Monday, October 08, 2012


I like TV shows.  A lot.  Prolly even more than movies.  With a TV show, characters and attached dialog can be expanded upon in clever and unique ways, stories can take more twists and turns, and all of those many seasons can equal hours of entertainment.  I like sitcoms, standcoms, sci-fi, drama, comedy, and go bonkers for anything with historical costuming.

One might say that I've wasted a lot of my life watching these TV shows.  One might say this.  But not this particular rabid one, 'cause, like, she totally has no regrets about the time she spends watching the many TV shows.  If I have regrets, I just turn off the tube before they happen. I can be so futuristic like that – what with seeing my regrets before they even happen.

Thanks to Netflix, Hulu and other on-line providers of the streaming variety, I've had many a terrific show at my disposal, and on demand.  As in, I get to throw a fit and demand that a show appears magically, on my TV, all the time!  To date, this is the one area of my little life that demanding actually works.  Sometimes, however, I'm forced to go old school and must request the DVDs for rental through the snail mail.  This is what's happening with my latest TV show fascination: Fringe.

Fringe is a Sci-Fi, mystery, quirky 'n humorous thriller.  It pretty much tickles all of my TV-watching fancies.  This Fringe has a character named Walter.  Walter is a hippy-gone-scientist, somewhat on the mad side, who frequents pudding and licorice while he dissects the deceased.  Walter receives inspiration from an occasional – if not daily – dose of a mary jane blend he likes to call "Brown Betty."

Walter has some great dialog. I live for Walter's mumblings. Many of which need rewinding and watching again. And again.

In addition to this TV thing, there's another item I frequent, almost romantically, and that is the portmanteau.  I LOVE the portmanteau.  Portmanteau!  I love you!

Walter, bless his heart, has exposed me to my new favorite Portmanteau: vagenda.   Vagenda, you say?  What's a vagenda?  Why, let us allow Walter to use it in a sentence:

"It's all because of that temptress. She tricked my son with her carnal manipulations and he fell right into her vagenda."

Folks, I'm here to say that every woman has a vagenda.  Be ware.  Be very ware!

(Oh, and you can watch the whole thing here.  It's better when Walter says it.)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Ditto on the TV-love it :)
Fringe seasons 1-4 is streaming FREE on Amazon Prime Instant Watch. Between Amazon Prime, Hulu and Netflix, I'm covered.