Monday, July 26, 2010

The TV Show Post

I am trying (not very hard) to get my schedule together.  But so far, no schedule.  Which is one of the reasons I am feeling a little off.  Another may be this insurance debacle, but I'm not going to go on about that again (at least not today).  So instead, here's what I'm watching on the tube these days.  As you may recall, I finally ponied up for the good cable and a DVR so that Matt and I can watch what we want when we want it and not have to have those pesky commercial interruptions.  The DVR truly is a brilliant invention.  Too had we use it for these not-always-impressive shows:

True Blood - Last night, Matt said True Blood made him feel unsettled sometimes.  I can understand that in terms of a TV show; when we would watch Deadwood (RIP), I almost always felt nauseated.  But I like the silliness in True Blood.  Last night was super gross (someone had their head bashed in!), but it didn't bother me.  Maybe that makes me unsettling.

iCarly - Matt and I watch the crap out of iCarly.  It's funny.  And light.  And I love that Sam, a GIRL, eats a ton of food and kicks ass. 

JONAS LA - I would not recognize a single JoBros song, but dang if I don't think their TV show is adorable.  The new LA version isn't nearly as Monkees-like as the original, which I am not digging.  And the DZ annoying surfer neighbor is awful.  But I'll still watch.

Cake Boss - Matt and I are going to see Buddy, the Cake Boss, live in the fall.  I'm not sure what he will be doing on a stage, but we are suckers for his Jersey-ness.

Bethenny Getting Married - I do not like Bethenny very much at this point.  She cracks mean jokes about everything.  And she keeps pretending that she didn't want to be pregnant- it just happened.  Lady, you are over forty, and as I recall were all blubbery when it came to the fact that you weren't married with children back in the ol' Housewives of New York days.  I think she takes a lot for granted.  Yeah, I watch the show.  Although On Demand, not on the DVR.  That's a statement of some sort, right?

Work of Art - I hated this Bravo reality show about finding an artist when we first started watching; Matt liked it.  Now it's the other way around.  Matt has a completely different perspective, being an artist and going to art school and stuff.  I can't stand the cast of characters in the same way I am so over arrogant, pretentious hipsters.  Matt keeps getting frustrated by the challenges because we're not actually seeing the artists represent their own style.  Whatever way you look at it, this show is very entertaining.

Top Chef - This season is insanely boring.  I don't know names, and I don't care who wins.  I still watch.  But that doesn't mean I have to like it.

I think that's it.  Not a very exciting line-up.  Add to that Season 9 of 90210, with the ridiculous return of Dylan plotline (and the plotline that should happen but never will: the romance between Dylan and David Silver).  Perhaps the fall will bring more television excitement.  The biggest fall television news would be that they are filming a pilot for INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER.  No news on that yet.  All I can do is wait.  And decide when it is time for me to harass the TV people again about where we are in the process.  If anywhere at all.

Time to turn the TV off and start my day!


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Ok, I watch none of these, but I really think I need to watch iCarly. I have so many adults tell me how much they love that show!!

Julie H said...

I'm watching it right now!!!