Here's how the conversion works out, in case you were wondering.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can talk about tv. More specifically, tv shows you aren't watching but that I think you should be watching! It has come to my attention that a lot of you aren't watching three of my favorite shows. Namely:
Bob's Burgers is one of the funniest tv shows on right now. It's about a family-run restaurant on the east coast. The voices of the characters are hilarious. Two of the female voices are done by men. And the writing is just so funny. Here are a couple lines from the show:
- Louise: I've been honest with these two ever since Gene got too fat.
- Gene: I remember the ice-cream sandwich that did it too. I regret nothing!
- Linda: I dreamed that I was breast feeding Gene again, but he had a long, white beard, like Santa Claus. It was really freaky.
- Gene: That should be our next Christmas card.
Look, I get it. This show looks boring. And a friend of mine once said "the characters aren't easy to look at." First of all, I think that friend is wrong. The characters are nice looking. Just not "Hollywood/extensions/steroids/unrealistic" good looking. The show is about a family in the midwest just getting by. They live in an ugly house, and are always broke.
It's the kids that really make this show good. Especially Sue - the super nerdy, super optimistic middle child. She tries out for everything - rarely makes any teams, but never stops trying. And the youngest boy, Brick, who has some form of autism is awesome too. He is quirky and it's hardly even acknowledged. He just does his thing (he often whisper-repeats words or randomly says "whoop!" and the family just goes on with their business). I could go on and on but I'm telling you - this show is really funny. And it's made me cry like three times this season alone - in a good way. Just watch it.
Ben and Kate
You guys already messed this up. It's been canceled. Grrrrrr! It was really funny! Anyway, you can still watch it on Hulu or On Demand and there might be a few more episodes this season. And you can join my letter writing campaign to un-cancel it. Kidding. I mean, unless you want to. Ugh - I can't talk about this show anymore - it's making me too sad. Here are some quotes from it so you can see what you missed out on:
“It’s a tough world to break into, especially if you’re an unknown, not unlike the cliquey world of meteorology.”
“I was a night watchman at a doll factory, Kate. Nothing scares me.”
“My niece just cut her forehead and they may have to amputate. So let’s touch base if and when she pulls through.”
“Ben, she’s worried about you. You’re an adorable bichon frise in a world of bloodthirsty street dogs, and she doesn’t want to see you get eaten. Or forcibly mounted.”
Anyway, enough about me. What are some shows you watch that you wish more people would watch?