Sitting on the couch for hours watching bad TV.
These days I'm lucky if I can keep up with Project Runway (forget about that Models of the Runway show) and usually just have the hubs give me his dramatic reenactment of that week's Amazing Race. (Which, btw, he never quite seems to do it justice...) My Tivo is constantly erasing my fave shows in favor of Hot Wheels, Battle Force 5 and I've had to re-prioritize my priority manager more times than I care to mention.
So, I had to learn the hard way how to become a more discerning TV watcher. And because I know many of us have the same problem, I'm happy to help ya out a bit by cutting through all the bullshit and letting you know to Watch this, not that!
Watch The Good Wife
There's a reason that EW chose The Good Wife as one of the ten best TV shows on right now. I was originally drawn to this show hoping to get my *Mr. Big* fix but ending up staying because of Julianna Marguiles. It's a story about a woman who stands by her man through a political scandal and finds herself entering the work force after staying home for fifteen years raising her two children. The storyline is so layered, so well acted, that my stomach does a little flip each week when I see that Tivo has recorded it. And the best part? It's got enough criminal procedural stuff going on that your hubby won't feel like he's emasculating himself by watching it with you each week!
With less time to watch TV these days, I think this is the kind of show I miss most. The Millionaire Matchmaker kindly runs marathons constantly, just begging you to sit your lazy ass on the couch and watch as Matchmaker Patti cuts through any and all BS. She. Is. Genius. From the way she handles the enormous millionaires' egos or catfights with a drag queen, she is fantastic. Whether she's telling the real estate developer that cuff links are so 1987 and that his haircut channels that guy from Greatest American Hero or she's telling off an NBA player for mistreating one of her girls, she has the balls to say exactly what we're all thinking. If you only have time for one guilty pleasure on your Tivo, I highly recommend this!
Not Cougar Town
I really wanted to like Cougar Town. It sounded right up my alley-alums from Scrubs, Friends and Dawson's Creek (don't judge!) and also featuring the ridiculously hot Josh Hopkins. Not to mention the fact that, at age thirty-six, I'm *gulp* entering cougar territory myself and was hoping to relate to some of Courtney Cox's antics. While watching the pilot, I told myself that it was just a fluke that it seemed, um, awkward and forced. But since I was determined to become a Cougar Town fan, I gave it a few weeks to get it together. But I then returned to discover that they were STILL trying too hard. And while it may still have a place in my Tivo, (right next to the twelve episodes of Desperate Housewives I can't bring myself to watch) Cougar Town lost it's place in my heart.
Not Tool Academy
Wanna feel better about your own relationship? Then Tool Academy may be right up your alley. It's about women(and a few good men) who, in a last ditch effort to save their relationship, bring their bandana-wearing, fake tanning, cheating significant others to the Tool Academy. After spending thirty minutes with Neander-Tool, Looney-Tool and DoubleTalking-Tool, I didn't blame that girlfriend one bit for screaming I'll cut your ass! at the therapy session. I felt like screaming too.
For those of us who loved bad boys back in the day, this show will make you squirm, remembering what it was like to date a complete DOUCHE BAG and rejoice in the fact that you pulled your head out of your ass before it was too late. New favorite quote: You can't turn a ho into a housewife~Daniel a.k.a. Glow Stick Tool
What are YOU watching this week?