Indoor Workout Entertainment

I like watching tv, but I’m not the type of person who can just sit and veg in front of the tv.  In fact, if I find myself sitting in front of the tv and being entertained, I know that I’m either extremely tired or getting sick.  I always have to be doing something else.  When I have the time, that is working on a craft project of some sort, but usually I’m doing chores (I play streaming tv on my computer and put it in whatever room I’m working in) or on the treadmill or bike trainer.

I joke that I like to rot my brain while I’m working out, but that’s not quite true.  I can’t workout and watch something that requires serious focus.  I need something that I can enjoy while my attention is split.

There are a bunch of shows that I regularly keep up with, but there are a few shows that I discovered late and then plowed through entire seasons as quickly as possible.

Broadchurch – The first season of this British drama focused on a crime in the little town of Broadchurch.  I’m a sucker for a good crime drama, and this one was very well written with awesome characterization.  The second season just started in the UK, but I’m waiting til I can watch it legally in the US.

Arrow and The Flash – Shows on the CW aren’t typically my thing, but I had heard such good things about Arrow that I had to check it out.  These are great shows to watch while working out because there’s a lot of action but you don’t have to be staring intently at the screen the whole time to get the plot.   Plus every time Oliver or Sara take their shirts off, I realize what muscles can look like with a lot of work.  It’s inspiring.  And who doesn’t love a good superhero story?

The League – You have to have a slightly twisted sense of humor and be okay with relatively juvenile jokes to like this show, but I find it hilarious.  The show is based around a group of friends who have a fantasy football league.  I know nothing about fantasy football, but I still love this show.  I was shocked to see a few episodes available for streaming on Southwest flights.  It’s an entertaining show, but I’m not sure I could watch with some nice old lady sitting next to me looking over my shoulder.

I am currently catching up on Supernatural (which I never watched) and Law & Order: SVU (which I watched til about 2009) as well.  I also need to get back into Doctor Who because everyone loves it but I didn’t get sucked in the first go around.

Suggestions for shows that are available on Netflix or Hulu Plus that I should be watching during my workouts?


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