I’m going to totally honest with you. I live a pretty dull life. I don’t mean that in a bad way. By dull, what I really mean is uneventful and free from the melodrama that so many get consumed by. The older I get, the more I tend to distance myself from the daily nonsense of those around me. I find it tiresome and unproductive. I have better things to do. Don’t you?
When I was younger, I was quite the social butterfly. There was rarely a party I didn’t attend and if there wasn’t a party going on somewhere, I hosted one. I’ve always been a problem solver that way.
Fast forward twenty-five years (give or take) and I’m the girl (girl…haha I made myself giggle a little there) who shows up late and leaves early. It isn’t because I don’t love my friends. I do! Sometimes I just love my flannel pajamas and my couch a bit more. Sorry. I told you I was being honest.
These days, a perfect evening is snuggling up with the family under a blanket on the couch with a fire blazing, a hot cup of tea and a good sitcom.
That’s only until 9:00 p.m. Then it’s time to give the kids the boot. I will have taken only so much Sponge Bob at that point. And now it’s time for some grown up tv.
For the total experience, I need my snack (and wine). What’s tv without popcorn (and wine)? Yes, wine with popcorn! Don’t knock it till you try it. And since we’re being all honest and all, wine goes with everything. Don’t pretend you don’t agree.
If you want a little help pairing your perfectly planned tv evening
weekend with your wine and popcorn, the people at SkinnyPop have done all the work for you. Look at all these options! You might even be able to try all of them before you reach the end of the first season of Breaking Bad. You gotta have goals people!
I love cheese popcorn, so naturally I went with the white cheddar which paired well with Malbec, my favorite. There are a ton of cheese popcorn products out there, but SkinnyPop is my all-time favorite. It’s healthy, made from all natural ingredients, low in calories (which I will make up for with wine) and it isn’t too salty.
I’ll be hitting the Naturally Sweet next, if you care to know.
I am very selective of what I watch on tv.
Smartly written sitcoms, romantic comedies, feel good family dramas, a little bit of sci-fi, some crime dramas and good old simple comedies are pretty much it for me. I’m not into epic high-fantasy, superheroes or horror.
I will also watch the same show or movie over and over and over again. I’ve watched the new Ghostbusters movie at least ten times since it came on one of our premium channels a few weeks ago. It drives my husband nuts.
Here are some of my favorite shows to binge-watch, re-watch and watch-watch.
- Big Little Lies-I’m hooked after the first 2 episodes. “PUH-LEASE tell me who’s dead already! I can’t take it!”
- Married at First Sight-I’m a sucker for a love story
- Life in Pieces-Smart and funny. I love the family dynamic
- Modern Family-Another smartly written sitcom family
- Masterchef-Both junior and adult
- Speechless-I LOVE this crazy family
- Breaking Bad-“Wow” that’s all I can say
- Better Call Saul-A prequel to Breaking Bad with the same amazing team of writers, so again “Wow”
- Outlander-This entire series is drool-worthy. From the cast to the scenery to the costumes. Ok, mostly the cast. Ok, mostly Jamie
There are a few more new series out there that I want to add to my binge-watch list, but I haven’t quite gotten to them yet. Has anyone watched these?
- Stranger Things
- The OA
- The Missing
- Haters Back Off
- The Ranch
So now that I gave you a few ideas for what to watch, what pairings are you going to try? You know that now you have to find out who’s dead in Big Little Lies and also if wine and popcorn really is a match made in heaven. I can tell you that it is, but where’s the fun in that?
I’d love to hear what pairings you put together. You can find out all about the awesomeness of SkinnyPop here.
And please give a shout out with some of your favorite shows. I’m always up for suggestions.