I watch a lot of television. A lot.
I was talking with the girlfriend last night and we were discussing tv shows (she also watches a lot of tv). My top three tv shows of all time are The Wire, Lost and Seinfeld. She is not a fan of Lost. I tried to make her see the light but she won’t be moved. SMH
As much as I spend time in the lab and read books and workout I still manage to squeeze in a lot of television. I love whoever invented the DVR. Its been such a lifesaver. The only shows I watch live nowadays are shows that come on HBO Sunday nights when I know I’ll definitely be at home. This is also why this time of the year is one of my favorite. Fall season shows are starting to come back on and I am excited about more than a few.
I will say as far as television is concerned one genre I can’t stand is reality tv. Growing up the only reality TV that came on was Real World. I liked that. It was cool for what it was but beginning with the coonery of Flava Flav and continuing on with the present day Basketball Girlfriends and Hip Hop Divas but I just can’t get behind what reality TV is now. I can’t get behind television that paints minorities in such a negative light and the support behind it. If y’all like then I love it though. I’ll let the people who watch it cook.
I’m more into dramas. My favorite stations are HBO and AMC. In my opinion they have the game on lock. Today the Season 3 premier of Boardwalk Empire comes on. This is currently one of my favorite shows. Since I’m a fan of history I like seeing how they’ve recreated the Prohibition Era. The acting is also great. Also, on HBO I enjoy Game of Thrones, Newsroom, True Blood and Curb Your Enthusiasm. These shows run concurrently throughout the year so there’s always something to watch on HBO.
As far as AMC I’ve recently only started watching. They have great shows as well with my favorite being The Walking Dead. Even the show is about the apocalypse the main point of the show isn’t about zombies. Its more focused on the interactions of the characters that are still alive. I also enjoy Hell on Wheels which takes place right after the Civil War and Manifest Destiny. AMC also makes what many consider the best show on television in Breaking Bad. I will say that I was a latecomer but I caught up before season 5 and I am hooked. It is as good as everyone said it would be and I’m patiently awaiting season 6.
There are a few new shows premiering this fall that I am interested in checking out. The first is ABC’s Last Resort. This seems like it will be a good show. ABC does pretty well with their dramas. The other is NBC’s Revolution. Revolution has a character played by Gustavo (Breaking Bad) so that’s reason enough to watch. Check out the links for a full scoop on the shows if you haven’t seen them.
**I am also interested to in seeing what Scandal will be talking about this upcoming season.**