Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Turn off the idiot box, it's a disease just like the chicken pox

I love tv. I just do, and I'm not sorry about it. I have lots of other interests and hobbies, and of course I do love me a good book, but I also love just turning something on the television for 20-45 minutes and just letting a story unfold in front of me. In recent years, I've even gotten better about actually focusing on it, and not just watching while I compute or internet surf or something. Sometimes I do something crafty, sometimes I just snuggle on Blake, sometimes I just sit there and watch.

And that's okay!

Shows I currently watch

Criminal Minds
Face Off
Call the Midwife
Once Upon a Time
So You Think You Can Dance
Grey's Anatomy
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Shows Blake and I watch together

Big Bang Theory
Covert Affairs
Doctor Who

Shows I'm rewatching with Blake for his first time

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Looking at it all listed out like this, that does seem like a lot of tv, and I'm not even listing the shows I I've already watched all the way through. Honestly though, at most I might get one or two episodes in a day, if that. Thanks to Hulu+, Netflix, and Amazon Prime that just collect episodes for me, and other providers of tv on the internet, I'm well behind on most shows, and I really appreciate the ability to watch (and sometimes binge watch) tv on my schedule, because that's the only way it works for me. I can't even tell you what day all of these shows even broadcast. Not everything is of equal quality, but having a variety of shows gives me more flexibility in watching whatever suits my mood, just like being in the middle of several books at once. We cut most of our cable last year (just a few basic channels now - mainly for news and the occasional live event), and switched over to using the Roku, and I really like it. I also like the larger tv we bought with wedding gift money.

The weirdest thing I think is watching two shows featuring David Boreanaz - one from the late 90s and one from today. He's aged well, but he's definitely aged.

What are your favorite shows?


Anne said...

We also really like Face Off and Miss Fisher! And I love SYTYCD (Karl doesn't necessarily watch this one with me). We also watch Castle, Grimm, and Doctor Who. K has seen Buffy before, and I've started it (midway through season 5, I think) as well as Angel. I was skeptical about Constantine at first but I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would! I also quite enjoy Elementary and Top Chef, and we've recently gotten into Property Brothers (thanks to Kristin and Maureen Johnson for tweeting about that one!).

Giggles said...

I watch Bones, Castle, and Greys by myself. Brett's started getting me the DVDs of Bones and wants to get into it with me but we need to do it after Iddo goes to sleep so he can really concentrate on all the small things.

He got me Star Trek: The Next Generation DVDs this summer and we're about to finish season 5.

We loved Chuck and 24 and he agreed MASH was good after getting me the DVDs and finally watching them.

We're watching Biggest Loser together on Hulu and after that's over we're planning the final season of Parenthood.

Heidi said...

I've been watching Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Castle, Grimm (when I remember), and Sleepy Hollow (when I remember). I'll watch whatever my sister wants to watch just to have time with her. We also watch Overhaulin', This Old House, and various HGTV home shows as a family.