Homer's Travels: TV: What we watch ... How we waste our time

Saturday, September 23, 2006

TV: What we watch ... How we waste our time

The wife and I are couch potatoes. Our main form of evening entertainment is watching the boob-tube. Here is our idiot box viewing schedule:


  • America's Funniest Home Videos - ABC - My guilty pleasure. What is it about whacks to the crotch that are so funny? I do not know.
  • The Amazing Race - CBS - We love our so-called reality shows. This one is our favorite because of all the locations they race to and the personality conflicts that occur.


  • Heroes - NBC - This show hasn't started yet but the premise sounds interesting.
  • Anthony Bourdaine: No Reservations - Travel - A food/travel show hosted by Anthony Bourdaine, an irreverent ex-heroin addict, ex-drunk, chef from New York. What isn't there to love.


  • Eureka - SciFi - a comedy/drama science fiction show I've mentioned before is still holding my interest.


  • Jericho - CBS - A new show this season. A potentially interesting story line. Feels like Lost. I'm giving it a shot.
  • Lost - ABC - The new shows start soon. I love this show but I have no idea where it's going and that may be a problem. The pleasure iof this show is that you are trying to solve the mystery. If the writers are not moving towards a definite endgame then all the speculation is bogus and I would be very disappointed.
  • America's Next Top Model - CW - Yeah, I know. A very guilty pleasure. I think the wife likes it more then me but I'm still there beside her when it's on.
  • Project: Runway - Bravo - Yep, more so-called reality junk. The wife and I enjoy this stuff for some reason.


  • Survivor - CBS - Not as good as it has been in the past but still watchable.


  • Doctor Who - SciFi - Quirky British science fiction. I watched the old episodes back in college. The new ones are fun too. British humor is hard to follow sometimes and the special effects often suck but I still enjoy it. The new season starts in a week.
  • Battlestar Galactica - SciFi - The best show on TV today. The new season starts in two weeks. I can't wait. I am sure I will write more about this once the season starts.

Saturday: Nothing - yes, nothing. Oh, the TV is on but we just watch random stuff.

We watch a lot of other junk as well but it's not worth mentioning. In our house, during the week, the TV turns on at around 3:30 PM and stays on until 9:00 PM. Between the shows listed above are little chunks of news, HGTV, Discover, and Travel Channel. Any shows that are on after 9:00 PM are recorded and watched the next day. The reason we record things is because we are usually in bed reading by 9:00 PM. Pretty disgusting I guess but we both get up early (5:20 AM for me and 6:00 AM for the wife).

All in all, I've listed 12 hours of TV a week. Sometimes I feel guilty about watching all this drivel. Hasn't stopped me from doing it though. I then complain about not having enough time to read ... sigh

1 comment:

  1. I also love project runway, survivor, amazing race & Lost. I'm not with you on all the other stuff, and I'm not sure why I watch this stuff either, but project runway/lost are my favorites. Love the blog. Give homer a smootch for me and give the wife a hug.