The Inner Workings of a Wannabe TV Junkie

Oh hey there! Hi there. Miss me? I missed you. I gave myself a little sabbatical, but I guess I didn’t tell you about it first. I hope that’s cool.

I thought we should kick things off with something light, but necessary. I’m talking about mindless, guilty pleasures. For me, it’s television. Mostly reality television. OK, it’s Bravo. All Bravo.

The thing is, I don’t watch a whole lot of television. I don’t keep it on in the background while cleaning, and I don’t turn it on when I walk in the door. But most nights when Major goes to sleep, Drew and I either watch a sitcom together or we go our separate ways to watch something on our own. We don’t have all the time in the world, so this is a one-hour maximum event. For a couple that doesn’t watch a ton of TV, we do have five to choose from so there is always a place to watch something in silence. That is, assuming the little minion is asleep.

I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite shows, in the hopes that you might share yours. I could be missing out on something!

  1. The Real Housewives of Everywhere – Well, I used to watch every city. Now that Major doesn’t nap, I don’t have as much time to devote to these ladies. I’ve narrowed it down to Orange County, Beverly Hills, New York, and I try to catch as much Potomac as I can.
  2. Modern Family – Does anyone NOT love this show? Drew and I watch this together. This is one show that often makes me laugh until I cry, rewind often, and relate to in many ways. I can easily find 22 minutes to catch up on DVR episodes of this!
  3. Blackish – Anthony Anderson is hilarious. Every cast member on this show does a great job. Blackish is funny, but tackles tough conversations. I frequently hear a perspective I hadn’t considered, and it helps shape my view of current events. And again, the humor. This cast was put together so well!
  4. Fixer Upper – Need I say more? I was really late to the Fixer Upper game. As in, I just started watching it about six months ago. I now have 53 episodes waiting on my DVR. Will I ever get to all of them? Doubtful. But there is always one waiting for me when I have time! I started liking the farmhouse style (thank you for carrying the Magnolia collection, Homemakers!) before I started watching the show, which is what drew me to finally watch the show.

I’d love to hear what you’re watching these days! What shows am I missing? I’m always looking for a new series to watch with Drew. Despite what you may think from the list above, I really like true crime documentaries and reenactments. I love American Crime Story.

If you have kids, do you watch less TV now than you did before? If you don’t have kids, have you noticed any life events that have changed your TV habits?



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