The #PPDChat @ Twitter earlier this week focused on taking time for ourselves. This is me putting it into practice. I also had a DM chat with @marymac in which we waxed about greener grass – and she inspired me to finally carve out a day on which I blogged about just life and not the main topic of my site. Welcome to Whatever Wednesdays! Let the ride begin….
It’s mid May. Sweeps in TV land.
Two of my favorite shows are dropping off the planet this year.
Both 24 and Lost will come to a screeching halt on the little screen within the next six days. Many of my other shows are airing season finales.
I may have to resort to Netflix or reruns of Star Trek Next Generation. On Demand may be an option. But for now I’ll just mourn my entertainment losses and move on to greener pastures. The summer line up better kick some serious arse.
Watching TV shows and movies is a favorite past time of mine. I’m mostly a sci-fi, drama, comedy chick. I’ve got the uncanny ability to recognize actors and tell you what they’ve starred in over the years. Sometimes I do have to resort to IMDB.com but hey, I’ve got kids. They’re sucking my brain cells up faster than I’d down an Icee on a hot summer day.
Oh, and do not leave the name of the winner of Survivor in the comments. I’m like, um, behind. And despite my constant monitoring of Social media, have actually managed to keep myself in the dark thus far. I’m sure my time is running out and I hope to catch up by this weekend. We’ll talk next week. Because I’ve got things to say about that show, oh yes I do!
A few of my new favorite shows this past season are:
FlashForward – this may well be my new LOST. I am loving this sci-fi thriller!
Modern Family – quite possibly the most funny sitcom EVER. Sorry Seinfeld, you never made me pause the TV for 5 minutes because I couldn’t stop laughing. Oh wait, couldn’t pause the TV when you were on air – but still… NO pausy pause for you! NEXT! There has NEVER been a funnier scene in sitcom history than Cam dressed as a clown sassing some poor guy at the gas station. NEVER.
V – Like Whoa. Anna is a class A well, yanno… whoa. Despite the remake aspect, I’d say they’re doing a damned fine job.
Happy Town – Although this show has already been cut, I liked it. Sad to see it go.
Parenthood – I.love.Peter.Krause. Nuff said.
Mercy – Almost as addictive as Grey’s. Notice I said ALMOST.
Trauma – This is a show I’ve struggled with watching. It’s intense. Very intense. But after a hard day, it would always remind me that yeah, there’s always someone out there who’s got it tougher. And somehow it would soothe me. And I found myself addicted before I even knew it.
Some old favorites:
Damages – Patty Hews would be perfect vs. Anna of V, wouldn’t she? Now THAT’D be a show!
Saving Grace – this one is on TNT. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you really should try and watch. It’s addicting.
Grey’s – ‘Nuff said.
Fringe – Only the 2nd season but I am SO hooked. I need my Walterisms on a weekly basis. (Wanna know how addicted I am to this show? I decipher the glyphs they show before the commercial breaks. I’ve got it bad!)
Survivor – stopped watching last season but then – I mean – really, who can resist Rupert? I HAD to watch Heroes vs. Villains. And no, as I said earlier, I don’t know who won yet. So shh.
I’m really looking forward to The Good Guys which starts on Fox this Wednesday night. Bradley Whitford from West Wing (may that show RIP) stars. It’s gotta be good. It’s Bradley frickin’ Whitford, dudes! (And no, I’m not channeling Hurley!)
Psych on USA starts back in June, I think. It better – I need my Psych fix.
And then there’s America’s Got Talent which will be a Hoff -free zone this year. I am hoffstatic about that!
Watching TV is a huge part of relaxation for me. There is NOTHING more soothing for me than to sit down after the kids are in bed and hear, “This Television Program is for Mature Audiences only.” blare forth from the TV. Because that means I don’t have to watch kid-friendly programming for at least 12 hours.