Thanks to my husband, we're the quintessential "early adopter" household when it comes to technology. Our TiVo dates back to when they first came on the market, but we still get a lot of value from it considering that it doesn't have all of the latest features. As busy as I've been lately, I'd never see any of my favorite TV shows if we didn't have the DVR.
I try to keep my show list to a minimum, but it's really easy for me to get hooked on something new. That's led me to make a new rule for HBO shows: wait for the DVDs to come out. That's why "Big Love" isn't on my list. I'm sure it's good, but I refuse to let myself get sucked into another show right now.
Here's my current list of favorites:
- Veronica Mars
- My Name is Earl
- The Office
- Ghost Whisperer
- The Sopranos
- The Daily Show (although sometimes I fall asleep before it's over)
I cannot WAIT until the new season of "Deadwood" starts and I'm excited that "Rome" is coming back for another season as well. Can you see how my HBO rule came about?
I also care a great deal for "MythBusters" on the Discovery Channel and I can spend an entire weekend afternoon on one of the show's marathons. I've recently discovered "Digging for the Truth" on the History Channel, which is distinguished by its hottie host who travels the world dressed a lot like Indiana Jones, and also the episode subjects, which are fresher than the usual re-hashed "In Search of..." topics a lot of shows seem to keep regurgitating.
When I look over my list, it's hard to believe I ever find the time to watch everything, especially since it seems as though I spend all evening surfing blogs. I guess I should be glad I don't have one of the new TiVos that lets you record two things at once. That would really cut into my leisure time!