When I got laid off, I did a review of my finances. Saw that unemployment was not going to cover my bills. Decided that nothing on the list was going to go. And promptly upped my Netflix subscription.
Hence my supreme employment motivation, but the point here is that I am finally working the television queue concept on my Netflix. Specifically, I started a second "profile" on my account just for television and subscribed to a 2-disk-at-a-time plan so I get one disk from each queue at any given time.
An aside, even when I wasn't using the 2-queue system, I loved the whole story about Netflix announcing they were going to kill the multiple profile feature and then later announcing that they weren't going to kill the multiple profile feature due to user response. Thank goodness because I have aspired to 2-queue Netflix consumption!
Without further ado, here is my current television queue in all its multiple-seasons, multiple-disks glory:
Deep Space Nine (I'm on the last disk of season one right now)
The Wire (I've already seen seasons 1 & 2, so I'm dying to complete my viewing!)
Whew! We'll see what year it is after I get through all that.
Now, not to leave my Tivo feeling abandoned, I must give a shout out to two newer shows I've been LOVING and one show that premieres tonight and OMG I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Loving: Men of a Certain Age and Community. It amuses me that I like these shows for two opposite reasons. Men of a Certain Age often feels like watching National Geographic. "Observe the middle-aged man in his natural environment..." Although I still feel I missed something in Terry's girlfriend's storyline. She got mad because he stayed on set for an opportunity instead of joining her for a surfing lesson? I'd be the one leaving her!
Meanwhile, I love Community because I so totally identify with having friends of all different ages and types. Community is so out there and SO community college at the same time. Last week on Community there was this bit about the Cookie Crisp Wizard where at the end one of the guys admits that he didn't even get the gag they were perpetrating because when he was little Cookie Crisp was a burglar. I turned to my friend I was watching the show with and said, "Wait, when you were growing up it wasn't a wizard?" I love that shit.
TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT: In Plain Sight on USA. One of my absolute favorite shows, and I simply cannot wait to see it again. It will be something to look forward to on this day when I have two job interviews on the westside, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon, so I will be out all day. Dreaming about curling up on my couch with Mary and Marshall.
What have you been watching? Plowing through television DVDs or "live"?