In a recent money saving/husband bargaining move, I cancelled our television service. I know that it isn’t the end of the world, and countless people have shared how they don’t have TV and it’s way better… blah, blah, blah. 🙂 I love watching TV and am okay admitting that! The convenience of having the shows I like on the DVR, where I can fast forward through commercials, will be something I miss. But, luckily, through modern technology I can still watch all the dang TV I want, I’ll just have to wait until the next day!
Since turning off the tube, I decided to start watching Parenthood on Netflix, a show that has been on my list forever. It sounds dramatic to say I’m addicted after 2 days and 9 episodes, but wow, I can’t turn this show off! Some of the “parenting” techniques are not exactly what I hope to use later in life, but the story lines so far have just sucked me in. My reading goal for this year is 45 books, and I have to say that this show in particular is going to throw that off track. (I don’t forsee much reading until I’ve watched every episode…)
Another absolute favorite is The Voice! I gave up on AI a few years ago, and even tuning in to the first episode or two didn’t last for more than 10 minutes this year. The Voice (and Blake Shelton) are where it’s at! Due to my non-instant viewing capabilities, I have not yet watched last night’s premier, but am excited to see how Shakira and Usher fit in. Hopefully one of them does their interviews with a random pet perched in their lap or on their shoulder.
Downton Abbey. Have you watched? I had heard of it but didn’t have any interest in watching until one of my favorite blogs, Country Cleaver, mentioned it enough times to get me curious enough for one episode. I watched the first 3 seasons in a week and absolutely loved it! I think there is something about the lifestyle that sucks you in. I can’t imagine living a life where formal dinners were required every night, complete with attendants in tuxedos and everything. I was able to find the first season on Netflix, and the second and third on the PBS website, so if you haven’t watched it, I recommend you find it somewhere online.
What good shows am I missing? These three obviously are not the only ones I watch weekly, but there are lots I don’t watch too! I will be honest that I’ve not yet found one ABC show I love, but maybe I just don’t know of them yet. 🙂