Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Think I've Lost the Love

I admit it. I have been a TV addict for my entire life. In the early years it was Romper Room and the Magic Garden. Followed by a very intense period of The Brady Brunch and Little House on the Prairie. My school years were defined by the evening sitcoms including Kate and Allie, the Cosby Show and Family Ties. Even in college, my suitemates and I made it a point to arrange our busy busy important schedules around the Thursday night line up so as not to miss a single episode of Friends.

At the beginning of this season, I was faithfully watching Brothers and Sisters, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice. Of course, that was supplemented by my CNN, TLC and FOOD TV shows. Yes, I even admit to watching Jon and Kate Plus Eight because, well, I am amazed that Kate makes it through each and every episode.

So, here's the problem. I've tried watching Brothers and Sisters and Grey's Anatomy since the strike ended and I think I've lost the love. There are nights that I don't even put the TV on anymore. Notice that I said nights. Noggin, PBS and Playhouse Disney are alive and well in my home, thank you very much.

I'd like to say I'm more productive but really I'm just spending more time online and less time knitting in front of the TV than I was. I've just transferred the obsession.

So, what about you? Are you enjoying the new episodes of your favorite shows? Is there a new (to me) show that I should try?


themommykelly said...

It just seems to me that every time I'd really like to view a favorite show, my children or Hubby or both sabotage my efforts. It is uncanny how often this happens. Oh well. I guess it's not really all that important.

Vicki said...

You know what I think? There are too many shows/stations to choose from now. Loved to watch TV when I was little and we only had five staions! Ah, the excitement of cartoons or your favorite show only once a week at a certian time.....our kids will never know that feeling.

I'm ashamed to admit the only show I faithfully watched this season was "Rock of Love", with Bret Michaels. Shame on me!

jodifur said...

I watch way, way too much tv. I wish I could give it up.

Maggie said...

I am a total TV addict. TOTAL ADDICT. I am still enjoying Grey's Anatomy - the first episode after the strike was only so so, but I thought the second was much better.

Two others I like are Criminal Minds and Numbers. There are many, many others, but those two are always pretty interesting. Oh - and House!