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Breastfeeding boxsets!

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PGWomble Fri 05-Nov-10 11:39:07

Inspired by the fabulous 'first weeks' thread, I have decided to add some TV boxsets to my Christmas list! So far I have only thought of Downton Abbey as have missed the series but hear it was brilliant.

So ladies, and recommendations for bleary eyed, baby brain, bfing viewing!?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 05-Nov-10 11:40:40

Pride and Prejudice series.

Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes would be among my choices.

themymble Fri 05-Nov-10 11:54:07

The Wire
It is the best series ever made. Ever.

applecharlotte Fri 05-Nov-10 11:54:59

House

Gossip Girl (if you're into a bit of trash)

24

Six feet Under

lainey1981 Fri 05-Nov-10 11:55:18

my friend has given me

The Wire
Dexter
the inbetweeners

SpringHeeledJack Fri 05-Nov-10 11:57:14

I did Brideshead Revisited

it was great

<almost wishes she was still bfing>

faverolles Fri 05-Nov-10 11:58:40

Glee.
No concentration skills required at all.

nymphadora Fri 05-Nov-10 11:58:44

Dollhouse
Buffy
Angel
Charmed
Scrubs
Just started Roswell but not as hooked.

aDarkStarWithStrangeWays Fri 05-Nov-10 11:58:48

The Wire is indeed the best tv series ever, but I found I was more in need of fluffy comedy during the first few weeks. Father Ted, Black Books and Frasier all the way.

aDarkStarWithStrangeWays Fri 05-Nov-10 11:59:40

I wouldn't recommend Homicide: Life On The Street, not because it isn't brilliant (it is) but because you will almost certainly end up in a blubbering heap thinking 'why have I brought my baby into such an awful world?'

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 05-Nov-10 12:01:53

Definitely agree with House. Compulsory veiwing IMO

ER (but skip the birth/baby related ones if feeling fragile)

Can't believe nobody's mentioned the West Wing yet (maybe a bit too much for the early weeks of BFing)

Everybody Loves Raymond is on early on C4, that's always a good one to start the day off

People are going to mock me, but Stargate/Stargate Atlantis are actually very good as well.

FourEyesGood Fri 05-Nov-10 12:07:16

I've just started my maternity leave and was given the Mad Men season 1 box set. I'm really enjoying it so far, although I've never seen so much smoking! I gave up four years ago but watching Mad Men sort of makes me want a cigarette. shock

PGWomble Fri 05-Nov-10 12:07:34

Thanks ladies.

Jareth- I still maintain that West Wing was the best television series of all time- I think bfing is the perfect time to watch the whole lot again!

PGWomble Fri 05-Nov-10 12:10:21

Ooh and for anyone who hasn't seen it Boston Legal is great, easy going entertainment!

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 05-Nov-10 12:17:12

PGW, sounds like a good idea to me!

On Mat Leave I watched FAR too much CSI/Law & Order/Without a Trace for my sanity. I would not recommend :-p

FindingGuysMojo Fri 05-Nov-10 12:48:43

Mad Men
Curb Your Enthusiasim
Kath & Kim

Indith Fri 05-Nov-10 13:14:04

Red Dwarf
Family Guy
Yes Minister/Prime Minister

My first was a very speedy feeder so I relived my childhood and watch The Animals of Farthing Wood in 10 min segments on youtube!

laurenamium Fri 05-Nov-10 18:36:26

please could you put the link up to the first weeks thread?Ive heard about it a few times now and cant seem to find it! expecting my first 1st December

ICantGetMuchSleep Fri 05-Nov-10 18:41:10

Bones is excellent

Rocklover Fri 05-Nov-10 18:48:03

The Mentalist, the season 1/2 boxset is out on the 8th of Nov. It is my absolute favourite programme, I would highly recommend it.

gateacre1 Fri 05-Nov-10 18:56:36

amazon have 70% off box sets at the moment!

I watched Friends and sex and hte city while on my last mat leave, but need some new ideas for the next time round!

FingonTheValiant Fri 05-Nov-10 19:11:56

Super thread - I've just ordered the complete West Wing and Life on Mars Series 2. And I'm going to get Downton Abbey when it's released.

Rocklover - I'm going to have a look at The Mentalist - I've been meaning to watch it, but was put off by the name, now might be the time.

Thanks all

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 05-Nov-10 19:57:36

Bones is actually quite good, in a ridiculous sort of way.

People - Love Film is your friend! grin

planner26 Fri 05-Nov-10 20:10:24

Fringe and True Blood (yep my DC1 is going to come out a bit weird I think!).

Also, just borrowed House off my brother, hoping that's good!

msbossy Fri 05-Nov-10 21:13:14

House
West Wing

Or get a PVR, sky+ or similar so when you miss all normal tv during the colic hours you can catch up later. Saved my sanity with DD1. Had to quit CSI when I thought she started focusing on the tv gore!

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