Thursday, May 18, 2006

might as well face it...

...I'm addicted to TV. With season finales and some very exciting episodes this week, I have come to realize how much I enjoy television. I wouldn't go so far as to say I couldn't live without it, because Baron & I did that for one week a few weeks ago, but it definitely plays a big role in my life. I know, I know...I shouldn't spend so much time in front of the TV. Well, I really don't, at least not compared to other people. :-) Anyway, I thought I would make a list of my top 10 favorite shows on TV right now. Please understand that these are not my top 10 of all time - just the ones that are airing right now. Shows in syndication are not included.

#10 - Trading Spaces. I don't have time to watch this show as often as I used to, but whenever I'm at home sick or I have a day off, I definitely reserve the 3:00 pm time slot for it.

#9 - Law & Order: SVU. This is another one that I don't have as much time to watch as I used to, but I love it. And I really think Detective Stabler looks like Buddy Bell.

#8 - My Name is Earl. While not quite as funny as my #7 show, it definitely deserves a spot on my list. I mean, come on - who doesn't enjoy watching a redneck with a moustache running around with the guy from Remember the Titans and a dumb blonde who married a ghetto black guy?

#7 - The Office. OMGAH. I love Steve Carell. I think this show is appreciated more by those of us who work in an office. It's hilarious. There are no words to express how funny this show is to me.

#6 - Desperate Housewives. Ok, it's definitely not the most moral show I could be watching. But it is funny, and I like to make fun of the unnecessary drama that everyone causes on Wysteria Lane. Sometimes it's a little over the top for me, but the good parts outweigh the bad.

#5 - Medium. When I first started watching Medium, I didn't think Patricia Arquette was that great of an actress. Sometimes that still comes out in her performances, but overall I think she's great. And I just love the plots on the show. Kudos to the writers, who are obviously very creative.

#4 - House. Man, I LOVE this show. There's not much better than a British doctor with an insanely sarcastic personality. I can never get enough sarcasm in my life. (And no, that comment was not me being sarcastic.)

#3 - Grey's Anatomy. I just started watching Grey's in the second season, and I quickly became hooked. I hate that I missed the first season. This show is AWESOME! Especially now that Chris O'Donnell is on it. :-) Did y'all see the season finale? I mean, WOW.

#2 - American Idol. I have watched every season of American Idol except for the first one. When it first started, I thought it was just another reality show. Man, was I wrong. I've always loved talent shows, and this is like the best talent show in the world. (P.S. Vote for Taylor!! SOUL PATROL!!!)

#1 - Friends. Ok, so I know I said I was only listing shows that are currently airing, but I had to reserve my #1 spot for my favorite show of all time. I didn't become a devoted Friends fan until I got to college, and by then I was really hooked. I don't even have the words to express how much I love this show.

So, there you have them. My current top 10 TV shows. I'm sure it will change next season. There are many shows that were on my list last year that are not there anymore. (Ahem, ER...) I'd also like to give a shout out to Charter's Moxi, without whom I would not be able to watch my shows nearly as easily. The top 9 shows on my list have earned their right to be recorded on Moxi (except for Friends, because I have seasons 1-6 on DVD). Oh and thanks to Jamin & Ashley for convincing us to upgrade to digital cable & get Moxi. I mean, it's only like $15 more. Thanks guys!


  1. ok, first of all, I can't believe you left off my favorite show...and the only one I record...PTI: Pardon the Interruption. Tony continues to express his fondness for American Idol, but still no love...
    If I may also throw in Pros vs. Joes...I need to find out how to be a contestant on that show :)

  2. case all of you missed that...Baron only records ONE show on Moxi. One. And it's quite possibly the most obnoxious show EVER. However, I will admit that it is pretty funny when Tony talks about AI...but that is the ONLY good thing I have to say about the show.

    And I think you would make a great contestant on Pros vs. Joes! DO IT DO IT!!!

  3. Okay, so your favorite two shows are MY favorite two shows!!! Although, American Idol has slightly upset me this year (Chris was my favorite) but FRIENDS is so amazing, words cannot express. My favorite two episodes are The one with the prom video and the one where eddie moves in (season 2, episode 17).. yeah i'm obsessed..

  4. Lerra and Baron. What are you guys doing tonight...watching tv?

    Ok, so it's bad that I don't watch or like most of these shows. But I guess I really show how out of the loop I am because I've never even heard of most of them.

    Office, cool and very funny. Earl, pretty funny. And Law & Order...well, I love it. I watch all the reruns on the other channels. But that's about it for me.

    And I've never even heard of this Moxi you speak of. Is she cute? Is she my type?

  5. How could you not have mentioned Alias and Scrubs?! I'm sitting here dumbfounded. You know...after typing that I've made the decision never to use an adjective with "dumb" in it to describe myself again. Anyway, I'm glad we're not married (I'm sure Baron is too) because we would be fighting over the TV all the time.

    Oh, and one last thing...Seinfeld rules!!

  6. Im with Ryan. Scrubs is one of the FUNNIEST shows on TV if you like that random slap stick comedy type of funniness. And that is my life. So therefore it is def. in my top three.
    Greys anatomy rocks my face off. ohh and you totally changed your space. can you do that?? I want to do that!!!

  7. Ok, ok...I agree that Scrubs is very funny. It is even on my list of recorded shows on our Moxi. But I have to look at the evidence...the fact that I still have about 3 weeks' worth of Scrubs episodes that I haven't watched yet just shows that it isn't high on my list of priorities to watch.

    And yes, you can change your blog template.