Friday, January 12, 2007

Archived: So may shows, so little time

Original Post Date: September 28, 2006
Since nothing monumental has happened to me in the last couple of days, I decided to use my forum to address an important topic: my top 10 favorite TV shows. I know LOTS of couch potatoes, so maybe some of you will come out of the woodwork to comment on this post. So here they are, in no particular order.
1) Lost. This show rocks. The writers are brilliant and the actors are great, and the show is creepy and funny and clever, and always keeps me guessing. A bunch of my friends at work and I always watch it and talk about it the next day. In fact, we’ve got a discussion group going on this site so we can talk online about it. Join us if you like! (No, we are NOT nerds. We would be nerds if we were this obsessed with Star Trek.) (Sorry, honey.)
2) The Amazing Race. Without a doubt the best reality show on television. Contestants have to be strong and smart and get to go to really cool places and do really fun challenges.
3) Grey’s Anatomy. Where do I begin? Hot doctors, brilliant writing, diverse cast. Sandra Oh is one of the best actresses on TV right now. Plus McDreamy looks a lot like my cousin Robbie, who is in fact an ER doctor. You’d think Robbie would be thrilled by this, but he HATES it. Apparently teenage girls high on meth insisting on calling you McDreamy at 3 AM is not as glamorous as it sounds.
4) American Idol. You know you like it too! I love Simon—he tells it like it is.
5) Survivor. I am impressed that after over 10 seasons, the producers continue to find ways to make the game different every time. Plus, Jeff Probst is a total hottie.
6) Project Runway. I had never watched this show until some friends at work got me hooked, but I love it. Matt would never admit it, but he is as into it as I am. I normally wouldn't share that here, but he told me last night he never reads my blog, so that’s what he gets!
7) The Backyardigans. Okay, this is a show that Abby watches, but it is so cute! These random little characters sing and play and are SO adorable—not at all annoying like Barney. They have great names—Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone and Tasha—and the stuff they say and sing is hysterical. Tyrone sings my absolute favorite Backyardigans song—watch it here:
8) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It’s only been on for two episodes, but I loved West Wing and it has the same writer and one of the best actors from West Wing, Bradley Whitford. Again, really sharp writing and great acting make it an easy show to get hooked on.
9) Big Love. I know I’m gonna get a lot of flak from people on this one, but it’s a very interesting show. It’s the only thing we watch on HBO. It’s about a polygamist family living in secret in the middle of the suburbs. Matt’s allowed to watch with me as long as he doesn’t get any ideas.
10) I don’t have a 10th! I like some other shows, but there are none that I watch all the time. Gosh, I’m only addicted to 9 television shows—what’s wrong with me??
All I have to say is, thank GOODNESS for our DVR. Being a parent with some semblance of a social life can put a severe damper on your TV viewing abilities.

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