340291&cm_pla=bags:women:handbag&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:ad=23677364033&mr:adType=pla&mr:filter=51404991353&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:referralID=NA&mr:trackingCode=DC8C5738-3654-E111-9E12-001517B1882A&origin=pla

        Hands free is amazing. I’m so used to a big tote bag.

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 4:51 pm

        Question for you guys…In the friday links today, I worried about a one up convo http://dearwendy.com/friday-links-january-4/#comment-127282
        Then after Wendy wrote about her bag, I wrote about mine, and then thought, maybe this is exactly what thewriteway is annoyed by. Thoughts?

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        qm January 4, 2013, 5:05 pm

        I feel like the one-upping is more about subject matter/consistently doing it. Like, with the bags, it’s not terribly serious (and usual lurkers like me love to look at all the links!), so I don’t think it counts. But if someone were trying to tell you about how their terrible boss left them in tears and then you were to immediately respond with something about how your boyfriend upset you, that would be annoying. Or if you were to continually post things that you loved EVERY time Wendy posted something she liked. You know? I don’t think I can articulate it well, but there’s a definite difference in my mind between small comparisons that happen every once in a while and continual and/or serious comparisons.

        I can’t speak for thewriteway, though!

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:10 pm

        Thanks for replying qm. Its annoying that I can’t determine the difference of a back and forth discussion and one upping. I guess frequency has a lot to do with it. Or if its a serious topic/someone’s crying or whatever.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:09 pm

        I think my nose is dead. Often throughout the day I’ll scratch it or wipe with my hands because it itches or whatever and when I touch it I’m shocked a little by how COLD it is. Not “shocked” I guess but it’s noticeable – damn, my nose is freezing cold, like it’s on a dead body or something. It’s creepy. No other part of my body is that cold. Do you think my nose is dead? Do you guys have cold noses? Everybody, touch yournose and let me know if it’s freezing cold. Maybe your nose is dead too.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:13 pm

        Q: what’s worse, one-upping or completely changing the subject and talking about what I want to talk about? I think the latter.

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:17 pm

        🙂 One upping, imo.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:21 pm

        Well, iMYo, changing the subject is. (Wait, is that a one-up? Or is that just disagreeing? What’s worse, one-upping or disagreeing?

        Here’s the ultimate: if I tell you you’re wrong, if I one-up you, and *then* I change the subject. And maybe if I also call you fat. And insult your mom.

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:15 pm

        I noticed that last night! (damnit, I’m doing it again. Isn’t this called having a conversation. Come on people!) Then I got into an argument about what the right heat temp is.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:17 pm

        I think people who get annoyed by everyhing are annoying. Don’t you? … It’s like they go out of their way to bitch and complain about people. When it’s so much easier to just…well, one up someone or change the convo, haha.

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:26 pm

        ha. This is very true.

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        Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 5:15 pm

        Seriously, I think my nose is dead. If anyone has touched a dead body, you know what I’m talking about – they’re cold. Like my nose. Ergo, it’s dead.

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        katie January 4, 2013, 6:43 pm

        i think the major difference is a one-up situation is me saying “omg im so upset about this” and you saying “oh, you think YOUR upset? no, please listen to me and why i am upset way more then you are!”

        something like this, “omg i love that bag!” “me too! i also love this bag!” “bags are awesome!”- not one-upping.

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        kerrycontrary January 4, 2013, 5:10 pm

        Love the kate spade bag. Going on my amazon wishlist!

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:18 pm

        I found it a bit bigger than most of the cross body bags, which is good for me. Maybe the pictures have it on a mannequin so you can see?

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 4:56 pm

        I kind of love the Rebecca Minkoff. Like a lot.

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        Wendy January 4, 2013, 5:02 pm

        I love it too. It’s the first cross body bag I’ve owned and it’s very comfortable and just the right size for running around the neighborhood sans baby (I use a bigger bag for commuting so I can pack a book, and with Jackson I use a diaper bag or tote).

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 5:05 pm

        I want a new tote and then a smaller bag I can throw in on workdays, since I ride the bus/el everyday. I kind of like Madewell’s leather tote, but I need to find the right smaller one.

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 5:09 pm

        Acutally, that bag looks like it would fit the bill. And I prefer gold over silver. Hmm . . . .

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

        If I’m thinking of the right Madewell tote, try Gap or C Wonder. I got a C Wonder one for like $10 after sale once. Its obv not real leather, but has held up nicely. I do the tote and small bag now, so much easier!

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 5:16 pm

        C Wonder. Hmm. I’ll have to check it out. I check out the Gap bags every so often too.

        This is the Madewell tote . . .

        And I kind of like this too. But wouldn’t want to use it every day. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/35198?feat=677-GN1&page=hunter-s-tote-bag-open-top

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:20 pm

        Yup, that’s the one I was thinking of. LL Bean totes will last forever too. I’m getting excited just typing about bags. I need help.
        Tried to find the c wonder one I was talking about, but its not on their website anymore. They have some other cute ones though.

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        ktfran January 4, 2013, 5:22 pm

        I just checked out their site. Very cute stuff. I love the shoes too! Great, just what I need. More stores I like.

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    JK January 4, 2013, 4:21 pm

    We also love Breaking Bad, Homeland and Mad Men, and we LOVE (probably even more than the others) Walking Dead, so totally give it another chance!!! I quite liked Revenge as well (only seen Season 1 so far). Oh and right now we´re loving (guiltily) the Vampire DIaries.:)

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      JK January 4, 2013, 4:29 pm

      As for comedies, my favourites are Big Bang Theory and Parks and Rec. I hear Web Therapy is really good as well, I just have to remember to watch it!

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        qm January 4, 2013, 5:09 pm

        JK, if you have Netflix (or the equivalent), you might like Death Valley. It’s the faux-documentary style of Parks and Rec with the zombies and monsters of The Walking Dead or Vampire Diaries. It’s actually an MTV show they only made one season of, but it’s absolutely hilarious with some surprising drama.

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        JK January 4, 2013, 5:13 pm

        I have netflix! I haven´t seen that one (since I´m not in the US I´m never sure if we have all the same shows), but I´ll definitely look for it! Thanks!

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      jlyfsh January 4, 2013, 6:02 pm

      i’m a revenge and vampire diaries fan too!

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    Addie Pray January 4, 2013, 4:29 pm

    How about The Good Wife? The love triangle between Alicia-Peter-Will got me so hot and bothered. What sucks about that show is they tease the shit out of you. Only in a few episodes do you get to see some steamy things. … But I kind of lost interest this past year so I guess I can only recommend the first two or three seasons.

    You know what show I love? Southland. I’m not usually a police-drama kind of girl – I stick to Girls, Mad Men, … and shitty things like the new 90210. But I love Southland. Is that still on?

    I need some new shows too.

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      RhyanShae January 4, 2013, 10:19 pm

      Southland should be coming back sometime this month. 🙂

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    AKchic_ January 4, 2013, 4:31 pm

    I’ve been looking into http://www.healthywage.com for a semi-competitive way to lose weight. Seems like a fun idea if anyone is looking for incentive to lose weight.

    As for tv shows – Being Human (US version), Warehouse 13, Lost Girl and Alphas should be starting up again (SyFy channel). Haven should be having their season finale soon (SyFy channel). Doctor Who should hopefully start picking up new episodes this spring/summer (I hope, I hope, I hope). In the mean time, I’m rewatching old seasons, and I think I’ve got a new conspiracy theory about the GI and the snowmen. When I told the SO about it, it drove him nuts because it was so obvious, yet so convoluted, he thinks I’m right. *does a happy dance* For anyone who watches Doctor Who – watch season (series) 4, episode “The End of Time”. That’s my only clue to you all. For now.

    My decorations are still up. I pick Jake up on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and fly back to Anchorage Wednesday morning. I’ll be back in Anchorage on Wednesday night and go back to work Thursday morning. Woo hoo. Kids go back to school on Monday (except Jake, he goes back a week later because of all this travel).

    Busy, busy, busy.

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      rachel January 4, 2013, 5:03 pm

      New Doctor Who in April! You have to look at the episode lists on wikipedia! Also, there’s another Neil Gaiman episode this series, which is awesome.

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        AKchic_ January 4, 2013, 5:59 pm

        Been too busy to look. Plus, I didn’t want to be disappointed by how long I have to wait to finish up season 7 (seriously, 2 fucking years to finish one season?). I had a hard enough time letting go of Amy and Rory. I hope that this doesn’t mean that River Song is dropped from the rolls. I am still hoping for an episode (or three) with River AND Captain Jack helping out. There’s some naughty fan-fic waiting to be written! *laugh* Rumors of Jenny coming back (the clone-daughter who is really Tenant’s wife and the 5th Doctor’s actor’s daughter – talk about convoluted!) are suspenseful enough.

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      Roxy84 January 5, 2013, 11:05 pm

      You guys see the Christmas special? Some good moments but ugh I miss the Ponds!

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    Fabelle January 4, 2013, 4:36 pm

    NCIS! I started watching the re-runs on Comcast & am addicted enough to want to buy all the DVDs. The original one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364845/ (sorry, I am link -happy) I don’t know if you’re into crime shows, but this isn’t just another churned-out series for murder junkies. The characters are very good, in my opinion. And I happen to think Mark Harmon & Michael Weatherly are extremely attractive…so that helps.

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      Fabelle January 4, 2013, 4:37 pm

      Oh, also: Carnivale. It only lasted for 2 seasons, but those 2 seasons were awesome.

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      L January 4, 2013, 7:26 pm

      I am obsessed with NCIS. Mark Harmon is such a silver fox.

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    katie January 4, 2013, 4:44 pm

    my goal (?) this year is to follow a few tv shows- like actually follow them week to week.

    the wedding band is really funny, i think- im going to try to keep up with that one (but i have been failing so far). the americans is premeiring soon, and that one looks awesome! its about russians pretending to be americans during the cold war (i think the cold war…). and then also there was one more and i cant think of it! this is why i suck at watching tv!!

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      katie January 4, 2013, 4:45 pm

      OH!! phyche!! im so happy its back. i have watched re-runs and i think its hilarious!

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        FireStar January 4, 2013, 5:00 pm

        Love Psych!!!

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        Katie January 4, 2013, 5:32 pm

        And I love that you can spell it correctly! Haha

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        lets_be_honest January 4, 2013, 5:38 pm

        Would you say you’re psyched for psyche?

        I’m such a loser.

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      theattack January 4, 2013, 4:46 pm

      The Americans sounds good! That makes me wish I had cable. Maybe it will come on hulu or something

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        katie January 4, 2013, 4:49 pm

        i think its on a network- like nbc or something…

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    LolaBeans January 4, 2013, 4:48 pm

    you might like Shameless the US version, which has two seasons out i believe. and their third set to air in a couple of weeks. Sons of Anarchy is also a very good series, with I believe 5 seasons out.

    all of the shows you couldnt get in to are some of my favourites!!

    I just started watching the west wing over the break because i got so bored.. it’s not bad! already on season two.

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    the_optimist January 4, 2013, 4:52 pm

    I’ve already seen the latest season of Downton Abbey, so I think I’m going to have to take a vow of silence until it’s been broadcasted in full in the US. Happy viewing, folks!

    I love, love, LOVE Fringe, which is ending its run in a couple of weeks. Also loving The Hour, which is on BBC America.

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      rachel January 4, 2013, 5:06 pm

      Yay Fringe! I’m curious to see how they will wrap this all up in so few episodes.

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      Skyblossom January 4, 2013, 8:29 pm

      We watched Downton Abbey too and now I’m kind of sad it’s over when it is just ready to start here. We also watched Merlin and saw the final episode and it is done and over and we are nearly through with Eureka and then we don’t know what we’ll watch.

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        Laura January 6, 2013, 3:03 am

        Wait, Merlin is OVER over?? Say it isn’t so! I had to stop watching in November because I got really busy, but I didn’t realize it was going to be done 🙁

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        jlyfsh January 6, 2013, 9:08 am

        Wait Merlin is over over? Did I miss season 3? When did it come on? So sad!

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        jlyfsh January 6, 2013, 9:12 am

        i meant season 4!

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        Laura January 6, 2013, 3:12 pm

        I had been watching it online because I’m a cheater and didn’t have cable anyway until a few months ago. I have no idea what season it is on here (they show it on SyFy right?). But I was up to season 5.

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    Nutella January 4, 2013, 4:53 pm

    American Horror Story is a great show. Season one is on DVD. They are treating this “series” as repertory theatre on tv, as in season 2 which is currently on, has nothing to do with what happened in season 1, however there are the many of the same actors in each season. For those who aren’t horror fans, I’d still recommend this because it’s more cerebral than blood and guts/gore. If you do decide to watch it, do not start watching mid-season, you’ll be lost, confused and any surprises or twists will be lost.

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      JK January 4, 2013, 4:56 pm

      Yes! I didnt like Season 1 at first, but ended up liking it. I didnt like what I saw of Season 2 though. Then our recording thingy started playing up, so I havent seen any more.

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        Nutella January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

        I wasn’t as thrilled at first with season 2 as I was with season 1 but love it now. So sad there is only 2 or 3 more episodes left.

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      katie January 4, 2013, 6:38 pm

      the previews for american horror story scare the shit out of me… i try not to watch them

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    Lolo Sinks January 4, 2013, 5:00 pm

    Give Walking Dead another chance. It’s amazing! (And I usually don’t like blood and gore) Also, I absolutely love New Girl, but it might be because I can’t get enough of Jake Johnson.

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    rachel January 4, 2013, 5:10 pm

    The Tudors was pretty good, I watched that one not long ago. Other shows I thought of have already been mentioned.

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    qm January 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

    It’s only on its first season, but The Mindy Project is hilarious. Mindy Kaling is perfect in it. There’s always the old stand-by Parks and Rec, too. My roommate and I watched all of the seasons on Netflix this past semester as stress-relief.

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    Michelle.Lea January 4, 2013, 5:15 pm

    you know, i love sci-fi and horror, and i didnt feel Dexter either. I did manage to get through the first season, and part of the second, but meh. same with Walking Dead. we watched the first few episodes, and while i think i’ll try it again, no spark.

    What Rachel said, the Tudors was AWESOME. my current faves are Supernatural, and Lost Girl. (yep, i’m the geek girl that loved Buffy too.. lol)

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      AKchic_ January 4, 2013, 6:00 pm

      I wasn’t a Dexter (tv show) fan. I like the books, however.

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    Shell January 4, 2013, 5:16 pm

    I second for Shameless! I just finished the first season and about to order myself the second.

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    Portia January 4, 2013, 5:25 pm

    I am also a big fan of Six Feet Under – too bad you didn’t like Dexter! If you can shake Jeremy Sisto’s Billy character (Brenda’s brother), I would recommend Suburgatory. It’s much funnier than what I thought it wa going to be. Also, Parks and Rec (but avoid the first season if you can…) and Doctor Who for laughs, Sherlock for serious/witty. I have a list of about 15 others, but I’ll refrain. If you don’t mind the show already being over, Coupling is hilarious and I’ve watched each episode about 10 times – it’s not hard since there’s less than 30 episodes.

    And for those who like sci-fi, I recommend Supernatural. It’s really funny and something both me (who loves Doctor Who, Community) and my boyfriend (Buffy, Star Trek), with our wildly differing tastes, can agree on.

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    emiree January 4, 2013, 5:25 pm

    Check out Sons of Anarchy. It can be violent at times, but is a good show.

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      Jillie z January 4, 2013, 6:32 pm

      Definitely! Sons of Anarchy will get you hooked immediately if you’re ok with violence, and jax teller is smokin hot. Just try the first episode- if you hate it you won’t like the rest of the show. I guiltily love vampire diaries as well, and stoked about Downton Abbey coming back.

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    ktfran January 4, 2013, 5:42 pm

    Just thought of another GREAT show – Damages. Watch it. Seriously. Also watch Justified.

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    GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 5:50 pm

    Can I whine for a second? I’m getting sick, I’m super behind at work and can not catch up, I’m cold, my apartment is a mess, UGHHH. And I HAVE to finish planning this damn wedding! Like under 5 months to go and I have so so so much to figure out and I don’t care anymore. blah. I need another holiday week.

    Oh and we gave up drinking for the month of January. It’s day two and it blows. And I had a beer on day one. UGH.

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      AKchic_ January 4, 2013, 6:02 pm

      *hug* You can handle a sober January. I’ll do it with you, if you’d like. Or, since I don’t drink much anyways, I’ll give something else up for January (my colored pens, my dubious lack of fashion, my *sob* soda). Let me know, I’ll be your partner in “sobriety”.

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        GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 6:05 pm

        It’s so nuts that sober January makes me sad. Any one who wants to join me is welcome. I just really enjoy my two beers a few nights a week.

        Okay lets be honest its like 3 beers 6 nights a week.

        And it’s only until January 26 when we go to a pirate festival. woo!

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        Lili January 4, 2013, 6:17 pm

        I feel ya GG–I’m not going 100% sober, but I’m DEF cutting back on booze this month. Its hard. I’m trying to limit myself to 4 drinks a week–so I have to plan accordingly. I’m switching to juice/mocktails in public settings and yeah, it sounds daunting. I also think going sober for January is rough with football events. IDK, it just feels SO natural to take a sip of something post a TD, so I get missing that. I am giving myself 2 drinks (something I drink less of anyway–whether its wine + seltzer for a sparkling drink, or a bitter beer) and I hope that lasts me through the entire Seahawks game–also, I can’t show up drunk on anything other than adrenaline for the Downton watch party (complete with tea and sandwiches) later, its not something cousin violet would approve of.

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        GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 6:21 pm

        I’ve dranken so much beer in the past four months. And spent so much money on it. We’re taking this month off then super cutting back in general. blah.

        I’m pumped to watch the Seahawks. They are my favorite team left playing football haha.

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        Trixy Minx January 5, 2013, 11:13 pm

        I’m trying to give up soda. Only I’ve day without so far :/

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    jlyfsh January 4, 2013, 6:05 pm

    I’ve been watching a lot of tv because I caught the flu while home for Christmas. Unfortunately nothing good, I did watch a lot of 7th heaven and lifetime movies while on the couch. I think you can fall asleep during any of them and wake up during another and not really feel like you missed much. Or maybe that’s just the medicine head talking!

    I was very glad to have letters to read this week even if I was too sick (I’m done whining I swear, but man the flu is awful) to form full sentences and comment.

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    sarolabelle January 4, 2013, 6:12 pm

    Game of Thrones!

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      Riefer January 5, 2013, 4:24 pm

      Second this! I know she said they don’t like fantasy, but I have a friend who absolutely *hates* fantasy and she still likes GoT. It’s an amazing show, and really not all that fantasy-y. More like a drama that just happens to be set in medieval times.

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    MissDre January 4, 2013, 6:34 pm

    The Wire is the best TV show I have ever seen, period! I don’t understand how you couldn’t get into it Wendy!

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      MaterialsGirl January 4, 2013, 11:52 pm

      It is sooooooo amazing. I had a hard time with the newspaper season but other than that..

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      Eagle Eye January 5, 2013, 9:16 am

      I really tried with the Wire, but it was too heavy for me, like I would become an emotional wreck after watching an episode!

      Also, if you like the Wire have you seen Treme? Its all about post-Katrina NOLA and its sooo good, plus its all about musicians so it has just great music!
      …although we stopped watching it when it also got to be a bit too much for us to handle, we mostly just watch Parks and Rec and 30 Rock!

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    Chaotonic January 4, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Ooooh I have an entire list:

    1) The Big Bang Theory
    2) Suits (It’s like House but with Lawyers)
    3) Revenge
    4) Once Upon a Time
    5) 2 Broke Girls
    6) Lie to Me
    7) Leverage (OMG I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Parker!!!)
    8) Chuck (The last season or two was terrible though 🙁 )
    9) Burn Notice
    10) Sherlock (le swoon)
    11) How I met Your Mother
    12) My husband loves The New Girl, I’m not into it though

    For reality tv:

    1) Tanked! (Think awesome aquariums and fish tanks)
    2) Penn and Teller Fool Us
    3) Ink Master or Best Ink (The guy who did my first tat was on season two of Ink Master)
    4) Carrier (Its a multi-episode documentary of life on an US Aircraft Carrier)
    5) Duck Dynasty (This is all my husband)

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      Jen January 4, 2013, 11:25 pm

      I second Suits and Burn Notice

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    • MaterialsGirl

      MaterialsGirl January 4, 2013, 11:53 pm

      My dude likes new girl too, as do I. He just thinks the dudes are hilarious on the show.

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      Roxy84 January 5, 2013, 11:07 pm

      Love Suits….White Collar is good too. Although I can’t watch them both at the same time because I start getting them mixed up…similar vibes.

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    QaraKoz January 4, 2013, 7:46 pm

    Once Upon a Time is the only one I’ve actually kept up with and the first season is available on Netflix. Oh and I love watching Parks and Rec but I’m very bad at keeping up with it.

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    Brenda C. January 4, 2013, 8:06 pm

    Gavin & Stacey.

    It’s a British comedy but it is probably one of the most heartwarming shows I’ve ever watched. It’s about two people that flirt over the phone and after several months they finally meet up in person and sparks fly. Their romance is cute but the best part of the show is the supporting cast. The series beautifully portrays how a marriage isn’t just a union between two people but their friends and family coming together as well.

    Only 3 seasons and a Christmas special but they are all out on DVD!

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    Moneypenny January 4, 2013, 8:42 pm

    I can’t wait for Downton Abbey this sunday!! I hope I can get home from work (ugh deadlines!) in time and not miss anything. I also LOVE The Mindy Project!!! I love Mindy Kaling.
    I also can’t wait for Mad Men to return.
    I have On Demand, (but only basic cable), but my regular shows to watch are American Horror Story (so campy but I love it), Ghost Adventures (yeah, I know), and Say Yes to the Dress. Those are definitely my not-to-miss shows.

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    CatsMeow January 4, 2013, 8:50 pm

    Supernatural, anyone? That’s the only show I absolutely *must* watch.

    Wendy, have you seen Up All Night? I think its really cute, and it seems kinda up your alley.

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      GatorGirl January 4, 2013, 9:08 pm

      Love Up All Night. It’s super funny and seems pretty honest.

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    Something Random January 4, 2013, 9:06 pm

    Hi Wendy

    One of the funniest television series I’ve seen is No Heroics. It is a British mini-series that involves very flawed superheroes and their crappy relationships. Unfortunately there are only six episodes.

    Another series I really like is Louie. It is a comedy based on the life of comedian Louis C.K. beginning shortly after his divorce. Truthfully, it takes a few episodes to get into the show. I actually think the show is much funnier than his stand-up, which can be pretty raunchy. I think the show has gotten progressively better so I recommend starting with season two.

    I’m glad to hear you had a nice holiday.

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    LANY January 4, 2013, 10:57 pm

    West Wing hit Netflix on demand over the holidays, which may be the best Christmas gift I could have asked for (I was about to buy all 7 seasons on DVD). Aaron Sorkin is amazing, and it’s the best dialogue ever. If you enjoyed The American President, you’ll love WW.

    Game of Thrones is Mr. LANYs show of choice now. He’s obsessed (and season 1 is out on itunes, season 2 is available if you know anyone who knows anything about computers), and even I have to admit it’s a pretty awesome show.

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      Laura January 6, 2013, 3:19 pm

      Do you watch The Newsroom? I love it! And was surprised to not see it recommended, but I guess because it’s not out on dvd yet?

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        Laura January 6, 2013, 3:20 pm

        And if you do not, it’s another Aaron Sorkin series 🙂

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    MaterialsGirl January 4, 2013, 11:54 pm

    I dunno if anyone has said it but NURSE JaCKIE is amazing!!!

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    mandalee January 5, 2013, 12:21 am

    Game of Thrones, True Blood (except the last two season, meh), The Big C, and Shameless. Shameless is probably my favorite out of the three. The family is such a loveable, hot mess, and William Macy just makes the whole show.

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    Lark January 5, 2013, 2:02 am

    LUTHER! Seriously, it’s one of the best drama shows I’ve ever seen…it has intrigue, fascinatingly fucked up characters (hello Alice and Luther himself at times), great acting, and Idris Elba. Did I mention Idris Elba :)? Granted, it’s a British series so there are only about 12 episodes so far (I think every season is 6 episodes).

    Burn Notice is cheesy, convoluted fun. It’s the side characters that make that show for me…Sam Axe and Michael’s mom. Arrested Development is hilarious, and they FINALLY went back and filmed a final season that will be on Netflix in 2013. I really love the American version of Shameless, although I think it takes several episodes to get into.

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      MaterialsGirl January 5, 2013, 10:46 am

      I’ve heard Luther is good and I liked Idris as Stringer Bell

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      Mandy January 7, 2013, 11:42 am

      Luther is fantastic. I hear Alice may be getting a spinoff of her own. Ruth Wilson is truly fascinating in that role.

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    lindsaybob January 5, 2013, 4:19 am

    I second the recs for The West Wing, The Good Wife and Leverage. Also, if you like comedy and drama I bet you’d like Castle. IMHO it’s a perfect mix of serious crime drama with good plot, combined with really funny character moments. Really good acting too. I also really enjoy White Collar, Grey’s Anatomy and Rizzoli and Isles (cheesy but fun!).

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    Lake Girl January 5, 2013, 10:31 am

    Justified. BBC Sherlock.

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    meadowphoenix January 5, 2013, 3:15 pm

    Community! It’s not for everyone, because the humor is kinda meta, but it’s the type of show that loves movies and tv and plays a lot of homages to them. Elementary (a Sherlock adaptation in New York) is in its first season, but the characters are so good and the Watson is Lucy Lui! Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23 is like a live action cartoon. It’s completely ridiculous. I’ve heard Happy Endings is amazing.

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    honeybeenicki January 5, 2013, 10:24 pm

    Hi there 🙂 I like the show Being Human, but it’s fantasy/sci-fi, which I usually dont get into. I hope everyone had a good holiday season! It was my husband’s first Christmas home in a few years so mine was really great (despite the pneumonia and bronchitis that I had). I’ve missed commenting on DA but I’m at a new job where I can’t be on, although I read it every day still. It’s just a pain to comment with my phone on my breaks. Miss you guys!

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    • Dear Wendy

      Wendy January 6, 2013, 7:43 am

      I’ve been thinking about you. Glad to hear you’re doing we’ll!

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      GatorGirl January 6, 2013, 9:40 pm

      Yay! Glad you’re doing well!

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    SpaceySteph January 6, 2013, 12:55 am

    Hijack.
    Hey DWers, I need help. My best friend of 20 years is getting married next weekend. Everything left on their registry is boring household crap. I mean that stuff is fine and necessary… but I want to get them something different. Any ideas?

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      mandalee January 6, 2013, 10:44 am

      Cash or a check is always a good gift for a wedding. I know people think it’s impersonal, but it’s nice to not have to lug a bunch of gifts home from the reception.

      If you’re set on buying something for them, I would buy something personalized based on what you know about them. Think of some mutual interest and base your gift on that. One my best friends knows I can’t cook, so she filled up this vintage picnic basket with recipes, homemade sauce, jam, pancake mix, spices, etc- along with instructions on how to make each one. It was my favorite gift because she knows my husband always busts me about being my personal cook.

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        SpaceySteph January 6, 2013, 4:52 pm

        Yeah I was thinking of doing cash along with a less expensive gift (rather than spend all the money on a big gift) because I know they probably could use the money (can’t everyone?) but don’t want to just hand them a check.

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      rachel January 6, 2013, 11:40 am

      Along the lines of what mandalee suggested, how about an experience gift. Like a gift card to a favorite restaurant and tickets to a show, or a weekend getaway somewhere nearby you know they like.

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      katie January 6, 2013, 12:06 pm

      i hear you on boring registry stuff, haha. like, its not special enough of a gift for a wedding gift! the last time this happened we (my family) just gave a wad of cash- it was pretty cool, coming from me, my mom, and my dad (my sister might have even chipped in…) we ended up with a pretty thick card! haha.. along the cash lines, if you wanted to you could make them like a cash “bouquet”. go online and figure out how to fold money in a cool way.. that is always neat.

      i agree with the others in terms of knowing her and using that info to get her something special. i love photos and scrapbooking, so in your shoes i would probably get her a frame and fill it with a picture of us as kids (or like the first picture you two took together or something, 20 years ago), and then another one of a recent picture of the two of you, and then add in like a little paragraph about being there since the beginning and excited for the chapters ahead or something sweet and sentimental like that.

      i have read about other neat gifts, like date nights for a year with restaurant.com gift certificates, basket- type things like mandalee said… i had a cool idea to buy a bride and groom a case of wine. that could be neat if you framed it like “here are your once a month wine night for the first year of you marriage” and then decorate a special bottle for their one year anniversary… there are so many things you could do, especially if you know her well.

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      Elle January 6, 2013, 4:54 pm

      To be honest, I don’t see what’s wrong with boring household crap. It’s what they want. Why wouldn’t you give them something that they wanted? You know they’ll like your gift right away.

      Besides, if you get them a blender and they use it every day, most of those days they’ll think of you. “Oh, this is the blender that SpaceySteph got us for our wedding. I wonder how she’s doing. I’ll give her a call later”. Really, can’t lose with something off of the registry.

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        JK January 6, 2013, 5:02 pm

        WHen my sister got married a friend gave her a nice basket, with a blender, a good bottle of rum and fruit (my sister and BIL love daiquiris), I thought that was really cute.

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      SpaceySteph January 6, 2013, 5:07 pm

      Oh I probably should have said, the other complicating factor is that I have to fly, so I probably need to mail it or it has to be small.
      That restaurant.com thing is super cool, I’d never heard of it before

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      GatorGirl January 6, 2013, 9:48 pm

      Even if it is “boring household crap” chances are if it’s on the registry it is wanted!! I’m super hoping we’re gifted our plates/bowls/etc for our upcoming wedding because they need to be replaced so so bad! Sometimes the “boring” gifts are the most apprecaited because no one else wants to buy them (since they aren’t fuuuuuun). I say, buy what ever amount of the boring stuff is 3/4 of your gift budget and then get some fun hand towels or a cool decorative vase or something.

      My soon to be sister in law got us silverware for our shower. I thought it was kinda strange so I asked her why she thought to get us that and she said no one got it for her when she got married and it was one thing they really needed. So “boring” can be super thoughtful.

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        GatorGirl January 6, 2013, 9:58 pm

        Apparently the gift gods heard me. I just checked our registry and all our plates and bowls were purchased! I literally squeeled and did a happy dance in my seat!

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    waterbug January 6, 2013, 3:36 am

    Modern Family

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  • Dear Wendy

    Wendy January 6, 2013, 12:07 pm

    We found the perfect new favorite TV show this weekend!!! “Billy on the Street” on Fuse TV. It’s awesome! Unfortunately, after goring on it friday and saturday nights, we’re all caught up and have to wait for a new episode now.

    It’s a comedy — this guy, Billy, interviews people on the streets of NYC, quizzing them on pop culture and the like. Anyone who loves irreverent humor would like this. It’s so fucking funny. I truly laugh out loud over and over — there aren’t too many TV shows that make me do that.

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    Megan_A_Mess January 6, 2013, 2:11 pm

    I pretty much like everything that gets canceled, LoL. I loved Dead Like Me (two seasons), Caprica (19 episodes, I think), Firefly (one season and one movie), Carnivale (two seasons), and Sanctuary (from Syfy, four seasons). Right now though my boyfriend and I are working our way through some Anime, so that usually keeps us occupied when we’re not online or Netflix. I also did like Dexter and Fringe, but stopped watching, so I’ll have to pick those up on Netflix. I’m also probably going to start watching Doctor Who, to see what all the fuss is about.

    Right now the only thing that I really watch on TV is NCIS. I don’t really watch TV anymore, except when I really just feel like zoning out (or was watching The 25 Days of Christmas). Plus I go to school and wait tables, so I have a really irregular schedule with some really late nights. I’m just getting into Downton Abbey, but I love historical series, fiction or otherwise. And I can’t wait for The Walking Dead to return either, it’s getting pretty good, although I really hope that Andrea pulls her shit together soon! The only “reality TV” that I watched was also from Syfy (seeing the theme yet?) and it was called Face Off. SO GOOD! And actually focused on the competition, not all of the drama between the cast members!

    OH! And I am so excited that hockey is back, even if it’s only for a few months!

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    bittergaymark January 6, 2013, 3:36 pm

    Wendy… Start watching 1990s TWIN PEAKS. (Netflix or the GOLD BOX series set.) (There are TWO Pilots and it’s crucial to watch the one in the Gold Box version. The rights to this pilot was in dispute and it is NOT included in the stand alone Season 1 release. version.)

    Oh, sure, it goes off the rails in the second season a bit, but its FASCINATING and hypnotic up until the killer is revealed and thus dealt with… Truly television at its strangest and at its best… Every show you mention was HEAVILY influenced by Peaks… (With the possible exception of the wretched GIRLS which seemingly only shamelessly and ineptly rips of Sex And The City. 😉 )

    Mad Men, especially, uses A LOT of the same directors and even some cast members have popped up recently as guest stars… The Woman from Don Draper’s past who later shows up at his apartment in MYSTERY DATE last season was Madchen Amick who starred as Shelly Johnson on Twin Peaks. Also, season 5 — Ken’s step father, the man who told Don that “The Letter” doomed the agency and to whom Don later gave an arousing pitch two in COMMISSIONS AND FEES is Ray Wise who was Leland Palmer on Twin Peaks.

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      Mandy January 7, 2013, 11:41 am

      Love Twin Peaks! Madchen Amick is also in Damages Season 3, if you haven’t seen that one yet. I’d say she gives one of the best performances of the season (in a season peppered with unbelievable turns from Lily Tomlin, Glenn Close, Tate Donovan, Campbell Scott, Martin Short, and others).

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    Anna January 6, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Ok, first of all I agree with all of the recommendations to give Walking Dead another try. I didn’t like it at first either but it really grew on me and now I’m hooked. Also, if you have showtime I would recommend Shameless, Californication, and House of Lies. And lately I’ve been absolutely addicted to How I met your mother. I’m trying to get all of the seasons on DVD so I can catch up! I love that Ted Mosby is from NE Ohio and looking for a woman exactly like ME! 🙂

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    Elle January 6, 2013, 4:49 pm

    This website

    has a lot of shows running for 24/7, with no ads. The only downside is that you don’t get to choose what season/episode to watch.

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    sarolabelle January 7, 2013, 10:06 am

    I also have to say Raising Hope is really cute if you like comedy. 🙂

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    Mandy January 7, 2013, 11:35 am

    Late on this thread, but given that I like the same shows you guys seem to like (and have definitely NOT liked the ones you didn’t get into – finished every season of The Wire and STILL pissed that with HUNDREDS of speaking roles, it never passed the Bechdel test), I’ll toss out some recs:

    1) The Hour – British drama in the vein of The Newsroom meets Mad Men (period piece set in the 50s/60s), with an undercurrent of intrigue and suspense. Great acting from Romola Garai and Ben Whishaw. Not to be missed.

    2) Luther – British drama starring Idris Elba as a troubled detective (great if you love Idris, as I do).

    3) Forbrydelsen – Danish drama, adapted to the US (poorly) “The Killing,” follows a different investigation each season as detective Sarah Lund (the ever compelling, ever contemplative Sofie Gråbøl) tracks a new killer/criminal.

    4) The Bridge – Swedish/Danish series, about to be adapted to the US (and, from the cast, looks like it’ll be equally bad) surrounding an investigation when two halves of a body are found in the exact middle of the bridge that separates Denmark and Sweden. Two cops (one from each country) must hunt the killer.

    5) Borgen – Danish West Wing. Really brilliant show starring Sidse Babett Knudsen (the Danish Meryl Streep), kind of a West Wing meets Newsroom, as we follow the election of the first female Prime Minister in Denmark, and the news network that covers her rise to power (and struggle to retain it). Brilliant acting, by far the best show I’ve seen in years. And, yes, there’s an American remake in the works.

    6) The Good Wife – Throwaway/rainy day show following Julianna Margulies as a lawyer and the intriguing Archie Panjabi (as a legal investigator), along with Chrisinte Baranski, Chris Noth, and various other top-notch actors. This one is truly a legal procedural, despite the weird title and poor ad campaigns. Funny, light, easy to get into, not really deep story arcs here.

    7) Sons of Anarchy – if you like Boardwalk (and you should watch through season 2 of Boardwalk, btw), Sons is a great drama in a similar sort of “epic violence/drug-running” vein. Lots of great actors, essentially Hamlet on motorcycles.

    8) Archer – James Bond meets The Office in cartoon form. Highly irreverent/profane/often offensive humor, but very well-timed and some great comedians in lead roles.

    9) Spartacus – Not for everyone. I appreciate this one because of its gratuitous and gorgeous violence and nudity and language; there’s something about a show that basically breaks every rule in American television that is quite guilty pleasure-esque. Not for the faint of heart.

    10) Nurse Jackie – Edie Falco steals the show in this taut comedy about a smart and capable nurse struggling with a painkiller addiction.

    11) Damages – Great show to revisit, if you haven’t seen it already. Season 1 is arguably the most compelling season of TV drama ever. The structure is unmatched, as each season starts in the future and then works through flashbacks to unravel a crime/trial. Rose Byrne goes toe to toe with the ever-talented Glenn Close. Incredible guest star turns include Ted Danson, Marcia Gay Harden, Dylan Baker, John Goodman, and many more. Really unmissable, worth watching from the beginning.

    12) Revisit Dexter, if only for the season starring John Lithgow as the baddie. Dexter ain’t great, and it doesn’t really get better, but this season is the show at its best.

    Also, if you’re looking for the internet to recommend things TO you, tastekid.com is a great resource. I often use it when I’m wondering “what movie/show do I need to watch?”

    Some of these shows are Netflix-able, some of them you may have to get a little creative online. There are streaming links available for all of these shows.

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    Kristine January 7, 2013, 10:37 pm

    Try “Once Upon A Time” – it’s awesome!

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    Melissa January 9, 2013, 2:03 pm

    My consumption of Steak N Shake and Imos may have done worse damage that all the holiday cookies. Ohhh Missouri 🙂

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