At some point, when I wasn't paying attention, I caught myself a little bit of a cold. I mostly feel fine but I just cannot stop sneezing. I don't even feel safe driving because I am sneezing so much that I can't catch my breath in between!
Obviously this calls for some time spent curled up on the couch with my dog and a quilt (and some Mucinex). And that kind of time spent in one place calls for Netflix. (Because words and Mucinex don't always mix.)
I'm not sure if you can see it in the picture above, but I have a taste for shows that promise me a look at weird behind-the-scenes or off-limits stuff. Tunnels and forgotten buildings and strange urban features -- I am so into it.
My current faves include: Off Limits, America Declassified, and any show that promises to "prove" anything involving aliens, especially ancient ones. I don't want to say I buy into conspiracy theory or anything but I am fascinated by the alternative theories that exist for just about every historical event, whether I believe them or not.
Also, who am I to declare something beyond possibility? Maybe there really was a second shooter on the grassy knoll. Maybe the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris really did survive their escape from Alcatraz.
There is also something in me that has a little bit of a problem with authority, with being told what to believe. This is probably not a surprise -- at least it shouldn't be, since I'm a giant pain in the butt about questioning things and figuring out what works for individuals.
Netflix has also been great for shows about food -- I love watching people cook way more than I enjoy actually eating. Chopped is a classic, of course. Every now and then there's an ingredient that makes me queasy but even then I am soothed by Alex Guarnaschelli's side eye when a fellow judge says something with which she disagrees. Also, we need to write some love letters to Maneet Chauhan.
I'm not great at watching narrative shows when I don't feel good. It's hard to follow a plot line when my face hurts.
But I know there's all sorts of binge watching I'm not taking advantage of just because I don't know about it. So tell me, please -- what do you watch when you are comfort watching Netflix? What's your favorite show to have on for three hours in a row while you try to decide if it's too early to go to bed yet?
Your recommendations could make all the difference here, folks.