Monday, December 11, 2006

The Lighter Side - Television Edition

This morning I was reading a column that was talking about the best 10 shows on television. The columnist limited her list to network, but I got thinking about what's scheduled in my DVR and what I make time for on a regular basis. I used to be a real tv junky, so I was surprised to see how small my list was and how much of it is on the Food Network.

Network Shows:

House - Love this drama. Always keeps me thinking and has good characters.
Without A Trace - I used to love this show, but it's been kind of hit or miss this season.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - I started watching this because it's Aaron Sorkin. It's been controversial and has taken lots of shots at Christians. I've kept watching because those shots have consistently made me think about things in a different way. This may be scrapped in the new year, we'll see.
Grey's Anatomy - Light and fluffy. Don't know why I keep watching it, but I'm drawn in to the characters.

Food TV:

Good Eats - Best show on television. I've learned so much about cooking and science from Alton Brown.
Iron Chef America - Nothing gets my blood pumping like watching this competition every week. This week I learned how to cook ostrich.
Healthy Appetite - Good food cooked in a healthy way.
Good Deal - Dave Libberman is fun to watch cook. I often get good and cheap recipes.

Honorable Mentions:

What Not to Wear - Fun. Often watch it, but it's not a must see.
30 Minute Meals - I always learn a lot, but sometimes Rachel Ray sends me into a sugar coma.
Dancing With the Stars - When it's on, it's always a lot of fun.
American Idol - Every year I pretend I'm not going to watch. Every year I always end up watching a few episodes.
Amazing Race - I managed to miss this whole season, but I'm looking forward to the All Star edition after Christmas.

No, I don't watch 24. Why? I hear it's addictive. I figure if I start watching I'll have to go back and watch the previous 6 seasons. Like I have time for that.

Is anyone else watching Studio 60? What do you think?

I'm guessing this list will be shrinking again after Christmas (lately it's been shrinking ever 6 months) as I have some new activities coming online.

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