You all should know I love my TV. Probably a downfall of mine but I love getting lost in the stories and after a full day of staring at code and answering to Mommy, it’s my way of not having to think about anything and relaxing.
I do have to say I have REALLY enjoyed the break this summer and love that I rarely if ever turn the TV on for myself.
Each season though, I find that there are always new shows I want to check out and invariably I’m sitting in front of a TV for hours. It’s really too much.
Over the last few seasons I have started cutting back. Over time, I threw out Big Brother, Biggest Loser, 24, Desperate Housewives, Survivor, Private Practice, So You Think You Can Dance, even House. Not to mention HGTV altogether. I really could spend all day watching TV if I let myself.
Sometimes I have to throw shows out just because of the time conflict. And yes, I have DVR but I have other shows on other nights to watch. There are some I love enough to DVR and watch later but usually, I like to watch shows live. I KNOW I’m probably in the minority there.
So all that to say, this is what my schedule is looking like in about two weeks:
- One Tree Hill 8-9
- Greek 9-10
- Gossip Girl 9-10
You can see I already have a conflict on Day 1. But I do love both Greek and Gossip Girl. Greek is all thanks to Heather who wouldn’t keep raving about it. Because of my OTH blog and all the posting I do on Monday nights, I’ll probably be DVRing both of those and watching both later. Also worthy of note is Greek is only 10 episodes.
- Melrose Place 9-10
If you didn’t already know, I started a blog for MP. I’m not very happy with what I’ve seen with it so far (racy storylines and advertising) and am thinking about selling it. Any takers? Either way, I’ll probably check it out before I write it off completely.
- Glee 9-10
Glee is very questionable. I almost didn’t include it. But the pilot episode was good enough to make me check it out again. I think.
- Vampire Diaries 8-9
- The Office 9-9:30
- Grey’s Anatomy 9-10
I usually watch The Office first so Scott will watch it with me before going to bed and also so I can fast forward through all of Grey’s commercials. I read the Vampire Diaries books so I definitely want to check out the show. Or, I read the books so I could watch the show. Something like that. Either way, I’m going to check it out. It will probably be a DVR thing though because it comes on before the kids go to bed.
- Dollhouse 10-11
Dollhouse was a solid show last year and Scott will watch it with me. Plus, it’s the only show I watch on the weekends.
Also, others I’d like to check out if I had the time is The Secret Life of the American Teenager. A show I threw out that I wish I had time to watch is Lie To Me. And I do miss House. The others I’ve gotten rid of I like but I’m not missing them too much.
As you can see, I’m looking at 1-3 hours of TV every night. *sigh* I honestly feel tired already.
But are there any other shows you think I HAVE to watch? I don’t mind catching up on several seasons if it’s worth it!
I am stunned that you don’t already watch Friday Night Lights! It is the best TV show about families, and it’s not just about football. Also something noteworthy: I have just as many guy friends that watch this show as I do girl friends. It’s also very easy to find online through NBC or Hulu. I bet Scott will love it too!
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I don’t know if it was picked up or not but I loved Castle (Nathan Fillion is a handsome guy!). The stories were good and the budding romance between Castle and Beckett was fun to watch.
Carolyn I watched that first ep but quit. My parents really like it though.
That sounded negative toward it. I didn’t not like it, I just didn’t have time for it at the time.