Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday Top Threes: Addicted

M: Every once in a while I come across a tv show/book/song that I quickly get ridiculously addicted to.  Name your top three!

1. Korean Dramas: When I come across a fun one with likable characters, there's no stopping me on my rampage to finish the series.  Most recently I watched one called You're Beautiful (available on Hulu) -- started on Sunday, 13 November, finished on Thursday, 17 November.  16 episodes, each over one hour.
2. Hunger Games: I waited until the final book of the series, Mockingjay, was released before starting the full series. Purchased all 3 while traveling in Italy, started it at the Roma airport on the way back home. Got through 2.67 of the 3 books by the time I landed in Baltimore. It was ridiculous; no wait, the books were simply ridiculously good. I think it's time to reread them. :)
3.  Alias, seasons 1 and 2: This show got really bad the longer it dragged out, but it started SO strong. I started watching the show well after the 2nd season had already started and I think I went through the first season of episodes so quickly to catch up.  In fact, the only way I could stop my spree of watching 4+ episodes in one sitting was by stopping in the middle of the episodes; if I watched to the end of an epeisode, I would automatically start the next episode because of the cliffhangers at the end of each episode!

1. Downton Abbey: So so good. Series 2 has already aired in the UK but isn't coming to the States until January and I CANNOT WAIT!!! On first glance it seems like your standard British costume drama but it's just so...juicy. Love it!
2. Skins (original British version): I started off not really being sure what to think of it, but I ended up just devouring episode after episode. Even when the characters were incredibly frustrating and the storylines were repetitive and stupid, there was still just something about this show that kept me hooked.
3. Harry Potter: Obvious choice but the first three books had already been out by the time I got into it and I sped through them in like a week. The last book was the only one I've ever gone to buy the day it came out.

[Mira: Sorry again for the delayed publishing -- my fault yet again. I had started drafting the post early but then of course with the Thanksgiving festivities I completely forgot to FINISH the post on Thursday. Must do better. Only a few weeks left of Thursday Top Threes!] 


Fanny said...

1. Asian Dramas [mostly Korean Dramas]. Haha I know it's the same as Mira's but it's true, they are completely addictive. I think the last Asian drama I got really into was a Chinese one [It was a Mainland drama which I don't ever do, mostly because it's hard for me to find subtitled ones and also because I'm just not as interested in them] called "Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling By Each Step). It was pretty bad for me because they had released all the episodes really early on but it was taking time for people to sub them. I tried watching it without subs to see if I could somehow understand what was going on with my extremely limited mandarin skills, but I just ended up screaming things like, "What did he say to you that is making your face twitch? WHAT IS GONG ON?!!" at my computer. Overall I probably watched each episode like 4-5 times before it was over. It was good though, really good. I like "You're Beautiful" a lot when I watched it too. Another K-drama to check out is "49 Days".

2. I also loved Hunger Games, but since Mira already wrote about that one as well, my number 2 will be "The Game of Thrones" tv show. Season 1 started off with a pretty crazy first episode and I was immediately hooked. I ordered the book set after episode 3 but I still haven't gotten around to reading them. I can't wait for season 2.

3. "Once Upon A Time". I didn't really like the actress who plays Emma because I wasn't a big fan of hers when she played Zoe on "How I Met Your Mother", but I'm OK with her now. I really love Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White. The show is pretty interesting and I'm excited to see where they'll be going with it.

P.S. - Did I miss something? What's happening to the Thursday Top Threes? Where are they going?

burkie said...

1) Friday Night Lights. i finally discovered this show in year 4, thanks to this blog! once i didn, i devoured the shows as quickly as i could (thanks for lending me the DVDs!).
2) Louis L'Amour westerns. i don't remember how old i was--probably around 12--when i read my first louis l'amour western, but i quickly exhausted the local library's selection thereafter. while i did give other western writers a try (max brand, zane grey, a few others), none of them hooked me like l'amour. i haven't read one in decades, but i guess the influence is still there as one of my favorite titles was Tucker :)
3) Todd Snider. he's a folk singer that i saw open for Robert Earl Keen in annapolis. i liked him so much that i now have more Todd Snider CDs than i do Robert Earl Keen and i see him every chance i get (coming up in february!).

Mira said...

Fanny, Thursday Top Three was a 2011 project. We'll have to see if we want to come up with a 2012 blog project. :)