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?


  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. 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.

  3. 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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