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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Favorite TV Shows

Today's prompt is to write about a television show we watch/like/love.
I have to admit.... I love television. It's one of my favorite things. However, we gave up our cable, we couldn't afford it. And it was hard.  But we are now satisfied with Netflix and Hulu+.  Someday I hope to get an antenna and a TiVo. Then I will be able to indulge in baseball again. :) In fact, let's take a moment of silence to grieve the fact that I missed the ASG (All Star Game). :(

I am hooked on Parenthood. I am immersed in the lives of the characters and I love them and think that they are really part of my family. My Redhead and I discuss and talk about the characters as if they are a tangible part of our life. *sigh* And it seems there are important life lessons buried in that show. This last season I was touched by Zeke and how he realized how much he loves Camille.  That is a true to life fairy tale right there.

And I watched all of Breaking Bad~ twice. I loved Jesse. I almost couldn't watch the last 6 or 7 episodes the second time through. I grew to hate Walt and wished for his demise many times before the end of the show. I am not sure why I liked this one so much. Parenthood leaves me facing dilemmas that could actually happen in life and celebrating triumphs that are just as possible. Breaking Bad is full of impossible scenarios with grandiose schemes. I think that in the world of addiction though, the grandiose schemes may have reality to them. And I am grateful my life is simpler than that.

We like to watch Psych and My Name is Earl. And unfortunately it's true.... "we" like them. Psych is pretty harmless. My Name is Earl is inappropriate. Most of the time.

I am still hooked on Grey's Anatomy, though I think this last season may have been my last season to watch it. It just isn't very intriguing anymore. And the love story between Derek and Meredith has grown too mundane. It hooked me in because I could relate with dark and twisty Meredith. I know we all have to grow up, but this grown up person who deals with life.... well, it's too much like life. And I don't know what the difference is between this and Parenthood, because I love Parenthood because it IS like life.

My most recent show is Nashville and there were only one or two seasons on Netflix and Hulu and now I am waiting impatiently for the new season to start. I binge-watched that one. Watched most of it in one weekend. That is the downside to netflix.

I also love Dallas. I am waiting impatiently for the new season to hit Netflix. I love Dallas because it is just as devious and twisted as it was when I was a kid and would beg my Mom to let me stay up and watch it with her.

Those are "my shows." Nothing deep or spiritual hidden there! What I watch changes when we don't have cable. When we had cable I watched a LOT of HGTV and Food Network (I love Guy Fieri). What are your favorite shows and why do you like them?


  1. Uh, I LOVED BREAKING BAD!!! I didn't see any of the seasons until they were all on Netflix. How addicting!! My husband and I had Breaking Bad Marathons when the kids napped and went to bed for the evening. Ha, thanks for the reminder. I should have blogged about that one, too! ;)

  2. I could have added Nashville and Dallas... How fun to share a "real" part of our lives--what we do to decompress or float away into someone else's life (that happens to be in ours). I totally get being immersed in the lives. That happened to me in June with Scandal--I had to watch corners and dark places, and I found myself thinking (or saying) "It's Handled." Have a great day, hope you find something great to watch!

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  3. I LOVE Grey's and Parenthood and Nashville. I just LOVE TV! ohh and Scandal. Sometimes I think I should just be a stay a home TV watching wife! That could go so bad. I need to watch Breaking Bad too!


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  4. I'm going through all the Parenthood episodes on Netflix right now! I pretty much sit and cry through everyone--must be pregnancy hormones. I also loved My Name is Earl. It is a bit inappropriate, but the writers really understood the recovery process.
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