Thursday Thirteen – Watch This!

Yes, you read that right. I decided to resurrect Thursday Thirteen, mostly because I am at a loss about what to blog about, but also because my friend Becky has been waiting for months for me to bring Thursday Thirteen back.

I had originally thought a Thursday Thirteen about the newest edition to our family would be fun. But I’d like to wait until I have some really good pictures of her before publishing the post, so stay tuned for that. It promises to be a doozie.

Instead, I thought we’d talk about my favorite television shows.

Sweet holy Moses I hope you’re not in a hurry to get out of here because y’all know that I am a television junkie, and I could go on and on for days.

Seriously, if I had an addiction, television would be it.

And Dr. Pepper.

Oh, and Words With Friends, too.

But today we’re talking about me and my television habits, so I’ll stick to the plan.

My thirteen shows are presented in no particular order.

1. Desperate Housewives – I love this show, probably because I am one. I can relate to each of the housewives in one way or another. When I’m wearing my three inch black Tommy Hilfiger boots, I feel like Gabby, but when I’m tripping over my own feet I feel like Susan. When I’m baking McDaddy a batch of chocolate-chip cookies, I’m doing it Bree style (Bree style! I crack myself up!) only without half the etiquette. And of course, in my everyday life, I am crazy, hair-brained Lynette.

But at least Tom’s a hottie, right?

2. Grey’s Anatomy – In my humble opinion, Grey’s Anatomy has some of the best writing on TV. I say some because there is one story line I could do without. I read somewhere that the medical conditions presented on the show are honest-to-goodness conditions that have recently been presented in some of the finest hospitals. And since I’m always in the market for a diagnosis of my latest medical malady, watching Grey’s surely can’t hurt. Plus, how can I not love a show that features a McDreamy, and a McSteamy. The only thing I can’t figure out is why Justin Chambers hasn’t been given a McName. He totally deserves one, but it can’t be McDaddy because that name has already been taken.

3. The Young and the Restless – I have been a faithful Y&R viewer for most of my life. I first remember watching Y&R when I was in the 6th grade. Don’t judge. I recognize that I was more than a little young for all of that. The good news is that I was limited to summer viewing because at that time the show wasn’t important enough for me to record it on the VCR. (For you young guns, the VCR came just before the DVR).  For more than 25 years I’ve been tuning into the happenings of Genoa City, Wisconsin. I’ve been to every one of Victor and Nikki’s weddings, and I even remember watching Katherine Chancellor’s on-air facelift back in 1984. Still to this day, I am a huge fan and I tune in daily.

4.  Dancing With The Stars – I’ll give you three reasons why I love this show. 1. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 2. Derek Hough, 3. Mark Ballas. But mostly just Maks. Not sure who came up with this concept, but I’m thankful. And did I mention because Maks and his booty is on there?

5. American Idol – I love everything about American Idol, but I mostly love the coverage of the audtion weeks. McDaddy and I get into this big discussion every season about how they just like to embarass the contestants that really can’t sing. I say if you’re dumb enough to audtion with a nasty, raspy, out of tune voice, then we should get to watch it.

6. The View – I know. I know. This one is bad. I said I KNOW. Still, I tune in everyday, mostly so I can keep up with Hot Topics. How could I not love listening to five ladies try to talk over top of each other. Barbara gets on my last nerve pretty often, but there’s one in every bunch.

7. Mike & Molly – It is refreshing to see “normal” people on television. Plus, Molly is hysterical.

8. Toddlers & Tiaras – This one might be worse than The View, but I can’t stop watching it. A few, Some, Most of those parents are off. the. hook and living in a dream world.

9. Wheel of Fortune – I don’t watch this one very often because I don’t normally watch television at 7PM, but, in all honesty, years of watching Wheel of Fortune probably explains why I enjoy “Hanging With Friends” so much.

10. Criminal Minds – This one should be a no-brainer, seeing as how I worked with hardened criminals and shady convicts. Still, I rarely figure out who the “unsub” is until the BAU (Behavior Analysis Unit) has them at gun-point. McDaddy though? Nails it everytime.

11. Body of Proof – Dana Delaney is a surgeon turned medical examiner, and just like Criminal Minds, it shouldn’t surprise you.  

12 – Amazing Race – McDaddy and I were faithful viewers of Amazing Race until we repeatedly missed 94% of the show because Sunday night football took over the spot on the DVR where Amazing Race should have been. I’m an all or nothing kind of girl, so I just removed it from the DVR docket. Problem solved.

13. Undercover Boss – Not sure if this one is even on the air this season, but I never watched one single episode without crying. What can I say, except that I’m a big cry baby. I loved watching the transformation of the bosses and hearing the stories of their employees. Kudos to whomever came up with this idea.

And there you have it. My thirteen favorites.

I’m sure that Becky is somewhere smiling behind her laptop. (Call me Beck, we need to do breakfast!)

Happy Thursday, y’all!


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