Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tagged - What Do You Watch?

Yesterday Lin tagged me with the Lists of Eight meme. I have decided I am not too enamored of most of the questions, but just for fun, I'll answer the first one: 8 TV Shows I Watch Regularly 1. Countdown With Keith Olbermann - MSNBC 2. The Rachel Maddow Show - MSNBC 3. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Comedy Central 4. NBC National and local news 5. Antiques Roadshow 6. House 7. Chuck 8. Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Private Practice (OK, I cheated, but they're all on ABC on Thursday) There are a few more, but I'm trying to follow the rules. I had others that are now gone, among them Boston Legal. I loved the court room soliloquies on social and political topics dear to my Liberal heart. And the characters were so delightfully whacky. I am working on my Academy Awards nominated movie list. So far I have seen Slumdog Millionaire and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Slumdog was an amazing movie, filled with hope and despair, kindness and extreme cruelty, bondage and freedom, unspeakable horror, and again, hope, all projected from the most beautiful faces. See it, even if it takes a few days to get some of the images out of your head. Benjamin Button is a good movie, full of grace and kindness, and wonderful to watch once you suspend disbelief at the concept of living life from age to youth.


  1. thanks for accepting my tag and it's fine to be creative and answer anyway you want to...

  2. A comrade who enjoys Boston Legal. I also think the character's are wacky... and delicious. They are as layered as a sweet Vidalia onion. I like that.

    I also appreciate the movie reviews. Thanks for giving a well thought heads up...

  3. I would be at a loss with those I have to admit, we don't have TV service and I don't go to movies although I do rent them once Netflix has them. I've people ask me how I manage without TV and I have to say that I've done okay. I do miss Keith Olbermann and Rachel and Jon, three of my favorites.

  4. Living in Seattle, doesn't Grey's annoy you sometimes? Like when Tyne Daly said something about going to the top of the Spaceneedle to see Mt. Rainier.

    I loved Slumdog Millionaire for all the reasons you listed. Those children were magnificent. I liked Button. I could suspend belief. My husband, however, could not. LOL. We've also seen Milk and The Reader, but we can't bring ourselves to sit through Frost/Nixon - the nightmare factor is strong.

  5. Carole - Sure, there are lots of things about Grey's that are annoying. The Seattle factor is only one of them, and its about like it was in Frasier. But I watch the Thursday night line up purely for mindless entertainment. You gotta' do that once in a while.

  6. I don't watch a lot of television but I have seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I liked it and I am looking forward to watching Slumdog Millionaire. I have heard such great things about it.

  7. Wow! This Naval Langa person is everywhere with the same comment.

    I watch House and Chuck, too. House is getting to be a bit much though. He's gotten to be such a crotchety fellow that it gets to be a bit tiring. I wish I could see Jon Stewart but we don't have cable. Sigh.

  8. Me again...
    You must have been on the same trip as me. That's Keukenhof gardens and the windmills of Netherland, right? Wasn't Keukenhof incredible? Love, loved it!

  9. Yes, Kay, those pictures on my site are from the Windmills and Tulips Viking River boat cruise we took last spring. I needed something to pick me up a while back so I revisited my photos. I have a lovely photo of Keukenhof Gardens on my desktop as a contrast to the wintery real world outside of my window.

  10. I too loved Boston Legal...I never go to movies..but I will rent them on NetFlix...

  11. I hope to add a few more movies to my list soon Linda. I have not yet seen Benjamin Button. Sounds like a nice film. I saw The Reader, it is haunting, but makes you think differently. Or perhaps might be better to say how perspective alters perception.

    Oh dear, I might get to watch those TV shows when they are reruns. I somehow like TV shows best when history has changed around them a bit, like Cheers became a fav when they were re and re run.
    If it's on and antiques Roadshow is on, I get sucked right in!

    Believe it or not I like PBS fundraisers, and CSpan... ok I'm a little dull!! hahaha
    I should watch Keith more Often!

    I am hoping we'll get an Obama channel! :)

    I rarely have the TV on, I just forget to turn it on, but boy I like netflix!! And I have background music on some of the time. Alternative, classical, and new age. I like Snatam Kaur very much, lovely voice.

    She has free mp3's on her site.


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