Adult Television - and No, That's Not It
As mothers, I know we all get our fair share of Teletubbies, Blue's Clues, Clifford, etc. In fact, Toddler-Man is currently obsessed with Diego. "Watch Diego!" "No eat dinner, want watch Diego!" I thought he liked Teletubbies before, but it is nothing compared to his obsession with Diego. It ends, and he cries. "No! More Diego!" Fortunately, he thinks Dora and Diego are pretty much the same thing, so I at least have two shows that are acceptable to him. Blue's Clues will do in a pinch, and I'm waiting for that obsession to begin, but for now, Diego is the clear winner. Anyway..... I am not as righteous as Heather, and TV has not been banned from our house. I like TV. I like reading more, but I still like TV. I like zoning out, I like really good writing and good acting, and I pretty much hate reality TV. (Although I do have to admit, I have been known to watch "The Apprentice" on occasion, but I'm not overly excited about it). Why don't people just admit that it's for entertainment and ratings, and people desperate for their fifteen minutes of fame are cheaper than actors? So, these are the shows that I currently watch, and enjoy. I would like to know what television shows you feel are worthy of taking up your precious time, because we all know that time when the children are asleep is precious, and if I'm using it to watch TV, then it better be good. I used the word precious too many times there. Sorry. Monday - Medium - I totally love this show. I'm not into crime shows, but this psychic mother of three fascinates me. Tuesday - Gilmore Girls! Love this show, just recently got into it, so I also currently tape the re-runs that come on at 3 p.m. on cable. So I'm playing catch up on this one, but the witty banter on this show, and the people in that town just crack me up. I recently saw a rerun where the band rewrote lyrics to "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" in order to update it, and I laughed so hard I cried. Tuesday cont'd. - Scrubs. I typically don't like medical shows either, but this show is pretty funny. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday - nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. So sad, (well, maybe sad isn't the right word) but there's just not a lot there. Oh, if I find a "Deal or No Deal" then we watch that, but it doesn't really count because my kids watch it with us, and shout "Deal!" at the TV, and it's more of a family activity than Mommy escapism. Sunday - Here I will admit to my guilty pleasure - Desperate Housewives. I think the plotlines are great, it's campy, funny, intriguing, and soap oper-y all at the same time, and at times it's so very sweet, while other times it's so very un-sweet. The combination works for me. So there you go, my big time wasters. Not a lot of them, but a few hours a week, I am zoning. I know a lot of people have tried to get me into "24", but I watched DH obsess horribly over the first season, and then he had to quit 'cold turkey' because of the addiction factor, and I decided I couldn't go there. So, if you'll excuse me, I have to set my DVR, because "Gilmore Girls" isn't set to record yet.