Due to my illness and disability, I have developed an addiction to television… nightly shows to be exact. I have my DVR programmed to record all of my favorites in case: they conflict with another show, they conflict with a sporting event I want to watch, I happen to be taking a bath when they are on, etc… I have even been known to have two shows recording while I am watching a third show/sport/event on my bedroom tv. I would say that qualifies as addition, wouldn’t you?
Although the shows change with the season, right now these are my must watch. Mondays are for Dancing with the Stars. I have been a fan since Season 4 when I started watching with my late brother. It wasn’t hard to get hooked since I am a self-professed competition junkie. Since I was already watching Dancing on ABC, it wasn’t hard to get hooked on Castle, which follows. Then, CBS added the newly revamped Hawaii Five-O to their 10pm time slot. With all of the pre-season hype, I had to watch, and I am so glad that I did.
Tuesdays? Obviously, Dancing with the Stars elimination show. I mean, how could I not see who leaves the show? No Ordinary Family is an interesting addition to precede Dancing. It is different and so far I have enjoyed the story progression. For many years, NCIS has been one of my favorite shows. Then to my pleasure, NCIS: Los Angeles was conceived and brought to life. I never missed an episode even before DVR. Also, new to the schedule this season, ABC added Detroit 1-8-7 to the 10pm time slot. This is a very genuine feeling cop drama that is really fleshing out the characters very well. I hope it continues to meet the standards it has already established.
On Wednesdays, my favorites include one fantastic returning show and two new additions. New to television this season is the J.J. Abrams drama Undercovers. It has a definite serious side, but it is delivered with a light touch which makes it very enjoyable to watch. I haven’t seen it in a while & hope it hasn’t been cancelled. Also new to the NBC lineup is the new Law & Order: Los Angeles. This addition to the Law & Order legacy brings a different feel with the same great drama for which the franchise is well known. To round out Wednesdays, Criminal Minds returns. YEAH!
Thursdays are for S…! My Dad Says, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Thursdays have also included Project Runway. I can’t wait for it to come back.
Fridays? CSI:NY and Blue Bloods. The weekend is a sports bonanza with College sports (and NFL Sundays, PLEASE). Oh, and Sundays also include The Amazing Race when in season and Army Wives. Don’t forget, HGTV provides House Hunters several times a week.
I can admit my addiction, but I don’t want to give it up. The characters I have come to love. For 30 minutes or an hour, they are very real to me. I get involved in their lives and lose myself for a while forgetting my own ills and pains. If this qualifies as addiction, I don’t mind. 🙂