Sunday, October 04, 2009

Brain Candy

Rarely do I watch TV. For one thing, I just don't have the attention span. Maybe if I had Tivo, I could manage TV (I could watch for 5 minutes, get bored, pause it, and come back later), but I don't, so I say Bah Humbug to most TV shows. If a TV show could grab me in the first two and a half minutes and make me care, I might watch it...but that never happens. You know what I care about? Sleeping. Getting rid of the FLEA INFESTATION FROM HELL (thank goodness, I think they're on the way out). Going more than a day or two without a migraine...that would be nice. TV shows? Not big on the list.

Anyway, I decided to give Flash Forward a chance. The preview looked intriguing. In fact, if you're like me, just watch the preview in lieu of the first episode. It sums it up and it saves you time. The second episode was much better. I'm interested to see how the series pans out. If you like (non-religious) post-apocalyptic type shows, you might like it.

I also watched Hoarders for the first time this weekend. Wow. Just wow. I need to watch that every now and then just to feel better about the state of my own home. I mean I'm a terrible housekeeper, but at least things aren't that bad.

I watched several episodes of Firefly at a friend's house this weekend. I thought it was pretty good. I'm not really a sci-fi chick, so I was somewhat skeptical, but it's got so many good one-liners, and it's not Star-Trekky or anything, so I'm good with it. I think we're going to try to get together on a regular basis to finish up the series.

Do you have a TV obsession or do you eschew TV with a firm hand?


David said...

Have you tried hulu? I've got flashforward queued up there to watch when I have a chance. I used to have the TV on constantly, but now I rarely watch it. I'll watch America's Test Kitchen on PBS at 3:30 on Saturdays, but that is about the only thing I will intentionally tune into. (Unless I need some downtime around 10 PM on a weeknight, then I'll turn on the Scrubs re-runs.)

I watch Bones on hulu, but other than that, I don't watch much. Jennifer watches even less.

Oh, and Firefly is one of the best shows ever.

Liane said...

I am so bad about watching wayyyy too many TV shows. Really. It's hard to keep track of everything I watch...

Firefly is hamazing. <3

Mercy's Maid said...

I've hulu'd (I just used hulu as a verb! tee hee hee) a couple of things, but as a whole, I just don't care enough to put out the effort. I think it's very handy though.

So far I've seen all the Firefly episodes through the one where they tried to burn River at the stake.