Thursday, November 11, 2010

What I'm Watching

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?


  1. I seem to be a little comment happy. Anyway, LOVE LOVE LOVE the Wednesday night line up on ABC. Modern Family and The Middle - they are the ones we don't miss.

  2. I totally agree with you about the DVR--what a great invention! I hate Glee but other than that...we could swap DVRs and be all set! (Well except for Dino Dan--never heard of it). And I have not heard of the Todd Margaret show--but I loved AD, so I will have to check it out!

    Um, we watch Modern Family, which is o.k., but no where near the ones you already mentioned...

    We did watch Caprica, but that got canceled...

  3. We watch a lot of the same shows and I LOVE parenthood! Hannah HATES Dino Dan and makes me change the channel when he comes on, too funny!

  4. I couldnt imagine life without the DVR, honestly. I LOVE Parenthood--its wonderfully written.
    Are you watching Modern Family?
    Also love the office--stellar comedy. Will you keep watching after Steve leaves?

  5. We're enjoying TV more now that Ev is old enough to enjoy alot of shows with us! He LOVES Raising Hope & 30 Rock, so we always watch those. We like Glee, but sometimes it's not real tween-friendly. >:-0 Ev is also a HUGE Conan fan, so we record & watch Conan every night. And Colbert. And Daily Show. :-D