Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Take a Break & Watch TV

There are a lot of television shows out there catering to the vintage lovers.  I thought it would be a good thing to list a few of them.

I spent my Labor Day weekend sick and watching tv.  My allergies were nice enough to wait for me to get off work before attacking suddenly.  Anyway, if the same thing happens to you, maybe this is just the list you need.  TV to get through a sick weekend.

Bomb Girls (2012-2013)

This show is fantastic.  It takes place in Canada during WWII at a bomb factory.  I really like this show.  It has a diverse class of women - social classes, sexually, etc - who have to go through the war and deal with life in general.  I saw this show before 'Land Girls' and I think it's a little more Americanized.  It just seems a little flashier without being flashy (if that makes sense).

Land Girls (2009-2011)

Another show about women during WWII who are in the Women's Land Army.  It's pretty interesting to see the social differences between 'Land Girls' and 'Bomb Girls'.  I did grab a lot of sewing ideas from both shows.

Mad Men (2007-2015)

Unless you've been living in a cave, you have probably heard about 'Mad Men'.  It takes place at an ad agency from 1959 into the 1960s.  The people are fabulous, the fashions are fabulous, and you really get a sense of daily life in middle America.  The story follows Don Draper.  If you ever smoked or still smoke, you will probably find yourself almost smelling the cigarette smoke after a few episodes.

The Astronaut Wives Club (2015-ongoing)

This is a newer show that takes place during the space race.  I haven't seen too much of this one yet, but I plan on doing so.  While there are astronauts in the show, it is focused on the lives of the wives - an interesting angle.

Aquarius (2015-ongoing)

David Duchovny stars as a seasoned police detective in this show based in the 1960s Los Angeles.  Who is he after?  None other than Charles Manson.  He also has run-ins with some other famous people like the Black Panthers.  It's a pretty interesting crime-drama.  Unfortunately, I always think "Mulder" when I see Duchovny.   It's still good.

Magic City (2012-2013)

I just started watching this show.  It takes place during the 1950s in Miami.  It centers around a hotel owner and mobsters.  The fashions are beautiful and I like the ethnic diversity of Miami.  It stars Jeffery Dean Morgan who played the Winchester dad in 'Supernatural' and who played The Comedian in 'Watchmen'.  

Bates Motel (2013-ongoing)

If you are an Alfred Hitchcock fan, you will probably really dig this series.  It is, of course, all about the Bates Motel and starts out with a young Norman Bates and his mom.  It has a very vintage feel to it and to be honest I thought that it was set in the 60s for a while, but that gets spoiled with modern vehicles and cell phones.  I don't even mind the new tech.  It's a killer show. (yes, pun!)

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