Posted 13 October 2004 - 11:39 AM
Oh, come on ... you know you watched it! And you're gonna watch the second installment later this season.
Looks like I've further damaged my illustrious TV-watching credentials by naming (in jest, although I did watch it, and I liked it) a Fox reality show as my favorite show, so I'll backtrack now and tell you that my actual favorite TV show is ....
Doh! I did it again! OK ... wait a minute while I clear my head. I really do love AI, but is it my favorite show?
Yeah, ya know, I think it probably is. But this list is about which shows we watch, not which show is our favorite, so here goes a weekly list:
We watch Cold Case -- that's my favorite scripted show, better than the other crime shows, I think, followed by Law and Order: Criminal Intent. We check out Extreme Makeover: Home Edition during commercials for Cold Case, and during rerun season.
No regular viewing. I usually watch part of the first half of each Monday Night Football game. We used to like Seventh Heaven, but oy, that baby jumped the shark, circled back around for another jump, then sank like a stone. We haven't missed watching it the last couple of years.
American Idol, when it's on. Used to follow that with The Guardian, which I miss. The Amazing Race was our top show during the summer and probably will be once it returns. Rumor has it it'll be on Tuesday nights once again.
I used to enjoy even the lesser episodes of The Bernie Mac Show on this night, but Fox has moved the show so many times I no longer know when it airs. What else is on? Another "study night" for me.
Survivor. Always. Even when it's dull, as it is so far this season. Then CSI, even though I continue to fall asleep in the middle of it. But that cat-nap refreshes me for Without a Trace, which, along with Cold Case, are my two favorite dramas.
Recently declared "games night" in the Hamaker household. We played Yahtzee last Friday, cribbage the Friday before. Sometimes we'll watch a movie. No TV, except late nights, if I'm not tired. Last Friday I turned on The Jimmy Kimmel Show and saw a bit called "Unnecessarily Censored News of the Week" that was the funniest thing I've seen since the Pinbot bit on Conan O'Brien's Fifth Anniversary Show. Seriously, I haven't laughed so hard in six years. Kimmel also showed some hysterical clips from ABC's Wife Swap, in which an animal-friendly woman had a complete meltdown when she saw a mounted deer head, and when she was told that her indoor cats had been let out of the house during her stay away from home. It was unbelievable.
Usually movie night, but it's also become a network rerun night, giving us the chance to watch The Apprentice or Desperate Housewives. We haven't done so, but we might as the season goes on. Oh, and I always find time to watch Inside Washington at 7 p.m. -- a political roundtable show for news junkies who don't have cable. That's me.