Tuesday, April 30, 2013

You know that moment.....

when you find a show on TV that grabs your attention and you are hooked from the very first episode, and can't stop watching?

When you put on one episode and then it ends and you think, just one more, and then just one more, and then you look at the clock and it's way past your bedtime, and then the following day you find yourself squeezing in as much of the show as you can while you go about your day?

You do know that moment right?

Well I've had that happen with a few shows before, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when I decided to watch the whole thing in one sitting over a weekend, and I was up in bed with my laptop and the lights off while the whole house was asleep, long into the early hours of the night.

And then there was the Doctor Who time last year when we decided to rewatch everything from the very beginning, and spent weekends on the couch eating popcorn and going from episode to episode to episode.

I hadn't had this happen in a while, but yesterday it bit me again.  This time with the show Fringe.

I sometimes feel like I'm the last to the party, like everyone was already there and had a blast and have moved on to bigger and better things, and there I come, all happy, months or years behind.  Hahahah

I had been wanting to watch it for a while, kept putting it off, and then yesterday it popped up on my Netflix saying it was now available for Instant Streaming.  I figured, well might as well go ahead and give it a shot.

5 minutes in and I was hooked, and hour later and I was shushing people around me as they got ready for bed, and then finished watching it after everyone was asleep.

This morning I got up, rushed through my morning chores and started episode 2, and then I had to keep pausing and stopping so I could deal with that pesky thing called "life".  lol

But I did manage to watch the second episode which only got me even more hooked, and after dinner I watched the third episode with hubby who is now just as hooked as I am.

Now I'm about to watch at least one or two before bedtime.  Oh I can't wait.

Wow and I just realized that I blabbed about this without even showing you any pictures of my day.  Things did get done, chores were accomplished and even a special breakfast prepared, and I have photos to prove it....


Breakfast preparation, something special for the kids. Another yummy recipe revisited, Breakfast Delights.

Breakfast Delights

These are SO good. Definitely not something to have everyday, but YUM.

I got laundry all folded and put away while I watched episode 2, watered the yard, harvested some herbs, swept and tidied up.

Checked the mail, and found two new books for review. I've been looking forward to both of these.


A little afternoon break....


And then a delicious dinner with the family, this lovely Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings that had been cooking away in the crockpot all day :)

Beef Stew with Potato Dumplings

Alright but now I must scramble if I want to get any Fringe watching in. Can't stay up too late as the kids and I have Dentist appointments in the morning.

Have a blessed night everyone :)


  1. Oh, I agree. Fringe was awesome. I was sad to see it end!

  2. We love fringe! We are finshing up the latest season on Netflix and wow! It only gets better!

  3. Oh my, those breakfast delights look wonderful and I think I'll have to give them a try.


  4. Never even heard of Fringe! However, that's how my husband and I were with the first three seasons of Parenthood. He was off over Christmas last year and we would stay up late watching episode after episode. It was very distracting! Getting hooked like that! But it also felt kind of good being frivolous. We don't usually watch t.v.

  5. I just loved Fringe! Instant streaming may just make me bite the bullet and finally sign up for Netflix! Thanks for sharing and ENJOY!

  6. We're the same with the new series of Endeavour on ITV. Love it. It's a spin-off (a pre-quel) from my beloved Morse and I wasn't convinced anyone could play a young Morse, but it's wonderful. Me n' Gary love it.

  7. I have done the same thing and I too am late to the party at times..This late obsession was Frasier. Hubby and I never watched it when it was on..I mean never. We didn't like Cheers so we didn't even bother with Frasier. Well when we saw it once we were hooked just like you get.
    I guess there are worse things in life than being crazy over a show, huh? xo

  8. We love Fringe here at our house. It is addicting! Can't wait to try your slow cooker beef stew and dumplings. Thanks for sharingthe recipe:)

  9. Well I know what it feels like to be hooked...Joy and I are that way about Once Upon a Time. :)

    Enjoy your shows! :)


  10. I do that too with TV shows....Hulu and youtube have become my go-to for shows.

  11. If you like fringe, look up Lost Girl on Netflix. I literally watched 2 seasons in 3 days. Then bought the third on iTunes because it wasnt on Netflix yet lol!


  12. Oh how I've missed stopping by your blog. (computer problems) You always have great recommendations for tv shows and books. I've never heard of Fringe, either. I will be looking it up on Netflix.


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