Saturday, April 4, 2009

TV and other things

Heidi and Christy have inspired me to talk about TV!

Now I know many of you (especially those with small children or those of you who have a job outside the home) don't have time to watch TV. Unfortunately, I do. :) And because of it, like Christy and Heidi, I am addicted to TV. I love the shows that are on now, and am SO thankful for my DVR. Because of course, without it, I wouldn't be able to catch half of these (and I'd have to sit through all of the commercials.. ughh).

So, I thought I would share with you what my favorite shows are and why I like them. Feel free to comment about your favorite shows, whether they be the same as mine or not. It seems that my faves, and Christy's and Heidi's faves, are very different.

Here they are:

House - I love Hugh Laurie. Plain and simple. He is my absolute favorite actor (it doesn't hurt that he's British)! Because of my nursing background, I also love the medical part. I find myself looking up terminology they mention on there if I don't know what they are talking about. If you are a Hugh Laurie fan, then check out "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" on Youtube. It's hilarious. Especially the "Mr. Burmie" episode (for those of you who are animal lovers. :)

Fringe - Well, I must say that my husband has turned me into a Sci Fi geek. I love everything about this show. Especially the fact that it's not too "Hollywooded up". They keep the characters real. Dr. Walter Bishop is absolutely hilarious and is a such a joy to watch.

Without A Trace - I like the mystery surrounding the disappearances. I also like all of the characters.

Doctor Who - Mix the British and Sci Fi together and you have the perfect show! David Tennant is dreamy (I can't believe I just used that word...LOL) I'm going to be sad when they replace him after 2010. I also liked Christopher Eccleston in the role though, and British tv usually chooses their actors based on their talent and not how much plastic surgery they have had, so I'm sure the next Doctor will do a fine job in the role.

Psych - Oh my, what do I say about this...other than the show is hilarious? Shawn and Gus have the perfect relationship as partners. Casey, Jason and I are ROFL whenever we watch this show. We haven't missed an episode! Again, I'm so thankful for my DVR!!!

Monk - A good mystery coupled with some OCD! Funny, funny, funny. They are canceling it after 2010. Boooo!!!

CSI and CSI NY - I like anything forensic. Even though it's not very realistic a lot of times, it's still fun to watch. I have always been so interested in a medical examiner's career, and this gives me my fix every week. The more gore, the better!

Torchwood - A spin-off of Doctor Who! Again, mix the British, Sci Fi, and of course hunky John Barrowman together, and well... I can't get enough!

Criminal Minds - What a great show! Lot's of serial killer mysteries. I love the characters and the mystery. And of course Matthew Gray Gubler!!!

Eleventh Hour - I didn't like this show at first. But now, it has become one of my favorites. I love the science part of it, and of course the mystery, and Rufus Sewell is phenomenal in the role of Dr. Jacob Hood.

Lie to Me - It's fascinating to watch how they can tell if someone is lying or not. I don't know if everything they say on there is real or not, but it's so cool to watch. I love the mystery of it all.

Ok, I think that about covers it! Do any of you like these shows? What are your favorites?

In other news:

My friend Sara has written some great articles for Check them out.

Also, check out my friend Aimee's blog. Very cool fundraiser for CF.

Balin is throwing up everyday now. Does anyone know if I can give him a Pepcid everyday, or if that is only a temporary thing? His back seems to be all better, so that's good!

Casey is out shopping with her friends and step-mom today. She texted me earlier, and I think she's going to be buying Delia's out today. LOL. I just love this shirt with this belt and this bracelet. She already has the bracelet, but I'm going to have to buy the shirt and belt online, because they are out of her size at the store.

Want to join an online book club? My friend Carrie has started one. Go to her blog to vote on the upcoming book we are going to read! It's going to be so much fun!!

I'm meeting my family for dinner tonight at our favorite Italian restaurant. It seems I'm going there every weekend now. Jason is working, but is going to try to meet us for dinner.

Don't forget about the Twilight drawing if you are a Twilighter!!

Happy Saturday everyone!


Aspiemom said...

Oh, my! I was just looking at Sara's articles in the and read the suggestion that the waistline be measured before you get a PFT. Oh, I hope they start doing that! I know mine is too big. I get enough bad news when I go to clinic, I don't want to hear that number, too!

Enjoy your Italian tonight!

Alicia said...

Okay, you're going to laugh so hard. I love Lie to Me, and I find myself watching hand motions or facial expression after they say something (in real life) to see if they're lying to me! I'm like "Alicia, stop it!"

If you love all those, you'll LOVE The Mentalist! Check it out! said...

I love House! That's one of the only non-reality shows that I watch. Otherwise, it's nothing but sports for me...when I have time to just veg that is.


Carrie said...

Thanks for posting about the book club on your blog!! I am's going to be fun!! I am trying to hurry and finish reading the Twilight series so I have those out of the way before we start the new book. I have really enjoyed reading Twilight!!

OceanDesert said...

You are so sweet to mention my articles! Thanks much, Cysta!

How come Balin is throwing up? Virus?

Katey said...

You CAN give Balin a pepcid everyday if needed. My Dad's a vet and I just asked him! I hope that Balin gets better!

I do like the TV show "House." I love all the medical shows! Have you watched the talk-show "The Doctors"?? I started watching it while in the hospital (because I had the time). I think most of the time it's very interesting! (and the host doctor is pretty cute):) Thanks for sharing...I may have to check out some of those shows!

Christy said...

Thanks Katey and thank Dad for me. :)

No, I haven't seen "The Doctors". I'm going to go research it now. Thanks!

CFlover said...

Oh wow I have never watched any of these shows!!
Thanks..I know now I live in a bubble lol!!!
I will be checking them out tho ;)