Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thinking of marathon movie days...
I'm losing my insurance due to Obamacare so my retinal specialist wants to perform the surgery on my right eye that he has been putting off. The problem area is immediately next to my line of sight. Ummm... pray for him to have a steady hand!
There may or may not be any weekend posts, according to how soon I recover from the surgery.
So what does that have to do with marathon video sessions? Nothing except that is what I plan to do while recovering. I checked Babylon 5, Season 3, Episodes 1-4 from the library. I also have a Last of the Summer Wine season that I have watched before so it will be enjoyable even if I can't really see it.
I was watching one of the early morning news shows when they said Sir Anthony Hopkins (loved him in Shadowlands) had a marathon binge of Breaking Bad, watching all of the episodes over two weeks. Which led to a discussion among the hosts about marathon movie or TV events in their own life.
As for us, I recall many a Thanksgiving when we watched all three of the original Star Wars movies. That was 1) before there were more Star Wars movies and 2) when one had to depend on what the TV stations were showing for their viewing pleasure. Video was around but not as accessible for home purchase as the DVDs are today.
Among other marathon sessions I can recall in our home have been Pride & Prejudice (A&E version) with Stephanie and Top Gear with Christopher (the BBC show about cars). Oh yeah, and Finding Bigfoot but that was all alone as no one in my family understands why I find it so amusing.
There have been other marathon TV and film days throughout the years, usually when the weather turns cold and blustery. Even a bibliophile can have fond memories of coming together as a family to watch favorite movies or episodes of favorite TV shows. :)
By the way, I have never watched Breaking Bad although the week of the finale my son stopped by to return his dad's golf shoes. He walked in the house smiling, asking if we realized our van looked like a mobile meth lab with all the pails and hoses in the back.
They were actually there due to the handyman projects Hubby had been working on and I'd found them rather annoying when I tried to find somewhere to place groceries. But I noticed it was all cleaned up within days of Christopher's comment, especially when he said the timing of the finale had a lot of people thinking of meth labs and if they were to see our van... well.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 6:20 PM