One of the few ZZ Top songs that I like
My t.v. viewing habits have taken a 245 degree turn into strangeness.
Back in the day, (like before cable) I used to watch everything under the sun. Even when I got cable (around 1978 or so), I used to watch everything under the old network sun. However, by the late 90's/early 2000's, I pretty much abandoned network t.v. for the greener and edgier land called cable.
How little do I watch network t.v.? I have yet to watch a prime time show of any kind on any of the 6 major networks since early last decade. So I have no idea on what's on, what's popular, what's must see t.v.
What do I watch? Mostly reality, along with regular series, both on cable and the movie channels (i.e. Showtime). I love watching regular short season series on cable because not only can you get away with more, but the shows are a lot more realistic for what they need to be.
However, like most things, I am very picky about what I watch for series programs. I watched all but one season of Dexter; when we had HBO, I watched Sorpranos, Deadwood, and Carnivale. Didn't like Power (Encore), couldn't really get into Spartacus, and was one and done with True Blood.
My current episodic faves are: Ray Donovan and Penny Dreadful.
As for reality t.v., it's kind of a mixed bag. I'm picky about what I watch for reality and I get really turned off if the network in question overkills the show in between seasons (Bar Rescue, Storage Wars, American Pickers). I also get turned off if the show goes off the deep end (Braxton Family Values anyone?). In no particular order of importance, here are the shows that I still watch:
1} Ax Men
2} Deadliest Catch
3} Swamp People (on the fence with this one now)
4} Preachers of L.A.
5} Mary Mary (if it comes around again)
6} The Millionaire Matchmaker (on the fence with this one too).
For non episodic t.v., I usually stick with almost everything connected with the Discovery family of channels, as well as a few on TLC, and whatever else happens to catch my fancy on DIY and Food Network.
So as you can see, my t.v. viewing isn't what you would call normal. If anything, I would call it eclectic (Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new t.v. show for example).
So my friends, how about you? What's your guilty pleasure?
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