Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TV Loves

My husband and I love TV, possibly more than the average person. We wrote our own wedding vows, and in mine I promised to love him "like  Penny loved Desmond, like Amy loved Ephraim, and of course, like Pam loves Jim" (referencing Lost, Everwood, and The Office, respectively). Watching our shows is a big part of what we do together.

There are the shows that everyone watches, and then there are the shows that you don't even know about until someone tells you. I also think you can tell a lot about a person by what's on their DVR. Here are some of the lesser-watched shows on mine.

1) Bunheads on ABC Family


I know I am closer to 30 than my teenage years, but I also know that Gilmore Girls was the formative show of those years. This is by the same creator and has a lot of the same fast, witty, pop culture-peppered dialogue of Lorelai and Rory. Emily Gilmore is a co-star and there are cameos from Zach, Kirk, Gypsy, Mitchum Huntzberger, and more recently, Paris. 

2) The Americans on FX

This show has only had two episodes, but I was hooked from the beginning. It takes place in the 80s and Keri Russell and Kevin (the gay lawyer brother) from Brothers & Sisters are married KGB Agents living next door to an FBI Agent. They are pretty much badasses but the husband loves his family more than the job and struggles with fear of being caught whereas the wife holds her job and mother country above all else. I am really interested to see where this show goes.

3) Hart of Dixie on The CW

Again, I am too old for this, but it has Summer Roberts from The OC and Jason Street from Friday Night Lights and another small town that I would love to live in. It has silly plot lines and I won't be surprised if it gets cancelled, but if you grew up on WB shows, this has the same feel. Netflix it sometime when your significant other isn't around.

4) Girls on HBO

Oh, Girls. It is such a different show. It's not idealized; the characters are flawed and have realistic problems, but there are also situations that most women will never see themselves in. The four women all have unique personalities and I think in a few years, rather than being a Carrie or a Miranda, you will have to decide if you are a Hannah or a Marnie (Shoshannah is my favorite, for what it's worth). Critics love it and so do lots of normal people, but since it's on HBO, I'm counting it for my purposes as having a smaller audience.

I have lots and lots of other favorite shows; this was just a starter. Have you watched any of these? What are some of your favorites?

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