The self-imposed “one week with no TV” ended yesterday. I felt like a kid waking up on Christmas morning when I realized not only could I have coffee (the #1 reason to get out of bed in the morning) but I could also, finally watch TV!!!!
Most of the day it was just on in the background while I checked e-mail, created a photo DVD, wrapped presents, and posted some stuff on eBay to sell. In the evening I spent some dedicated time to catch up on In Treatment, The Walking Dead, and Dexter.
Quick commentary: The “Sunil” wrap-up of In Treatment was amazing, the rest I could live without. Walking Dead ended on a perfect note. Can not wait until next season. Dexter continues to be awesome. Love that he has a little serial killer buddy who is also a good person. Crazy! Two of them!
Even with all of that awesomeness, I felt kind of blah and useless at the end of the day. I was also a little hungover, again, from trying to be social two nights in a row (which required alcohol, of course), and night two was much less fun. Not sure I can completely blame the TV watching for the blah, but it needs to be considered as a factor. More scientific research would be required.
I did feel slightly redeemed today when I saw the American Film Institute’s Top 10 TV shows of 2010 because most of them are on my Top “10” list!! At least I watch mostly good TV. Here is the list:
‘The Big C’ (Showtime)
‘Boardwalk Empire’ (HBO)
‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
‘Mad Men’ (AMC)
‘Modern Family’ (ABC)
‘The Pacific’ (HBO)
‘Temple Grandin’ (HBO)
’30 Rock’ (NBC)
‘The Walking Dead’ (AMC)
I don’t watch, The Big C, but I did write a post (A Night in the White Room) about my friend who decorated a room inspired by the Big C for the “Showtime House” project. So I feel like I have seen it!
The Pacific is just not my thing. It’s about war.
I just started recording Breaking Bad because they started showing all of the episodes from the beginning last week on AMC. I tried the show once and did not love it, but I should clearly give it another shot.
Also, note that Temple Grandin was a made-for-TV movie that I LOVED and talked about in my post The Emmy’s Rocked.
Finally, it is abundantly clear that 30 Rock needs to be promoted back up to “must-see” status from “when I have extra time” status. It did annoy me for a while, but it is back and better than ever. Alec Baldwin is the man.
Off to catch up on Fringe….not on the list, but awesome because I say so, and I pick mostly good shows.