Because who else would have time to blog after all… this?
I find it a little surprising that I’ve only just mentioned that I love television and yet I’ve never actually gone into detail about it. Well, since I’ve gotten some recent inquiries about it, here you go. In all it’s horrific glory.
I watch a lot of TV. I admit it. I watch even more since the wonderful invention of the DVR.
The Real Housewives of Orange County. At the top of my “bad TV” list. I started watching this ‘cause, well, hometown and all. Then I got sucked into the drama. Don’t care too much for Atlanta or New York, but I love the Real Housewives of New Jersey, too.
Top Chef. It feeds (get it?) my inner wannabe foodie. What these people do is art. I’m not even kidding. It’s a beautiful thing to watch. Also, I love to listen to the way they describe each dish. It’s like another language. And the quick fires? Always give me a panic attack. But in a good way.
Friday Night Lights. I blame The Husband for this one. He started watching it because, hello, it’s about FOOTBALL. Enough said. But I love the characters. Especially Coach Taylor.
90210. He’s going to kill me for saying this, but The Husband is responsible for this one, too. Okay, it has to be said. My husband still watches reruns of the old 90210. I know. So, when the new one started, guess who tuned in? Okay, I was slightly interested in seeing it, too. But the new season just started and I swear I had no intention of watching it. Of course, that was in the middle of some serious PMS and I was over it. Along with many other things. Except then The Husband started watching it while I was sitting next to him, READING, and, well, hooked again. Another perfect example of “bad TV.”
Family Guy. Enough said.
True Blood. This is the first time I’ve ever liked a show more than the book. And, fair warning, spoilers ahead.
In the book, Bill is away from Sookie when she gets attacked by Rene because he, what, runs for city council??? That was the most ridiculous thing ever. In the show, he gets called away to stand trial for killing Long Shadow. That’s right. Instead of Eric, it’s Bill who steps in and kills Long Shadow when he attacks Sookie. Which, in my opnion, is way better.
And when she gets attacked by Rene, Bill does try to protect her, but it’s daytime and, well, vamps don’t so sunshine, so he basically disintegrates before he reaches her, which was kinda anticlimactic and depressing, but it’s all good, ‘cause, later, Sookie rescues him. So, tit for tat, I guess.
(I really hope someone has read the book and/or watched the show to know what the hell I’m talking about.)
Weeds. Love, love, love this show. Um, when did Mary Louise Parker get so effing hot? And Kevin Nealon? I admit it. I didn’t know much about him, but thought he was a total douche in the World’s Funniest Commercials, but now? I LOVE HIM. He and Justin Kirk are hilarious.
The Bachelor/Bachelorette. Can we please have a moment of silence for the fact that I have to wait until next year for the new season? This is the perfect example of what The Husband would call “bad TV,” and yet I sucker him into watching it with me every week.
The Office. Oh, come on, Toby rocks.
The Biggest Loser. This show inspires the hell out of me. I think its way too long, especially when they get further into the season and have fewer contestants… I mean, two hours? Is that necessary every week? But I love it and try to watch it because it really does make me want to be healthier and, let’s get real, after a diet of mostly candy, I could use all the inspiration I can get. If I were to go on this show, I’d be one of those people to choose Jillian as my trainer and then totally regret it later on.
Heroes. When this show started, The Husband got sucked in. I tried to keep up, but if you miss even eight seconds, you’re lost forever. I quickly stopped watching. Then, one day after the first season had ended, the SciFi channel was playing a marathon and I watched all 21 episodes back to back. Then, when the second season started, I watched religiously while The Husband lost all interest. Now I let my DVR accumulate episodes until I finally sit down and watch ‘em all. I always think it’d be easier to just delete them and quit watching, but I can’t bring myself to actually do it.
Entourage. The male equivalent of Sex and the City. God, I miss Sex and the City. Sigh. This show is all about dudes which really means it’s all about T&A.; But it’s funny and you gotta love Jeremy Piven. He’s so angry. I like it.
America’s Next Top Model. Also known as The Show The Husband Refuses To Watch. I can’t help myself. I love the photography.
The Vampire Diaries. The jury is still out on this one. I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the pilot and I thought Stephan, while totally cute, was way too trying to be Edward. Although, at this point, I think every book, movie, and television show that happens to have vampires is trying to be Twilight. So… take my opinion with a grain of salt.
(By the way… I have no idea what it means to “take it with a grain of salt.”)
House. My most Favorite. Show. Ever. I love Dr. House. And I don’t know and I don’t care what it says about me to love a character who is clearly not a nice person. To say the least. He’s freaking hot and I want to be his patient.
Hugh Laurie is pretty awesome, too. I would totally let him be my famous friend.
Dexter isn’t listed due to the fact that it was late and I had to go to bed (where, instead of sleeping, I booted up the laptop and watched another episode courtesy of Netflix).
My Boys isn’t listed ‘cause I forgot about it. Even though this last season kinda sucked, I’m sure I’ll watch it again next Summer.
Seventeen hours of TV. I guess it’s a good thing they don’t all air during the same time.