Thursday, March 5, 2009

Entertainment Thursday: Television that Evil Contraption

Recently Jon asked me how many shows I watched on television and I was forced to admit not only to him but also to myself how bad my TV addiction really is...and I'm an active person with an active social life...but when I'm home it is so easy to get sucked into the tube. So here it goes, a straight out confession to everyone:

The Amazing Race

The City

The Biggest Loser
The New 90210
The Real Housewives of Orange County (wow Tuesdays are a really embarrasing night for me!)

Top Chef

The Office

The Ghost Whiperer
Friday Night Lights

13 shows!!! That's insanity and that doesn't count movie watching and sports (baseball, football, basketball, olympics, etc, etc). Granted some shows I watch while I'm at the gym, and every show I DVR so I can skip the commercials (cutting down my TV watching time a little) but who am I kidding, I need to grab control over this craziness!

Now some of these shows are finished for the season (ie: Top Chef and Real Housewives of Orange County, Privileged). For the rest of the shows I'm going to finish out the season and then I'm going to have to make some tough decisions. I want to cut my TV watching down to no more than 1 hour a day (unless I'm watching sports or a movie because those are obviously more than an hour but if I watch sports or a movie then I cannot be watching shows on top of it).

So if I had to pick 5 shows that I would not give up they would be:

The Ghost Whisperer
Friday Night Lights
The Amazing Race
Chuck or Heroes are going to have to battle it out for that last slot!

A year ago if you had asked me I would have put The Office in my Top 5 easily but lately I feel that The Office is really going down hill. It's just not nearly as funny as it used to be and they're trying to hard.

Post in Comments:
What shows could you not give up???


shi said...

WHAT?! I can't believe you're giving up Biggest Loser!!!

Ashley said...

I would never give up Lost or Friday Night Lights. Never!

But what about American Idol - do you not watch that??

Kate said...

I would never give up Chuck and Burn Notice, and probably Friday Night Lights.

readerbean said...

Ashley - I don't watch AI anymore. It's just too many hours a week - I gave up on it when I moved to NYC! But I love reading your guys commentaries - it's almost as good:)