While this is technically a bookish blog, my peers and I agreed that it's my blog, I can do whatever I want. So this month, I shall be blogging about tv shows!! Yay! :D Because, people: I watch a lot of tv.
Let's jump in and start with the Addams Family!
The original, of course.
Running from 1964-1966, this "kooky" little show is one of my faves (although I'm sure I'll say that about most of the shows I'll mention this month).
Gomez (John Astin, father of Sean Astin, who is Sam from Lord of the Rings) and Morticia could not be more in love if you cast a spell over them (maybe someone already has, who knows?).
They adore each other and their two children, Pugsley and Wednesday. They're also forever unfazed by Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch, or any of the weird relations that we hear about but never see (like the six-armed person Morticia is always knitting sweaters for).
These people are really backwards, to our way of thinking, and it's hilarious to see "normal" people come into their spooky old mansion and FREAK OUT over things like:
The pet cat, Kitty. And by cat I mean lion
A bear rug that roars when you step on it
Lurch (Ted Cassidy, who stood at 6'9), the giant, somewhat grumpy butler that will take your hat and crush it
Thing, the disembodied yet somehow sassy helping hand ("thank you, Thing!")
Plants that may try to kill you
Weird paraphernalia, like a petrified turtle and a swordfish that ate somebody
Uncle Fester and Grandmama throwing knives at each other
Tea that bubbles over with black fog and melts spoons
People using instruments of torture to relax
Kids that play with headless dolls and explosives
For some COMPLETELY UNKNOWN reason, visitors seem to feel that their lives are in danger whenever they enter the mansion, despite the fact that Gomez and Morticia are the most unflappably considerate hosts to ever host a funeral--er, party.
Basically, it's a really fun, cute show, and it even spawned a couple of movies in the 90's. If you want a silly show to relax to, and don't mind watching things in black-and-white, I would recommend watching it! ^.^
Available on Canadian Netflix: No