We were basically snowed in last weekend, which wasn’t so bad except I started going a little stir-crazy, having been cooped up for a week with that pesky virus. Thankfully we weren’t lacking for amusement… Ellie’s new-found walking abilities are certainly entertaining, and Tim and I had a Dexter marathon. Dexter was one of those shows everyone told me I would enjoy, but I’m a wimp about trying new things–yes, even when it comes to television. I think I’ve been scarred by Tim’s unapologetic love for really bad science fiction movies.
Thankfully I have good friends (hi Danielle!) who force me to try new things every once in a while (and it doesn’t hurt that she brought pizza–I’m a sucker for pizza). Of course, this means we have one more TV show to add to our regular roster, which is growing a bit longer than I’m comfortable with. We abandoned paid TV over a year ago, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to Netflix and Hulu. In fact, I probably watch more TV now than I did when we had the dish. The not-so-shortlist:
- The Daily Show
- The Colbert Report
- Ghost Hunters (yeah, I know, shut up)
- Modern Family
- Better Off Ted
- Supernanny (no, really, shut up)
I have to admit, I cringed a little writing some of these down, and this doesn’t even include my secret penchant for bad reality TV (think 16 and Pregnant). I may have to give a couple of these up. Obviously I don’t watch every show every night, but that’s still a lot of time with the boob-tube. On the other hand, most of what I “watch” is background noise while I’m working.
What do you think? What are your guilty television pleasures? Or are you one of those wholesome folks who shuns the idiot box entirely?