Sunday, September 11, 2011

Something To Do When It Won't Stop Raining


The weather in Baltimore has been pretty lousy lately.  Between Irene and the seemingly endless stream of rain, the sun has rarely presented itself in the last two weeks.  That’s not to mention the earthquake that shocked us all just a few days before the hurricane.  The dismal weather has left us bored and confined to our homes, many of us without power for days.

I know I’m not only speaking for myself when I say that I’m starting to run out of things to do.  My boredom has gotten to the point where I’ve even started doing homework to occupy myself.  In fact, this blog was the product of post-hurricane boredom.  So, for all of you out there who don’t know what do with yourselves while it continues to rain, here’s my advice: find a good TV show and watch it.  There is no better way to kill time then vegging on the couch and watching quality television.  Here are my favorite series, all of which can be rented through Netflix:

1.  Arrested Development-Only 3 seasons, this is a hilarious comedy about a dysfunctional family taken to new levels.  When CEO of the family company George Bluth gets arrested for fraud, it is up to his son Michael to save the family.  The Bluths never fail to impress; each episode is better than the last

2.   Freaks & Geeks-This show lasted only 1 season, but it may very well be the best season of television around.  With a stellar cast that includes Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini, and James Franco, Freaks & Geeks tells a story that will touch any highschooler’s heart.  The freshman geeks struggle to fit in to their new environment while the protagonist Lindsay chooses to abandon her academic to talents to hang out with the burnouts.  This show is the perfect mix of funny, heartwarming treasure that anyone will grow to love.

3.  24-a classic, 24 tells the story of Jack Bauer as he saves the world from terrorists.  8 seasons of solid action, including bone chilling torture scenes, 24 will provide hours on end of entertainment.  Warning: this show is extremely addictive.

4.  Entourage-I didn’t start watching Vince and his crew until the fall of last year, and I finished all of the prior episodes before the start of this summer’s 8th and final season.  E, Turtle, Drama, and Ari are arguably the funniest collection of characters on one screen.  This is a must watch.

5.  The Office-Michael Scott and Company take humor to a new level.  The show’s title is self-explanatory; each episode tells the story of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company led by their incompetent and politically incorrect boss.  Each member of The Office brings something to the table; my personal favorite is Creed-keep your eyes open for his occasional one-liner.

These are my favorite shows to watch.  I do hope they serve you well on rainy days, or late night marathons.  If anyone knows a show that they think should be on this list, don’t hesitate to comment.  I’ll be in the market for a new show after Entourage ends this evening.