This series is a request from my friends. Because I work at home and work best with the television on I “watch” an extraordinary amount of television. While there are very few shows I take the time to sit down and watch I probably have the television on 30 hours a week- some weeks more.
I am forever recommending series or movies to them and they forget them. So at the end of each month I will write down some shows I think you should check out- it’s totally my own taste but I will try to explain the shows the best I can and why I like them!
So I thought this show was going to be all about the 3D printing that is being done now to help animals walk and overcome complications. It’s NOT. This guy is basically steampunking out animals! It’s just incredible. Desperate owners come in and he goes to really extraordinary lengths to save their animals.
It’s a BBC documentary type show with six episodes. Along with fellow surgeons and nurses he finds new methods and techniques to help pets with problems that would often leave the only option to be put to sleep. Many of these techniques have not even been attempted before. Pets come from as far as the United States to see the doctor!
The Show That Really Affected Me
I really shouldn’t be allowed to watch documentaries with social commentary. I can’t watch things without being affected by them.
In the last twenty years everything has gotten more expensive. Gas, groceries, insurance, everything… except clothing. I had never really thought about it before but it’s so true. I can run into Target now and grab a sundress for $10 and not think that is unusual. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The clothing industry is the number two polluter in the world behind Big Oil. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Only 3% of our clothing is made in the United States. After watching this documentary I will be saving money to buy higher quality American made clothing whenever possible.
The Show That Ruined My Diet
This show literally ruined my diet for a week. I LOVE icing. The way some people love wine or pizza. I can eat it with a spoon out of a container- no cake needed. And watching them make giant bowls of icing was more than my sweet tooth could handle. I visited my local cupcake shop twice while I was going through this series and paid for it the next day on the treadmill.
TOTALLY WORTH IT.
The One That Made Me Buy Tea
This is another Hallmark Channel original. It’s based in a small town that as usual seems to be overrun by attractive people. Apparently it is based on a long running series of made for tv movies (7 of them actually) none of which I have seen. It was renewed before the first season finished and people seem to really like it!
I will say I loved James Denton on the seasons of Desperate Housewives when I watched the show. He REALLY struggles to act well on this show. But everyone else I find just delightful in that “Hallmark Channel” kind of way.
The series picks up with Denton and his son moving into town, next door to Cassie Nightingale and her daughter Grace. Denton is moving to town to be the new doctor and Cassie is who everyone has been currently using to feel better- using herbs, teas and oils. (This is why I bought tea- the show reminded me how much I like hot tea!). His son is a trouble maker and her daughter is the best girl in the class so all kinds of fun story lines come out of things.
Season one is on netflix. Two has aired and it has been renewed for a third season.