We don't do much in the evenings after dinner as Leon has to return calls to customers to schedule work or to remind them he's coming tomorrow. Unlike me, he likes to schmooz and has the gift of gab, so when he's done it's generally 9pm and we have time for a few episodes of a TV drama or a short movie on Netflix - Instant Viewing:
"Damages" with Glen Close and Ted Danson, a drama of the rich and powerful who continually approach and often cross ethical boundaries. What makes this stand out is not just the writing and acting but the way flashbacks and flashforwards create suspense. The nice thing about Netflix is that you can watch several episodes without having to wait a week in between.
"Rescue Me" a sick drama about New York City Fire Fighters. The first season was really good but subsequent seasons have gotten very bizarre. Lots of straight sex. Alcoholism. Lying. Cheating. Drugs. The usual. Everyone is dysfunctional. This show makes you feel "normal" in comparison. Scary to think these guys are firefighters.
"Top Gear" This is Leon's thing. Cars, cars and more cars. An endless English series that seems to have about 5,000 episodes. English guys talk to a studio audience and show footage of their escapades with different cars. This is when I go read your blogs.
"Prime Suspect" (DVD only) - Another English TV series. Police/crime drama with a woman in charge of the detective division who is doing her job despite obstacles presented by the men from within her department.
We also use the DVR feature to record and watch without commercials a few USANetwork shows which have a lot of good looking men:
"Suits" (another lawyer show);
"White Collar" (A modern "FBI"/ "It Takes a Thief" - watch it for the eye candy Matt Bomer;
"Burn Notice" (totally not based in reality spy stuff and Fiona is cool);
"Royal Pains" (a McGiver-like doctor who makes house calls in the Hamptons);
"Covert Affairs" (another spy show -CIA- with cute Christopher Gorham).