We have Netflix. And Wii. Oh no. I discovered, thanks to The Hubster, something called Instant Queue. This has become more dangerous than our DVR. Possibly more dangerous than my Cough Drop addiction. I have been adding and adding and adding to our Instant Queue. Faster than I can possibly watch. But I am trying so hard to keep up with it. I have discovered old favorites...and have a few new ones. The draw with Netflix Instant Queue - instant satisfaction and it's FREE (well, there's that monthly fee, but I don't have to pay a rental for each one which makes it seem free and did I mention the whole press-the-button-and-it-plays-like-immediately thing?). This means I will watch things that I have never heard of and never would have rented.
I bring you Top Ten Instant Queue Items (and it wasn't easy narrowing these down, friends):
1) Everest. I swear I'm not watching it to see someone get into trouble on the mountain or freeze to death. But I'm not sure my reason for watching is any better than that. No, it is. Embarrassing though. I'm going to say it fast...Ihaveanubercrushonrussellbrice. There, it's out in the open now. Come on. The accent? The way he manages his sherpas and climbers and weather equipment and radio? No one keeps them safe like Russell. Seriously, no one does. He has ZERO fatalities in his ranks. Plus, you really have to admire people who can push past the mental and physical challenge of scaling Everest. It's incredibly inspirational.
2) Spaceballs - There are so many GREAT lines from this movie. "So LoneStar, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb."
3) Xena. I don't have to get up, go to the video cabinet and thumb through. I can stay right on my couch and rediscover favorite old episodes because I have EVERY episode (even the ones that I have worn out) at my fingertips. A Day in the Life, Been There Done That, One Against An Army, When Fates Collide, oh the list goes on and it's so much fun to rediscover them. (Warning about the video: it's simply clips from different episodes to Melissa Etheridge's I've Loved You Before and it captures Xena and Gabrielle's "friendship" perfectly)
4) Fire in the Sky. If you're into UFOs, this movie is worth checking out. Although, I believe the praise for it when it was originally released was "the last ten minutes will keep you on the edge of your seat." Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the rest of the film, but it has some old timers in it that are always fun to watch (Noble Winningham and James Garner). The story is intriguing. It was based on a true story (supposedly). Travis Walton's abduction has been both supported and ripped to shreds. Still like the movie. It gives me the creeps.
5) Dog. Yes, the Bounty Hunter. I just love that cool song at the beginning. And Beth's hair. She rocks big hair. There's something about a woman who can run after a criminal in four inch heels. I watched an episode last night where a guy told Beth to shut up. She told him he had to talk to her husband. Criminal: "Shut your wife up." Dog: "I can't, man." The Hubster and I were at a Chargers/Raiders game two seasons ago and a Raider fan told him that. He had the same response. Also, I can't help but laugh at the fact that Dog's shirt is always unbuttoned halfway down his torso even when they're in Colorado and it's snowing.
6) Firefly. Another uber crush? Joss Whedon. Oh Joss, can you ever do wrong? Not in my life!
7) Raising Arizona. "Son, you got a panty on your head." I think this may be the only movie that I liked Nicholas Cage in.
8) Wrestling in the Shadows. This documentary falls into the "Never Heard of it, Never Would Have Paid Money to Watch it" category. Big time. Not that I don't appreciate a man in tights. Okay, I really don't. I like them in tight football pants, but not tights. This was too good to pass up but I have no idea why.
9) Alice in Wonderland - There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter. Which luckily I am!
10) The A Team - It's so much fun to rewatch childhood favorites! This one actually got better with time (unlike Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters - don't judge me!). I love it when a plan comes together.
Don't judge me too harshly. This was not a good discovery in the middle of rewrites, but I'm using the Instant Queue as a treat. Get through your rewriting goals for the day and unwind with a few episodes or a movie!
What about you - do you have Netflix? What is your latest obsession on television? Do you have old favorites - tv or movie - that you like to rewatch over and over?
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