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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