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Whatcha Drinkin’, Whatcha Watchin’: Summer Bachelor Edition

JPinIC is living the bachelor life for the first time in more than a decade. Help a brother out.

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With the house to myself for a few weeks, what should I be watching? How about drinking?
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Readers, friends, esteemed colleagues, I am being released back into the wild. After being happily married for more than 7 years and more or less married for the better part of a decade, I am being left to fend for myself for the first time since 2007.

Now, I’m not fully free like some of you fine readers. My wife and kids are just leaving me unattended at our home for the next 4-6 (who am I kidding, it will be 8) weeks as we have our kitchen remodeled. They’re at the in-laws and I’m in a house with no kitchen or laundry. For all intents and purposes I’m a college kid in a dorm again. Albeit a really big dorm with multiple rooms and I have actual responsibilities. Namely, I still have to work by day to pay the bills. But I’ll be channeling my inner Ron Swanson and primarily living off the grill on the week nights where I don’t cave and order carry out.

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This presents some challenges, but also some major opportunities for a guy who hasn’t been to the movie theater to see anything other than The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 in the last 4 years and who rarely steps outside the box of his occasional IPA post-dinner.

My wife and I enjoy different types of television for the most part. We both like a good comedy as much as the next person, but I’m not here for the romantic dramas or the plain too much dramas. Ditto on the movie front.

So, during these few short (or long, we shall see) weeks, I’m asking for your help, dear reader. What should I be watching? What should I be drinking (remember I have to still wake up each morning and attempt to function at work)?

Hit me up with your suggestions in the comments and I’ll get you an update on things each week until the work is done.