TVI got really behind on Once Upon a Time and I got slightly behind on The Office, which just aired its last ever episode last week. It was an emotional finale, but it was one of the most satisfying finales (and overall last seasons) I've ever seen. Steve Carrel even made a small cameo as Michael Scott! I definitely recommend this season and the entire series to watch (or binge watch).
Once Upon a Time on the other hand is probably the most average of the series that I am currently watching. It is good, but not as mind-blowing as similar series (Like LOST, Fringe, etc.). It just ended a couple weeks ago and I'm intrigued, but the entire series feel so gimmicky to me. I still like it enough to keep watching, but I don't look forward to it as much as the other shows I'm watching.
Revolution's first season will be wrapping up in a couple weeks and I've been really impressed with the grittiness of this show. The concepts are really amazing and they've really blossomed as of late, but the execution really went in a war-like and violent direction that was a bit unexpected for me, but in a good way. I'm also pleased that it was renewed for another season.
Another show that was renew, even though I didn't expect it to be, is Community. The 4th season started in February and ended a few weeks ago. It was funny, but it wasn't by any means its best season, but it was must have been good enough for NBC to renew so I'll be watching.
Psych has really been awesome. I'm glad there was been at least a couple more seasons of this hilarious and addicting comedy. There are a couple more episodes this season and I'm excited for what is going to happen.
My wife and I have been watching Firefly, which is a very good show that we can stream on Amazon Prime. Space cowboys. Enough said.
Finally, I've started watching The X-Files and I'm already hooked. It reminds me of Fringe in a lot of ways. (I know that Fringe came much later, but I watched it first...) Amazon Prime with my Roku is awesome.
I haven't seen any new movies lately, but I'm really looking forward to seeing Iron Man 3, Star Trek 2, Man of Steel, World War Z, The Wolverine, and After Earth. The only downside of having kids is that you need to get a babysitter to go somewhere...otherwise parenthood is awesome.
I'm looking forward to camping this year, we're going car camping a bunch of times already this year, starting with next weekend. I'm pumped.
I've also been slowly acquiring some backpacking gear, you saw my tent, but I've also acquired a Sawyer filter water bottle (which has a 1 million gallon guarantee), some para-cord, and a foam sleeping pad. I decided to go foam with the sleeping pad because it was cheap and I do like a firm sleeping surface. I'll try it and see how it goes. Plus, I won't have to deal with leaky air mattresses.
I'll be getting a backpack from my father-in-law, and hopefully that fits me. Otherwise, I've got my eye on a Kelty Trekker external frame backpack as a backup. I'm also going to get a lightweight, compressible sleeping bag from Suisse Sport for a great price. I'll probably also get a fixed blade knife, but for now my folding Buck knife will suffice.
Honestly, I won't have the best gear, and I don't have backpacking experience, but I've got to start somewhere. I enjoy car camping and the outdoors, I really want to get into backpacking as well.