I have TV

In a world of flat screens, plasmas, High Definition and LCD, I am the proud owner of a Philips TV/VCR combo manufactured in May of 1999.  The picture quality is good enough, but the VCR is broken.  The screen measures roughly 11 inches.

This fine machine was neglected, sitting in a high corner of the house collecting dust until recently.  I had enough.  I wanted TV.  So I researched my options and a couple weeks ago, I hired the fine folks at Direct TV to come out and attach an eyesore the the outside of my home and pump the juices of the media through a wire into The Philips.

While I don’t normally plug services, I must say, the install dude was fantastic.  They scheduled for between 8:00am and noon one Satuday morning.  He was here at 8:15am and out by 9:00am.  I don’t think that has ever happened in history, and I would like to give an early Thanksgiving shout-out to the company for not ruining my entire Saturday.

What to watch..what to watch…   I have not had cable or internet service in quite some time, and when I did have it I was working more than full time and going to college and I exaggerate none when I say I never watched it.  Ever.  It was for The Max and him alone.

Now, he is strictly limited to two programs per week, which he hasn’t fussed too much about amazingly.  I’m home more hours during the week than I have been in my adult life, and I often think of turning the thing on, but I don’t even know where to start.  I don’t know TV any longer.

So, aside from football and baseball…which I will watch unprompted, give me a suggestion.  What shows are good?  Spare me from the dramatic reality shows, I feel very nosy when I am viewing other people’s weird private lives.  Tell me what there is to watch!

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10 Responses to I have TV

  1. bessd says:

    Oh man, where to start?! Not sure what channels you get, but the Food Network is almost always interesting. Discovery, Nat Geo and History can be hit & miss. BUT, AMC’s “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” are two awesome shows. HBO has “True Blood” right now (just finished – might have to On Demand it) — it is great mental popcorn (fun to eat/watch, but not nutritious). And, when it returns, “Dexter” is also captivating. Also note: I have very dark tastes. Oh, and America’s Got Talent — I like watching people dance and stuff. 🙂 Hope that helps!

  2. Oregon Sunshine says:

    Must watch The Big Bang Theory. It’s quite the show! The next season starts up on the 23rd and it’s on CBS. Think Nerds and Geeks galore, but in a humorous way.

  3. Amy says:

    Two words, sweetie: HALLMARK CHANNEL.

    Martha Stewart, then two hours of Who’s the Boss, then an hour of Little House on the Prairie, then an hour for your husband and/or son, then two hours of Golden Girls, followed by two hours of Cheers. And that’s just tonight.

  4. JoshC says:

    I wholeheartedly agree that breaking bad is awesome, and I recently had a friend loan me the first season of Fringe, which is, well.. Just the bees knees!

  5. zenestex says:

    I don’t know if you are getting HBO or Showtime, but here’s another vote for True Blood and Dexter. Great shows! Weeds is usually funny, too, although I wasn’t crazy about the last season. Tosh.0 on Comedy Central is always good for a laugh. You say you’re a sports fan, so if you like mixed martial arts, then there is a free UFC fight card tonite on Spike. After that comes The Ultimate Fighter, which is a reality show, but at least they get to fight it out and the guys have talent. My wife loves The Dish on Style Network. I hate the show, but sometimes I laugh in spite of myself when she has it on.

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  7. DJ D says:

    The Hub is a new, great network that just started up last week. They’re showing reruns of Family Ties, The Wonder Years, and Doogie Howser, not to mention Fraggle Rock, Transformers, and G.I. Joe (with new TF and G.I. Joe series starting soon). And I’m sure Amy would agree with me here, The Soup on the E! network is a must-see if you need a laugh.

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