I’m cheating on my husband with Matthew McConaughey. Can you believe it? I don’t really go for lighter-haired men, but in this case I can most certainly make an exception. My husband and I started HBO’s True Detective several months back – last summer, I believe – and we just kind of fell out of the show after a few episodes. There was nothing bad about the show, but our problem was having too many shows to keep track of, so True Detective was dropped from our active queue. S has a habit of starting a show, and not wanting to finish it – which is more than fair because, sometimes you just can’t get into a show – and Game of Thrones was a casualty after I’d got him to watch the first three seasons. “You can’t just stop the series after the red wedding!” What was this man thinking?
Last week I was listening to a new favorite podcast of mine – Last Name Basis, hosted by married couple Patrick and Franchesca – and they were discussing what shows they watched together, and which shows they watch without each other. Most of the time they watch the same shows, but because of work schedules, traveling for work, and other life factors, they can’t always watch them together. Depending on which show it was, they would either wait, or go ahead and watch without the other. There was a moment where Patrick faked having finished Netflix series, House of Cards, and Franchesca – taking the bait – almost went into a how-dare-you type of rage. I thought this was absolutely hilarious, and that moment popped back into my head today, at work, as I was restarting True Detective’s first season. “There’s no way he will ever find out…”
I realize that by sharing this topic with the blogosphere that I may, in fact, tell on myself if S decides to read my recent entries. I will laugh so hard if he brings up the fact that I restarted the show without him – because then I’d know he’s reading Gays in the Life. Whenever I ask if he’d like to watch something we haven’t paid attention to in a while, and he answers “no, not yet…” I have to follow up with the question “…am I going to have to watch this one without you, too?” He’ll usually answer “no, don’t!’ and then months go by with no attempts made to watch the program. I couldn’t help myself this time. The trailer for season two of True Detective is completely mesmeric, they’re making amazing additions to the cast – Vince Vaugh, Rachael McAdams, and Colin Farrell – and my interest is fully engaged, once again. Come June 21st, I will be present and ready for a new episode.
LMFAO! Hilarious post! Thanks for the series Recomendation. Always looking for new shows to watch.
I have had the Post Red Wedding Group Therapy with every person I’ve turned on to GoT and kept every one of them hooked. (I think GRRM has possibly the biggest nuts of any writer I’ve ever read or watched.)
I think the last show that T and I shared together was Dexter. That was, until, The Challenge seasons come rolling around again. It sounds like you 2 share a lot, but I completely understand wanting to share something that you’re invested in with your partner. Now if I can just get her to start in on Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, we’d really have something.
Yes, exactly! Oh man… Breaking Bad is awesome. It’s so good. Tell her she HAS to give that one a try 🙂
Yes! She must try them at least! 🙂
LOL! This is exactly the reason we have so many DVD collections of so many shows! Thanks for setting that “light bulb” off! Cool posting: the joys of being a couple! Much love and naked hugs!:)
Hahaha! Loved this post! OINTB coming soon too, ready or not I’ll start it on my own. Lol
I don’t play when it comes to my stories! lol, he can’t even get mad.