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Friday, July 1, 2011

Whatcha Watchin?

When I was growing up we never really watched TV. Not really. There would be maybe one show a season that we would watch and then everything else was hit or miss. For example, we NEVER missed an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

So I'm not sure when I became such an avid TV viewer. I think I blame Lost. That was the first show I think I could sincerely attach the word "obsession" to. On TV, online, on DVD I'll have multiple shows going at once and multiple more that I wish I could get to!

Last season I couldn't miss:
1. Vampire Diaries - the second season was amazing. Plus the eye candy of Damon and Alaric :)
2. Castle - love this show to pieces. Hello Nathan Fillion (This also reminds me of the fact that I NEVER crushed on actors until recently... hm)
3. Raising Hope - Though it tapered off in hilarity for me this season I would watch it for the father alone. Oh my werd, but everything he says and does makes my mom, sister, and me laugh our heads off.

4. Glee - I watch it for the music. Really. The story line has completely lost my interest. But I do love when they have a good Sue episode.

And I liked when I could catch NCIS: Los Angeles. I love the cast they've gathered there. NCIS has kind of lost me because everything is pretty much the same that it was 2 seasons ago.
Also liked the occasional episode of Community.

And on DVD:
Dr. Who - The reboot. Just caught up with as much is available on DVD and I want to cry that we don't get BBC America. I think I'm a genuine Whovian now. (Also, David Tennant :D)
Buffy/Angel - Naomi and I were working our way through for the first time. We still have like 7 Angel episodes left.
Babylon 5 - Revisiting an old classic with my parents.
X-Files - Have to watch this only with my Dad as it freaks my Mom out and Naomi doesn't really care.
Firefly - Just finished my nth rewatch. Why oh why was that show canceled?!
Big Bang Theory - started from the beginning. Naomi and I now quote it regularly to each other. I haven't laughed so hard at a sitcom in a very long time. Every episode kills me. My favorite bits are always the exchanges between Sheldon and Penny.

Dollhouse - If you haven't seen this, and you like Joss Whedon's other stuff, GO. WATCH. It was streaming on Netflix and I became kind of obsessed. Also Tofer.
Torchwood - Netflix streaming is kind of my best friend. A lot of content that I didn't appreciate, but I got sucked in anyway. Not something I would rewatch, but I'm glad I watched it.
Battlestar Gallactica - the new one. I tried this because a lot of people I know loved it, but I just cannot get into it. I don't know as I'll really watch more.

And right now I am obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance! I love this show!

I also, inexplicably, love to catch an episode of Wipeout. I don't pay attention to when it's on or anything, but if it happens to be on I get excited and watch it. I can't explain my fascination with it.

So what do YOU like to watch? Have any good recommendations? I realize this list makes it sound like all I do is watch TV, but it's not as bad as it looks, so you don't need to plan an intervention :D

Also, this is too me not to post.
funny pictures - never too old to be a kid


erica and christy said...

My kids usually have the TV on, so I watch a lot of iCarly and SpongeBob! I do like to watch Big Bang Theory and Eureka when I remember. We're catching up on TrueBlood on DVD. My husband wants to get Netflix, but then I'm afraid we'll watch way too much TV!

NiaRaie said...

I just finished the 1st season of Glee, I'm still on the first season of Vampire diaries and I am very much looking forward to THE CLOSER this summer.

Tempo said...

I dont really watch TV, it's on in the background...like now. (something about the sea) but I'm not really into it. I tape (hard drive on PC) what I want to watch and watch it when I'm bored. That does not include any of the current reality TV series, or most of the predictable series'. I suspect you and I have very different tastes..so be it!

Jemi Fraser said...

LOVE the elephant! :)

We have similar tastes which tells me I should probably try Vampire Diaries. Firefly, Fringe, Castle, Glee (& I agree with you - only for the music), BSG, X-Files, Big Bang Theory...

I also love So You Think You Can Dance - we have a Canadian version of this as well - it's awesome!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i hear you about the glee story line. Pretty much every episode now something peeves me off. Do you get the Oxygen channel? You might like the Glee Porject, which is a competition between actors/singers to win a roll on glee next season. If you like the glee music, you'd probably like this