Challenge: Favorite Shows

TGIF!  How’s your day been going?

Mine?  Busy.

Time for Day 21 of the Challenge – Favorite Shows


Favorite Shows

1. Real Housewives.  Love all of them except D.C.  I just never really got into those ladies and the episodes sat and sat on my DVR and I deleted them because the Beverly Hills ladies and Atlanta ladies were on.  I feel a “connection” to the O.C. housewives, probably because they are only an hour north of me.  And the NYC housewives give me perspective on east coast/NYC life.

2. Millionaire Matchmaker.  I loved her episodes from NYC, but am excited she’s going back to La-La land next.

3. Kendra.  She’s a San Diego girl, too.  She makes me laugh.

4. Keeping Up With The Kardashians.  Again, feel a “connection” to them because of geographical proximity and as much as they do have a crazy family life, they all love each other so much and I love watching big families interact.

5. Survivor.  I desperately wanted to be on Survivor and about 5 years ago they were in San Diego doing casting calls.  But I was newly pregnant and couldn’t go.  However, I lived in the jungle in Costa Rica for a month doing my first Yoga Teacher Training ten years ago.  Monkeys were throwing sh*t at our huts, I lived on tropical fruit and very little else, the clean drinking water situation was iffy at best, and showers happened.  Just not the frequently. So I feel like I could make it for a month on Survivor.  And I am a jock and tough despite being girlie.  I want to kick butt in the challenges!

6. Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa.  I posted about my love for her here.

7. Jackie Warner’s old show that got canceled, not her newer one.  I loved watching how her trainers trained people and the drama-filled office politics.

8. Million Dollar Listing.  Watching very young rich people make even more money by doing very little is strangely entertaining.

9. American Idol.  But I don’t watch it or follow it closely anymore.  But before Skylar was born, loved watching this.  My faves were the massive auditions and open calls.  Some of the people auditioning are seriously tone deaf.  And brave.  They must know they are going to get ripped to shreds yet they still subject themselves to it just for their 2 minutes of fame.  Crazy!

10.  As a catch all, most anything on Bravo, the E Channel, The Food Network, and reality shows in general will always be my go-to shows.

Other TV tidbits:

I hate commercials

I DVR everything and watching nothing live

I watch TV to escape and zone out for a few minutes.  None of the shows I watch are intellectually stimulating.  By design.

I watch less than 2 hours of TV per week.

If you missed my other Challenge Posts, so far there is:

Day 2 – Where I’d like to be in 10 years

Day 6 – 10 Facts

Day 26 – What kind of person attracts you

I’m glad you enjoyed my last post on Maca.  Seems like lots of you have tried it and lots more of you want to try it.  Thanks for sharing if you like it or notice any effects from it.

Weekend breakfast or snack idea: Biggie Microwave Banana Oat Cakes


1. What did you do today?  What’s in store for your weekend?

I did an at-home workout with some yoga and core moves after a quickie run.  Even though it was chilly and it’s been so windy here, I can’t complain because it was sunny.

I am working, I grocery shopped, cooked, did laundry, did food prep for the family, blogged, handled emails and phone calls.  You know, I sat around watching hours and hours of TV shows while eating peeled grapes and bon-bons.

2. What Challenge Day should I do next?

3. Any shows “everyone” watches but you never watch?

This would be most any and all shows out there from Glee to Gossip Girl to the Emmy’s and Red Carpet to movies.  If it wasn’t on the list above, I probably haven’t seen it!

4. What are your Favorite Shows?

Can’t wait to hear about these!

57 comments on “Challenge: Favorite Shows”

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  3. I’m a sucker for Vampire Diaries, Criminal Minds, all the CSI shows, The Amazing Race and The Biggest Loser. Other than that you can find me watching The Food Network. I use to like watching Jackie Warner’s show, too. Haven’t seen anything from her in a few years, though….

  4. I don’t watch most US or Canadian shows, so I’m out of the loop there. The exception being that I do watch Mad Men, Rescue Me, and Big Bang Theory.
    Most of the shows I watch are from the UK: Top Gear, Doctor Who, Torchwood, BBC Documentaries, Spooks (aired in US as “MI5”), New Tricks, The IT Crowd, Sea Patrol (Australian show), Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Reggie Perrin, QI, Gavin & Stacey.
    We don’t watch anything “live” or with commercials either. That is what torrent sites are for ;)
    We tend to download a whole season and blow through the whole thing at once.

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  6. I love reality shows, like Big Brother, Survivor, Bachelor, and American Idol. I loved Canadian Idol, but it isn’t on anymore :-(

  7. Awesome list of shows. I watch Kendra sometimes too and a I should watch Survivor since some of my co-workers are obsessed with it. And I agree on commercials, DVRs rock.

    1. Today, err yesterday, I worked, shopped and ate out – exciting, I know.
    2. Day 23.
    3. Survivor, American Idol, Glee
    4. Dexter, 30 Rock, Big Bang Theory, Dr. Oz, Cougar Town, Weeds, House Hunters International, Holmes on Homes, Good Eats, Iron Chef

  8. Survivor is one of my favorite shows too! I’ve watched it from the first season. Wow, it’s been a long time….but I can totally see you kicking butt on the show! Do it girl!

  9. So…quick question…if you got chosen for survivor what would you do about flossing your teeth twice a day?

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  11. i never watch anything live either!! i have ZERO patience for commercials so i just record everything! i LOVE kendra, and the kardashians and millionaire matchmaker and real housewives!! LOVE LOVE THOSE.. my fav dramas are 90210, Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Skins, True Blood, Vampire Diaries,… i could go on.. lets just say tv is my speciality!

  12. fave shows: real housewives: loved NY the best, need to see DC, still; we are addicted/drawn to jersey shore, which is completely unexplainable – talk about a guilty pleasure! love the food network for background noise.
    like you, tv is not a priority, though.
    i’d suggest #22 from the 30 day challenge – haha, reading through the list, i see that in your regular daily posts, you’ve already talked about quite a few of the topics siince you started your blog!
    oh, and hate commercials, too! pvr=the best!

  13. Haha…it was fun hearing your description of shows because I never saw any of them :-). I watch the telly to “zone” out as well – news, talkshow stuff like Colbert or Letterman, movies when I’m lucky and any old show that’s remotely interesting when I just need couch time – preferably with the guy so we can comment/laugh together. Lately we’ve seen stuff as random as “Ice Road Truckers” and a docu about Karl Lagerfeldt…(!)

    My week has been rough! And my sat just started out with the guy having to get up at six to pick up someone at the airport because someone else called in sick at hios work during the week :-(. But I have no work this w-e, so nothing will ruin MY good mood, hehe :-)

  14. I love Real Housewives as well – I was slightly bored with the last few episodes of Atlanta though. Beverly Hills rocked my world ;) Camille Grammar – wtf?! :)

    I think the best show on television is “Criminal Minds”…eek! I can’t watch it alone or at night…I also love love love “The Mentalist”…he is such a hottie! ;)

    Great post – can’t wait to make those banana oat cakes

  15. Oh boy, my favorite TV shows are the polar opposite of yours, LOL. I like Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, The Glenn Beck show, John Stossel, House Hunters, classic sitcoms of all kinds, and just about everything on the History or Discovery channel. :D

  16. I’m not a tv watcher at all. I have never watch Survivor, the only really I watched American Idol was because Kris Allen’s mom works for my company so I did watch the last few episodes.

  17. I don’t have cable at the moment, but when I did I really enjoyed watching the Food Network. The Barefoot Contessa was one of my favourites and I actually got one of her cook books this past Christmas from my mom. :)

    I tend to buy the boxsets of the seasons of shows I like much, much later after they come out because the price usually drops. Right now I’m watching NCIS, Roseanne, and Sex and the City. :) At school I hear girls talk about Glee, House, Grey’s Anatomy, and Jershey Shore but I haven’t watched any of them! So I have no idea if I’d like them or not but I pretty much know what is going on just from my daily existence around people that talk talk talk!

    Today was a busy day – I had two classes at university (chordate zoology and genetics) and then I studied until I had my chemistry midterm at 5pm. Since then, I have come home and worked out a bit and made dinner. It doesn’t sound like much but I felt like I was buzzing around all day! The workout felt SO good.

    I think it would be interesting to see how you have changed in the past two years.

  18. I watch about two tv shows and then football. My cable bill is worth it though. Just for the football. It’ll probably get cancelled after Sunday.

    I went to the Pearl Islands while they were filming the Survivor there when I worked in Panama! It was crazy. A tiny island and half was closed off to everyone not involved in the show. We took a boat tour and saw the littler islands that the “tribes” were living on. And heard stories about locals smuggling them food and alcohol. Behind the scenes…love it.

    Ugh today was another epic day. Work, gym, teach, drop off car to be fixed, teach more, pick up car (not done yet), work, really pick up car, groceries, clean house….I’m tired.

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