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What are You Watching?

365 Days - Day 34 - 3rd Feb : NOTHING GOOD ON TV

My TV-watching habits fluctuate a lot. Some seasons, I'm glued to the telly in a big way. Some seasons, I can barely keep up with the news. Lately, I find myself just on a 'catching up' mode.

Anyway, what about you? Do you love watching TV? What kind of shows do you like? What will you recommend?

Long Time Faves:
Shows I've been watching from season to season...

  • BBC (British Broadcasting) and ABC (Australian Broadcasting) Specials - There are so many that it's difficult to catch up. But yeah, I love documentaries and such that the BBC and ABC come up with.
  • Australian Idol - Currently on a break; but yeah, been watching every season from the first one. Heh.
  • Law & Order - I've watched so many, but haven't really been keeping track on the seasons because they show them so much.

All Time Faves:
Shows I can watch even on re-runs...

  • Friends - I can't get tired of them.
  • Oprah - I like some episodes, and can't stand some others. But, I like O herself.
  • The Simpson's - I used to watch a lot, but haven't done so lately.
  • Parkinson - My absolute favourite entertainment talk show.

Shows That I'm Trying To Catch Up On:

  • America's Next Top Model - Watched some episodes in a handful of seasons.
  • Gilmore Girls - Managed to watch the last few seasons, but am still catching up. Haven't watched the season finale yet, though.

Wish I Can Catch Up On:

  • Grey's Anatomy - Was a latecomer and I've only managed to watch 4-5 episodes.
  • Ugly Betty - Only watched 3 or 4 episodes.
  • Heroes - Never watched a single episode, but I'm interested to see.
  • House - Watched a few episodes/seasons, but haven't really been caught up yet.

Right now, one show that I find myself hooked is Gossip Girl. Guess it just reminds me a bit of the days when I used to follow shows like Felicity. Heh.

Other shows I like in one way or the other (that're still running and/or being re-run here in Oz): Little Britain, The Office (UK version), Spicks and Specks, Chasers War on Everything, CSI (Las Vegas), Cheers, Frasier, Home & Away, American Idol, Better Homes & Gardens, Getaway, Lonely Planet

I also try to watch shows on The Lifestyle Channel (Fox cable TV) like Relocation, Relocation or Location, Location, Location... But, I'm a bit all DIY-ed out. Also like the BBC specials that they run. That's why I also enjoy The UK Channel. I wish I can have the How To channel, though.

Also a regular: News either on local channels or on the BBC, Sky, or CNN.

By the way, if you don't know yet, b5media has an Entertainment portral: Spekked. It's a great place to check out for news and other tidbits on favourite TV shows.

Photo: Day 34, 365 Days, "When There's Nothing Good on TV"

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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