Watching television can be fun; binge-watching it can be even better. There’s something really fantastic about being sucked completely into a show — its plot, its characters, its actors. It’s like being consumed by a really great book, where suddenly whatever is entertaining you transports you to an entirely different world.
If you're an avid reader of our blog, you probably already know we’re enthusiastic television watchers. So over the next few weeks, we’ll be presenting you with our favorite shows in sci-fi/fantasy, comedy, and drama to binge-watch. You're welcome!
Why Tim Loves It: For a lot of shows, the pilot episode doesn't completely pull you in. It usually takes a few more episodes before you are fully committed. "Lost" was not one of those shows. After the first ten minutes of the pilot episode, you are completely hooked. I did not start watching "Lost" until after the second season had been released to DVD, but once I started watching, it was the only thing on my television for weeks. I can't tell you how many times I said to myself, "just one more episode." Of course, that always turned into four episodes.
By the time "Lost" ended, there was a lot criticism about how it ended and questions that were left unanswered (why was Walt so important??), but it didn't take away from the adventure that was the show. Each time it ended, there were new questions and mysteries that you couldn't wait another minute to be answered.
Ultimately, "Lost" is character-driven show; you will love some of them, you will hate some of them, but they all bring something special to the show (except Nikki and Paulo). If you have not watched Lost before, it's definitely something you should add to your queue.
Where to Watch it: Netflix
Happy April Fool's Day! I'm not sure if that's a thing people say, but whatever.
I will admit I'm not a huge fan of April Fool's Day — if only because I, myself, hate being pranked. But I do love seeing other people get pranked (at least I admit it, guys) so I've been intrigued by the plethora of April Fool's Day jokes happening across the internet.
Some were so good you wished they were real, while others were so bad you're sorry you heard about them (Vegemite energy drinks, anyone). In case you missed them...
2014 April Fool's Internet Pranks
Hope you made it through April Fool's Day relatively unscathed!
Although it doesn't much feel like spring, April is nearly upon us. With it comes the re-awakening of the Broadway stage (yay!); a bunch of fantastic sports playoffs (yay!); and some pretty great tours (yay!).
In concerts, popular acts such as Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Springsteen hit the road. Sports fans have playoffs in basketball and in hockey to look forward to. For theater buffs, Broadway is finally getting back into the swing of things after the winter lull; more than 10 shows will open in April alone.
Here's a closer look at some of the upcoming live events.
Bruce Springsteen: The Boss heads out on another tour, starting April 8 in Cincinnati, OH. The short stint goes through March 18 and wraps in Uncasville, CT.
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Styx and Foreigner: The "Soundtrack of Summer" tour joins Foreigner, Styx, and Don Felder. All three acts are expected to release a compilation album to go with the tour, which starts April 11.
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Jimmy Buffett: Jimmy Buffett is known for his annual tours, and this year he teams up with The Coral Reefer Band. This One's For You Tour begins the 19th in Tampa, FL.
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We don't always do Beyonce-only news, but this week, I thought: why not? Mostly, I found three Beyonce-related things I wanted to post about on the blog and I couldn't do it without at least acknowledging that yes, I know it's overkill. So a Beyonce post works, guys. Here's what's going on with Mrs. Knowles-Carter this week:
Swing Version of "Drunk In Love"
People do covers of Beyonce's songs all the time — some are great, some are good, some are okay, some are terrible. This one is pretty great. It's fun and re-imagines the song in a whole new way, big-band style!