I need more easy stuff to watch right before sleep.
October 21, 2013 7:53 PM Subscribe
So, I have about an hour before bed that I use to fold laundry or do the dishes. I like to listen/watch dumb procedural/medical/light scifi dramas, as I do so. Or, science/history documentaries that I can listen to, and not have to actually watch.
posted by ulfberht to media & arts (43 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I would prefer to have multiple seasons to go on, for consistency—to keep from searching for the newest episode of whatever dumb show I'm watching. Essentially, I like to just have a show, turn it on, and go about my business.
However, I feel like I've pretty much watched them all, from the 90s on.
New York: A Documentary Film
PBS' Secrets of the Dead (Now not posted enough, still on air)
NOVA (Again, not posted enough, still on the air)
All of the Law & Orders
Antiques Roadshow (Nope, not posted enough, still on the air)
History Detectives (Still on air)
Lie to Me
The CSIs (to an extent)
Bones (Still on air, have to wait for episodes)
Now: these shows can't be too stressful or engrossing, as I'm getting ready for bed, so here are some things that don't really work:
House of Cards (Too much manipulation, too many cliffhangers)
Scandal (Starting to turn into too much personal "will they or won't they" drama. Also, still on air, so not much choice.)
Damages (Again, too much stress)
Twin Peaks (Way too visually interesting, well written. I love it, but I need to pay attention)
Downton Abbey (It's soapy, but damn, I love to actually watch it)
So. Any ideas? I'm open to suggestions beyond crappy shows; they just can't be stressful. Also MOST open to documentary series that deal with non-stressful subjects, but also that I don't have to sit there and watch.