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.)


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!