We watch a lot of television. And by watch, I mean pay some attention to while fiddling with our iPads and folding laundry in the evenings. There are shows that everyone likes (Good luck, Charlie) and shows that are more selective in their audiences, like Pawn Stars (Liv calls it “that show where people by rusty junk for thousands of dollars”). Currently, there are two shows I can’t seem to get enough of:
Who knew? The show is exciting, tightly written, and very intelligent. I love a show where everybody isn’t sleeping with everyone else. Of course, we’ve just discovered Scandal on Netflix, so who knows what will happen in the future. ER was great until Noah Wyle’s character started crying and kept crying for 6 seasons. Grey’s jumped the shark for me 3 seasons ago. I haven’t seen a pilot like the Scandal pilot since the pilot to Grey’s Anatomy. I’ve been hooked since 5 minutes in. And apparently I have a thing for powerful black women – either that or Kerry Washington is just hot. One or the other.
2. Naked and Afraid
A Discovery channel offering which has just started its second season, Naked and Afraid brings two survivalists (one from each sex) together in some inhospitable place, and forces them to survive for three weeks using the one tool they’ve brought with them. Oh, and they’re strangers, AND completely nude! Can you imagine?!? Boys usually bring a knife, girls usually bring a pot or fire starter. They get a crude map, a pat on the back, and a promise that they’ll be picked up at the extraction point (usually 5-10 miles away) in 21 days! The girls lose anywhere from 12-20 pounds, and the guys always seems to lose 35-45 pounds! The best part? No host, no crowd, NO PRIZE MONEY OR REWARD! Bragging rights only. Sundays at 9:00 pm. Awesome