I watch a lot of television. I'll admit that. When you have no kids and you work only four days a week it leaves one with a lot of free time.
I fill much of that time with television. I'm not proud of it, but it is true. You know how every year they have "T.V. Turn Off Week?"
Well when you work with kids it's a big deal. You talk about it, and hype it up and discuss all of the things that there are to do when you aren't watching t.v.
Well a couple of years ago I tried to do it. Go one week without television. I made it for one day before I broke down and switched it on. Joe was working nights then and it was just so quiet without the t.v. on.
I must say though, that we only have one t.v. set in out home. I know people who have upwards of four. They have one in every room! Not us. Just the family/living area. Not even one in the bedroom.
But still. We watch a lot of t.v.
It's something we do together. I am lucky because Joe will watch anything that I want to watch. "Gray's Ana.tomy". "Dan.cing With the Stars". Designing shows on the Home and Garden channel. Pretty much anything.
Anyway, we have a DVR to record our shows. It is awesome. I don't know how we lived without it. Now we never miss any of our favorite shows, and we watch them later and forward through the commercials. Awesome.
So the other day I am looking at the list of shows that we record and I notice that 99% of them are reality shows! Seriously! Now keep in mind that it IS summer and none of the good (non-reality)shows that we usually watch are on right now, but still.
I think we very well could be reality t.v. show junkies!
So for your enjoyment(and judgement), here is a list of the shows that we watch. You might want to settle in. This is gonna be a long one. :)
Sorry for the periods. I don't want everyone that G**gles those shows to end up here.
So You Thi.nk You Can Da.nce
Love this show. I love the different types of dancing they do(Hip Hop, Ballroom, Contemporary, etc), and I become very attached to my favorite dancers. Sometimes I even vote for them. Shut up.
The Sin.ging Off.ice Joey Fat.one and Mel B. host this show in which they go into different workplaces and take people who can't sing or dance and split them into teams and teach them to do performance in front of a live audience.
Ro.ck the Recep.tion-in this show they take a couple who is getting married and teach them a professional dance for their first dance at the wedding. They even include a couple of people from the wedding party and they keep it a surprise from their families and the wedding guests. The best part of the show is when they show their families and guests reactions to the dance. Priceless.
Yeah. I like shows that have singing or dancing in them. The last two I like because they take "normal" people who have no experience with either and they teach them. Not sure why this appeals to me. Possibly because I can't sing or dance? :)
I also can't wait for High Sch.ool Mus.ical: Get in The Pic.ture to start.
You have to give me a pass on this one, because I worked with kids when the first two came out and I have seen them both. Multiple times. When Joe and I went to CA Adventure last Fall and they did the stage show, I sang along to the songs. He walked away from me and pretended not to know me :) Some of those songs are quite catchy, okay?
Intervention. My co-worker DeAnn got me hooked on this show. It is amazing to me how addiction can destroy a person and the depths to which people fall in order to sustain that addiction. I always pray at the end of the show that the update will say that the person got help and was able to overcome their addiction. That is not always the case. It's sad.
Desi.gned to Sell
A group of people fix up and stage houses to sell. The houses look amazing after they are done. I cam never figure out why people don't do this to their houses while they are living in them. I'm not sure why I like this show, as I don't actually own a home myself.
Fli.pping Out I just started watching this show a couple of weeks ago and am just now getting caught up on the first season. It is about this guy who buys real estate properties and "flips" them by gutting them and renovating them and reselling them. These are multi-million dollar homes and I like seeing what he does to them. Plus, the guy on the show is FREAK. He is so cold. I don't think he has the ability to feel emotions at all. It's fascinating. Heh.
Jo.n and Ka.te Plus 8 I love this show. The kids are so adorable and I cannot imagine having eight kids. I don't know how they do it. Seriously. At this point I can't even imagine having one child, let alone 8!
The Ace of Cakes The cakes this guy designs are incredible.
Must Lo.ve Kids This one just started. I love dating shows. I'm always rooting for the happily-ever-after ending. This is the first show of this type where they let single Moms participate. About time. Three different women are set up on dates with a bunch of men and they eliminate one each week. Kind of like the Bachelor. For single Moms.
Hop.kins I started watching this one because I miss Gray's Anatomy. Now I'm hooked. I cried like a baby when the little two year old got a heart transplant.
Proj.ect Runway Love this show. The 5th season hasn't started yet, but Joe and I have been watching marathons of season's past to get ready.
Greatest Ame.rican Dog Just because I love dogs. Of course all Joe talks about when we watch it is how much he wants an English Bulldog. And he wants to teach it to ride a skateboard, like the one on the show.
Here's one I am embarrassed to admit I watch:
Denise Rich.ards: It's Comp.licated I can't help it. It's like a train wreck. I can't turn away.
Here are a few that I watch because Joe likes them:
Wipe.out People doing an obstacle course and "eating it". Always funny.
I Survi.ved a Japa.nese Game Show The things they make people do on gameshows in Japan is crazy.
There are a couple of shows I refuse to watch.
The Gir.ls Next Do.or Eeeewwwwww. These girls are prostitutes. I'm sorry. But they are. Did you know the girl's families go and visit them at the Playboy Mansion? HUH? I understand wanting to support your children and all that, but C'Mon! Gross.
My Super Sw.eet 16
The money that parents spend on these parties for their children makes me feel physically ill. $60,000 for a party for a 16 year old. There are people in this world who don't have enough food to eat. And the sense of entitlement of these children. Sickening.
O.K. I think that's it. Whew. I told you it was a lot! I think I may have to go on "Intervention" and deal with my television addicition. Heh.
So what shows are you watching?