oh the weather outside is frightful…

watching papaWe 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
  • House
  • Californication
  • Scrubs
  • Ghost Hunters (yeah, I know, shut up)
  • Nip/Tuck
  • Modern Family
  • Better Off Ted
  • Supernanny (no, really, shut up)
  • Dexter

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?

5 thoughts on “oh the weather outside is frightful…

  1. I’ve stopped apologizing for loving tv, I just do, but I know we can’t ever get cable that would be the death of me. But I totally watch tons of shows, dvr the ones that are on the same time as my other shows and hulu. So I really love Greek which totally a teeny bopper show what whatever

  2. Danielle says:

    First, Hiiiiii, back 🙂

    Second, you forgot a very important and hilarious show, The Office. I know you watch it.

    Third, Nip/Tuck is almost over, boo, so you (and I) will have to find another show to fill the void.

    My guilty pleasure show… Tabitha’s Salon Takeover, hahahahahaha.

    • I realized I forgot The Office after I posted. Duh! It’s one of my favorites. Is Nip/Tuck going away for good? Where will I get my outrageous, unbelievable drama fix?!?

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