Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Must See Tv

We all have our little addictions in life. Some of us live off of Ben & Jerry's, others over indulge at Barnes & Noble, and still others cannot resist buying yet another set of expensive lingerie (obviously none of these apply to me. *ahem*).

However. The tried and true addiction that has taken over the entire country is Must See Tv (of which I have created my own definition). Hah. You thought I was going to say Palinsanity didn't you?

Must See Tv (as defined by me - omg rhyme!): Must See Tv is any Tv show which the general public of the U.S. finds itself addicted to regardless of production length, plot quality, or character depth.

Here are some examples - but before anyone freaks out just know that I'm not saying any of these shows are bad per se. Just that they've taken over our weekday evenings. And I may or may not be planning my schedule around some of them.

Examples: Heroes, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, House, The Hills, Dexter, and the most awesomely awesome show out there - The Office!

Yes. I admit it. I absolutely adore The Office. I didn't start watching it until the third season was under way but upon discovering I was hooked and subsequently had to spend an entire weekend catching up on the first two seasons I had missed.

I love the relationships between all the characters (not necessarily pleasant in some cases) and the interaction that takes place. The Office is maybe one of the best shows ever made. In my personal opinion it's also much better than its UK parent - which I found dull, hard to follow, and with lackluster dynamics between characters.

However with my extreme love of The Office taking over any available Tv time I might have - I'm worried that I'm possibly missing out on other great television and that when I rejoin society (Read: Salt Lake) I'll be totally and completely out of the loop and with little clue as to why everyone is talking about some guy named House and some girl named Peyton. Essentially I need more Must See Tv that I must see.

So this is where you guys come in! If you happen to watch/know of/ADORE any particular Tv show please leave a comment and tell me which one it is. I am determined to spend more time glued to my couch and am willing to take any help I can get in accomplishing such matter.

And for those of you that would have suggested The Office here are some pictures to tie you over. (Until Thursday - that is.)


JCampbell said...

Pam, will you marry me? ;)

Allison said...

The shows I watch and also enjoy:

- How I Met Your Mother
- The Amazing Race (fav reality show)
- The Ex List (it's new, but so far quirky, cute)
- Fringe (new, so far interesting)

Gretchen said...

I love the Office, but you knew that already. HIMYM really is great (at least seasons 1 and 2 are) and I also recommend 30 Rock and I'll second Fringe.

Kristi said...

I'm like a TV Junkie. My DVR stays full.

I love Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill. I've been hooked on OTH (see I'm a super fan because I shorten it to OTH!) since the very first episode. I have a serious addiction to teen dramas.

Grey's Anatomy - I just can't quit you!

How I Met Your Mother - I love you Barney!

I also love this show on ABC family called Greek. It's so great. Private Practice is good too. Fringe is on my DVR waiting to be dived into.

I could go on forever, but I'll spare you. I think I've already revealed too much of my inner dork.

Me! said...

Yes, The Office is wonderful!

Other watches:
- Grey's Anatomy - though I'm about to give up on the whine fest

- Destination Truth - Wednesday nights on the Sci-Fi Channel. Call me a dork, but this show is AWESOME as they travel the world trying to debunk creepy legends.

- Family Guy - Best cartoon EVER

Amy said...

My personal obsession is Gossip Girl...oh so good.

Ms. Salti said...

A few weeks ago, while I was patiently waiting for the season opener of Entourage to begin, I caught the tail-end of, and subsequently got sucked into "True Blood." It's a new series about vampires and all that super-natural-ly stuff on HBO. I'm sooo not the girl to get hooked on a show about vampires, but good Lord woman, it's fabulous! I mentioned on another blog that when I watch it, I can almost feel the sexual tension seeping from the TV into my living room!

With that said, the shows I love are Entourage, True Blood, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds. I also caught an episode of Gary UnMarried last week and it was quite entertaining. Hope this helps!

Jessica Lawlor said...

Privileged is amazing!

michelle woo said...

I've become less of a TV junkie now that I don't have a TV in my room. (If I want to watch TV, I have to watch it with the parents.) But I do love The Office! I have my little Dwight bobblehead here on my desk.

Addie said...

I'm so glad I discovered your blog. You're so clever, but you knew that, didn't you?

To answer your question, in addition to my obsession with The Office, I LOVE Mad Men.

GutsyWriter said...

Between reading, writing and watching TV, your life is complete.
What I want to ask you is, are you writing a novel? or non-fiction? Where and when do you write?
P.S. I'm only addicted to BBC world news, other news and American Idol, when it starts.

Just call me 'A' said...

hey..i love your blog.
my obsessions:
Two and a half men,
Gilmore Girls
and lately dancing with the stars


Elizabeth Marie said...

Thanks you guys for all the great ideas! This has all been so much help! You guys are totally awesome. Awesomely awesome.

kristin said...

I love Grey's Anatomy. And are you as in love with Jim Halpert as I am? I'd marry him.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Kristin: I know few girls who wouldn't marry Jim. He is adorable with an A. However I happen to have a Jim of my very own ;-).