July 28, 2009

I'm a TV Junkie

I love watching tv. But alas all of my favourite shows are finishing for the season. I have lost my Thursday night triple treat of The Ghost Whisperer, Greys Anatomy and Private Practice. Now Monday night will be crap because Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters have finished and *gasp* Supernatural has one episode left.

The kids and I enjoyed watching HomeMade, which was an aussie home renovation show. It was fun. Now all I have left is Criminal Minds, which is repeating episodes but that's okay because I missed them the first time around and I really like this show. It's a bit graphic and confronting at times, but I like the characters.

I really loved The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, they were aired a few times here. I wish they would return.

This is all that I really look forward to. The rest I don't bother with. I started watching a show at 9.30pm called True Beauty. It was like watching a train wreck, I didn't want to watch but I just had to. It's about 10 "beautiful" contestants, competing for the title of America's Most Beautiful, or some other generalisation.

I have met people here via my blog who are more beautiful than these clowns. I'm sorry but when one says "I have the body, the eyes and the hair - I mean just look at me"... or "I am scientifically beautiful", is this what they have been told to say by the producers to make viewers hate them so much?

The idea of the show is they are judged not only on outer beauty but inner beauty, unbeknown to them. The show follows the usual reality tv formula where two contestants face off in the Hall of Beauty *Farmers Wife throws up by sticking her finger down her throat* and one contestant is eliminated. One of the judges is Cheryl Tiegs, who is either very pissed off about having to be a part of crap like this, or isn't getting paid enough to do it. She would rather be elsewhere.

Now I apologise to anyone who is watching this show and enjoying it. Each to their own. I just googled the show and found out who won. So I don't have to stay up late to watch it now, I can just read instead.

Actually Australian Idol should be starting soon. My kids like watching that, and I do too. We enjoy Sunday nights when they are singing. That will fill a void. And there are rumours that Hey Hey It's Saturday is returning after a 10 year hiatus. For my American friends, this show is great, it was aired Saturday nights from 6.30pm - 8.30pm, and I don't really know how to describe it. A bit variety, a bit comedy, lots of great segments, stupid stuff that my kids will adore.

God how I miss Plucka Duck.....


Foursons said...

Wow- so does this mean you are watching what would be last season for us? Do you go on summer hiatus in September when all of our shows are starting back up?

Jen at Semantically driven said...

Come on - What about The Amazing Race - it's my favourite and it's just started again.

Also you could tune into see Farmer wants a wife starting soon I think.

I too will be sad to see the end of Desperate Housewives next week.

jeanie said...

Oooh - we love The Big Bang Theory and Rules of Engagement (and if you enjoy Idol, there would have been bits of New Adventures of Old Christine that you would have REALLY got).

Very late on Saturday night (because that IS date night) we actually saw TV Burp and Double Take - and it wasn't as cringy as its ads made out.

I am a sucker for Rafters and am glad that is back on the box.

Spicks & Specks and Rockwiz are standard fare in the house (as is the footy - shhhh)

But my main lament - Iron Chef has disappeared! Waaaah

Nikkers said...

I feel your pain. I'm a TV addict too.

This week was the last episode of Sea Patrol for the year. And also no more Private Practice (how cruel is it to wait to see what happens to Violet and her baby at the hand of that nutter!)or Brothers and Sisters.

At least Packed to the Rafters is on at the moment.

Like you, I enjoyed watching Homemade with my kids and we will tune in when Australian Idol starts up soon.

My longest running TV addiction is the Gilmour Girls which is in its final season on Pay TV on Sunday nights. I don't know what I'll do when that ends but I'm sure there are not many epidodes left. My XY4 and XY7 both know the theme song word for word because they have seen it so many times! I think it's cute but part of me worries about it too.

My TV guilty pleasure is The Young and the Restless . . . which I rediscovered on Pay TV when I stopped working fulltime late last year. I have been watching this show on and off since I was a primary school. I would see it after school when I went to nana's place. I can remember when Mrs Chancellor's husband Philip was still alive and David Hasselhoff played Snapper. Maybe I shouldn't have admitted that? Oh well.