Thursday, November 08, 2007
My Thursday 13 Plus a Commentary
It's a rather uncreative TT today, but since the idea is to get the know the creator better (uh, that's "creator" with a lower case "c") I think a list of TV shows will definitely speak volumes about what books that person could be reading but chooses to relinquish her brain to instead.
TV shows, in no particular order:
1. The Office - Dwight Schrute. I love to say his name and just hit those ending "t's" as crisply as possible. I do not like the off-color jokes, and the show the would be just as successful and funny without them. My pastor doesn't watch a lot of TV, and the other day, we were discussing this show because it came up on a handout we were given regarding emotional intelligence in the workplace, or "EQ." I said, "Well, this is one show I have on Tivo." A few evenings later, I was mortified to tune in and behold the episode with the most inappropriate humor I've ever seen on that show. I am hoping my pastor did not decide to watch that night because he would wonder what's wrong with me. Because he's never wondered that before.
2. Chuck - This kid, this Zachary Levi, is the king of looking sincerely afraid. He's an unwitting, unwilling espionage intersect, who works at "Buy More" the big box take-off of Best Buy as part of the "Nerd Herd" geek squad. Very funny. And he is a Christian, which shows that in real life he is not afraid because that is the worst label you could allow yourself to bear in entertainment if you are a scaredy cat.
3. Jon and Kate Plus 8 - I am not overly sentimental, but this show gets me in the mama heart. Go here for their official website. Basically, this young couple conceived twins with medical help, and they were so elated with their girls that they decided to try for another pregnancy, and six babies survived. The babies are now toddlers. This show is a hoot because Mom Kate has a STRONG personality (she HAS to!) and the dad is easy-going and humble and sweet and loves his family. If you don't like kids so much, this isn't your show. If your arms are aching to hold a little one again like mine, you will get sucked in.
4. Little People Big World - This is another reality show, but this one's about a family's challenges with dwarfism. What occurred to me within the first season, though, is that I started forgetting about the dwarfism challenge and just got interested in the family and how they function as a unit. Our kids love this show, too, because they are older now and can laugh at stuff the Roloff kids do. What a great mom and dad. What great kids. Oh, and yeah, both parents are dwarfs, and one of their four kids is, as well. This family looooves the Roloffs.
5. Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe - Mike Rowe visits jobs that you never knew existed and wouldn't wish on your worst enemy. I cannot begin to name the most outstanding dirty job. Usually, it involves some kind of poop or other hazardous waste inevitably hitting him in the eye or mouth. Great fun. Seriously, he is funny. Seriously funny.
6. What Not to Wear - If you've ever been here before, you know I LOVE this show. It has grown my level of superficiality to new heights! Honestly, I've learned a lot about what not to wear, and what TO wear. And to say your appearance doesn't matter at all in life is a big ol' lie. It matters. And I needs help.
7. American Idol - It's painful. It's astonishing. It's the 8th wonder of the world, in my book. But in the end, the talent that comes out is amazing. I can't believe I got hooked on this show. But Sanjaya had me at "hair."
8. It's Me or the Dog - Un.be.lievable. People are nuts over their dogs and live their entire lives in strange ways to appease the canine gods that rule their homes. My favorite is about a 4 lb Yorkie (like mine, only not as cute as mine) who ruled his home so much that the dad and mom could not sit on the same couch together or sleep in the same bed. "Bailey" stood on their dining room table while they ate, and they gave him bites off of their forks! He went from one family member to the other, eating their food! The woman who comes into the homes to fix things like Super Nanny is a piece of work, too. But she straightens everyone out and gets those dogs acting like dogs again. Eating dog food again. Running around, sniffing things again. One of the best parts, though, is just watching the wacked-out families. Also, a disproportionate number of families appear to be from Scotland, where I thought they spoke English, but it's like listening to a foreign language, and we have actually employed subtitles to understand what they're saying. You must see this show.
11. Christmas shows on the Food Network - ohmygosh the gingerbread houses! The cookies! The cakes! What artistry! Can't get enough.
12. Fox and Friends in the morning. Love the banter between Kilmeade, Doocy and Gretchen.
13. Dr. Phil. Or Dr. Pill, as I refer to him.
And that's my list! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy TT!