My guilty pleasure (besides gelato) is made-for-cable TV historical TV shows. Of course, I don't
manage to see the premieres or even follow the regular seasons. That would be too regular. I get my fix on DVD.
I don't actually have TV. And I don't miss it particularly. The boy doesn't seem to miss it that much either.
We watch Free TV online occasionally. There are lots of sites that stream free
classic movies. Great for all you night
After ripping through the first season of The Tudors, I've moved on to a
sunnier, sexier country and a different era altogether as I currently work my
way through Rome. Ray Stevenson as Titus Pullo is such a sexy
scoundrel. And as long as I get to set
my gaze on Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII in various stages of amoral
activity, who cares if its factually accurate.
These shows are the perfect mix of hedonism and history
(well, sort of history).Like I said, it's
not a documentary, but entertainment -- no worse than the infomercialized movies of Oliver Stone.Everyone should know they are not actual-factual, but they don't and often
treat them as if they were documentaries.
I get to burrow deep into my bed (or cover surf as my son
calls it), turn off the phone and the lights, and disappear into a mythologized
world. My TV nights are delicious.