I need to say that in addition to these are several shows I am hoping will come back - Dollhouse, Torchwood, Damages (I think I've seen promos for this one?) and I'll probably get sucked into 24 again. Darn that Jack Bauer. Without my Tivo, I would NEVER watch this many programs, but I'm grateful for the invention of DVRs so that people like me can watch television AND have a life!
My business is copywriting - sometimes for ads, sometimes to help sell ads. And I spent a few years working in ad agencies. My college years I was told this was what my career would be like. Ha! Not quite. But I do wish we still got to drink at work.
I loved the British version of The Office, and recently I re-viewed the pilot of this show, which had to grow on me. They did an amazing job of importing this concept, building on it and making The Office its own show in the US. Old episodes work well, in or out of sequence. But I try to never miss a new episode. That's a good sitcom.
Whenever there is big news, I check MSNBC and CNN to see what the latest commentary is. I check washingtonpost.com and the BBC to get the facts. Then, I want to know who has made a fool out of themselves. What politician or lobbyist is sticking their foot in their mouth? Whether it's another cheating governor, a breach in party security or just a shouting congressman, Jon Stewart will spotlight that dumbass. On top of that, Stewart has some really great guests.
LOVE for Tim Gunn. Make it work! I really love the critiques he gives the contestants; so much more could come from that. And of course the clothes. This is one reality show that I find very creative and productive, not to mention inspiring.
I did not make the cut for show choir in high school. I was in a few musical productions, and I hung out with the artistic crew. I love this approach, the adult cast is awesome and the kids keep the pace up. Great timely topics are handled well.
My husband got me into this one, and I've come to enjoy Dennis Leary's performance. It's an elaborate drama about firemen in New York, post 9/11 and how that trauma has affected everyone related to the firehouse. There's also a lot of straight talk about alcoholism, which I really appreciate.
This show started when I was getting my first apartment, dating and living in my big city - Washington, DC - I identified with these characters immensely. I will always love this show, reruns can go on and on and on forever as far as I'm concerned!
Some say this show has jumped the shark, but since I've worked so long in marketing, I love to engineer my own solutions to the challenges as the contestants continue their back-stabbing ways. Celebrity Apprentice is even more fun, because I've admired some of those high-profile contestants' marketing campaigns from afar. But when they show up, they can't even collaborate on what to have for lunch. So, the show is stupid, I know, but it's a guilty pleasure.
My husband put this on our Tivo - it runs on VH1 Classic. We've seen some real legends of metal on this metal talk show led by Eddie Trunk and his buddies. If you're a fan of metal, I totally recommend it, there are some great long-form interviews with real legends.