I don't know how I ever survived without a DVR. I would be completely out of touch with anything happening on TV it it weren't for that magic little box. Not only is it invaluable for controlling what the kids watch, but it allows me to see my favorite shows without having to drop everything to catch it when it's actually being shown. Also, being able to fast forward through commercials is nice.
After the kids go to bed I have to do dishes, make lunches, do laundry and then homework. I'm lucky if I get to squeeze in one episode of anything, but I try to watch something to give my mind a little break after a long day. I used to love to read, and I'm sure that once I graduate I will be able to go back to it, but for now it's all about school books.
I tend to stick to comedies and what I like to call non-exploitative reality shoes, or reality shows where you have to have a talent other than whoring. Top Chef, Project Runway and House Hunters all fall into that category.
Some of my current favorites:
The Office - required for any HR professional
Parenthood - So well written with such great acting
30 Rock - Funniest show on TV right now
Glee - Of course
Raising Hope - I loved My Name Is Earl and this is just as good. LOVE seeing Martha Plimpton on TV!
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret - It's a BBC show with some Arrested Development alum and it's being shown on IFC. It's on Fridays, so if you liked AD, you will like this.
I also love my usuals: Futurama, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Seinfeld reruns and Freaks and Geeks reruns which I recently discovered on IFC, as well.
The kids watch most stuff on Nick Jr., but the current favorite is called Dino Dan. It;s a CBC production and is a live action show with CG dinosaurs. L is completely in love. He is constantly looking out the window saying "Oh no, Dinosaur Rex!" Even E seems to like it.
So what are you watching these days? Anything good I should check out?
Ex Libris Has Moved
5 years ago