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Hi! I'm Andre. I'm a senior double major in Political Science and Spanish at Butler and I'll be graduating in 2014.

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Posts Tagged “netflix”

Television Tuesday: Orange is the New Black

This winter break I’ve invested in Netflix, as I’ve previously discussed. It has saved me from extreme boredom and has been entertaining me as I continue to fill out law school applications during break. Unlike all my friends, I don’t move into my apartment in D.C. until next week. The abundance of movies and tv shows at my fingertips is astounding!

The newest show I’ve gotten into is Orange Is The New Black. It’s a show about a woman, Piper, who gets thrown in prison after a crime she committed like 15 years ago. She’s not what a viewer would consider the typical jail type which adds to the humor. It’s a dark comedy so while being funny it also has more serious elements at times. The show also goes into the backstories of various inmates as well. It gets risqué at times so it might not be for everyone.

I have gotten so addicted to it that I’ve gotten through the whole season in two days. The second season is supposed to be premiering on Netflix sometime this year so I’m excited for it to get started back up again! Ellen Degeneres did a funny skit involving a scene on the show fairly recently that I enjoyed:

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Television Tuesday: Netflix Boredom

Now that I have time to relax on break instead of being busy during the semester, I’ve decided to invest in a good book and Netflix. The first show I decided to watch once I got Netflix was House of Cards. It’s about a Congressman who works the political system to do things for his own benefit and to get his way. I started watching it since I’m going to be living in D.C. next semester so it got me excited to start living there. It’s not an edge of your seat drama but it’s more of a “How will he get out if this one?”

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While I wait on the second season to come out in February, I’ve decided to start watching the show Sherlock. It’s a modern adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and comes at an appropriate time since I’ve begun reading a collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories. It sounds nerdy, I know, but it makes me feel pretentious.

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Summer Project

So pretty much everyone I know watches and is obsessed with the show Mad Men. Even TV Critics are heralding it as the best show on television. But after seeing the buzz the show’s season finale made last night, I decided to devote my whole summer to getting caught up so I can watch it next year. That is, if I like what I see!

From what I’ve gathered, the show centers around advertising executives in the 1960s, which sounds extremely boring on the surface but I won’t write it off completely until I watch it. Evidently some of the seasons are available on Netflix so I might be looking into a subscription there pretty soon!

Here’s a Sesame Street spoof of the show!

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Addicted To Kindle

Since I got my Kindle, I haven’t been able to put it down! I’ve been downloading books, Apps, movies, songs, and TV Shows. I got a free month of Amazon Prime with my Kindle so I can stream free movies and TV shows sort of like Netflix. It might be the best invention ever.

I’ve been watching dozens of shows and have recently discovered GCB because of it. It’s my new favorite show but I found out it was just canceled! :( To make up for my sadness in GCB being canceled, I’ve decided to reconnect with my childhood and watch episodes of Arthur!

He was basically my role model in grade school, despite him being an animal and not human. Sure I may be ten years too old to watch it but who said it was illegal to watch kid shows!

Arguably the best show ever created