Yeah, yeah, we know…We are all Serious Readers and Writers and we would NEVER waste a second of precious keyboard time (let alone hours of binge-watching) in front of the boob tube. Of course, the Chicks make a few exceptions for shows that are truly worthy. Here’s our list of what we’re watching now!!
I’m a Designated Survivor fan, because I still miss 24 and Keifer Sutherland makes a great president. It’s a pretty cool premise: What would happen if our entire government disappeared when the Capitol Building got blown up during the State of the Union address and we had to rebuild it from scratch, starting with just one, apolitical person? I am also eagerly awaiting the final season of Longmire (don’t miss it, mystery fans–I promise you’ll love it!). I had to put my regular binge-watching aside for a while to write and cheer on the Red Sox and the Pats this fall and I got really behind. I may never find out what happened at the end of House of Cards. (On the other hand, maybe no one will now.) And I’m always up for comedies: Modern Family, Blackish, and Santa Clarita Diet are my faves. I’m also a late night TV regular–most often The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Oh, and very soon I’ll be checking out all those new Hallmark Christmas movies. My dream series? The Rockford Files Redux–miss you, Jimbo!
As someone who’s made her living writing for television, you’d think I’d actually watch it. I used to – a lot. But lately, not so much. For one thing, I’m constantly using that time to write. For another, I feel guilty parking my butt in front of the TV while my HS senior is slaving away at her homework. And for a third, without Mad Men and Downton Abbey – which are gone forever – and Veep and Silicon Valley – which are on hiatus – there’s not much to watch.
I do have one literal Must-See TV show: Will & Grace. The new iteration doesn’t miss a beat, and I LOVE it. Jer and I also watch pretty much every episode of SNL, although mostly to bond in our agreement that except for Keenan Thompson, all the current male cast members stink, and almost all the sketches suck because the current writers don’t know how to end them. I’m also a giant fan of Once Upon a Time, although I’m way behind – like, the whole new season behind – of the rebooted version. Can you say binge-watch?
I do enjoy “Father Brown Mysteries” and “Endeavor” (young Inspector Morse mysteries). But if I’m honest about what I’ve really been watching lately, it’s game shows from the 60s and 70s on Roku. My guilty pleasures include “Password” (I especially like the early ones). But my all-time favorite game show is “Match Game.” I have a serious fill-in-the-blank problem! Since these were short half-hour shows (and they run minus commercials), I tell myself I can watch just one episode, then get back to writing and other important duties. Four episodes later I’m still trying to come up with a funnier answer than Fannie Flagg and Charles Nelson Reilly.
I have the most random taste in television shows. If a show has the word “tiny” in it or the word “Atlanta” in it, I probably watch it. Some of my faves include Tiny House Hunting, Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House, Big Living. I also can’t forget: Little Women: Atlanta, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.
So basically, my dream TV show would be about a wedding dress designer who lives in a tiny house and likes to throw drinks in her frenemies’ faces.
I am totally in for Kellye’s dream TV show and would gladly binge-watch that! My current fave at this very moment is Project Runway, and we find out next week who will will. Because — as you know — in fashion, one day you’re in, and one day you’re out. And I am TOTALLY IN! (Okay, I know that’s not what she means by that, but I couldn’t resist.) In the meantime, oh my God, y’all! Writing this post made me want to Google “true crime show with prosecutor Kelly” because I couldn’t remember the name Cold Justice. This was an awesome show in which Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary solved cold cases, and it had last aired in 2015. I thought it was gone forever. But guess what? There’s a new season for 2017! Okay, I’m off to find it…
There aren’t enough hours in the day to watch everything I’d like to watch. I do religiously watch Will and Grace. I want to watch the second season of Stranger Things—probably after fall semester ends.
But I did drop everything to watch a miniseries that just came onto Netflix: Alias Grace, which is a fabulous adaptation of my favorite book by Margaret Atwood. Also waiting for the return of Sherlock and Orphan Black—yes, I know the latter series ended, but I’m in denial and a girl can dream.
Readers, what are YOU watching? Tune in to the comments below and let us know!
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