Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My TV Shows

It's been a while since I've had a ramble, so I decided to talk about the TV Shows I watch. Last night was the season finale of Parenthood. I just love that show!!! They wrapped up all lose ends with Drew getting into Berkley and (his ex) Amy getting into Tufts across the county. I was worried that they were just going to gloss over that storyline last week. Amber & Ryan are back together and he's getting help. Crosby & Jasmine are having a baby. Sarah picked Hank, although he moved to Minnesota. Kristina is cancer free and she & Adam enjoyed their trip to Hawaii. They were just so adorable on the beach! And the most tearful part of the show was Victor's adoption being finalized. It was a beautiful ceremony and it reminded me of my daughter's adoption.
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Now here's the problem. The season ended with no questions asked (other than what will happen with Sarah). Sure seemed more like a SERIES finale than a season finale. There are lots of rumors out there that the show is going to get cancelled. I just *LOVE* the Bravermans and sure hope that it's brought back for another season!!

A guilty pleasure of mine is The Bachelor. Not because I think that forced relationships on TV are going to produce a beautiful marriage, but rather because I love to make fun of all the dumb contestants. In fact, I get together with a group of friends for a viewing party each week. I've created a game called Bachelor Bash, where I create questions before each episode that everyone answers. It's certainly enhanced the viewing experience. I award a (virtual) prize for the person who scores the highest each week. They are silly prizes that relate to the episode. I will be creating a real trophy/award for the overall winner to be given out after the finale.
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That 50 Shades of Grey chick was CRAZY! I call her 50 Shade of disGREYce! We always vote on the ugliest outfit and count how many different plaids we see. It's a bunch of fun, albeit totally inappropriate!

New shows I am liking this season include The New Normal and Go On. I was recently watching a Go On episode on my computer (I usually catch shows on Hulu after they've aired) and my husband found it entertaining. I've never particularly been a fan of Matthew Perry, but he's perfectly cast in this show!

We are just a few weeks away from Survivor & Amazing Race. Survivor is returning with Fans vs. Favorites on Feb 13th. Favorites? Some of them I don't remember at all...and others like Brandon Hanz is just there to stir $&!+ up. Phillip looks to be crazy as ever. Malcolm is a true fav! This was filmed while last season aired, which could provide a big advantage to Malcolm.
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This is my first look at the Amazing Race cast. I just *LOVE* this show. My hubby and I live vicariously through the show and will talk about which task we would perform or how we would react. We both participate in an online game like my Bachelor Bash above where were guess what will happen each episode. I stay away from spoilers with Amazing Race. Looks like it's going to be an interesting season! This next round starts Feb 17th.
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I have a few other shows I like, but wouldn't miss if they went away. I do enjoy catching episodes of House Hunters online. I particularly like the International version, and imagine myself living in these other countries they visit. What about you? What are your favorite shows?

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30 comments :

  1. I still like Survivor, but I'm bored with Amazing Race and don't watch it anymore. I wouldn't want to be a contestant on that show because it would drive me crazy to be such wonderful places and not be able to explore or get to see the area.

    I like Project Runway a lot and they are starting a new show either this week or next. I can't wait.

    Other than that, we don't watch much TV anymore. Definitely don't watch sitcoms or murder shows.

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  2. I still love the Amazing Race- we just finished up the Australian version a month ago here in New Zealand. I also am enjoying Glee, The Biggest Loser and Top Model: College Edition. I am excited for the new season of Hottest Home Baker to start up here too, it is a baking reality show.

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    1. Was that Amazing Race Australia 2? We watched both seasons on You Tube, but they really seem to be cracking down on that and banning those videos. We are watching Biggest Loser this season after taking several off.

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    2. Yes it was the second season, but I hadn't watched the first season at all. We are behind in NZ on Biggest Loser too, only up to wek two of season 13 whereas I think you are on the 14th season where Jillian comes back? I don't have a lot of time for TV thanks to a baby and toddler, but luckily I have TV on Demand.

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  3. I was wondering if last night's episode of Parenthood was the season finale. I am little worried it will get cancelled too and I hope that doesn't happen.:(

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  4. I love The bachelor I think these girls must be all sorts of crazy! Makes me laugh!!! I miss parenthood, it was cancelled here and I miss it :( Looking forward to Matthew Perry show, I think he was the only funny one on friends and his guest appearance in scrubs was hilarious :)

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    1. I never saw Friends of Scrubs, so I can't compare but I like him in this show!! Bummer that Parenthood was cancelled for you!

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  5. LOL I'm a Bachelor fan too! Always start the first show wondering, "why doesn't a pretty girl like that have her own guy already?" By the second commercial, I am saying, "oh, THAT'S why!"
    I also watch Revenge, Nashville and Shark Tank, For comedy there's The Middle and Modern Family.
    Hope your Parenthood show doesn't get cancelled....I've never seen it.
    Thanks for the fun! Always feels to good to find a "normal" person who isn't embarrassed to say she watches Bachelor!

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    1. It's purely to make fun of them!! I like Modern Family too. Many other shows too!

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  6. I LOVE Parenthood! Just watched the Season Finale last night...here's hoping that it gets renewed for Season 5!!

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  7. Parenthood is one of my favs. It always makes me teary.

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  8. Parenthood is the only show I watch. I will be so, so sad if they cancel it!! I think it is the best show ever!

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    1. I would be sad to...but the rumors are pointing to it!

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  9. hi Diana,
    I love Big Bang Theory, Once Upon a Time and New Girl! I have never seen Parenthood!
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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    1. I watched New Girl last year and it just didn't appeal to me this year.

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  10. Oh no! They HAVE to bring back the Bravermans! I love that show. I cry at least once every episode. It's one of the few shows on TV with any substance.

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  11. Fun post! I'm jealous of your Bachelor viewing party....apparently my friends are over it. What is WRONG with them!? lol

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  12. Ha - I'm glad I'm not the only one who watches The Bachelor! I can't help it - it's so entertaining :) My husband hates it...

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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    1. My hubby got into watching once we started getting together with friends. It's so much fun making fun of it in a group!

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  13. We love survivor and the amazing race too!

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