I'm sick. I'm watching a lot of Netflix. Specifically, I've been watching a lot of Toddlers and Tiaras. At first I didn't know what had come over me, but I think...I just like watching kids get interviewed about their lives? Even if their lives are ridiculous? I'm in my early thirties and I'm also super into those AT&T commercials so maybe it's a biological clock thing, but I'm too exhausted to second-guess myself about it. I know John & Kate + 8 exists, but that's just as gross and exploitative as T&T, as far as I can tell. I loved the 7 Up
documentaries and also enjoyed Babies.
What other recommendations for reality TV/documentary film about kids, pitched to adults, do you have for me? Bonus points if it's online. Thanks!
posted by pretentious illiterate
on Apr 15, 2014 -
I really like the necklace that Lisa Kudrow's character wore on the season premiere of season 3 of Web Therapy (image inside). Where can I find something similar? [more inside]
posted by lea724
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I'm going through a heavy streak of sadness (seasonal change/life issues/past issues) along with some extreme fatigue. I'm looking for engaging distractions that make the really bad days bearable. Books/TV/Movies, etc. [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Oct 16, 2013 -
I just got a new 60" TV and am looking to get a stand to go with it to replace my current rickety setup. Any help or recommendations appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Carillon
on Oct 4, 2013 -
My 10 and 8 year old daughters adored The Nr. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (the TV series). What other made-for-adults movies or TV could we watch together? [more inside]
posted by sively
on Jul 11, 2013 -
I've always thought King Missile's Failure
was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest
does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience
of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
posted by kagredon
on Mar 9, 2013 -
What are the best stories that feature young adults coming of age/coming to terms with life's imperfect realities? By "young adults" I mean "adults who are young," probably roughly 19-30, not "young people who are becoming adults." This maturing process can be central to the work or peripheral. One example: "The Great Gatsby." Short stories, novels, nonfiction, film, television and any other genre are all welcome.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Oct 30, 2012 -
French tv & movie recs for someone who wants to be entertained but also get used to the language? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Sep 26, 2012 -
Recommend me TV shows which were consistently good throughout their run and had a proper, satisfying ending. [more inside]
posted by 256
on Apr 21, 2012 -
I feel as if I have watched all the good TV that exists... (on Hulu/Netflix/YouTube/Vimeo/VBS.tv) help prove me wrong please! I like shows like Californication, The Wire, Sons of Anarchy, a lot, but when it comes down to it I'll also watch stuff like Shark Tank, Top Chef, Bones, Lie to Me... anything even vaguely interesting. [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Jun 19, 2011 -
If I wanted to watch Fringe, what episodes should I watch If I don;t want to watch a lot of boring monster-of-the-week stuff? This list
seems like a good starting point, though I'll happily include episodes that are watchable or good rather essential to the overall series mythology. For bonus points, which disks of the DVD library should I get from the video store to see the good episodes?
posted by Artw
on Oct 7, 2010 -
Please recommend some TV shows and other forms of storytelling that are in a very specific and possibly just now emerging genre? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Aug 20, 2010 -
What are the best episodes of Star Trek? Except I don't care so much about the mythology, I'm just looking for good acting, good writing, and universal subject matter. Any series is fine, though to give you an idea Deep Space 9 is my favorite. [more inside]
posted by malapropist
on May 7, 2010 -
With a nice high speed connection now installed at home, I'd like recommendations for finding sci-fi/fantasy TV shows that I can download legally and freely via torrent, that I would not typically have already seen on American cable.
posted by poppo
on Nov 18, 2007 -
I need help choosing my tv. This is my second really expensive purchase, and I know a lot less about TVs than I do computers.
Help me decide between 2 models of different brands, or suggest better!
Also where to buy from recommendations! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal
on Nov 30, 2006 -
As a lay...very
lay...student of Roman Republic and Empire, and anticipating the upcoming HBO/BBC series Rome
with relish, I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about both Republic and Empire. Currently I'm reading an abridgement of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
I just inherited. What next? [insert Latin for "more inside" here].
posted by WolfDaddy
on Sep 2, 2004 -
I'm in love with anything and everything that Aaron Sorkin has worked on, but I've run out of stuff to watch. Any suggestions for what else I might like? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Jun 28, 2004 -