Thursday, August 07, 2008

New TV Watching

With the late-night feedings, I have been discovering new television shows to watch. Gary and I have gotten addicted to two show in particular: "Mad Men" and "Swingtown." I think that I especially enjoy the attention to detail in both of the shows. "Mad Men" is an AMC show and takes place at an ad agency in 1960. I love the clothes! However, the sexism (and smoking!) can be hard to take. "Swingtown" is a network show on Friday nights and takes place in 1976. The writing is clever and I find it hard to believe that I was one-year-old when all of that was taking place. Both are terrific shows!

We are also anxiously awaiting our Netflix of the second season of "Dexter." Who knew a show with a serial killer protagonist could be so compelling and enjoyable?

(By the way, I just finished TEN DAYS IN THE HILLS by Jane Smiley. She is a terrific writer. I was pleasantly surprised. The book takes place over a period of ten days following the beginning of the current Iraq war. I had lots of thoughts about "if we knew then what we know now..." Good read.)

3 comments:

Purl said...

Great to see you online! We've been watching Mad Man and enjoy it, too. Will have to pick up the new Jane Smiley book; I always enjoy reading her.

Literary Feline said...

I need to catch up with the Dexter series books. I think I'm one behind right now. Hubby and I just finished watching Season 3 of the new Dr. Who. I've become quite a fan of the show. Who would have thought? Certainly not me. Haha Have a great weekend!

DonnaL said...

My nephew was on Swingtown last week (just a shot of him during the kids' Spin the Bottle game), and my college roommate had a fling with Grant Show! What a small world.

It's an odd show, and I'm pleasantly shocked that they get away with some of the stuff they say. I LOVE the clothes... polyester never looked so good in the actual 70s!