My name is Aisha and I was a BRAVO addict. Million Dollar Listing. Millionaire Matchmaker. Real Housewives of any county. I won’t say I’m proud of this fascination I had with the top producer of trash TV but man it was entertaining to watch while cooking, folding laundry or other mindless chores. For years I watched and then one day Direct TV learned of my deep everlasting love of this channel and promptly began charging $20/month for the privilege of watching. So being good desis who don’t spend on frivolity when possible, we cut it. I smiled and said this was good. I’ll read more! I said. I’ll sit in the silence and contemplate life. But sitting in silence doesn’t happen so much with a baby. Plus, its hard to prop a book while trying to feed a fussy newborn at 3am. I tried watching HGTV with shows such as House Hunters, hoping it would be a tolerable replacement to the real estate shows on BRAVO- except it wasn’t. Everyone is so nice on HGTV. No plate throwing, no secret confessionals of secret desires. The kitchen is lovely! The bathroom is pretty! It’s all so pleasant, congenial: boring.
I approached K to discuss investing in some BRAVO viewing and he suggested perhaps getting Netflix as an alternative. This struck me as a good idea. With the departure of LOST (as disappointing a departure as it was) and other shows I loved, there’s been a dearth of good television to sink my eyes into. My question to you is, what was your favorite show past or present that you might recommend I Netflix? A friend already lent me her collection of Buffy, [which I’m afraid perhaps you had to be a teen in the early 90’s to fully appreciate at least as of episode three] but any other suggestions would be truly appreciated!