I like TV. I admit it. I watch it. I do. I even sit around watching reruns when I could be outside walking along The Seawall or going to the park. I am a little addicted. However, I have an idea that might eventually break me from the habit. I make it a policy not to start watching any new shows. I’ll watch new programs that are limited runs but no new series. As a result I don’t watch Lost, or Desperate Housewives, or any of the CSI’s. Eventually I hope that the programs I do watch will end and I will be free of my TV screen tether.
Summer is always a bit of a bummer for TV fanatics due to insidious reruns but occasionally a new show will pop up that is interesting. A couple have caught my eye and I find myself tuning in.
- Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey-I know this isn’t the first season of this show but it is on mainstream channels now and not on one of those stations that cost extra money every month. Honestly, I don’t know why I watch this show. Reality TV does not appeal to me normally. I am not a foodie as I am vegetarian and a very cautious and picky eater. I don’t have a crush on “Chef” so sex appeal isn’t it. In fact this guy freaks out so bad and rages with such intensity at the contestants that I get nauseous. The show literally makes me sick and I swear every week I won’t expose myself to such negativity and yet each week I find myself watching. Maybe it is the visceral nature of the show that keeps me coming back. It certainly isn’t boring.
- #1 Single-This one is also a reality show (go figure) featuring singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb on a quest for a husband. Sounds stooooopid, right but, dammit, she is just so cute. We are the exact same age and our glasses are similar and I used to have the exact hair-do before it all fell out and when I was employed and thin I used to wear cute, sexy and funky clothes like she does. We even share a fondness for Hello Kitty. I can identify with her single status too. Mind you I am completely alienated by her talent but I like her songs so that is ok. So far I am loving this show. She is very honest about her desires for marriage and kids when so many 30-something women are demeaned for these feelings with derogatory names like ‘cougar’ etc. GO LISA!!!!
What are you watching this summer?