February 24, 2011

Netflix-ing away

When my husband suggested that we subscribe to Netflix's streaming video, I was - like our dog when he hears the word "shower" - averse to the idea and ready to run in the opposite direction. "What new devilry is this?" I asked. Now I'm the one who watches the most movies and TV shows...har har.

As it turns out, I'm lovin' Showtime TV shows, the most recently discovered being "Californication". Fornication aside, the social commentary's pretty spot-on. I love the script.

Here's my favorite Hank line:
...people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have turned into basically four figure wank machines. The Internet was supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it's really given us is Howard Dean's aborted candidacy and 24-hour a day access to kiddie porn, you know. And people don't write anymore, they blog; instead of talking, they text; no punctuation, no grammar. LOL this and LMFAO that. You know it just seems to me that it's just a bunch of stupid people psuedo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people in a proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the king's English.

And we're watching season 1 episodes so far.


... Paige said...

HBO true blood, but it's nasty, really nasty the first season

Cecilia said...

Oh yeah, we watch "True Blood" too, plus "Dexter".