Quality Television . . .

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 12:02 am

So, evening television in Singapore isn’t quite what it was back in the States.  If we were home on a random Tuesday night, we’d watch ‘Deadliest Catch’, Wednesday was ‘Mythbusters’, and so on.  Even if there was nothing on, there were enough random episodes of ‘Pawn Stars’, ‘American Pickers’, ‘Man versus Food’, and ‘Diners Drive-Ins and Dives’ recorded in the DVR to keep Mrs. Stockdale happy until she fell asleep on the couch at 8:40, if she even made it that late.

So far over here, I’ve yet to uncover any real rhyme or reason to what comes on day to day.  Even though we have cable with all/most of the western channels, it’s just the same pile of nothing every night.  At least in the States, there was a different pile of nothing every night. 

Yes, we have the Slingbox set up in Norwood, Ohio and it works great, but it is best for watching a specific show, not channel surfing.  At 7:00 am, I watch the Reds games, but to hunt around to see what is on in the evening, it isn’t much fun.

But, this isn’t the purpose of this post.  Really I just wanted to pass on a great show that I recommend you find back there.  Shortly after we got here and discovered the lack of quality evening entertainment, we bought the DVDs for ‘Breaking Bad’.  The basic premise is that a high school chemistry teacher gets lung cancer, so he starts selling meth to earn money to pay for his treatments and take care of his family.  It’s kind of a dark comedy, kind of a drama.  If you were a Sopranos fan, you’ll probably like this.  If you’d like to borrow the DVDs, just pop by and we’ll be happy to lend them out.

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