Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I have a confession to make. 

This is so embarrassing.

I have never seen The Bachelor.

I've never seen Brothers & Sisters either. 

Or Jersey Shore.  Or Real Housewives of Anywhere.  I've never seen Law & Order or Larry the Cable Guy.  I've never even seen Sex in the City.  (Well, I've seen the movies.  But not the show.)

It's not that I don't watch TV.  I totally do.  I've seen a lot of iCarly (which we hate and won't let the kids watch any more.).  I've seen all the episodes of the Suite Life on Deck, and most of the Ghost Hunters.  I've watched Top Shot, Chopped and Pawn Stars.

I watch what the boys want to watch.

I live with four males and one TV.

I don't want another TV.  Another TV would just mean husband in one room, kids in the other.  And Mom still doesn't get to watch any girl shows.

I wouldn't care, except that I am missing some key Pop Culture references.  I love pop culture. 

So. In an effort to regain ground with my contemporaries,  I need your help.  What is the ONE show that every middle income woman aged 35-50 must watch?

Together, we can overcome this horrible deficiency.


  1. Oh man, this is sad. I live for my tv! And believe it or not (more than likely not)C watches a lot of the shows I do and vice versa. And then if he wants to watch something and I don't...well, he can watch it after I go to bed :) haha, kidding, sort of!

    And just last night, we watched our first ever episode of the bachelor (well I haven't watched since college, and C had a really hard time understanding the concept of the show...hello, it's one guy and 25 girls trying to win him...cruel, cruel show). It was addicting to say the least!

    Another way to get caught up on shows is hulu! I love that most of tv shows are available next day.

    Oh, and you're not alone - I don't watch Real Housewives either. I just don't get it.

  2. Oh, Sister Girl, I am the WRONG person to answer this question! I'm a total TV junkie, which isn't something I'm proud of, but it is what it is. I can give you this little tip, though. All the shows I watch are available online. Maybe you can watch some of the shows you're interested in on your computer while the boys watch the TV.

    Just for the record, a few of the shows I'm addicted to are: Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, The Bachelor, Modern Family, glee and Parenthood. ALL available online!!

  3. Don't worry about not watching the Bachelor - you're not missing anything. Only two couples have ever stayed together and actually gotten married. And one of those was a guy who dumped the one he picked and took back the last one he dumped. All on national TV. Classy!!!

    And all the "Housewives" shows are just totally unrealistic. Can you say scripted DRAMA??!!??

    I didn't think I watched alot of show, but when I think about listing them, it seems like alot. I watch both 30 minute comedies and hour long dramas. I also watch two reality shows.

    Here's my list:

    The Amazing Race
    Brothers & Sisters
    Two and a Half Men
    Hawaii 5-O
    The Good Wife
    Blue Bloods (Tome Selleck is still HOT!!)
    The Big Bang Theory
    *^$# My Dad Says
    Grey's Anatomy
    The Defenders

    And I DVR ALL of them and watch them at my own leisure. You can also watch most of them on-line.

    To answer your question about what one show to watch, I would say it's a choice between: Grey's Anatomy, The Good Wife and Brothers & Sisters.

    Hope this helps!!! ;)

  4. When I first starting reading this, I thought you were happy that you hadn't seen those shows. Then, I got the feeling you felt you were missing out on plugging your brain into a TV and watching pabulum for the mind.
    I haven't see any of those shows (including the Sex in the City movie).
    Instead of feeling badly, feel proud that your intellect has remained unscathed!
    Of course, I'm a middle-aged, grey haired boy who loves to watch SportsCenter.
    Plus, I've also seen iCarly.
    Which makes me a kind of gelding, I suppose.

  5. I vote for Glee - a little offbeat, sometimes quite touching, and often with great musical numbers, and Desperate Housewives.

  6. Girlfriend, you need to go and rent Sex and the City by the seasons and start watching. Haagen Dasz is required though. You can pull a dump truck up a hill later if you must (or whatever the crazy She-Ra things are that you do). But you have to see the SHOWS.
    I don't get into the reality crap, other than Jersey Shore. It's like looking at the car wreck as you pass. You don't wanna see but feel you have to look...
    I do Grey's and Desperate Housewives as well, but starting to dwindle on the Grey's. One can only have so much hospital in their life and I'm reaching my limit.

  7. You're really not missing anything.....

    -Dave Liddy

  8. I don't watch any of those shows. I am HARDCORE addicted to Dancing with the Stars and Top Chef, though.

  9. I agree with the majority that you're really not missing anything. I have been a faithful follower of the Amazing Race, Grey's Anatomy and Friday Night Lights, until the show ended just recently. I don't watch a whole lot of television and don't get into much of the reality shows other than Amazing Race. I'd have to say if you want to keep up with the pop culture aspect of the TV shows just use the Internet to find out what's going - it's all there.

  10. I've never seen many of the shows you mentioned either (I have seen Sex and the City). And while I used to pride myself on my knowledge of pop culture, I now pride myself on the lack of such "knowledge". If watching "Jersey Shore" is what's needed to stay 'up' on what's hip and new, then just call me an old fart and if you need me, I'll be the unfashionable old fart in the corner holding in his hands that ancient relic they used to make before there were Kindles.


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