Ten on Tuesday
Today's ToT is ten favorite TV shows. This was a pretty easy one for me, even though I never got into Seinfeld or The Office or any of the big reality shows, and even though I don't think of myself as much of a TV watcher.
Ten Favorite TV Shows
Ten Favorite TV Shows
- Criminal Minds. Some of the episodes are too creepy for me to watch more than once, and I can definitely see being ready to start a new season and suddenly saying no, I can't have all that stuff in my head again, but it's very well done. And Garcia knits. (I'd love to see Reid take up knitting. He'd probably end up like MMario.)
- Jeopardy. The classic quiz show. It's the only game show I've ever seen that often asks general-knowledge questions I can't answer off the top of my head — or I should say answers I can't question off the top of my head. Having been forbidden to watch TV during the 60s, and not being heavily into pop culture, I am terrible at the pink questions, and completely hopeless with anything like, "Who is Nicole Ritchie's hairdresser?" (I'm not even sure I'm spelling her name right. Or that she really exists.) But Jeopardy wants to know, say, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, or the name of Lincoln's secretary of state. I love it.
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? (either version). I don't much care for Drew Carey, and, yes, some of the gags get predictable after a while, but those people are funny.
- The Daily Show. If I wanted the straight story during the Bush years, it was either Le Monde or my pal Jon.
- M*A*S*H. It's dated now, and I never noticed the first time around what a sexist boor Hawkeye was (in my defense, I was a teenager at the time). But still funny.
- The Carol Burnett Show. I miss good old-fashioned variety shows. Mostly this one.
- Batman. Favorite expletive: Holy priceless collection of Etruscan snoods, Batman!
- Monk. In real life Monk would probably have lost his job in the first five minutes. Favorite moment: Monk calls 911 when he has to change a diaper.
- Mystery Diagnosis. House (speaking of people who'd never hold a real job) with the medical mystery, hold the soap. Perfect.
- Mythbusters. I kinda wish they wouldn't blow so many things up just for the fun of it — do you know how many carbons that emits? me either, but it must be quite a few — but my daughter has probably learned more about the scientific method from this show than in science class.