I recently saw some posts on what they watch on tv and it got me thinking about what I watch. There are so many reality shows on tv that are way over the top. Maybe these people are really the way they appear on tv, but I can’t help but think that they are playing to an audience. I don’t go for drama or divas.
The reality tv I like are Pawn Stars, American Pickers and Forensic Files. I’m a CSI junkie, but the real thing, not those dramas. Pawn Stars and American Pickers are two shows hubby and I can both watch and enjoy. Hubby really likes antiques. I like the stories behind the antiques. I usually get to watch Forensic Files once a month when hubby is away at drill (like this weekend, yeah!)
There isn’t a lot of fictional tv I’m really interested in. I think tv has really gone down hill in the past decade. I like the old shows: F Troop, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Hogan’s Heroes, The Addams Family (all time fave). A series in the early 90’s I liked was The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. That show introduced me to Bruce Campbell. I enjoyed his guest spots on Xena: Warrior Princess too. There was the short-lived Jack of All Trades which hubby and I enjoy, but it isn’t exactly a family friendly show like Brisco County. One show I do like is The Mentalist, because it is a modern day Sherlock Holmes type of show (and Holmes is my all time fave hero) but it’s on too late for me, so I hope to collect the series on DVD. I also liked Monk, but it was the same deal. I have managed to get season 1 of Monk and hope to collect that series as well. My sister used to tell me I was OCD, and I ignored her. Then I saw an episode of Monk and I thought OMG, she’s right! So now I recognize and embrace my OCD, but I’m not nearly as bad as Monk. Just don’t ask to borrow my crayons and mess up the order they are in. Firing squad offence! That’s a story all in itself.
Another thing is all the movie remakes lately. You know, if someone said they were going to remake Gone With the Wind, the person would probably get death threats. You don’t mess with classics. And some of the movies they are remaking are considered classics. I think people are getting lazy and trying to make a buck off someone else’s success. Well, remakes rarely measure up. Remakes I won’t be seeing is the new Get Smart movie or the recently released A-Team movie. I’m sorry, but George Peppard made the role of Hannibal and I think it’s sacrilege to have someone replace him and remake the character. It’s lost it’s spirit. I’ll stop ranting now.
But mostly I prefer the few reality shows I watch. Another one hubby and I watch is Ghosthunters. Very interesting. We particularly like Ghost Hunters International because of the European locations — very old and interesting histories.
So, I guess I’m kind of dull as far as my tv habits, but that is okay.
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