Sunday, January 11, 2009

Have you seen any good movies?

We watch movies from Netflix. I love the ease of going to our mailbox and having a movie there. We don't have to worry about driving to or from the video store or late charges. Sometimes it is a few days before we get around to watching the new arrival.

We have not had cable or Satellite TV for a couple of years now. The main reason we have been 'disconnected' was the lack of quality programming and the over abundance of commercials. So we have been pretty much out of the loop as far as TV shows of late.

We have been catching up on a few TV series by renting the entire season and watching a episode or two at night. Here are a couple of movies and some TV series that we have enjoyed in the last year.


Boynton Beach: Having recently moved into a retirement community, this movie hit home and made us laugh.

Tortilla Soup: This would be another good choice for dinner and a movie at the Cascade.

Mamma Mia: I am glad I didn't go to the theater to see this movie. I did enjoy the music. Good movie to watch while folding laundry.

The Visitor: Directed by Thomas McCathy of the indie hit The Station Agent.

TV Shows

West Wing: we are starting at season one. Even though this series was critically acclaimed, we had never seen before.

Weeds: What can I say, I like quirky characters.

Sopranos: It was nice to be able to watch several episodes then progress through the seasons.

Dexter: Strange plot and graphic but well written and addicting.

Damages: Can't wait for the next season.

If anyone has suggestions for other selections it would be appreciated as our Netflix Queue is getting short and we still have some long winter nights ahead.


  1. I just finished "grand torino" -- I think you'll enjoy enough of it to be worth watching (be warned, the acting is pretty bad)

  2. okay, just curious, if the acting is bad, what makes it worth watching?

  3. If you like those shows, Darcie, as I did, you'll enjoy "The Riches." Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard are awesome. Also try "Arrested Development."

    Really enjoying your blog.

  4. Thanks Kelly and I will put those on our NetFlix queue!