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Member Name: MsTricia
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Advantages: too much reality tv, probably not good for my brain!
Disadvantages: not enough time to actually watch them all really...
Oh how times have changed, back in the day I used to be a complete soap fiend, glued to the likes of hollyoaks and Eastenders and now i don't even know what days of the week or times it comes on anymore (I think some days it's on at 8, some days at 7.30? I can't keep track!) Anyway, I have found my Top 10 TV programmes are completely different than they were probably 3/4 years ago since having my daughter I just found as a general somethings didn't do it for me anymore and of course a years maternity leave with a baby who could not communicate with me I found a whole new array of shows that I didn't know existed before! Anyway, as a refreshing change I have decided to write a brief review of my current favourite programmes - nb. in no particular order!
1. Jeremy Kyle
I can't help it! I know the people are trashy and Jeremy shouts the same things over and over again like "You should have put something on the end of it!" and "get off facebook and get a job!" but I can't help it, it's absolutely hilarious and awfully addictive! Before when I was working part time I actually would look forward to 9.25 on my days off to see who he was yelling at this time, and who failed a DNA/Lie detector test haha! I completely forgot to do it this week, but I certainly think I am going to have to start setting this to series record so I don't miss too much lol.
OMG, I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW. I remember it first airing in 2006 on itv1 at like 10pm one night and I stumbled across it by accident when flicking through the channels before bed and I have since become hooked. It follows Dexter Morgan our serial killer/blood spatter analyst for Miami metro homicide and the twists and turns he encounters in trying to keep his "dark passenger" hidden from the outside world. It's now on Series 7 in US and I watch it online every monday (after it's release on Sundays over the other side of the ocean) and it's sooo gripping I would recommend it to anyone as long as they don't like gore. I'm traumatised it will not be continuing after season 8, I don't know what I will do with my life!
3. TOWIE (or The Only Way Is Essex for those of you who don't know)
Sadly this is where my reality tv whore-ness comes in. Funnily I didn't even watch the first 2 seasons of this show but I was forced to watch it at my sister's house about midway through the third series and became hooked. How sad am I? Of course we know 99% of the drama is set up but sometimes it's just so hilarious to watch them and on the sundays and wednesdays it comes on I feel like I live in Essex for the 45mins it's on lol.
4. Jersey Shore/Geordie Shore
There isn't much between these two shows in that one is in New Jersey in America and of course one is here in lovely newcastle. It's pretty much throwing a bunch of wild, hormonal 20 somethings into a house and giving them the reins to drink as much as they like, party as much as they like and sleep around. Somehow though it's incredibly entertaining and I find myself wasting valuable sleeping time making sure I catch up on the goings ons with all the roomies in these 2 shows lol.
5. Dragon's Den
It's kicking on now as it's been around for some time but I love watching a bit of Dragon's den! Seeing all these innovative entrepreneurs buzzing around the dragon's investment in often dodgy and unsustainable business ideas is rather entertaining and weirdly enough I have the strangest crush on Peter Jones! (My other half thinks it's weird anyway lol). As far away as I am from ever becoming a business woman it gives me a little insight into how the world works and how these dragon's can make an ordinary person's life goals become a reality. Even though often enough the dragon's come across quite conceited and like their s*** doesn't stink lol.
6. Gossip Girl
Oh my where to begin. Chuck, Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, Rufus, Lily, Georgina Sparks and Scandal on the upper east side. This is one of those programmes I discovered on maternity leave after my friend told me to buy the boxset to keep me entertained and I have continued watching it ever since. It has started to become repetitive as there is always some kind of "mystery" (who IS gossip girl?) to solve and the never-ending saga of "will they, won't they" with Chuck and Blair. Nevertheless it's on series record week in, week out I find myself glued to the screen telling my daughter and other half to "shh!".
7. The Mentalist
See, I think I have a thing about TV shows about serial killers! The Mentalist normally comes on ch5 or 5* but where UK channels are sooo behind, this is another show I just watch online. It follows Red John a sadistic serial killer, and our "Mentalist" Patrick Jane who used to lead a life as a pretend psychic. That was until he claimed he knew who Red John was and then RJ set about and killed his wife and daughter. Ever since Jane has worked with the CBI as a consultant using his intuitive skills to help try and track down RJ and many other crimes perpetrated in between.
8. Mock The Week
Ahh this show never gets old and gives me side splitting joy! It usually airs on a Thursday on BBC2 when it runs and is hosted by the charming Dara O'Brian and has the usual guest panellists of Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons and where I first recognised Russell howard. It's essentially a politics topic show but with outrageously funny comments from our comedians. I must say I enjoyed it far more when the controversial Frankie Boyle was a regular but it still brings me to laughter so all is not lost. I have tried endlessly to get tickets to be in the audience for this show but alas to no avail! grr! I did get tickets to see 8 out of 10 cats which is filmed right next door so I think that is the closest I am going to get to be honest.
9. KUWTK (My sister's and my abbreviation for Keeping Up With The Kardashians lol)
Boy these are a complicated and vain bunch but yet it makes for excellent TV watching. Seeing Kim's 72 day marriage dwindle before our very eyes was laughable and as a whole the sisters (and the rest of the clan) are nothing but an attention seeking bunch but again I blame my sister for getting me hooked on such a crappy yet I-can't-not-watch-it kinda show lol
Sorry but it had to be mentioned! It is so sad but I know literally every episode off by heart, scene for scene, storyline for storyline. Most episodes I can tell you what it is about just by Rachel's hairstyle or a how chubby Joey is lol. It really is a timeless TV sitcom that for me never gets old and although it's not funny in a "HAHAHAHAHA!" kind of way it still amuses me and I'm sure in years to come I'll still be watching it and boring my daughter to death with it!
To be honest I hardly even get as much time to watch TV these days as 99% of the time my daughter controls the remote and it's usually Dora the explorer or Mickey mouse clubhouse (although recently she has become engrossed in some Team Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies show? Don't know if anyone else has heard of these!) so I just sit reviewing or wait until she's asleep to enjoy some adult tv time (not that kind!). There are loads of past shows I absolutely love like 24, Prison Break, Big Bang Theory, IT Crowd and Will & Grace that I battled with my conscience with and they didn't make it on the list but deserved a mention lol. Anyway now you know what I'm watching whilst I'm sitting here reviewing the likes of toothpaste and wine haha!
Summary: I don't think my TV watching habits are THAT bad...