Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thirteen Television # 8 - Shows That I Never Miss

This are thirteen shows that I love to watch in no particular order. Have an excellent Thursday Thirteen.

Medium (NBC) – This show is different from your normal fare. It’s about a psychic and mother of three who dreams about present events (kidnappings, murders, etc.) and is sometimes able to solve the crimes, sometimes before it’s too late, but not always. Another neat aspect of the show is that at least two of her daughters have the ‘gift’.

Monk (USA) – The obsessive-compulsive consultant to the San Francisco Police Department that has a keen eye for the minute details of a crime scene. He has too many phobias to count, but he always is able to reenact the crime and catch the perpetrator.

The Ghost Whisperer (ABC) – It’s not Friday night without this show. This woman is able to see and talk to the dead in an effort to help them cross over. Most of the time the ghost have other plans (unfinished business) making her job extremely difficult.

Law & Order (The Original) (NBC) – This has been a perennial favorite of mine for well over fifteen years. I even have three of the computer games. I especially use to love the banter between Detective Briscoe and Lt. Van Buren. The prosecutors aren’t half bad either.

Bones (FOX) – Temperance Brennan (Bones) is a forensic anthropologist that works alongside a gung ho FBI agent. They make a great team although there is an enormous amount of sexual tension between them.

Dexter (Showtime) – This guy is a blood splatter analyzer who just happens to be a serial killer. Not to worry…he only kills the dregs of society who happen to have slipped through the cracks.

Don’t Forget The Lyrics (FOX) – This is my favorite game show. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the contestants are asked to name the lyrics of popular songs. It is a lot harder than it sounds. I have aspiration of competing one day.

American Idol (FOX) – Reality at it’s finest in my opinion. Although this is the seventh season, I am still interested in watching, especially the bad auditions. They are like train wrecks, painful to watch, but you can’t turn away.

October Road (ABC) – This show’s premise is the return of the prodigal son, who has written a book trashing everyone in the town where he grew up. I love the cast of this show, which features an aging Tom Berenger.

The Women’s Murder Club (ABC) – Four women, a police detective, a coroner, an assistant district attorney, and a journalist try to solve murder mysteries. There are plenty of plot twist and some humor in an otherwise serious show.

Big Brother (CBS) – I hear this one is coming back early because of the writer’s strike (It usually airs in July). The competitors live together in ‘The Big Brother House’ and vie for prize money. The object of the game is to try and avoid being voted out of house and become the last one standing.

Dancing With The Stars (ABC) – The third and final reality show that I watch religiously. Entertainers and sport stars compete for the trophy and the opportunity to be numero uno on the dance floor. Some of the competitors are horrible (Master P, Clyde Drexler) and some come along quite nicely (Laila Ali, Joey Lawrence).

Brothers and Sisters (ABC) – Finally any show with Sally Field is destined to be a winner. She portrays the matriarch of a family of misfit siblings with problems from messy divorces to drug dependency. All of the action takes place while one of the sibling’s husband runs for president. A stellar cast.

Do any of these make your television viewing list? Please share some of the shows you watch.
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Samantha_K said...

I don't have cable or satellite television anymore, but I loved Monk and of course, American Idol.

My other shows were Gilmore Girls, The Amazing Race, Psych, and Survivor.

I saw that Dexter (a toned down version, I'm sure) is coming to CBS??

SJ Reidhead said...

I am a Monk fan.

The Pink Flamingo

Lori said...

Hey PJ,
I don't watch a lot of TV. But amazingly, several of the shows I do watch made your list: OCTOBER ROAD (I have a friend who teaches at the college where the show's campus scenes are filmed).

WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB (This is funny. I've been meaning to add this one to my list of things that grew on me in 2007. I started out ho-hum about it, but something happened and now I'm a fan).

BROTHERS & SISTERS (This is probably my favorite show on network TV these days. I even managed to get the hubby hooked on it. LOL. Great list!

Greatfullivin said...

I do like American Idol and House!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I don't watch television, but I do read The Women’s Murder Club via books. Have a great TT. :)

ellen b. said...

A few of those are on my never miss list, too. Or if I'm going to miss them I tape them...

Nicholas said...

Oh dear! I don't watch any of those.

Sandy Carlson said...

The Ghost Whisperer sounds interesting. God bless.

pussreboots said...

Bones is on my list but I'd be hard pressed to come up with 13 or even 6. Happy TT.

Cricket's Hearth said...

I really do not watch a lot of television but I do enjoy Law & Order. I like the home improvement shows and landscape design on weekends.

I would love to have you stop by to check out 13 Phrases & their Origins. Also you may want to submit a recipe to win a programable slow cooker (shipping included in continental U.S.) for the contest I am offering for National Soup Month. Happy TT! Blessings, Cricket

Chelle Y. said...

After "House," "Bones" would be my second favorite show! I love the chemistry between the two main characters!

Natalie said...

The only one I watch on there is Ghost Whisperer, but I watch a lot (too much) of other stuff.

X. Dell said...

I didn't have cable for many years, so I didn't watch much TV after 9/11 (the transmitters were on the WTC, so when it went down reception around here was minimal). Now that I have cable, I'm pretty much glued to OnDemand. So I'm afraid none of your shows make my list. In fact, I don't have thirteen to make a list.

Anonymous said...

I don't watch much network tv anymore, but I do like Bones. I go for CSI, Forensic Files, 48 Hours, Mysteries of the Bible, stuff like that - oh, and I love watching Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch too!
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Lori said...

Well, the only one im faithful to is the Ghost Whisperer...I dont think Ive seen any of the others. I will have to check them out:) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Morgan Leigh said...

I can't ever miss House, Chuck or CSI:, those shows? Complete my week. Even if they are reruns.


Courtney said...

I love the original Law and Order. Haven't seen any of the others. Not much of a TV person.

Anonymous said...

Sounds entertaining. Watch on!

storyteller said...

I’ve seen about 7 of these shows, and if I spent much time watching TV … I might get hooked on them. I do like Monk and I was a Gilmore Girls fan when the show was on the air. Alas, I love to read and there are only so many hours in the day. Blogging takes up too many of them as is. LOL
Hugs and blessings,

Ashley said...

I love Monk!

Other favorite shows: Psych; CSI; CSI: New York; ER; American Idol; Survivor; and The Amazing Race

Joyismygoal said...

I don't have cable but i do like most of those except Big Brother

Lazy Daisy said...

I watch most of those shows myself. Are you sure we are not related?

Open Grove Claudia said...

You are such a dynamic person! What a list - every program seems so different. Do you have some of these psychic abilities or are you fascinated by them?

I dislike how powerless the Ghost Whisperer always presents herself - the Ghosts show up and she has no boundaries to say "go away". It frustrates me.

Happy TT!

Sarai said...

I love Dexter and the Women's Murder Club. Great list I will have to check out some of the others!

Rhonda said...

gosh. no soaps? happy TT!

~*angelle*~ said...

These are also 13 shows that I have never seen!

my 13

The Gal Herself said...

I LOVE Monk and the original L&O. I'm ashamed by how much I enjoy Idol and Dancing with the Stars. Glad to see you that you're woman enough to stand by your viewing habits! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Journeywoman said...

I like Medium and I am enjoying Dexter on DVD.

Celticlibrarian said...

Let's see... I watch Doctor Who and Torchwood obsessively. I enjoy Moonlight, and I love to watch reruns of Who's Line is it Anyway.

That's about it.

I had no idea that Wayne Brady had a game show. Thank You Kindly!

tasha said...

Great list -- don't watch any of them regularly, lol. I never miss:
Biggest Loser
Pushing Daisy's

DrillerAA said...

American Idol is at the top of my list right now. CSI NY is no. 1 when Idol is over.

Have a great TT

Malcolm said...

I occas. watch Monk, L&O, AI, and Brothers and Sisters. As a heads up, The Ghost Whisperer is a CBS show. :-)

There is so much quality TV today that it's hard to keep up. I want to check out some of the other ones you have listed. Since CBS will be airing repeats of Dexter within the next few weeks, I will make it a point to watch that. If you watch it, I am interested to hear what you think of any edits CBS makes to the Showtime episodes.

I had no idea that Tom Berenger was in October Road. I was just thinking about him yesterday and how I haven't seen him in awhile.

Malcolm said...

Oh yeah... about the only shows I watch on a regular basis are:

Around the Horn- ESPN
Two and A Half Men- syndicated and CBS
Pushing Daisies- ABC... I think that ABC still has some unaired episodes for this one.

Randilin said...

With the exception of Big Brother I try to avoid the shows you listed.

Happy TT