Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Off Topic Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows

I hate to admit it, but I like watching TV, everything from the cartoon "Bob's Burgers" to the drama "Grey's Anatomy." I'm just a sucker for cheap entertainment.

My question for you on this week's Off Topic Tuesday is: What are some of your favorite TV shows?
Here are some of mine!
I hate to say "literally," but this is literally the greatest show on television. "Homeland" stars recent Golden Globe winners Claire Danes (as CIA agent and general crazy person Carrie Matheson) and Damian Lewis (as former P.O.W. and dude with suspected "ill-will towards America" Sargent Nicholas Brody), as well as Mandy Patinkin (as CIA bad-ass Saul Berenson). If you like shows with LOTS of twists and turns, this is the show for you. The characters are great, the suspense KILLS me, the actors are phenomenal, and the story....well, I really can't say too much without giving something away. This show just ended its second season, and will return in September 2013. Look for it on Showtime.
Kerry Washington plays professional "fixer" Olivia Pope on "Scandal," who we quickly discover is driven to keep a "clean" professional life, while entertaining a very "messy" personal one. She left her position at the White House to start her own professional "clean-up" business helping others fix their messes before they go public, but made sure to start an affair with the married president of the United States (Fitzgerald Grant, played by actor/director and resident Hottie McHotPants Tony Goldwyn) first. Ooooooo. SCANDALous! Olivia's team of often unethical, not always squeaky clean characters provides a great and entertaining show, and the chemistry between Washington and Goldwyn is dynamite! ABC is the place to be on Thursday nights.
"Parks and Recreation" is such a great show, and Josh, who doesn't generally watch TV, loves it! Between Ron Swanson's (Nick Offerman) moustache and love of meat to Leslie Knope's (Amy Poehler) eagerness to do a good, noble job cleaning up her city of Pawnee, hilarity ensues each Thursday night on NBC (luckily, on at a different time now instead of airing the same time as "Grey's Anatomy" or "Scandal". You can tell the cast really gets along well, and each character provides a different type of humor, making this one of the funniest shows on TV.
Once Conan O'Brien got screwed over by Jay Leno, I made a vow to follow him anywhere he went if he got a new show. Well, HE DID! "Conan" is now on TBS at 11:00pm. I make it a point to watch his show every single day, even if it's just his monologue, and I haven't missed a show yet. While is does seem a bit defeated over the entire NBC fiasco, my love for Conan will never die. :)

I'll leave the summaries at 3, but here is a list of some of the other shows I enjoy:
-Parenthood, I cry every single week I watch this show, and it's only getting better and better. The actors are fantastic, the story lines are depressing, and it really holds my attention.
-The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, obviously a fabulous, humorous look at the goings-on in America and around the world. Jon Stewart is my fav.
-Modern Family, about 3 different families of varied cultural backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations, and how they all get along and live with one another.
-Raising Hope, a hilarious comedy about a guy with a dysfunctional and fun family who becomes a father at a fairly young age.
-The Ultimate Fighter, a reality show following MMA (mixed martial arts) fighters in their quest to become the next Ultimate Fighter and win a six-figure contact with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
-Archer, dirty but hilarious cartoon about an international spy named Sterling Archer.
-Pretty Little Liars, yes, I am 26 years old and I watch a show about teenagers in high school. IT'S A GUILTY PLEASURE SHOW, back up haters. ;)
-Cougar Town, NOT about women being cougars anymore! Courtney Cox at her finest (???).

Aaaaaaaand that's all, folks!


  1. We have very similar tastes in TV! I LOVE Homeland! For me, it's the best show on TV since Lost. I'm also a huge Conan fan, love him! My favorite guilty pleasure show is Degrassi - a cheesy Canadian teen soap opera. I have an unhealthy obsession with it lol.

  2. Are you caught up on "Homeland" as of right now?? OMG, season 2 had me at the edge of my seat every episode...it's so good! I have heard of Degrassi but never watched it...is that the show Drake was in? Conan seems to have lost a bit of steam with all that happened, but my husband and I can't help but love that crazy ginger. :)

  3. I think we watched an earlier version of Degrassi when you were REALLY little! I think the kids on that show grew up and have a new show as adults. I'd have to see the actors if I recognized any of them. I loved that terrible show about 20 years ago!!!
    I like off topic tuesday but I can't respond this week as I don't own a television.


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