Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #6 ~ Becka's TV Shows

Today's T-13 is about TV shows I watch. DH and I don't watch much "live" TV. We have a DVR, so we record most everything and then watch it later so we can skim the commercials.

1.) LOST ~ While I'm pissed off their "answers" to questions raises more questions, I'm still hooked. And I'm also pissed the characters don't ask the questions I would ask if in the same damn situation. Kate and Juliette are chased by the black fog and not 30 seconds after it leaves, Kate's upset that Juliette had a key to her handcuffs? WTF? ASK ABOUT THE GALLDARN FOG, WOMAN!! Or even the force field. Or where they came from. Why are they in the commune? How do they know so much about them? Ack, I'm pulling out my hair.

2.) Heroes ~ I. Love. This. Show. It's the best show on TV, in my opinion. It doesn't pull any punches. It's in your face. There's no such thing as "long, drawn out" storylines. Wham! Bam! What the hell was that? OMG, effing awesome! And it's still ONLY in it's first season. Holy crap, how can they top it?

3.) Grey's Anatomy ~ DH and I just recently got in this show, so we're not watching it week to week yet. We're still on the Season 2 DVD's. But it's a really good show. We're love it so far.

4.) Thank God You're Here ~ an improv comedy show that just premiered on Monday. It's pretty darn funny. But it's one of *those* shows that will probably be canceled if it doesn't catch on quick.

5.) Planet Earth ~ If you don't have an HD TV, I'm sorry for you. This show is AWESOME. It's on Discovery HD and the images they've captured are so amazing. My only nitpick is Segourney Weaver (the narrator) says "planet Earth" way too many times. "This is the biggest desert on planet Earth." "This is the only place this species is found on planet Earth". LOL Other than that, go watch this show in HD. You'll be amazed.

6.) Prison Break ~ DH and I used to watch this show religiously. However, now our ardor has cooled since they've broken out of prison. We have about 5 episodes yet to watch on our DVR. Not sure if we'll go back to it. As much as I luv Wentworth Miller, even the intrigue about the President isn't enough to keep me going. I'm not interested in the side plots. I just want 100% Linc and Michael. Unfortunately, they pepper the show with the other prisoners' stories. Boring.

7.) Avatar: The Last Airbender ~ Yes, we watch a cartoon. It's AWESOME. If you've only seen glimpses of it and thought it was weird, well, what anime isn't weird?? But this show has the added bonus of being created by American guys. So that strange Japanese humor isn't there. The characters are animated with American body language and humor, and the plot throughout is wonderful, not to mention the imagination behind all that bending. "Bending" means able to manipulate by some magical force the four elements of nature: Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Only the Avatar can bend all four. Otherwise, you're only a specialist in one element. Excellent show. And where the HELL is Season Three, people???

8.) The Sopranos ~ If you can get past the cussing, murder, and general disregard for human life, then you'll like this show. It's "glory days" were around Season 3. DH and I have watched all the seasons. This last season has been luke-warm, but we've been with it this far, seems like we should at least finish the show.

9.) Stargate SG1 ~ As if this wasn't obvious for those of you who visit my BEAST blog. LOL Love this show. We haven't watched this show from day one, but we HAVE bought and watched all the seasons. Has this show come back from it's long-ass break yet? DH and I have it scheduled to record in the DVR, but all it records are fricken' repeats. If this show is ending, they better get their heads out of their butts and air the final shows already!

10.) Stargate Atlantis ~ Another obvious show I watch. I love Dr. McKaY and Col. Sheppard. And I can't help but pray to the Stargate gods that DJ Yummy will find a permanent home in the Pegasus galaxy. DJ Yummy = Daniel Jackson = Michael Shanks. Whew baby!

11.) Battlestar Galactica ~ Excellent show, actually nothing like the original show of old with the same title. Sure, it's got humans battling the Cylons, but the producers have made the show their own, with KICK ASS space battles and great special effects. The jittery camera and zoom in shots they do all the time in space was lifted right from the Firefly/Serenity 'Verse. Of course, it could be because the SAME company does the effects for BG. :) Did you know there's a shot in the movie pilot that shows the Serenity ship from Firefly flying in the sky? The show earned the ultimate "cool" factor from me because of that. :P

12.) House ~ Love this show too. DH and I have actually stopped watching this season, because we didn't set it up in our DVR and now we're too far behind to try and catch up. But we WILL watch this season when it's available on DVD. In fact, I'm going insane from not having my House fix. Don't you DARE say one word about what's going on right now.

13.) The Office ~ DH and I have watched this show from day one, even the original BBC "Office" starring Ricky Gervais. My God, everytime I watch this show, I fear I'm going to pee my pants. It's that "uncomfortable" kind of comedy that really tickles my funny bone. Dwight is so over-the-top it's fabulous. I just wish the writers would get off their butts and give us some payoff between Jim and Pam. I mean come on. Quit stringing us along already!!

There you have it. Thirteen shows I watch. :)



At 9:47 AM , Anonymous Journeywoman said...

I like Greys and Heroes as well. Have to disagree about the Sopranos, the glory days was the first season with Tony's mom.

Happy TT

At 9:55 AM , Blogger LLD said...

I love Lost - I just started watching it this year and at the end of each episode i'm psyched for the next one!

Not liking Juliette!

I also watch Heroes, Grey's and Prison Break! :) avidly.

At 9:55 AM , Blogger Becka said...

Hmm, you might be right, there. His mom was always good for tension and drama. I was so pissed when they whacked Adrienne. I almost stopped watching because of it. I realize, what else are they going to do? But I just didn't like that.


At 9:58 AM , Anonymous Michelle Cary said...

I watch Avatar with my son. It's actually a very good show for being a cartoon. At least it's better than Spongebob.

At 12:15 PM , Blogger Ingrid said...

1, 3 and 5 top my list!!! i like those 3, as well! great idea for this weeks T13 list! isn't Planet Earth amazing? esp. if you watch it on HD, OMG, it's the best! and Sigourney Weaver's narration?? the best!

At 12:31 PM , Blogger Ingela F. Hyatt said...

Love your list Rebecca!

Not only what's on the list, but how you describe each show. Maybe you should be a spokeswoman for the networks...your descriptions are a hell of a lot more entertaining than what you find in the TV Guide! LOL


At 12:40 PM , Blogger Bianca D'Arc said...

As a fellow Stargate fan, I'm sorta both dreading and looking forward to tomorrow night when they start showing the last few eps of SG-1. I'm gonna miss it when it's gone. Truly.

At 12:45 PM , Blogger Shelley Munro said...

I love Grey's. It was on last night here in New Zealand.

LOST - I was "lost" during the second series LOL

At 1:24 PM , Blogger Amanda Young said...

I love Grey's Anatomy. It's about the only show I can sit still long enough to watch these days. :)

At 1:36 PM , Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Avatar!! You DO know that there's only three seasons planned, right? That was all that was ever in the works.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news; the more I watch it, the more I like it. Ang has some of the greatest facial expressions, I swear!

Happy TT!

At 1:42 PM , Blogger Kuanyin said...

I only watch TWO of the shows you watch! I'll have to check some of your recommendations out! Happy TT!

At 2:14 PM , Blogger FRIGGA said...

I've never seen a single episode from any of those. Oh well, Happy TT13!

At 3:06 PM , Blogger Donica Covey said...

I watch House. Great show! I love his personality and attitude!

I did my first Thursday Thirteen. Thanks for the link up! Sorry for hte doing it twice thing. My link didnt work the first time through.


At 4:24 PM , Blogger Selena Kitt said...

I watch House... :)


At 4:32 PM , Blogger Michelle Pillow said...

I love House. I'm watching reruns on DVR right now, lol. LOVE DVR!

I've always liked the Sopranos. The language and violence on it never bothered me. It's great in fiction, RL not so much... :) Great post!

At 4:43 PM , Blogger impworks said...

House is great. It always amazes me just how good a serious(ish) actor Hugh Laurie is having grown up with him doing sketch shows and Blackadder.

At 6:32 PM , Anonymous ancsweetnsassygal said...

I've been watching Lost since it premiered, and you're right...I would be asking different questions too. I love it, but I'm so frustrated with it, I'm ready to stop. Great TT list. Happy Friday!


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