Finding Refuge

Based on the anecdotes I have read or heard, I am not really following the classic pattern of this pandemic. I am watching less TV rather than more. I have not exhausted Netflix. I have managed to watch a few “new-ish” things on Amazon Prime when visiting my girlfriend (Fleabag is awesome).

Before you start thinking that I have somehow taken the high road, and put all my energy into cycling and self-improvement, let me assure you that it didn’t happen that way. I started out the pandemic that way. I was doing planks and push-ups between classes. I had improved my flexibility quite a bit before my inner lazy demon took over and returned my body to its original state (before the trip to Colombia that caused me to lose a serious amount of weight).

TV itself just didn’t pan out. There might be hockey, but my team didn’t make it into the playoffs. Actually watching many sports without the sound of real fans is not interesting. They put in the sounds of crowds cheering, but not booing. Which one do you think is more motivating?

Despite this, in recent days, I have found a bit of refuge in things of old. I decided to watch a couple of TV series that I haven’t watched in the past couple of years. These include Being Erica, Warehouse 13, and Firefly.

I pride myself on having a pretty stellar memory, but for movies and TV shows, I am sometimes at a loss. I remember things, but the details are lost on me. Watching things again, especially if I am pretty clear on the overall plot, gives me the chance to examine these details. I still like these shows and can appreciate them a bit more.

What older shows can you re-watch?

What shows are you currently re-watching?

What shows were so good that watching them again brings back all those feelings?

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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5 Responses to Finding Refuge

  1. capejohn says:

    I kind of browse around Netflix and Prime. Two Prime movies bases on real life got my attention and I really enjoyed both. Spare Parts and A Street Cat Named Bob. Try it you’ll like it. I’m going to check out Fleabag tonight.

  2. I always rewatch Scrubs when I’m feeling down and need some good feelings, it brings back memories of a good time for me and it’s one of my favorite shows!

  3. rootchopper says:

    I’m not one to rewatch things but if I were I’d watch The Crown, Lonesome Dove, and Homicide, Life on the Streets

  4. RKablack says:

    Fleabag IS amazing. Love that show so much. A bit older, but have you ever seen BBC’s “Miranda,” with Miranda Hart? Funniest show I’ve ever seen.

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