DOWNTON ABBEY AND PARKS AND REC.
No but seriously. If you try to talk to me about Breaking Bad (that’s popular right?), Game of Thrones (are these things only popular to a certain sect of people and aren’t actually popular?), anything reality TV, The Office, Modern Family, uhm… right, anything not Downton Abbey or Parks and Rec, I’m clueless. Unless they’re made into gifs and put on Tumblr. Then I might know what they are. Like I can give you a synopsis of Sherlock and Supernatural because I’ve seen so many graphics made out of those shows.
But anyway, Downton Abbey season 3 just premiered in the UK this past weekend and I am dying because everyone streamed it online except me because I had cluster exams this week. Tumblr was absolutely crawling with episode spoilers Monday morning and now I know a bunch of things I wish I didn’t.
Then my other favorite TV show Parks and Rec had its season 5 premiere today!
I. love. Parks and Rec. I was laughing so hard during the part where they were discussing the Employment Enjoyment Summerslam Grill Jam.
I don’t really plan to start watching this show, but I’m just gonna leave this right here: Philosophical Honey Boo Boo.
… is my new favorite show on television.
It all started last week when I was on break and, for once, had nothing to do. I noticed on Netflix that I had added Parks and Rec to my queue, and I thought, HEY! Now’s a good a time as any to start watching. I expected it to be funny and entertaining.
What I did not expect was to fall so completely in love with it that my inner dialogue now mimics a mix of Leslie Knope and Andy Dwyer. And Ron Swanson has easily become my new fictional character hero.
Part of what’s so fun about the show is that it takes place in Indiana. There’s a lot of midwestern humor in it, and certain references to Indianapolis that have made me split a hernia laughing (there was a great jab at the Pacers that I won’t repeat because it must be watched).
I love a show where I can’t quite pick my favorite character. I especially enjoy Tom Haverford’s weird sense of pop culture and obsession with high class living, including his ambitions to be a club owner and his iPod deck mounted on a Roomba (called DJ Roomba).
"I call cakes big ol' cookies. I call eggs pre-birds, or future birds. And I call forks ... food rakes."
I know everyone ever is always pressuring their friends to watch this show or that show, but I’m serious this time. Watch Parks and Rec. New episodes start TOMORROW!! (We bought Hulu Plus just to catch up on Season 4, that’s how obsessed we are.)