Since I couldn’t run outdoors lately due to Emma, work and the weather, I make it a point to do my cardio 3-4 times a week at the gym.
But it’s the most boring thing ever – you know, spending 1 hour on the treadmill seeing the same effing restaurant outside the window. I would sometimes drag myself just to get my money’s worth on fitness.
Then one day…
I discovered that I can actually watch videos on my iPhone and burn calories at the same time. Even mastering it while running on the treadmill.
And so far, these are what I have seen:
Unfortunately, I am one of those that got into the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson craze late. I thought it was just a fad given that there were girls (and guys) who swoon over Benedict Cumberbatch. But fortunately, I decided to watch the first episode of Season 1- then I got hooked, finished all episodes, even the Abominable Bride, in about a month. And am now on my second run, finishing off Episode 1 of Season 3.
It’s a fantastic show. I’m sure you know what it’s about, so I will just say thanks to the writers and creators (I love Mycroft, he’s the funny one, really).
Favorite Episode: THE FINAL PROBLEM (Season 4, Episode 3)
Favorite Quote: “He’s (Sherlock) a good one.” – Greg Lestrade (Those who watched the very episode will surely love this line.)
Favorite Character: Dr. Watson
Image from Den of Geek
THIS IS US
If I wanted a break from the exciting episodes of Sherlock, I watch “This Is Us”. It’s really a little bit too dramatic for me, but I like how the three kids interact with one another and the people around them, how they make it a point that they keep their father’s legacy, and how their father reminds me of my own husband (sans the alcoholism).
The dad (Jack Pearson), played by Milo Ventimiglia, is wonderful, he can make any wife cry.
There are a lot of tearjerker episodes, and sometimes, I tend to slow down on my cardio work out to savor the moment.
Favorite Episode: JACK PEARSON’S SON (Season 1 Episode 15)
Favorite Quote: “You’re not just my great love story, Rebecca, you are my big break. And our love story? I know it may not feel like it right now, baby, but I promise you, it’s just getting started.” – Jack Pearson (Milo V performed this scene really well. He melted even my cold tired cardio-exhausted heart).
Favorite Character: Jack Pearson – Hey, he really does remind me of my husband.
Image from MetaCritic
GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE
Because I was an avid fan of the series, I decided to see how the characters are after 10 years.
Rory was irritating… I don’t know why. Maybe because all she does is ruin things? I guess. Lorelai is the same, who knew that people can’t really grow up even after 10 years?
But Emily bloomed. Maybe the scenario called for Kelly Bishop to shine, so we saw her transform from the Emily we knew, to the Emily we want to be.
Favorite Episode: FALL (Episode 4)
Favorite Quote: “I’m not broken. Maybe just a little chipped.” – Lorelai
Favorite Character: None. But if I had to choose 1 – Michel.
Image from Hello Giggles
BIG LITTLE LIES
At first I was apprehensive in finishing this series, because I felt that it was too dark for me.
Then I started seeing reviews that encouraged me to keep on watching. And I’m glad I did. 5 women – wives and mothers. It’s not Desperate Housewives, it’s so much better. You will see how they interacted with each other, how they are in the community, and how the community saw them. In the end, it’s about them being able to survive an ordeal that created an impact in each of their lives.
The popular opinion is that Nicole Kidman slayed in this mini-series. But I think, everybody did.
Favorite Episode: YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED (Episode 7)
Favorite Quote: “What people don’t tell you is that you lose your children. As beautiful and wonderful as you are now, the little girl whose hair I used to detangle and had bad dreams and used to crawl into my bed? She’s gone. I guess that’s what I’m feeling a little bit. Compounded a little bit by the fact your sister’s going into the first grade. I’m losing my babies. Which has been clinically compared to a massive period, I think.” – Madeline (Coz I’m a Mother)
Favorite Character: Bonnie – because she has always been the firm one.
Image from HBO.
I’m currently following Riverdale and Designated Survivor, but I don’t think I can still give any opinion about them – so let’s wait until their season enders.
Still thinking if I should watch 13 Reasons Why… I think it’s gonna be too heavy for my taste. But let’s see.