grub + travels + perspectives

Hello, television!

The things I am able to consistently do on an everyday basis are work, eat and sleep. I decided to come home this week again (I miss you, friends.) so I can go online (I miss you too, internet.) and disrupt my lifeless daily routine. I am proud to say now that I was able to do 4 things everyday: work, eat, surf the net and sleep. Hahaha.

This just made me realize it's been a while since my eyes were glued on the boob tube for a daily/weekly dose of my favorite show(s) or anything worth my time (as if I was ever that busy!). The last TV series I actually watched on TV (and not downloaded from some cyber realm, ehem) was Grey's Anatomy, which I avidly followed until Season 4 (out of 8). The other one, with the help of ยต (hehe), was Bones which I watched until Season 6 (out of 8).

Which made me, again, realize how I miss those Sunday nights when I would just sit on the couch, flip the channel to Studio 23 and wait for the latest episode of Gilmore Girls (Rory and Jess!!!) to be followed by the ever hilarious Will and Grace. Oh well.

But finally, after a long while, I am now fixated again on these new shows:

1. Awkward

Who doesn't love high school? This TV series by MTV has all the needed characters to make the perfect high school drama schrama. The unpopular girl, her crazy best friend with the hilarious one-liners, her even crazier mother which at times remind me of Lorelai Gilmore but meaner, her Asian best friend, the school jock she secretly has a crush on, the bully cheerleader, and lastly, the accidental "suicide." This show is not of the drama genre per se (it's actually very funny and very witty) but it absolutely tackles all the ~issues~ of a high school girl (Is it this complicated with boys?)

I'm not going to spoil the story for those who haven't watched yet but let me just say that at times, the story is a complete cliche but what the hell. I absolutely love Awkward!

They just wrapped up Season 2 last September and they will be back next year for a 20-episode season.

2. Breaking Bad

When I first saw this, I thought of Bromine and Barium. Are they doing something with those elements? This series has been making a lot of noise in my Twitter feed lately that it got me curious. Walter White is a Chemistry teacher! Walter White is a dying Chemistry teacher and he decided to cook crystal meth! Walter White = kinda stupid but an absolute bad ass! Ding! Ding! Ding! I immediately got a copy and now I'm still watching Season 1. Hehehe. So far, so good!

3. Master Chef 3

I've always been a fan of Master Chef as well as Gordon Ramsay's other television shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The F Word) but I was especially intrigued by this season because of the blind amateur cook, Christine Ha. But we all know of course that the judges are enough reason to watch this cooking competition. Hehe.

It almost kinda feels like American Idol during the cooks' auditions. Hahaha. But eventually, the judges were able to trim the list down to a worthy group of 36.

4. Kids on the Slope

I just downloaded Kids on the Slope yesterday and I'm on my second episode.

The plot via Wikipedia (lol):
The beginning of summer, 1966.
Because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Sasebo in Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns how much fun it is to play jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend.”
Other characters include Sentaro's kind childhood friend, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers.
I can totally relate to Kaoru's character. So far, I like it. A little slow paced but I read somewhere that the story will pick up on the fourth episode.


So that's it. The only other show I'm planning to watch is The Walking Dead (I was able to watch season 1, currently re-watching season 2). Any TV series that you can recommend?