Thursday Telly Report {12/17/20}

Posted December 17th, 2020 by in Thursday Telly Report / 6 comments

This week was a pretty low key week. I stayed current with the shows that I’m watching and watched some back season episodes.I am getting a lot of reading done so my watching is falling. I am also discovering some new BookTubers to watch and enjoying doing that for a little bit each day. I’ll share those later on.

What I Watched This Week:

I finished Good Morning Miss Bliss on Thursday. This series was so unbelievably corny. And I’m also watching 7th Heaven at the same time so that’s saying something! Lol! It was also made in the late 80s and for middle schoolers. This is when we were pounded with moral lesson after moral lesson. I’m really looking forward to moving on to Saved by the Bell but this was definitely worth watching for the back story on Zach, Lisa, Screech, and Mr. Belding.

I finished the second season of Murder in the Heartland on Monday. I only had a few episodes to go to be completely caught up. I finished episodes one and two of season three on Wednesday. I like this series because it talks about the victims and their impact in their society more than they do the killer. I also feel like they do a pretty good job of walking you through the investigation and the suspects in the way that they happened instead of skipping right to the end.

A Garfield Christmas will always have a special place in my heart. I love this Christmas special so much and it definitely has held up to my love of it. As a kid who wasn’t enthralled by the opening scene with the Santa machine. As an adult the scenes with Grandma touch my heart. It is such a simple and sweet reminder to love those around us as much as we can while we can.

The Santa ClauseNational Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
We had a double feature on Sunday. The Santa Clause is one that I’m a little iffy on. I like it enough to own it but Charlie really annoys me in the beginning. I just feel like he’s a bit spoiled (or a lot) and that either changes or my feelings do as the movie progresses. I definitely hurt for him during the visitation scene.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a Christmas movie I didn’t start watching until adulthood. I had seen it a handful of times at my parents’ house but I don’t think they liked it as much as Jeff and I do. This, I would say, is my husband’s favorite non-animated Christmas movie. We watch it quite a bit and even watch it when it isn’t the holidays.

I thought Planes, Trains, and Automobiles was a Christmas movie and turns out it’s actually a Thanksgiving movie. In my defense I live in the midwest and there really isn’t much of a difference except there are gifts at Christmas. At least in my family. Regardless I love this movie. I cry pretty freely at the end. Every time; no exception. I love it. I think it also does a good job of showing that perspective can be drastically different depending on the angle it’s coming from.

A Million Little Things Season 3
I’m still liking A Million Little Things but I’m not enjoying it as much as I did the previous two seasons. I’m not really sure why. The episodes are good but I’m not really as invested as I was the first two seasons.

I watched two episodes of Big Sky this week. I didn’t want to miss the winter “finale”. (I don’t even want to get started on those!) And of course they leave us on a big cliffhanger. I looked it up and there were like 11 more episodes. I’ll be very curious to see what happens after this week’s episode! I’m not sure how much more they can work this story line.

Jeff and I watched the season finale of The Masked Singer last night. No spoilers here but it was such a great episode! Two weeks ago Sun brought me to tears with her song. I’m a softie but I don’t cry frequently at performances. That one was amazing. I loved it. Absolutely adored it. The final three were all super talented and I loved all of them.

What I Plan on Watching Next Week:

This is going to make it look like I watch a LOT of TV but I promise it’s only a few episodes a week unless something catches my eye. I need something to break up the being home 99% of my week and reading and blogging. I’m usually multi-tasking while I do it too. I also have a few fluff shows in there to balance with the true crime or crime dramas.

Staying Current:

A Million Little Things Season 3

Watching Back Seasons of:

I had been watching an episode of each to sort of balance out what I was watching but I think I’m going to start rotating through shows so I can finish some of them up more quickly. I’ll rotate through shows but watch full seasons before moving on in my rotation.

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Season 1

The Big Bang Theory Season 1

Desperate Housewives Season 4

Seventh Heaven Season 1

Lost Season 1

Christmas Options:

What shows are your must watch shows? I’m going to be diving more into Christmas movies the closer we get to Christmas! Any holiday recommendations?



6 Responses to “Thursday Telly Report {12/17/20}”

  1. Jeanie Hanna

    I’m planning to watch, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Holiday Inn” and “White Christmas.” I ordered all 4 in DVD form from Amazon, so that I can watch them any time that I have time.

    I remember showing “Garfield’s Christmas,” “The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree,” and “Mickey’s Christmas Carol,” every year in the Hedding Library. These were my favorites. I think that I need to order these too. Oh! Also “A Charlie Brown Christmas!”

    • Stephanie

      I’m adding these to my list to see if I can find them streaming somewhere. 🙂 I forgot about The Berenstein Bears! Going to have to hunt that one down.

      I bought the Charlie Brown holidays on DVD when I found out they’d only be available like 2 days each holiday on normal television. Corporate greed makes me sad. I’m sure my love of Garfield’s Christmas was reinforced watching it in the library. 🙂

  2. Lover of Romance

    I just love Christmas movies so much. Its A Wonderful Life is a must, we watch that one every Christmas Eve before bed as we prepare the turkey for Christmas dinner. But I also recommend The Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart (My favorite version, he does the best scrooge and feels so realistic) The Christmas Gift with John Denver, The Christmas List (free on YouTube) and finally Mrs Santa Claus with Angela Lansbury –Its romantic, a musical, and about saving children from a workhouse in NYC. I believe that is on YouTube as well. I think you would really like them.

    • Stephanie

      It really is! I laugh SO hard at the Friends scene when Phoebe stops watching it before she gets to the end. It’s hilarious!

      I started a list so I can track down some of these Christmas movies. I still need to utilize the Hallmark subscription I swear I needed! Lol!!

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    The Miss Bliss precursor to SBTB was sooo lame. LOL And the “lessons” were so heavy handed. Ugh. I used to love 7th Heaven. Yes, it was super cheesy and squeaky clean, but I was always there for it. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Yes!! It would be like the cheesiest “okay here’s the most important line of the whole episode”. I did enjoy the moments between Miss Bliss and her students though.

      7th Heaven is going to be coming up soon I think.

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