There’s something about me that most of my friends and family are greatly aware of, television is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I love to watch television, like a good book, it allows me to escape from my everyday life. Not only do I love to watch television, I’m a remote hog. I love to be in control of the remote control.
I’m the youngest of five children and I spent my younger days watching everything that everyone else wanted to see. Very seldom did I get to choose what we were going to watch. Even my Saturday morning cartoons where those selected by my brothers hence my love of Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, and G.I. Joe Commander (hey he was cool). Adulthood has blessed me with my place, my space and several televisions of which I control the remotes (unless there are kids in the house, then I lose all power).
Like many, I find television to be a means of relaxation and entertainment. While I love a good documentary, I find myself straying away from serial like shows. The idea of waiting a week to find out what happens next is not for me. Cartoons are still my thing, you never get too old and Bob’s Burgers really makes me laugh. Reality shows can be addictive, but I try not to take them too seriously and being the child of a policeman, I’m all about crime TV.
While I don’t have the chance to watch television all the time, the goodness of digital recording allows me to do so on those days when I just want to vegetate. Thee that the shows that I watch from time to time. Some make me laugh, some are intriguing and one just makes me scratch my head and ask why. Maybe some of these are on your watch list and if they are, then you understand, if not, forgive me, I’m a work in progress.
Bob’s Burgers – I love cartoons
Law & Order – I watch them all, especially Criminal Intent; Goren and Eames were the truth.
Most things that take place in Chicago – I’m a native, it’s a must.
Naked and Afraid – This is a head scratcher. I could never and would never do this, but I watch through my fingers.
National Geographic Documentaries – LUV THEM!!
Major Crimes – I loved The Closer and Brenda Leigh Johnson so this just makes sense.
Criminal Minds – Blame my sister , she got me hooked.
A few Reality Shows – I won’t say which ones, I have my pride.
Some of my most favorite shows are in syndication and I can watch them over and over and laugh like it’s the first time. For this I thank the casts of Martin, Living Single, King of Queens, Monk, Everybody Loves Raymond and Psych. I appreciate you.