Okay. I'll admit it. I've been watching way more TV in the last 6 months or so then I ever have before! Why, you might ask? As I've written here on earlier occasions, I have had a particularly rough year at work and I find in the evenings, once I complete all the necessary "at home" tasks and the kids are settled in for the night, my energy is completely zapped and all I can do is knit and watch TV. And then I only last til about 9:30 before I have to hit the pillows.
Ugh. I'm such a party girl!
So what have I been watching? Probably some of the same things you do. But, maybe you might like to learn about something new - a new show that might peak your interest and glue you to the TV, too! So as part of my Five on Friday post (hosted by Amy at Love Made My Home), I am going to share my current top five favourite TV shows.
So here they are, in no particular order. :)
Number One: Call the Midwife
I've loved this show for years. The cast has changed over time, but good old Trixie makes me smile every week. I love how they are dealing with up-to-date issues like homosexuality and women's rights. And really - aren't the 1950's outfits beautiful? Dresses, hairbows and pearls. I wish I lived back then.....
Number Two: Father Brown
For those who are unaware of this darling show, Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur sleuth who
solves mysteries and crimes using his intuition and keen understanding of human nature.
Again, this is set in 1950's England and features a variety of catchy characters.
Number Three: Crossing Lines
My in-laws recommended this one to my husband and I and since we started watching 3 weeks ago, we haven't had an evening when we haven't watched at least one episode!
This show is about a modern day police force formed to work on unsolved cases that cross over country borders in the EU. So- there might be a murder in Paris, but the killer might be Slovak and he dumps the body in Belgium. The regular police forces in each country don't have jurisdiction to cross borders to look for eveidence so this team of highly-trained investigators, who hail from a variety of EU, countries move in to solve the case. There are two seasons on Netflix and a third season is available now online on other viewing "sources." Check this one out!!
Number Four: X Company
"X COMPANY is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits - Canadian, American and British - torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they're fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it's one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X."
Excerpt from the IMDb website
Sounds exciting, doesn't it? And Canadian, too. Woot, woot!
Number Five: The Mysteries of Laura
This is another one from Netflix. I happened to fall upon it one day when I was home sick form school. I needed something light and entertaining as I convalesced on the couch. And this show hit the spot. I loved Debra Messing in Will and Grace and hoped this show would be just as funny. And it is. Laura is a NYC cop who has to balance her gun-wielding, criminal-chasing career with raising two young sons with a jerk of a husband. It is cleverly put together with humour, exciting story lines and interesting guest stars. Perfect viewing if you ask me!
I hope I've lead you to something new. I love it when friends can recommend something worthwhile. It saves me having to search for it. Who has the time and energy for that??
Have a lovely weekend everyone. We're hoping to hit a farmer's market on Saturday and I plan on trying a new recipe from my newest baking book. Pics to follow!