Netflix is a dangerous, dangerous thing. I've been meaning to post another TV Talk post after my Pretty Little Liars one (which, I admit, I haven't watched in a while, but I hope to get back to it soon. I have this problem where I start a show on Netflix, get into it, watch two or so seasons, then some other shiny show comes along and bam--I'm like that squirrel from Up), and I figured, it's not like I have any reviews to post (almost an entire month on hiatus and I have no reviews; I know, shun me). BUT, maybe this will clear up why I have no reviews to post. Because, as I said before, Netflix is dangerous to my productivity.
Reason for not reading #1: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Okay, now before you all shun me for not having seen this show until about two months ago, later is better than never, no? And if you still want to shun me, does it help if I say that I absolutely love this show? *bats eyelashes* While the special effects in Buffy may be horrendously cheesy (oh 90's, you so cray), this is one fun as hell show which absolutely fantastic character development and hysterical and witty dialogue. Xander is amazing, I adooooore Willow, Buffy is kick-ass, Giles is Giles (and trust me, that's a compliment), Cordelia... I'm warming up to her, mostly because I'm getting some Xandelia vibes from her, and everything else in this show is just absolutely fantastic. ALSO, Spike. I haven't reached the part where he becomes one of the good guys yet, but damn he is one charming villain.
I should have known I would have loved Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy after loving Ringer with a passion (and yes, I'm still very bitter that it was cancelled), and I should have known I would have loved Alyson Hannigan in Buffy because she is awesome in How I Met Your Mother (another one of my obsessions that I stopped watching because I got distracted by something else. But I watched seven seasons of HIMYM, in far too short of a time period than I'd care to admit). I hadn't known any of the other actors in Buffy before watching it, but they're all spectacular, and I hear Michelle Trachtenberg (or however you spell her name) is in the show as Buffy's sister in the later seasons, so I'll keep my eye open for that.
But I'm really torn on whether I want to ship Xander and Buffy, Xander and Willow, or Xander and Cordelia. I don't like Buffy with Angel, and Xander needs to be with somebody. He must.
Fellow Buffy fan? Flail with me in the comments!
Other TV obsessions/reasons why I won't be getting much reading done, either:
Masterchef: I am so excited that this has started up again last week, you guys, you have no idea. Easily one of my favorite competition shows, and easily my favorite show involving cooking. And Gordon Ramsey certainly doesn't do anything to detract from my love for this show.
The Bachelorette: NO JUDGING. I watched the season premiere last week and I enjoyed it in that way you enjoy watching something like a trainwreck, and I will not apologize for probably continuing to watch this season, likely while in pajamas, eating ice cream.
Big Brother (15): EEEEE! 24 days and counting!