Chris and I are both big fans of the classic idiot box, boob tube or ‘Radiation King’ as it is known. We’ve been known to slaughter opposing teams at trivia contests, not just because we’re older, but because we’ve seen more than our share of pop culture through the CRT screen.
Not to worry, we upgraded to LCD when we bought the condo. There just isn’t room for anything else.
Back to the topic at hand. What’s on tv? And it is almost always on, especially if Chris is home. I’m content to turn it off.
Monday: House, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Dirty Jobs
Wednesday: Lie To Me, Lost, Life (There’s an alliterative theme there)
Thursday: Bones and maybe Ace Of Cakes
Friday: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse
Saturday: Cops (my weekly guilty pleasure)
Sunday: America’s Funniest Home Videos, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Mythbusters
It’s not a bad list. There’s not a lot of crap on there like Desperate Housewives or other similar show (no Gossip Girl). We have a few things we download because they either aren’t on, we’re behind, or conflict with other shows. Burn Notice, and Battlestar Galactica are the two main ones right now.
We’ve tried other shows over the years, and there tend to be themes. Police procedurals (the CSI series), Dexter, Six Feet Under, Pushing Daisies (awesome), Drive (short lived, hardly had a chance) and others. They tend to be interesting, character driven and SMART television. We tried Ugly Betty, but it didn’t stick simply due to scheduling conflicts.
We challenge ourselves with Jeopardy most weeknights following a little warm-up with Wheel of Fortune while we make dinner and get cleaned up after work.
I’m a fan of nonsense TV too, hence my addiction to COPS and America’s Funniest Home Videos because I get to turn my brain off. I’m also a HUGE fan of most of the shows on HGTV (Canada), Food Network and Discovery Channel. I have a strong latent DIY gene somewhere and I think I can cook.
Anyway, all of that on top of working full time, taking care of Rumble and trying to lead productive friendly lives doesn’t leave much time. If it weren’t for time-shifting with torrents and VHS tapes, we’d never get anything done.
Give up some of it you say? Naw, that’s not an option until summer hits. Then it all goes away.