Monday, May 18, 2009

For your viewing pleasure

Is it just me, or are movies getting too long? Whatever happened to wrapping things up in an hour and a half? Seriously, some of these movies are getting out of hand. Everyone already knew what was going to happen in Titanic - there was no need to make that a three hour movie. And Lord of the Rings - if they had all just walked a little faster, that film probably could have been about two and a half hours long. But I think the film that comes to everyone's mind in terms of unnecessarily long movies is the classic Gone with the Wind - that movie is nearly four hours long! Movies like that can really eat up a large portion of your free time!

These days, I don't really have as much free time as I would like. My schedule doesn't always allow me to watch a movie all in one sitting. Here recently, I have really gotten into watching television shows on DVD. You pretty much know how long each episode is going to last, so it is really easy to limit your tube time in order to get other things done. A show that typically runs for an hour on network television can be enjoyed on DVD in about 40 minutes, and a show that typically runs for 30 minutes can be enjoyed in about 20. The best part about television shows on DVD is that there are no commercials!

I really like the TV show selection here at Arlington library because there is something for everyone. We have everyone's favorite classics such as I Love Lucy and The Twilight Zone, as well as everyone's current favorites such as Grey's Anatomy and The Office. There are even many choices for children, like Dora the Explorer and The Magic School Bus.

A couple of my favorites available at the library are as follows:

Veronica Mars features a spunky little high school private investigator - full time student, part-time crime solver!

30 Rock: Tina Fey at her finest.

Ugly Betty is an unlikely addition to Mode's fashion magazine staff.

Schoolhouse Rock!- I think this one kind of goes without saying.

Check out our library catalog to find your TV Favorites!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I miss Veronica Mars -- anyone who called it a "teen" show obviously never watched it. It was funny, smart, serious and dark. On the opposite end is Ugly Betty or as I call it, my happy show. Betty is exactly what my brain needs at the end of a stressful day.

Get it all free at the library!