It’s been so long since I last blogged, I forgot the password to log on to my own website. Tsk tsk.
I’d like to excuse myself from this blogging hiatus by saying I’ve been super busy, but I’m always up to my ears in busy so that excuse is lame. So I shall give no excuse and just get on with this post.
One of my doctors recently told me I need to stop thinking so much. Still trying to figure out exactly what that means, btw. (More with the thinking!) At any rate, I figured a good solution would be to use what little free time I have to sit on the couch and crochet while I watch mindless television. And that is what gave me the idea for this post.
Without further rambling, in no particular order, I give you five TV shows I know I shouldn’t watch, but do anyway.
1. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
This program follows Gypsy families as their sons and daughters prepare for marriage. When the show first aired, it focused on Irish Travelers in Europe. Now they’ve branched out to include American Gypsies. I like this show because they have very exotic, loud wedding dresses with lots of bling and poof and WOW are they unique.
Why shouldn’t I watch it? It has turned into Jerry Springer, complete with baby daddies and fist fights.
2. Million Dollar Listing
Real estate agents in New York City compete for and sell the most luxurious properties in the city. And there’s lots o’ drama. I enjoy this show for the same reason I like all the other real estate shows. I’m nosey and I like to see the inside of other people’s houses. Maybe if I said I like to see how they decorate their houses it would sound less creepy? Yes? Let’s go with that then.
Why shouldn’t I watch this show? It, too, is drama central. The agents are always back stabbing each other and doing whatever they can to climb to the top. Even though it pretends to be about real estate, it feels more like a soap opera, and we all know most soap operas are garbage. With the exception of Passions of course, I’m still mourning the end of that show.
3. The AM News
I watch the morning news because I want three things: 1) the weather, 2) the traffic, and 3) the top 5 major news stories. But is that what I normally get from watching the news? No. I get celebrity gossip and sports and anchors behaving badly.
Why shouldn’t I watch the news? Most days that I watch it, I walk away feeling annoyed, like I’ve wasted 15 minutes of my life I can never get back. This, from the woman who records and watches My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!
4. 19 Kids & Counting
The title of this show says it all. Kids everywhere. I enjoy this show because 1) I love kids, and 2) they’re super faithful Christians, though I’m not sure exactly what brand of Christianity they practice.
Why shouldn’t I watch this show? It makes me a little jealous. I’m not saying I want to have 19 children, but I’d be thrilled to pieces to have a big family one day.
5. Holmes on Homes
Holmes on Homes is about a contractor in Canada who helps people fix their homes after they are messed up by really crappy contractors.
Why shouldn’t I watch this? I’m not sure I will ever be able to trust a contractor to do work on our house. I’m convinced at least 75% of them are crooks, which surely can’t be the case. And I’m going to be very weary the next time we purchase a home because of all the stuff I’ve learned that can be done wrong. The number one lesson I’ve learned is that cities require permits and inspections to protect people from bad contractors who take unsafe shortcuts to make an extra buck. Before, I always thought it was just another cash cow for the city. We had a contractor come give us an estimate on our basement and he proposed we skip the permits to save some money. And then I promptly showed him the door.
Maybe instead of a blogging break, I should have broken up with TV. I gave up TV one year during Lent and it was the most productive time of my life.
What TV shows do you watch that you know you shouldn’t?