I love to watch DVD's as I work on a project. I've never been much of a TV watcher, but I love a good movie. One of my favorite places to find great movies is the local library. I especially like this process because its free! I also like to listen to books on tape on my IPOD. I get books on tape from our library too. (Love that free part again.)
My latest find at the library has been old seasons of the TV show "Monk". I never watched it when it was on TV, but now that I can watch multiple episodes commercial free I've become a big fan.
For those who have never watched the show, Mr. Monk is a detective who helps solve crimes as an advisor to the San Francisco police department. He's also had OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and is hysterically funny. Mr. Cactus and I have been watching episodes together and laughing our guts out.
Why do I like Monk? For one, the actor Tony Shalhoub is brilliant in his performance. I also appreciate that the show is family oriented. It may revolve around a crime, but the writers keep the content clean. Another thing I appreciate about the show is that the main characters are all nice people. They care sincerely about each other and despite their personal flaws, are compassionate human beings. How refreshing when so much of TV today only shows the worst in people.
"Monk" is a show we watch as a family. It's a show my 17 year old son loves, and it gives us another topic we can talk about, and laugh about together.
Plus, I think I have a small part of Monk in me. I love things clean and organized. (Eliciting groans from the above mentioned teenager).
Mr. Cactus was out of town for a few days. I had a Monk Marathon and put together most of the inside on the Bridget Millar quilt. My favorite way to work on a quilt.
How about you?