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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:33 PM
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Du'rs 50 and over. What do you watch on TV and can you identify with it?
I'm talking about regular channels, not HBO or SHOWTIME. It's getting to the point where I'm finding less and less that appeals to me. I noticed this after the election when I stopped watching MSNBC and other news channels 24/7 and tried surfing through to find something decent to watch.
I know TV is a wasteland and I should kill it, but I'm just wondering if older DU'rs notice the trend toward stuff that doesnot relate to our age group.
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geckosfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:34 PM
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1. TV?
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:38 PM by geckosfeet
Ok.

An occasional football or hockey game. News or weather once or twice a week.

I watched the election until Obama walked off the stage.

Once in a blue moon sixty minutes.

I watched a Nova special on archeological evidence for the stories in the Old Testament a few weeks back.

Not much else.

I get about 6-8 hours of television - that is cable - a month.

But I do play a lot of dvds.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:37 PM
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8. Yeah, do they still have TV? I thought
it would be replaced by some other newfangled thing by now.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:35 PM
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2. OK .... I will admit to TV viewership ....
In THESE cases:

Amazing Race
Heroes
Nova
30Rock

I like Cash Cab and Jeopardy too ...
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:36 PM
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3. I only watch one tv show
and that's Law & Order, and the only reason I watch it is Sam Waterston. I've met him and talked with him and he's an extraordinary person committed to helping others and the environment.

Other than that, I'm online. And after February, when TVs go digital, I won't watch at all.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:36 PM
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6. I'm happy to hear that about Waterston. He seems like a cool guy.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:45 PM
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27. Refugees International, Oceana,
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:46 PM by ayeshahaqqiqa
City Meals on Wheels, volunteer host for The Visonaries, and other organizations. He also raises grass fed beef, sheep, and goats--no hormones, etc, and does tons of fundraisers for various New England charities, which, unless you are a die hard fan, you wouldn't even know about.

You can find out more about his causes and the like here:

http://www.geocities.com/ayeshahaqqiqa/index.html

(blatant promotion for a fansite)
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:56 PM
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48. Wow, busy guy!
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:48 PM
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35. I just signed up for Blockbuster by mail and...
am watching 'Oppenheimer' staring Sam Waterston right now.

With all my hundreds of cable channels and On Demand, there is not much that interests me now. I'm 57.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:49 AM
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114. A great series
I would also suggest the film "Mind Walk" and "A Captive in the Land", both films starring Sam, both with very interesting messages.
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RandomThoughts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:37 PM
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10. Will digital mean
We all get our own version of TV?

Like the comcast stuff where you can pick what movie you watch?
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:41 PM
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20. That would be great, but I
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:49 PM by Kajsa
think it's just the signal change.

Analog signals will no longer be broadcast
after Feb.17, 2009, the date of the switch.

Here's a link to the DTV website,

http://www.dtv.gov /

:)
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:36 PM
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4. Malcolm in the Middle.
:-) I'm there.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:37 PM
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9. I must admit that I love that show
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:55 PM
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46. My family claim that my persona is a combo of ...
Lois (Malcolm), Peggy (Married with Children) and Lucy (I Love Lucy).

Good thing my beloved husband of over a quarter century is temperamentally akin to Bob Newhart. :-)
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:03 PM
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55. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:36 PM
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5. I have two guilty pleasures:
Desperate Housewives (I know, but have been watching from the start) and Brothers and Sisters which I love and recommend.

I can also watch Numbers and some CSIs if I'm not watching newz or something similar. Otherwise, I don't even bother, or haven't in the past year.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:28 PM
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66. All my shows.
All csi.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:35 PM
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70. desperate Housewives my only network show
mostly we watch KO & Rachel. We also watch a lot of freespeechTV and some PBS - Nova and some history shows.
Really don't watch that much TV anymore. Listen to novam radio and read or work with our mentees.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:22 AM
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105. Desperate Housewives has been bringing it back this season
:)
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:23 AM
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106. Numb3rs fan checking in
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 12:25 AM by pokerfan
With Boston Legal gone, I'm down to Mythbusters, South Park, The Office and Survivorman. The world seems empty with the election being over.

ETA: I'm only 49 so I probably shouldn't be commenting in this thread.
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143tbone Donating Member (468 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:37 PM
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7. Stopped having a TV a few years ago. Not much worth viewing. n/t
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:37 PM
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11. Well, ever since they canceled "Matlock" and "Murder, She Wrote"
about all there's left for us fossils is Lawrence Welk reruns. :rofl:

Seriesly -- Aside from Countdown about all I watch on network TV is CSI and a few similar shows once in awhile, as well as odds and ends on History, Discovery and Animal Planet. And "House."
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:54 PM
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43. I watch Matlock and Murder She Wrote..
all the time! The Golden Girls too!
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:38 PM
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12. Boston Legal, which
is now history, sadly.

:(

I'm no Shirley Schmidt,( I wish) but
I'm the same age and share many
of that character's views.

Damn, I'm going to miss that show.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:39 PM
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16. I know!
But didn't it sound like they are going to have another show with Spader and Shatner on another network?
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:45 PM
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28. It sure did ,Gray!

Did you catch the comment from Denny Crane about this?

( last balcony scene of the show last night)

He mentioned, " another show"

Alan- " on a different network"

Denny- " one that cares".

I think we got a VERY good picture of Kelley's relationship
with ABC,here.

Kelley has been using these last few episodes to really voice
his opinions- good for him- he's one of the best writers around!!

I sure hope we hear from him again, soon.



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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:48 PM
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34. Yeah, I picked that up in addition to "jumping the shark."
I'd watch anything written and produced by Kelley (with the exception of Boston High School or whatever that crap was)
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:56 PM
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49. I missed that one.
It doesn't sound like I missed much.


Other than that,Kelley has been a winner,

'The Practice' was great!

OK, found the Wikipedia list of his show,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_E._Kelley

2 Television work

2.1 L.A. Law (19861994)
2.2 Picket Fences (19921996)
2.3 Chicago Hope (19942000)
2.4 The Practice (19972004)
2.5 Ally McBeal (19972002)
2.6 Boston Public (20002004)
2.7 Boston Legal (20042008)


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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:02 PM
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54. He is an amazing talent.
The Practice used to just blow me away
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:19 PM
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60. It sure did ,Gray.
and I loved the theme song.



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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:10 PM
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88. I just did a search to find it and yeah, I forgot how great that was
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:43 PM
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74. I just started watching Boston Legal this season
I am so pissed. I love that show.
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roseBudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:38 PM
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13. The Office, My Name is Earl is about it.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:38 PM
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14. thats another reason I got rid of the TV n/t
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:39 PM
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15. We watch mostly old stuff via netflix. I just finished a disc of
"Private Practice." Some examples are Boston Legal, The Practice, WKRP in Cincinnati. We don't have cable or dish, but rely on a tower antenna that gets only one channel. Weather comes from accuweather, and news from DU (and the links provided here)

From time to time a netflix movie.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:40 PM
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17. Mostly movies
Old movies on TCM- love 30s screwball comedies (no I'm not THAT old), occasional HBO series or movies, Keith and Rachel, Jon Stewart.

That is all.

I could do just fine with Netflix and save a lotta $$, but everyone else in the house would scream bloody murder.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:40 PM
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18. A few things
Brothers & Sisters, House, and I did watch Boston Legal. *sigh* I also watch New Christine, although they moved it and I forget half the time. I watch a lot of old movies, food network, TVLand. There's not an awful lot on the networks that I like at all. Way too many "reality" shows.
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bermudat Donating Member (985 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:41 PM
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19. Supernatural. I know I am not the typical demographic but I love that show.
Otherwise, not much to watch. I watched the Mentalist once, Heroes and Lost just went off the deep end

and I don't do reality shows. Thank God for Discovery and Science channel til Daily Show comes on.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:42 PM
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24. The only show I'm waiting for is LOST
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:41 PM
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21. Turner Classic Movies.
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:42 PM by patrice
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:42 PM
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22. No cable... watch network, maybe once or twice a week
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:44 PM by hlthe2b
and will seek out dvds of shows I missed. But, most everything I've watched, even occasionally is now cancelled: Boston Legal is now on that list. ER (which jumped the shark long ago, but I still watched every once in awhile) soon to follow. I've seen Eli Stone a couple of times and thought it was sort of cute. Saw Life on Mars twice and would watch again, but like "Stone" I hear it is soon to be cancelled. 30 Rock if I happen on it... Ditto Two and a Half Men...

Used to like Lost, and still might watch it when it comes back..... Otherwise nothing much on for me. Mad Men, Dexter, Weeds--I would definitely watch on DVD. Ditto Curb Your Enthusiasm if they ever do another season...

So, short answer, not a hell of a lot there. I HATE reality shows with few exceptions. Thus, I don't miss cable, though I'd watch history channel and Discovery if I had it.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:42 PM
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23. PBS.
On a good day, anyway.

I'm less disgusted by the appeal to people younger than me than I am by the fact that the shows generally are just feeble, the inevitable end result of the MBA'ing of the networks and the production companies.

To paraphrase Bowie, I don't need TV. I still have T. Rex (and the Internet).

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:44 PM
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26. When you can figure out the end of a show within the first 3 minutes, you know it's bad
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:43 PM
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73. If I can figure out the end of a show anytime before the end of the show
I know it's bad.

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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:51 PM
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80. Perfect Example....
one night while channel surfing I hit a channel with a '"biker" type talking to an attractive young woman with two children in the back of her sedan. She thanked him, got into a pickup parked across the street and drove off.Elapsed time:under 30 seconds. My take:This must be "Sons of Anarchy" and there's about to be a botched hit...the hit took about 2 more minutes of driving down darkened streets while ominous music played...

Oh well, back to TVLand...Andy of Mayberry CAN"T be that bad...
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:44 PM
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25. OK, I watch
House
NCIS
Stargate Atlantis with my teenagers
Amazing race
Monk
The History channel
The Discovery channel
Countdown
Rachel Maddow show

And I have been watching Lost on the Sci Fi Channel from episode on. I never did watch it before but my teenagers go me hooked on it now so I will be watching it when it comes back on the end of January.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:45 PM
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29. I am so waiting for LOST
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:46 PM
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30. Identify with?
I can't think of anything on television I identify with.
I sometimes watch Ugly Betty but it's just entertainment.
If I'm home Friday evenings, I'll put on the local PBS station and watch the news shows, like Washington Week In Review and NOW.
A part of me just doesn't want to make the commitment to watch a show at a particular time.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:49 PM
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37. I'm finding that PBS has too many interruptions with fund raising lately
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 07:52 PM
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144. Still beats the shit outta
crappy programming with five or six commercials after every five of program. :hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:47 PM
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31. The only thing I watch on regular channels is
news, Jeopardy and SNL. If we're awake we watch Letterman sometimes. We rarely watch regular TV.
I like BBC International and BBC America, Discovery, History, Weather Channel, PBS, A&E, the odd movie and every cricket game available. I'm a political junkie. Hubbie doesn't care for TV but he likes PBS, cricket and soccer. If I find a good old movie or a decent documentary he'll watch - he loves good movies that he's seen before :D
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:47 PM
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32. It's your age, same thing happened to me when I was around 45
TV is aimed at that all important 18-49 demographic, meaning that most shows feature young skinny Minnies and yuppie angst because that's the stuff that people that age relate to.

I find myself watching movies, history, science, and occasional weird documentaries on BBC A. There's still a certain amount of stuff on that holds my interest but forget commercial programming, sitcoms, and <gag> reality shows.

Well, with the exception of Top Chef. That one's bitchy and fun, even if they are all too young.

TV is not holding your interest mostly because they don't care about interesting you. You've already bought all the crap you need, so they've written you off.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:51 PM
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39. Sometimes I catch Hell's Kitchen or Kitchen Nightmares and have a great time
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:44 PM
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102. Yeah, watching Gordon Ramsay dive into the alley
to puke up something he's had from a really bad restaurant is reality TV at its very finest.

Apparently the poor guy has been hospitalized more than once.

Yeah, that one I can watch. It's gotten me very leery of a lot of restaurants in this town, though.
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:48 PM
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33. An older movie... 1940 or earlier
but nothing else...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:50 PM
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38. Man, I love those black and white movies from the 30's, and 40's
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:44 PM
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136. I watched Rebecca
recently ! I love that movie , and the book
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:49 PM
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36. Here's what's on my dvr
Boston Legal (ended yesterday)
The Office
KO/Rachel
Sordid Lives (Logo)
A couple of the HGTV home shows
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:52 PM
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40. Well, let's see.....
The Simpsons
King of the Hill
Futurama
Pushing Daisies (Cancelled!)
Ghost Hunters
Destination Truth
The Venture Brothers
Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
PBS Science Shows (Depending on Subject)
History Channel and Discovery Channel (Nature Programs, Mostly)
LOST
Battlestar Galactica
Eureka
Dallas Cowboy Football
McLaughlin Group
The Daily Show
The Colbert REPORT
South Park(Sometimes)
Sarah Silverman

I'm sure I've left something out but this is the gist.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:53 PM
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41. I like BRAVO...
Project Runway, and Top Chef...I find myself watching "Murder She Wrote", "Matlock", and TNT, which is pretty absurd considering the amount of channels we have. We also have 3 channels that have 'real' forensic/crime stories.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:55 PM
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45. Oh yeah! I forgot Project Runway!!!!!!
I used to live for Matlock.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:54 PM
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42. Other than CSI mania (how you can get caught killing Transcontinentally)
There has been the Sarah Conner Chronicles on Fox Monday nights at 8PM, Heroes at 9PM on NBC, and then the switch to Discovery Channel, The History Channel, FX, NatGeo, Sci Fi, Comedy Central, USA, TNT (for repetitious recent movies), and the occasional pass to Speed Channel for Pinks, Barrett Jackson reruns, racing during the season, and all of the car building shows.


That's if you have cable.

:hi:


I too have tired of 24/7 politics. KO a couple of times a week, Rachel if I wake up in the middle of the night (I still refuse to watch Tweety) and maybe on Thursday nights I'll sneak Orange County Choppers at 9 or 1AM instead of CSI reruns.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:54 PM
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44. Local nooz, MSNBC, and then the 'thinking' channels: DSC, History, Science, Travel, DIY, HGTV, Food,
etc. etc.

Sparkly also watches Turner Classic Movies a lot.. Neither us watch any network teevee at all, except for the occasional late night (Letterman or better SNLs). Sparkly also watches Stewart and Colbert.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:55 PM
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47. Nothing on CBS, ABC or NBC
I do watch the two local PBS networks. The British rerun of Rosemary & Thyme on PBS is enjoyable. That's probably the only series I catch once in a while.

I read a lot and also spend more time out in the yard. I like going to the library and see what jumps off the shelf at me along with non fiction. Network tv offers nothing for me. I want to start exploring the video section at the library.

I'm 62. :hi:
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KarenS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:58 PM
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50. We watch
Boston Legal (or used to watch)
House
Raising the Bar
Lost
The Closer
Bones


Like someone else mentioned upthread,,, we rent from NetFlix and enjoyed the first few seasons of Greys Anatomy, the 4400, Medium, 24, Angel.

You're right though about the programming,,, even the commercials,,,, no one plays to us,,,
over 50 doesn't count ~ a marketing decision that was made a long time ago,,, kindof a stupid decision now with all of us aging baby boomers getting up there,,,
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:00 PM
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52. We spend the most money. too.
But I know the cable companies keep track of who and what we're all watching so I guess we older people are doing more Netflix and gardening rather than watching tv.
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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:59 PM
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51. I watch several shows,
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 08:59 PM by Sewsojm
Lost
Heroes
Criminal Minds
How I Met Your Mother
Fringe
The Mentalist
Without A Trace
The Closer
House
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:32 PM
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67. Criminal Minds is good.
Mentalist is fun.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:01 PM
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53. i dont watch tv anymore. it is geared to stupid and so much of it is
jsut not how i want to watch women protrayed. not entertaining. i read.
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lennytee Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:07 PM
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56. no local network TV for me...
I'm 62 & I "watch" very little TV. Its usually just "on" while I'm on the internet, editing photos, working with my stamp collection, writing, etc. I never watch any "local network" TV - like ABC NBC CBS FOX etc.
I do though watch Keith & Rachel daily plus some other stuff on MSNBC & CNN. I DVR some select stuff from DirecTV channels like A&E, Discovery, History, Nat'l Geo, etc.

And I know you said "not HBO," but I have to confess that I have every Soprano's episode on DVD...
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BabbaTam Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:09 PM
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57. tv watching
My partner likes NCIS. I like Heros and the Mentalist. Also I watch a lot of cooking shows on PBS.
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colorado thinker Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:09 PM
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58. Boston Legal
The only clever, sophisticated, intelligent show on regular channels. Actually, there might be others but I rarely turn on those channels anymore. I've been watching Keith and Rachel, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, or PBS, for so long now I can't seem to break the habit.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:14 PM
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59. If you think tv is a wasteland, don't go there. If someone else chooses to go there
it's none of my business and why should I want to kill something that others enjoy? I'm 56 and I have a degree in Mass Communications, so I may be a little prejudiced toward tv. I don't watch tv shows that I identify with, but rather for the escapism. I live real life everyday, so I don't watch tv programs that I identify with.

I'm 56 and I enjoy Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Big Band Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, Heroes, NCIS, The Mentalist (my current favorite), Without a Trace, House, Fringe, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, all of the Law and Order shows, CSI: LV, Eleventh Hour, The Office, ER, Numb3rs, Scrubs, The Simpsons, Family Guy, lots and lots of PBS shows, as well as older syndicated shows such as Friends and Seinfeld. I am not ashamed to admit that I love tv and always find something to watch.

Maybe 25 years ago I attended a very conservative Pentecostal church which did not believe in tv and did not have one in their homes. They were very self righteous in their anti-tv attitude and even believed that it made them better than others. It's funny how the 2 ends of the spectrum can meet.

I don't care much for music radio because even the songs I like, oldies or new, are played over and over every week like the radio station simply uses and iPod shuffle. I usually listen to PBS, both national, state and local. Others love music radio--more power to them--whatever makes them happy.

TV: if you don't like what is on, don't watch it. What one person considers to be "decent" another thinks it stinks. You know, the old beauty is in the eye thing, different strokes, etc.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:20 PM
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61. is 47 close enough?
I've noticed that almost nothing interests me on TV. It's either clearly not directed at me, or the premise is completely ludicrous (See: any of the CSI shows). When I do watch something, it's either sports, old movies, or TVLand, although they're also getting away from classic sitcoms and into original programming that doesn't interest me.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:21 PM
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62. I am watching less and less TV
I will miss ER, I work in a hospital so I can relate to that show. Keith and Rachel, Travel channel and C Span too, and sometimes Law and Order SVU.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:25 PM
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63. We watch a LOT
of football, during the season...Pro and College.

When there are no games on, we do the Discovery/Science Channel/National Geographic/History, etc. channels

Otherwise it's Netflix movies.

I love the old movies. Just finished seeing "Pillow Talk" with Cary Grant and Doris Day. Sort of mindless fluff, but sometimes that's all I want to deal with.

And every so often I'll get out my two favorite DVDs in the whole world...one is the "Woodstock" movie. The other is Led Zeppelin's "The Song Remains the Same" concert in MSG, NY. I've seen both I don't know how many times...never get tired of them

:)
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ravencalling Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:25 PM
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64. Close to 50, fiance is 53
So does that count? We don't watch TV! LOL. I work and go to school! I have no time for television but do spend small break times on the internet. When I do watch TV, I can't stand the intelligence level. It is way way low to the point of being ridiculous. Science channel might be okay.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:25 PM
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65. I love 30 Rock
It's on Thursday night on NBC. It's a smart, funny show. :hi:
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:39 PM
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71. Im glad you clicked in ...
I was feeling pretty lonely ....

30Rock is delightful comedy (IMHO) .... I look forward to getting those yuckyucks at least once a week ....

Ya gotta laugh ....

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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:33 PM
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68. Dirty Jobs
Yeah, I know. But I caught the episode about harvesting goey duc (clearly guessing at the spelling on that) and got hooked.

Other than that, KO, Rachel, Jon Stewart, Colbert, Amy Goodman, Antiques Roadshow, and PBS when they have Peter, Paul and Mary. Oh, and the Waltons before the morning news.
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:49 PM
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77. It's spelled geoduck, BTW. Now try pronouncing "Puyallup"
from the way it's spelled. We have lots of fun words and names in Washington State, many from the Salish languages. (Snoqualmie, Snohomish, Humptulips, Tulalip, Sequim-- I could go on, but you get the idea.)
:P
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madamesilverspurs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:19 PM
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93. Yeppers.
Since I spend every with family in Pt. Townsend, it was the opening shots of Puget Sound that first caught my attention. Place names can be a delightful and sometimes frustrating challenge. Around here, the one that rattles my fillings is Pueblo (correctly pronounced pweb-low), yet much of the population insists on "pee-eblow." Nucular, huh?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:35 AM
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109. Reminds me of a talk I had the other night
California needs to import the "ish" endings, bigtime.

Eelish. Mattolish. Kernish. Cosumnesish. Fresnish. Pitish. Sacramentish. Sisquocish. McCloudish. Mokulumnish. Klamish.

And so forth.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:47 PM
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137. I havent seen Peter Paul and Mary
on PBS in ages I absolutely love them!
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:34 PM
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69. Get HBO
and watch True Blood, ZOMG! You would love it! My mom and I are obsessed with it and can't wait until next summer when season 2 starts. :bounce:


And yes, I know I completely ignored your question, but WHATEVS! :P


Ok, here I'll bite; my mom enjoys NCIS and Criminal Minds, that help?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:12 PM
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90. I watched one episode of True Blood on Thanksgiving at my nephews house
I could get seriously addicted to that show. However, I thin Moonlight is much better.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:25 PM
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95. It's the best ever.
If you don't love Bill, I'll eat my hat. It has the best music, and it's dark and campy and weird. It's good stuff. Honestly. Would I lie to you about such things? No, I wouldn't!
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:21 PM
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94. I am enjoying
true blood too. We don't watch much on the regular channels anymore.
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:31 PM
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96. It's addicting... like V!
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 10:31 PM by Revolutionary_Acts04
;)

We would say that on Sunday nights.. "time for our V fix." :silly:
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 07:08 PM
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142. ITA
A wonderfully produced show and I love it! NOT mediocre in the least. I can't wait for next season either. It's the only show I watch and I work for a teevee station! Even my GM, loves it and he not only looks at the storyline but the technical & production aspects as well.

And I love the music too! I think the show is a masterpiece.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:13 AM
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115. Get HBO, but not for "True Blood", which is quite mediocre
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:40 PM
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72. Ugly Betty. I love her. n/t
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:43 PM
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75. Best new show for me has been "Life on Mars", and can relate
because Sam is transported back to the 1970's. Also watch news, history channel, HGTV, Amazing Race, and The Closer.
I do not relate to "reality" shows about stupid, greedy, untalented nobodies.

:-)
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:42 PM
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100. Yes! I love "Life on Mars."
It's an interesting and different show, and I also love seeing the depiction of the year I graduated from high school.
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ladym55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:46 PM
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76. I watch very little
Of network TV, only Law and Order

On MSNBC, KO and Rachel

When I can ... The Daily Show and the Colbert Report

But I love sports, especially Big Ten college football ...

Netflix is also a winner. The rest bores me to tears.
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:50 PM
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78. I watch nothing on the traditional networks
except for sports, mainly football. I enjoy Family Guy and the occasional Simpsons episode but I haven't watched an NBC/CBS/ABC primetime offering in more than ten years. I am partial to Tony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Top Chef, Iron Chef, Metalocalypse and What Not To Wear. History has some good science stuff and I will still watch M*A*S*H reruns when I stumble onto them. I will watch wrestling fairly regularly and seldom miss Keith and Rachel, though I'm not as obsessive as I was before the election.
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kevsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:51 PM
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79. Several shows.
Sarah Conner Chronicles.
Fringe.
Sanctuary.

Looking forward to new seasons of Torchwood, the Doctor, and Primeval.

And yes, I can identify with them. Pretty much like my everyday life, actually. ;-)
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:53 PM
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81. Now that I can watch shows online, I watch less and less TV.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:54 PM
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82. The new show "Leverage" on TNT looks like it might be ok...
A con game taking down the rich bad guys, reminds me a bit of another show I liked, "Hustle", which didn't last very long.
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SteveG Donating Member (833 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:45 PM
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101. Watched the first two episodes tonight, excellent.
Hutton is very good - reminds me of the Archie character he played in the Nero Wolfe series a few years ago.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:27 AM
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108. yes it looks like it`s going to be a good show...i forgot it was on tonight!
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:56 PM
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83. I watch CBS on Monday nights. That is a fun night of comedy followed byCSI Miami
I watch Daily Show and sometimes Colbert if I want to stay up that late.


I like HGTV and Food Channel, BBCAmerica and many of the things that come through PBS, I just don't always remember to watch them .

Sometimes I catch Letterman if he is having a guest I particularly like.

Keith and Rachel, although not as obsessively as I did during the runup to the election.

I tend to scramble through the listings and watch what catches my eye.

I will be watching LOST when it comes back..I just got disc 1 and 2 of season 4 today. YAY.

I should be all caught up by Jan 21.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:56 PM
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84. Yeah... I'm 27 and I don't watch TV.
I don't even own a TV. Every now and then I'll download something that was originally on TV, but that's about it.
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:59 PM
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85. Some times watch CSI LV, CSI NY, can't stand
the guy on Miami, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Daily Show and Colbert Report. Watch some TV Land, Animal Plant, History Channel, MTV, CNN and Discovery Channel. Once in a while a football game.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:00 PM
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86. House, Monk, The Office.
For reruns I like "That 70's Show", Malcolm in the Middle, Friends and, of course, M*A*S*H.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:05 PM
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87. Nothing. No.
I did watch Obama's acceptance speech. That was it for 2008.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:12 PM
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89. Well, I'll horn in here, even though I'm 39 -- I'm PISSED that
Boston Legal is over; I don't really watch anything else on networks. I'll catch Mystery on PBS, or Project Runway/Top Chef when they're on, and if a new What Not to Wear is on, I'll catch it as well.

Otherwise, it would just be some random Discovery or History channel show that interested me. I used to like SciFi but they totally suck now (though I've never watched Lost, might give it a try one of these days).
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:18 PM
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91. I only watch one show - Heroes.
Well, that and Eureka.
And Chuck, comes on right before Heroes.
And the Daily Show and Colbert Report, of course.
Countdown, and Rachel.
Alright, I admit, I like the cheesy weekly SciFi movie.
The first couple episodes of Leverage were pretty cool.

ALL RIGHT. So I turn on the TV as soon as I get home, and watch whatever is on, or ignore whatever is on while I'm on the computer, and it stays on until I go to bed.

So I have no fucking life - wanna make something of it?!
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:19 PM
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92. I figured there would be more Barney Miller and Andy Griffith responses.
Or whatever is on tv land.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:34 PM
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97. not much.
Keith and Rachel.

Network, nuthin but Wife Swap and Supernanny.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:37 PM
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98. Once I was watching something on CMT and noticed they had both viagra and stool softener commercials
:shrug:
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 10:38 PM
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99. PBS, Bones, 30 Rock
most of those I seem to be able to connect to, on some level, for reasons of humor, clever plots and dialogue, what have you.


Since Gilmore Girls went off the air, most shows seem to lack real wit....
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 04:41 PM
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134. Dude!
I'm a dude (66 yr old) and I LOVED Gilmore Girls.

My wife and daughter made me watch it.

(Sorry about calling you "Dude", but I wanted to come off as a 22-year-old slacker for just a minute.)
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:11 AM
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103. The History Channel
because it missed it the first time.

To me it is reruns
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:12 AM
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104. My teevee watching brain doesn't seem to know how old I am so
the same things that annoyed me at 20 still do.

I like the British sitcoms on the PBS channels but still watch some American ones, too, like Cheers and MASH and Boston Legal.

Cable movies are too annoying to watch unless tivo'd first because the commercials are the most annoying of all. The so called news shows aren't and I never watch those except occasionally local news.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:25 AM
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107. i watch all kinds of channels....
from reality to drama...mtv to house wifes of orange county...my fave is animal planet
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RushIsRot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:47 AM
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110. I no longer own a TV. I get all my news from DU. I love it!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:50 AM
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111. I like Heros, Eli Stone, Two and a half men, Law and Order and
that's about it.

I forgot the Mentalist.

Cable has the beeter shows. TBS with the Closer, FX with Damages and The Riches, USA with Burn Notice.

Those are the shows I enjoy...
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recoveringdittohed Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 06:25 AM
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112. Here in SW Ohio we have a weekly horror mini series on Sunday Afternoon
The Cincinnati Bengals. Like watching a train wreck. It's ugly but you gotta watch. Seriously mostly on regular non cable Tv I watch very little. Mostly sports and local news. Most of my TV watching is cable. I am 56.
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:26 AM
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113. The IT Crowd on IFC
being in IT helps.
Other than that I watch travel and cooking shows Tony Bourdain, Globetrekker, Top Chef, Project Runway
I love to cook and travel so yeah I can identify
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:14 AM
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116. Frontline, 30 Rock, the Office, My Name is Earl, Ugly Betty, various news shows.
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:16 AM
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117. Masterpiece Theater (most of the time), Nova, American Experience,
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 08:17 AM by raccoon
and other stuff on ETV.

"48 Hours Mystery" on NBC.

"Young and Restless" on CBS, for relaxation.

Yes, I've noticed the trend.

I don't get cable. I figure it's not worth the bucks for the amount of time I'd watch.







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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:21 AM
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118. I watch my local channel morning and evening for news and weather, then
I generally watch PBS. I'm fortunate enough to get AR and OK programming and some of their local presentations are quite good. I have always watched PBS for world news and documentaries because they don't hype it. They report what is going on with no sensationalism and pulling at your emotions. I watch very little daytime TV, just evenings and weekends.
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:27 AM
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119. Network shows I always DVR and watch at some point:
The Office, 30 Rock, Lost, The Big Bang Theory.

Network shows I always DVR and sometimes watch:
Old Christine, Kath and Kim, The Mentalist (just because he's so damned cute, the show itself is meh).

Other than those, its Olbermann, Maddow, Daily Show, Colbert, Chelsea Handler, The Soup and Best Week Ever on cable.

I see that most of the network shows are "younger" than me, but hey,good writing is good writing.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:35 AM
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120. An alphabet soup: PBS, MSNBC, and TCM.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 09:37 AM by CBHagman
That's pretty much all I watch on TV these days, and I'm going to get rid of cable when the new year comes (Yeah, counterintuitive, given that digital TV's on the way). I like watching the international news programs and cultural programming that appears on community stations, but cable is, for the most part, glutted with commercials and reruns of shows they've edited down to the nubs. TCM has the decency to air things without commercials and without chopping.

Since The West Wing and Everybody Loves Raymond ended their runs, I haven't found a primetime program to follow, and the little I've seen didn't grab my interest. I noticed on one crime-scene forensics show -- I forget which one it was, but it wasn't anything major -- they seemed to have paid more attention to the age and appearance of the actors than the script and acting chops.

On edit: I notice a lot of TCM fans on this thread. Please, please, please come over to the DU Classic Films Group, if you haven't already! :hi:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:10 AM
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121. I don't watch TV...
but watch some series on DVD. I like Lost because it reminds me a bit of my travelling years, with strangers thrown together in strange lands.

Battlestar Galactica (is that broadcast or cable?)

Torchwood and the new Robin Hood from the BBC.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:37 AM
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122. These are all set to record on my HD TIVO:
The Closer (TNT) - Kara Sedgwick is such a fine actress and the supporting cast is brilliant - one of the best written police dramas on tv ever.

Little People Big World (TLC)

The Universe.

House. (Excellent show.)

Monk (USA)

Psych (USA)

Flipping Out (runs in the summer on Bravo)

Kathy Griffin - My Life on the D List (also a summer Bravo show)

Numb3rs

Cold Case

Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations

Design Star (HGTV)

In Plain Sight (USA)

Burn Notice (USA)

Saving Grace (TNT)

The Next Food Network Star - FoodTV

Law and Order SVU

Law and Order

Law and Order Criminal Intent

New Amsterdam

Medium

Without a Trace

Crusoe - My daughter loves this one

Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles - (I love sci-fi and this is an excellent show with a great story line)

The X-Files - reruns on SciFi

Ghost Hunters - fun to watch for goofball factor.

Fringe

Life (I recommend this show)

Sunday Morning CBS

I have a bunch of news shows I watch and record - Maddow, Olbermann, Morning Joe, Tweety - You know, the regular suspects... :)

We love TIVO
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:40 AM
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123. Spongebob and Leave it to Beaver reruns.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 10:46 AM by screembloodymurder
I'm finding less and less to like.

Edit: I almost forgot, Monk.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 11:13 AM
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124. Law and Order; The Closer, What Not to Wear, Without a Trace, TCM,
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 11:13 AM by mnhtnbb
We are FINALLY going to get BRAVO channel in January on our cable.

I did watch Dancing with the Stars the last two seasons (even though it was ABC). Boston Legal, occasionally. Sorry to see it go.

I LOVED Sex and the City. I watch the reruns occasionally. Weeds is great. There's not a lot on
network TV. We do have the HBO and Showtime channels, so I tend to watch movies on them.
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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:12 PM
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125. Supernatural

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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:47 PM
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126. House. Law & Order (any). LOST (as I recall).
Good stories catch my interest.

Bake
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:20 PM
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127. I have noticed that "important" people on news programs seem
to be younger. The 2 people about my age I saw tonight were Bill Ayers and Chris Mathews. Mathews was a Capitol Police Officer around 1970, Ayers was planting bombs in government buildings, and I was in the Army guarding Government explosives storage sites.

I am very happy that the spotlight seems to be passing us older boomers by, and I'm very happy to be doing my painting and playing with my guns in peace.
You young people get your ass in gear and go do the work.
And get the fuck off my grass.
mark
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:57 PM
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128. .
:rofl: :applause:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 06:00 PM
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129. I'm 36, but most of it I've never related to. Except the truly nerdy and geeky and UK farce...
Oh, and "Roseanne" too... :D
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 06:14 PM
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130. TCM...History...Discovery
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RobinA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:57 PM
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131. Law & Order SVU
Grey's Anatomy
Dr. G, Medical Examiner
Mystery Diagnosis
Forensic Files
Frasier reruns
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:02 PM
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132. Boston Legal was my favorite show, and I
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 08:04 PM by frogmarch
also watch Desperate Housewives (never miss it!). Other than that, the only shows I really like are crime forensic shows like The New Detectives, Forensic Files, etc. and Science channel shows about astronomy and related topics.

On Edit: I don't identify with anything I watch on TV (especially not with Desperate Housewives).
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:03 PM
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133. Besides news and political talk, I watch HGTV and Animal Planet.
I also watch talent shows like Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, etc.

Regular TV programming is just inane. Having experienced the Golden Age of Sitcoms, today's shows are just lame, IMO.
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:38 PM
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135. I am going to miss Boston Legal
I watch Ugly Betty . Other than PBS ,Link ,FreeSpeechTv, CountDown and Rachel Maddow . that's it

Oh yeah, dont forget Dr Who ,BattleStar Galactica, The Daily Show and Colbert!

but as far as the regular channels go they are the vast wasteland that Newton Minnow predicted so many years ago!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:49 PM
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139. I live for LOST
I'm hoping the end it soon so I can quit tv altogether
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:49 PM
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138. hmmm, we watch Heroes and Numbers every week
I like Pushing up Daisies, but it's starting to pall, and I watch Sarah Connor Chronicles too.

that's about it for network TV

oh! and all the Fox animated stuff on Sundays, esp American Dad

Hubby is liking the new show "My Own Worst Enemy" too, I just started coming up to speed on it and it's OK too I guess.

We tend to steer away from 'mean' stuff, we like the characters to be likable and have a tad of integrity.

but we are probably in the minority on that one :rofl:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:52 PM
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140. Pretty much stopped watching
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jellen Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 06:58 PM
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141. Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty is one of my favorites, along with Criminal Minds.I also like New Christine.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 07:50 PM
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143. I only watch interesting programming
on PBS. We don't have cable and don't want it. :hi:
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 08:15 PM
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145. About a year ago, I gave up all but basic-basic cable,but somehow
I can still get TCM. :-)

I mostly watch that and PBS, with an occasional Law and Order or Without a Trace if I'm in the mood for it. Without cable, I can't watch Olbermann, and I've never seen Rachel Maddow, but I'm also spared the sight and sound of Fox News. But seriously, I canceled standard cable when I realized that sometimes I didn't turn on the TV for days at a time.

These days, I watch mostly DVDs (either from Netflix or from my growing personal collection of DVDs ordered from Amazon UK and Deep Discount DVD.com) or VHS tapes bought from video stores that were going out of business.

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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 08:33 PM
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146. I am 30 and don't watch anything that I would identify with.
Edited on Thu Dec-11-08 08:33 PM by Shell Beau
I love House and unless you are a crazy asshole doc, I don't think anyone could identify with that.


Plus I watch Lost and that show is just bonkers. But I love it.
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