Because of my super awesome MEGA 2013 giveaway, Peacoats and Plaid has 250+ new friends via GFC/RSS, 250+ new friends on Facebook, and 250+ new friends on Twitter. Hello new friends!
And guess what, there's still time to enter (and for me to meet even MORE new friends)...
With that being said, you can imagine that my energy is just about depleted after pouring it into putting the giveaway together. What better way to recover than having a Netflix marathon? This got me through my exhaustion during my 1st trimester with Bean (hello Mystery Science Theater 3000 and The Office...)
My friend Kaileigh just happens to be an expert on the best classic shows to watch. She's here to give you the scoop:
Hello everyone! I’m Kaileigh and I blog over at Somehow Chaotic.
As a recently graduated college student, I spend most of my time working, reading, or watching television. And, I typically blog about those last two.
The best part/biggest time waster of streaming on Netflix – at least for my friends and I – is the amount of television shows, both old and new, available. There are some shows on there that you’ve probably already seen, but some of them are worth going back to.
1) Dawson’s Creek. I think the week after this came out on Netflix, it consumed my entire world. I remember when I was younger and I was in love with Pacey. And, after rewatching it, Pacey is actually the best part of the show. I got a lot of flack for watching it, but the epic Dawson crying scene at the end of season 2 is definitely worth it.
Should you watch it? Probably not in its entirety, but the first few seasons are great for some 90’s nostalgia.
2) Cheers. I’ve always loved Cheers. And, surprisingly, some of the episodes are kind of timeless. I was really young when I watched it and I enjoy seeing it now and picking up on some of the things that went over my head when I was little.
Should you watch it? I’ve been watching a few episodes here and there. It’s a great background show for when I’m working on my budget or writing a blog post. And I don’t risk the fear of wasting an entire day watching it because I know what happens.
3) Saved By the Bell. Man. I was psyched when I saw this on Netflix. Who doesn’t love some AC Slater? And the episode with Jessie tripping on caffeine pills (A cultural reference I make repeatedly that no one gets).
Should you watch it? Yes! Of course. And who doesn’t love that theme song?
4) Laguna Beach. I’m going to be honest – I haven’t fallen down this path yet, but I see this show tempting me. It says, “Kaileigh, you don’t need to sleep. Watch LC fight with Kirsten.” I haven’t succumbed yet, but I’m scared the day will come when I have something important to do and I end up watching it. Everything will be “dunzo.”
Should you watch it? No! Let’s all be strong together and resist it. I’ve seen others fall to it and it ends with a lot of tweets about being on Team LC.
5) My So-Called Life. The ultimate nostalgic show. Rewatching it is a little painful because no one wants to remember being like Angela. And poor Jordan Castellano can’t read.
Should you watch it? If you’ve never seen it before, then yes. It’s only a few episodes long and it’s worth it. Hyper dramatic high schools (much better than Laguna Beach). If you have already watched it, then maybe just an episode to feel some second-hand embarrassment. It gets a little rough. If you completely disagree with all my recommendations, then I’m sorry. I’ve also been known to put on X-Men (the cartoon show from 1994) when I’m bored so I wouldn’t trust my judgment. But, if you feel like we’re on the same wavelength about television, I’ve also got some recommendations for some real time waster shows and some episodes to watch when you’re feeling sad.
Thanks for reading, everyone! I’m glad I made it through my first guest post.
**I am in no way affiliated with or being compensated by Netflix, but I do agree that it is pretty neat and well worth your moolah.