The crazy reason I just ordered a smart TV.

Buying a TV isn’t a big deal to most people. For me, it’s a once in a ten year purchase. Needless to say, my current television is not great. In fact, the picture is so bad, I never use it, opting instead to use my laptop and grumbling because the sound quality is crap.

Um… just by a new TV, Danielle. A smart person would. But honestly, I didn’t really think of it. The laptop is handy. I didn’t see the need to bother with such a massive living room shuffle just to get a bigger TV.

So what changed? I had a simple conversation with my daughter about what we might do over April break. I suggested a Twilight Movie marathon, which she vetoed. Not sure HOW she is my daughter and doesn’t want to watch Robert Pattinson sparkle, but I digress. Figuring she was going to veto any idea, I took a shot and asked her if she’d be down for a Marvel Movie. She didn’t immediately say no. Instead she said, that would be hard to watch together on your laptop. Yes, yes it would. I heard myself ask, “Would you watch it with me if we got a better TV?” AND SHE SAID SHE WOULD.

Boom. TV purchased on the spot. It arrives in a few days where we will need to rearrange the ENTIRE living room in order to fit this beast but it will be WORTH IT.

Now, I know my daughter. She’ll give me one chance. If she doesn’t like it, she won’t want to watch any more, so I get ONE opportunity to lure her into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She’s seen two of them on her own Iron Man and The Guardians of The Galaxy. Those did not pull her in, (she watched them too young to really get) so I’m going to start her where I got sucked in.

The Avengers. That will introduce her to several hero’s, including a woman, and it’s the first movie where the humor really takes a front seat. If she ends up liking that one, then, of course, I have an order. (Again, I don’t think she’ll be down for 22 movies, so I streamlined them in to the essential ones needed for Endgame to hit.)

  1. The Avengers
  2. Captain America 1: The First Avenger (Up until the Red Skull cause he’s creepy)
  3. Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (She better like Bucky!)
  4. The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
  5. Captain America 3: Civil War (even more Bucky!)
  6. Spider-Man: Homecoming (just because I know she’ll like Spider-Man)
  7. Thor: Ragnarok
  8. Black Panther (go Bucky for 2 seconds!)
  9. The Avengers 3: Infinity War
  10. The Avengers 4: Endgame
  11. Spider-Man: Far from Home (if only to give her something light after Endgame)

THEN, if she likes that, there is WandaVison and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (swoon!)

Now, there is a very real danger that she will not like Avengers, and this TV purchase may be for naught… but will it be? Because now I can watch all those Marvel Movies on the glorious big screen that they were intended. Win win in my book. Stay tuned…

Danielle Bannister and Bucky Barnes Lover


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