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I'm no TV junkie, but...
9/30/2010 - Michele Moore

...there are three shows I really like, two of which are on tonight (Thursday).

In the past twenty-plus years I have really gotten away from watching television. We enjoy watching really good movies on DVD, but there haven't been a lot of shows that have hooked me over the years.

When I was a kid, my mom and I used to watch "Medical Center" with Chad Everett together. It was on Monday nights at ten; don't ask me how I remember that, but I do. Many years later, I enjoyed "Scarecrow & Mrs. King." I think it was the chemistry between the two protagonists that I especially liked. Then there was "Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman," another show with electric attraction between the male and female leads. In recent years I enjoyed "The Gilmore Girls;" my oldest daughter liked to say if I had remained a single parent and had only had one child (her), we would have been like Loralei and Rory (the main characters).

I haven't gotten hooked on many of the recent "hot" shows, in large part because we have what I affectionately call ghetto cable. We buy the minimum cable package that provides clear reception. No ESPN. No HBO. No Showtime, etc.

One of my current favorites has already been decried here, but that's okay. I agree it is exploitative in nature. But as someone who weighs enough to qualify to be on "The Biggest Loser," I find the transformations inspiring. As for tonight's shows, "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice," they combine base debauchery with intelligent (for the most part) dialog, and engaging, often compelling characters. And, I'm a sucker for a medical drama. Guess it takes me back to evenings spent with my mom and Chad!

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10/1/2010 from wrote:
I'm not a TV junkie either, but one silly show I'm enjoying right now, because it's humorously gross, but with a type of moral I suppose, is My Name is Earl. Surprisingly enough, sometimes it's good to lose yourself in something silly that you won't ruminate about for hours afterwards!
10/1/2010 Anne Mudd from Wheat Ridge CO wrote:
I enjoy The Big Bang Theory; it's humorous, nerdy, seems so down to earth, yet improbable, and has not a thing to do with my reality. My mom and I always watched the late fifties series The Millionaire; it was our fantasy escape. I'm also not a television, or movie junkie.
10/2/2010 Janet Glaser from Fremont MI wrote:
My vote is for Dr. Kildare...I'm watching Dancing with the Stars this year, but I click on Biggest Loser off and on eventhough it breaks my heart sometimes.
10/2/2010 Janice Alpern from Las Vegas NV wrote:
Grey's Anatomy is a favorite. We used to be glued to 24 but The Event, by the same writers, is filling the void. The most sophisticated new show is Boardwalk Empire on HBO. In a similar vein as Sopranos (same writers again), but takes place during prohibition.

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