What’s good on TV these days? The only shows I watch “live” are Glee and American Idol. And my favorite shows are Xena, The Cosby Show, The Nanny, and The Golden Girls. So clearly I’m just up to the cutting edge of breakthrough television. Other than that, I watch varying degrees of trashy reality television. My Fair Wedding (With David Tuterra!), Keeping up with the Kardashians… come to think of it, I watch most E! reality programming, when I watch television. I catch up on Supernatural when I’m at home with my family.

Then I stream whatever Netflix suggests for me. Because Netflix is kind of my best friend. It never leaves me waiting for it on a street corner and it never hurts my feelings. It loves me unconditionally, whether I feel like watching Psych, Pushing Daisies, or Dexter. It never judges me or makes me feel silly for loving what I love.

So what’s good? What are you loving? I’ve heard good things about Modern Family. And I know all about the intense, gripping reality shows on A&E which are arguably exploitative but DANG if I don’t love Hoarders. And Intervention? Fuhgeddaboutit. I sob every episode.

I’m open for suggestions.

Channel Surfing,


6 thoughts on “Television Wasteland?

  1. Jeremy Kubicek

    I LOVE Modern Family! But a few shows I got into recently have been:

    – Flying Wild Alaska on Discovery, about Alaskan bush pilots (Idk if you’d be too interested in that one)
    – Worst Cooks in America on Food Network (because I relate to it so well)
    – Raising Hope on Fox (Hilarious white trash family comedy)
    – My Strange Addiction on TLC (woman who’s addicted to eating cigarette ashes and pottery? Heck yes)
    – And for some real programming, Vanguard which I’ve been watching on Hulu (Award-winning documentary show about various world issues, very interesting stuff)


    1. kaitlinwehlmann

      I’ve seen a few episodes of Raising Hope, it’s pretty funny. And I loooooooooove My Strange Addiction. Ish is crazy! But I have to say I hate Worst Cooks in America because I feel like no one could possibly be that incompetent. One lady had never cooked her husband breakfast and she was retired. Ughhhh that show drives me crazy. The contestants can’t even follow basic instructions! But I could see why you could relate, haha. I tell everyone I know how you messed up instant pudding.


  2. Maquita

    -Raising Hope is positively one of the most adorable, yet remarkably coherent and well executed, shows that has come out in a long time, I love it! Plus it comes on after Glee, which I have a particularly outrageous love for.
    -Bones. You’ve gotten my “He used to be Angel, but Bones makes me forgive that” texts. Fo rillz. Watch. The stories are great and it’s an entirely character-based show, which I love. Everyone in the cast is both relevant and just a treat to watch.
    -NCIS is always good, though I’m terribly behind on watching it. Sad face
    -Say Yes to The Dress, which is clearly not “regular programming,” makes my heart sing, same with What Not to Wear
    -Outsourced, check it out if you get a chance, it’s on Hulu. It’s not spectacular or hysterical, but it’s cute and fun and good for a little laugh
    -Royal Pains. LOVE.
    -White Collar. You will enjoy the character development, the development of their relationships, and the achingly suave Neil. Burke is possibly the cutest FBI agent ever, totally in love with his “Saved by the Bell” wife, and super charming. That is, if you pretend Agent Booth never hit the scene 😉


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