Can you believe there are only eight days until Christmas? That means that there are only eight days to figure out last-minute gifts, wrap them, and perhaps most sad to me – only a few days left of my new favorite Moser Roth chocolate truffle advent calendar. One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is giving myself the gift of some self-care and R&R (rest and relaxation) and that’s definitely true this year after wrapping up my first semester of grad school. I can’t think of a better way to relax than kicking back with my sitcoms (unless you add some advent truffles into the mix). Before you set out cookies and milk for the Big Man, here are the 12 Episodes of Christmas to get you in the holly jolly mood!
Frasier – “Perspectives On Christmas” (S5, Ep. 9)
This episode shows how things go awry for many of the characters through the course of one week leading up to the holidays, but arguably one of the best parts is the late John Mahoney attempting to sing “O Holy Night”.
I hear a lot of talk about how television as we know it is threatened or, “under attack”. Apparently people are leaving cable in droves and opting for streaming services. Ratings are down on many television programs/networks, and often, I hear that my generation is to blame (because Millennials ruin everything, duh). But I don’t think its as simple as blaming any particular demographic, or even finding fault in new technology. I think the problem is far more complex.
Tonight, the twelfth and final season of The Big Bang Theory premiered. I’ll be frank: this post isn’t for those who dislike the show and rage about it on social media. This is for those who are fans, because WE are fans. We’ve been watching the show basically since it began and I really don’t care what anyone says about it because we both really enjoy it. It’s a feel-good, cozy, funny sitcom and sometimes doesn’t everyone need that?? If you just don’t find it to be your cup of tea, well that’s fine! But we’re not here to bash on a show that has, for years, been one of our favorites. Personally, we’ve both pretty sad that the show is coming to an end. I suppose it’s better though when a show ends before it wears out its welcome and with the gang growing older and having their own families and all that, I could see that potentially happening. However, as a fan, I also don’t want it to end!!! TBBT has honestly been such a comfort to me when I’ve been feeling down, and I’ve actually found that when I’m feeling my anxiety is particularly high, watching the show could actually make me feel calmer and less frazzled. I know I can still get that feeling from re-runs (as I do with plenty of other programs), but it’s definitely the end of an era. Twelve years is definitely a good run!
Tonight’s episode, The Conjugal Configuration (S12,E1)
So the episode starts off with Sheldon and Amy on their honeymoon, in… Lego Land. I mean, that sounds awesome to me!! Of course, it’s also fitting for the newlyweds.
Meanwhile, Amy’s father is staying in their apartment to try and get away from her mother (Kathy Bates). It seems that some trouble is potentially on the horizon, which isn’t surprising because she’s a bit overbearing. This conflict leads to one between Penny and Leonard when he compares them to Amy’s parents – not going over well with Penny of course. Sometimes it seems that the guys on this show just need to learn to think before speaking. Obviously that’s definitely a component of the show – the guys are smart, but not always people smart! It seems that both couples mend fences (at least for now) before the show’s end.
The time is finally here! It’s premiere week!! The blog has been a bit quiet (okay, very), as we transitioned from summer break into grad school again, but we’ve been waiting for this time to arrive. With shows returning, it almost feels like we have dropped back into our *true* routines. We thought we’d take a super quick break to give a run down of the shows we intend to watch this week!
This run down is for the week of September 24th, 2018 through September 30th, 2018. New shows are in bold!
Monday September 24th, 2018
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – Season twelve is unfortunately going to be the last season of TBBT and we’re a bit bummed about it. Sometimes I feel like we’re in a minority because we love the show, but hey – they’ve made it twelve seasons so clearly they’ve got at least a few fans! 😉 We will definitely be tuning in and it feels right to be starting off with such a good classic sitcom.
Young Sheldon (CBS) – I’d admit that when I first heard about Young Sheldon, I really was apprehensive. I just didn’t see it working out. Well I realized pretty early in season one that it DOES work and it’s one of my favorite new arrivals of last year. My favorite part is actually the set design. I think they have done an incredible job with making everything look appropriate for the time! I also enjoyed seeing Billy Gardell and I hope that he returns for season 2!