Today’s theme is TV shows. I am probably about to embarrass myself. But here goes.
Y’all. I watch so many shows. So. many. I am an admitted TV addict. And no, I’m not interested in an intervention, thankyouverymuch. Believe it or not, there was a time in my childhood when we didn’t have a working TV. And my parents have never had cable. So maybe this is my rebellion. And I watch way more shows than Husband does. First up, the shows we watch together.
Our summer favorite is Big Brother. We’ve been watching since the beginning and absolutely love it. I can’t tell you how many friends we’ve gotten hooked on the show. And might’ve even told a friend who went into labor during the show one night, “Hang on…Big Brother’s over in 10 minutes.” (She wasn’t watching with us. But her sister was.)
The Apprentice/Celebrity Apprentice. We came into this one just a couple of years ago. It’s amazing to watch. Also? The poor girl who sits behind the desk with no computer, holding a shiny pen. I hope that’s just a TV setup and she actually gets to use a computer, and you know, Post-Its or something.
Duck Dynasty. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I adore this show. For so many reasons. I started watching it and
Lately, we’ve been watching a few other things together, but they’re hit and miss – God, Guns, and Automobiles is one of those. It’s fun. We’ve also been watching Top Shot.
We try to watch some late night TV together. We usually watch some Conan, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and I always DVR my favorite, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We also try to catch SNL when we can, though it’ll never be as good as it was in the 90’s.
Husband and I have also seen every episode of Seinfeld and Friends at least once, most of them multiple times. Everything in life relates back to one of those shows. We were also big fans of The Office and 30 Rock. And? LOST may be the best show that’s ever been on TV.
By myself, well, I watch a ton of other stuff, too. I love “cop” shows – namely Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, NCIS:LA, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and Rizzoli & Isles. I love Swamp People and don’t need the subtitles. (ETA: I also love Once Upon a Time and can't wait for it to come back. I absolutely love the twists on fairy tales. Those writers...they're pretty good. Oh yeah, I already knew that!) I also watch Royal Pains, White Collar, Perception, and Covert Affairs. (Edited AGAIN to add: Downton Abbey. How in the world could I forget Downton? I'm less than thrilled with how the last season ended, but I have hope. I can't just quit on them. And, yes, I follow The Dowager Countess (@theLadyGrantham) on Twitter. Whoever manages that account is hilarious.)
And while I don’t get to watch them very much, I love shows like How the States Got their Shapes and Modern Marvels.
I used to watch a lot of cooking shows (pre-kids). Now, I don’t get to lay around on Saturday mornings and flip back and forth between the Food Network and HGTV. But when I do, I love The Pioneer Woman, and Good Eats was my very favorite (I wish they were still making it!). Alton Brown revolutionized the way I make chocolate chip cookies. For real.
I know you’re wondering how I fit all of these shows in my schedule. Well, the answer is the DVR. Almost every show we watch, we watch on the DVR. Our TV is not on all the time, either. And the shows I watch by myself, I don’t always watch all of them. The important ones, I do. The others, I have on during the afternoon when the kids are napping/resting and I’m doing chores or paperwork. And they’re not all on at the same time of the year. With the advent of mini-seasons and summer shows, it spreads things out a little.
Whew. I know. It’s a lot of TV. It’s my rebellion. Well, that, and eating chocolate in bed at night.