At the end of a long day, I love to curl up in a blanket and watch a favorite TV show. I always have several ready and waiting for me on the DVR.
My new addiction is finding a show that has either ended it's run, or has several season already under it's belt - and marathon my way through it by "instant streaming" through a laptop or tablet, via Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.
You'll Laugh - You'll Cry
Brothers & Sisters
An American television drama series that centers on the Walker family and their lives in Pasadena, California. The series premiered on ABC on September 24, 2006, and aired its final episode on May 8, 2011.
The cast includes a collection of award-winning actors, including Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Calista Flockhart, Rob Lowe, and Patricia Wettig. Sally Field received both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance throughout the series. Rachel Griffiths was also nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for her work on the show. - Wikipedia
Army Wives is an American drama series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families. The series, shot at ABC Studios, premiered on Lifetime on June 3, 2007.
Seven seasons long with a final two hour wrap-up movie due to air, this show has a huge legion of followers and rightfully so. You will love these wonderful women and thier families. Watch it on Netflix streaming.
Four grown siblings juggle parenthood, relationships, careers and more as they cope with life's ups and downs in this family drama set in Berkeley, Calif. Meanwhile, their parents face an unraveling marriage and their own parenting challenges. So far there are four season for this fun dramedy, so lots of episodes to enjoy! F.Y.I.: parenting NEVER ends ;-)
The doctor is in--but he’s not happy about it. After developing a crippling fear of blood, hotshot London surgeon Martin Ellingham is forced to retrain as a GP and relocate to the charming seaside village of Portwenn. Dour, discourteous, and dismissive, he immediately clashes with Portwenn’s quirky villagers. He’s surly, tactless, self-centered, and uptight—but he’s the only doctor in town.
A British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace.The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006. Series 6 began airing on ITV on September 2nd 2013 with the Wedding of Martin & Louisa featuring as the first episode. - Wikipedia
Doc is a flawed man you hate to love, but you will.
"Delightfully quirky" --Los Angeles Times
"Absolutely bloody hilarious" --London Evening Standard
Life is a challenge for any priest in a small mountain town, and Father Peter Clifford has just arrived from London with high expectations and not even a drivers license to help him navigate the rocky road to salvation in Ballykissangel. His arrival is as much of a shock to Peter as it is to the local residents who are forced to come to terms with his youthful energy and down-to-earth style. Beautiful barkeep Assumpta Fitzgerald owns a car, but loathes organized religion, and she lets him know it as they drive up the mountain to give the last rites to a dying parishioner. And he clashes repeatedly with powerful landowner Brian Quigley, one of the church's biggest donors. There are prejudices to overcome and questions to be answered. Like why exactly did Peter leave London in the first place?
When he takes the job of sheriff of the little town of Eureka, Ore., ex-U.S. marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) discovers that the community's quiet citizens are actually brilliant scientists working for a dangerous top-secret research facility. As he works to fix the damage caused by experimental technology gone disastrously awry, Carter keeps a watchful eye on his rebellious daughter. Jordan Hinson co-stars in this offbeat sci-fi series.
Querky, cute, funny.
Lark Rise to Candleford
When young Laura Timmins leaves Lark Rise for a job at the local post office in Candleford, it feels as if she is departing to a different country. Her new life under the wing of the independent and effervescent post-mistress, Dorcas Lane, is eye-opening and exciting, but as Laura witnesses the scandals, feuds and struggles of the villagers and townsfolk, she realizes that she too has to face the future. Having turned her back on her childhood hamlet, she must find her own path to womanhood.
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
Delightful! And it stars Judith Dench.