Entertainment: What I’ve Been Watching

I have watched more than the usual (for me) amount of television since the fall. I get completely caught by the Netflix-binge-watching bug, and before I realize it, I’m finishing off one television series and beginning another. Even with all that I’ve watched, there’s still more for me to see before I am totally in touch with what everyone else is talking about – my Netflix-must-watch list seems to grow on a daily basis! Who has time for all these shows? When do people watch tv? Anyway, here’s a quick recap of what I’ve watched over the last few months:

TV shows:


Gilmore Girls – I watched all 7 seasons over the course of a month or so. I can’t believe I watched all 7 seasons. That’s a whole lot of hours! I loved following the day-to-day business of Lorelai and Rory – the mother daughter duo who lead this series – in the quaint and comfortable town of Stars Hollow. Seven seasons, though, that’s sort of embarrassing!?


I loved watching the two seasons of Mr. Selfridge. The characters are complex, the costumes are fascinating, and the management style of Mr. Selfridge is interesting. Jeremy Piven – as Mr. Selfridge – is perfect. I can’t wait for more! Two seasons seems like a reasonable amount of tv watching, but it really equates to about 20 hours of tv…half a normal work-week. Wow.


I am now several seasons in to White Collar. I had never heard of it before I clicked on it via my Neflix menu. It’s been alright. I like that each of the characters is still around after so many seasons; there has been zero – or little – character turnaround. I also like the dynamics between each of the characters.


Homeland was incredible. I am certainly eager to see what the next season has in store! I was never a fan of Claire Danes, but I think she’s amazing in the role of Carrie Mathison.



I’ve watched Pitch Perfect a few times now, and it still entertains me. The songs, the dancing, the amusing dialogue – it’s all fun! Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are two of my faves in this film. Yes, it’s true, I do like a good teen movie. Pitch Perfect 2 is due to hit theatres in May.


The Grand Budapest Hotel is a work of art. There is so much beauty in this quirky film. I feel like I need to watch it several more times just so I can can catch and analyze every detail that went into this film.


I felt like I went on a lengthy trek after I finished watching Wild. The scenery is beautiful, the story is true, and Reese Witherspoon played her part so wonderfully that I almost forgot that she starred in Legally Blonde. I was surprised to learn that Nick Hornby wrote the screenplay and was one of the executive producers of this film.

What’s on your must-watch list? I’d love to know!


  1. Tina February 2, 2015

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Gilmour Girls! I own the entire series on DVD. I also enjoyed Grand Budapest. Have just been starting to hear about Wild – will have to check it out, love hiking.

  2. Tia February 8, 2015

    Three recommendations for you: Tracks (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167266/), which is like Wild, only better and with camels; The Americans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2149175/), which you’ll love if you love Homeland; and the Knick (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167266/), which if full of race & gender politics, drugs and drama.

    • Jordana February 8, 2015

      Awesome! Thanks, Tia!!!


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