Anyone who knows me at all understands that I LOVE to read. I mean, really love to read. Right now I’m reading both historical fiction by Philippa Gregory and Jeannette Walls’ second book. I almost never read more than one book at a time. The trouble this time is I was in-between and waiting for the next Gregory book to arrive from my ebay order and was given the other one during the down day or two.
Anyway…not the point of this blog.
My other love (one I am less proud of) is tv. I love me some television. More than movies, for sure. Especially the last few years – mostly because the originality seems to have left the big screen and all the adaptations fail miserably when compared to the books that have come before them.
What I MUST watch now.
House – I really enjoy it. Partly is because my husband likes it just as much as me (these shared interests are few).
Dexter – I didn’t watch this one from the beginning, but was given the first three seasons right after season 4 ended. I watched the first three and then bought season 4 and was all ready when 5 started.
Glee – If music doesn’t make you happy, there’s gotta be something wrong with you.
The Daily Show/The Colbert Report/Real Time with Bill Maher – They are all smart and I love these shows. On a side note – have you ever seen Stephen Colbert interview out of character? It’s crazy how good he is at his job!
Criminal Minds – If there’s a crime show to watch, this is mine. Not so big on re-runs though.
The ones I used to faithfully watch and now they’ve lost me (or have at least begun to).
Gossip Girl/One Tree Hill – between nutso storylines and destroying the relationships that make the most sense, meh. Maybe I’m growing up. HA!
CSI – Between Horatio’s sideways glance and sunglasses, and the loss of Grissam…I watch if there’s nothing else on, but not if it’s a re-run I’ve already seen.
Shows I grew up on.
Dawson’s Creek – I still remember discussing the show the following morning in the cafeteria at high school. I was always a huge supporter of Pacey + Joey. I remember missing those talks when I was away at college when the series ended and I had to cry with my new roommate. What was even crazier was when I met the real Jen Lindley while camping at Algonquin last summer. Flashbacks to the video for Amy. wow. heartbreaking stuff.
Friends – One of the best sit coms ever. Oh….if they ever do a reunion. There isn’t one episode that I can’t sit down and watch again for the who-knows-how-many-times.
Back to reality?…
16 and Pregnant / Teen Mom – Oh yes – must watch. All those broken condoms though – sounds like a lawsuit to me. With all the people I know who have to try so hard to conceive…these kids are something else. I love the ones who are trying though. Makes me hope that their babies have a chance in the world.
Hell’s Kitchen – Both me and my husband have worked in many kitchens, so we get a kick out of this one. And we’ve called EVERY winner from episode 3 or sooner.
Family Jewels – Gene Simmons and family. I’m entertained by the seeming normalcy of his kids and the cluelessness of himself.
The Amazing Race – I don’t have to catch every episode. But I’m more diligent in tuning in when there are teams who are familiar to me because of their past exploits on tv.
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover – I love Tabatha. Love her to bits.
Flipping Out – I don’t know if there are personalities more fun to watch than Jeff Lewis, Zueila and Jenny.
Shark Tank – I like seeing the crazy ideas and then seeing the Sharks fight amongst themselves. Enjoyable.
The shows I lost too soon…
Life Unexpected – This little show didn’t get a chance. Had such lovely potential. You tube the final scene, you’ll understand what I mean.
Everwood – Amy, Bright, Hannah and Ephriam…quality characters, realistic storyline. I miss the ferris wheel.
The ones I miss…oh so much.
Friday Night Lights – It was the best show on TV. It ended beautifully and was loved by critics, just didn’t get the audience it deserved. Everyone who failed to tune in….you missed out BIG TIME. The cinematography was lovely, the characters were real, the relationships were worthy of investing in.
Boston Legal – Denny Crane and Alan Shore. (And Shirley, Jerry and Katie of course). The lines those characters delivered were so smart, so funny, so entertaining. I was upset when this one ended. I don’t come across shows that are this challenging and funny very often. It left a hole.
The shows I’m looking forward to.
Hart of Dixie – This may replace a little bit of the hole left from the ending of Life Unexpected and Everwood. Here’s hoping.
Franklin and Bash – Zack Morris and the stoner from Clueless. Lawyers. Yes, I’m in.
The shows I didn’t watch from the beginning and now I wish I did because I feel I’m missing out and won’t start watching now.
The Big Bang Theory – I found re-runs come on Comedy Central after The Daily Show and Colbert Report and I love them so much. So smart and funny. I hope the whole series comes to Netflix soon.
True Blood – I’ve heard that it’s wonderful, but I think I should read the books. Again – if it makes it to Netflix, it will be great to watch while working.
How I Met your Mother – Jason Segal and Neil Patrick Harris. I don’t know where I was when this series started…if only I knew then what I know now….
Maybe I watch too much tv – but without a built-in, there isn’t much else that allows me to escape. Chances are if I haven’t mentioned a show, I don’t watch it. Certainly not regularly. And like I said, I don’t start watching after something has already started. Not unless I have full access to all the episodes from the beginning forward. That’s just how I watch.