Monday, January 31, 2011

Television Love

I know I have mentioned to you my "bad" tv habits. I LOVE my DVR and take full advantage of the feature to DVR all sorts of television shows. Drama, reality tv, sitcoms, etc. Some of the shows are not bad and pretty respectable, some of the shows are not exactly what one would call "quality" tv.

So...I thought it might be an interesting to list the tv shows that pop up on my DVR and I would love to hear the comments you all have and if you all watch the same ones!

Here is the list of my tasteful and not so tasteful mind-sucking tv watching material.

Modern Family-- I LOVE this show and laugh out loud pretty much every time I watch it--witty writing, the actors are great, and the plots are hilarious!

Glee--oh how I love t his show!  It makes me happy whenever I watch it!  I am so ready for the new season to begin, so I can start my couch sing-a-longs again!

Desperate Housewives--yes I still watch this--it is easy to watch with crazy plot lines that keeps me tuned in.

Brother and Sisters--love this, pretty much tear up and laugh out loud at every episode.


Grey's Anatomy--am I the only one that still watches it?  I am so hooked! Even though Izzy is gone, I still love it.

Private Practice--I pretty much tear up with every episode, such good drama!

Parenthood--good show, which can also produce tears and laughter.  The story lines are great and relateable.

I LOVE ABC Family--there is something about "tween" shows that I can really relate to--maybe I'm just immature? 

I love Pretty Little Liars, Greek, and Make It or Break It (can't wait for this to come back on in March).  These are some pretty good shows, I love it!

Now, I am a sucker for Reality TV and I have lots that make it onto my DVR, so before reading, please don't judge!

Toddler and Tiaras--I don't know why I love watching this show, it is kind of like a train wreck, you just have to watch and tune into see what is going to happen next; as in tantrums, spray tanning 3-year-olds, grown men and women shouting "Sparkle Baby," fake eyelashes and teeth, and all the rhinestones...

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, New York New Jersey, and Orange County--Hubby actually got me hooked on all this mess, and he has now stopped watching and I am pretty much hooked.  I don't know why, I guess it is that same train wreck factor.

Flipping Out--I LOVE Jeff, Zoila, Jenny and the whole crew!  I would love to hang out and be a fly on the wall for a day!  I usually laugh out loud at every episode and really want an "I love Zoila" t-shirt or bumper sticker. (Hubby got me hooked on this one too.)  The new season is starting up soon and I can't wait to see what Jeff has in store this year!

Million Dollar Listing--love this, another one Hubby got me into.  The guys on this are so ridiculous, it is fun to watch-- the new season is starting up again soon and I am so excited!

Top Chef--I love seeing what all the chefs come up with and fall in love with some of the contestants.  I would love to go to some of the restaurants of the chefs and have even met the Voltaggio brothers at The Preakness last year!!!

There are a few reality tv shows that I don't actually DVR, but can definitely spend some time watching when I catch it--Bridezillas (again, the train wreck factor), 16 and Pregnant, which goes hand in had with Teen Mom (God help the children born and raised by some of these children, thank God most of them have pretty good and stable support system in place), Say Yes to the Dress (just fun to watch people try on wedding dresses).  Hoarders is also one to watch every now and again--if not just to motivate to do some cleaning out!

Hubby and I have also been intrigued by some other shows lately--Pawn Stars (Chumley and the Old Man are my favorites), Gold Rush: Alaska (it is amazing these guys haven't gotten killed yet) and American Pickers are pretty good, if you are looking for something new to add into your tv rotation. :)

I have My Strange Addiction on my DVR, but I am still trying to figure out if I like it; I caught an episode of Off the Map, and I liked that, so that might be added to the mix.  I was recording Intervention, but decided it was too depressing (after two or three years of faithful watching, why it took me so long to come to the conclusion that it was too depressing, I have no idea), so have since stopped watching that.

Well, I hope by revealing all of my guilty tv pleasures, I haven't lost any readers :)  Do you have any guilty tv pleasures? 



  1. Ahhh, Modern Family, GLEE, Parenthood and Private Practice and my fav's as well. I think you are the only one watching Grey's at this point though ;) ABC is teasing us though by first putting Off the Map in place of Private Practice, darn them, I liked the LOST-E.R.- wannabe show. When will they show a NEW episode of Private Practice??
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  2. I enjoyed your list. I love love Parenthood and I want to watch Brothers and Sisters and Modern Family. I have to admit that I can't stand Toddlers and Tiaras...I can't see it without thinking of Jean Bene turns my stomach. I will have to check out some of those on the list that I am not familiar with!