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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #122: I Do Love Television

December 5th, 2007

Dearest Thursday Thirteeners and Usual Suspects,

In honor of the writers’ strike (dudes, good luck with negotiations), I’m listing out my 13 favorite shows this season (or should I say, my favorite shows I’ll be missing soon) (yes, I’m already jonesin’, but I just now finally finished up the last ever final season of “The Sopranos,” IT WAS SO GOOD, go get it on DVD if you haven’t caught it by now. Anyway. The Sopranos eased my couch potato pain). My other favorites are (drum roll, please!):

13) Friday Night Lights: I’m late to the game (ha! Sports joke, get it?) on this one, but this is a great show. I’m enjoying getting to know all the characters.

12) Las Vegas: Even with James Caan gone. Josh Duhamel is a long-time favorite of mine, and Hockey God loves Delinda Deline. Or Delinda Delicious Delightful Deline, as he calls her. So yummy, all the eye candy on this one. You can look at the menu, you just can’t order. And Sam! Vanessa Marcil from GH! I love her so. Which leads me to…

11) Eye Candy, Part II: General Hospital

10) Eye Candy, Part III: Grey’s Anatomy

9) Eye Candy, Part IV: Private Practice (I’m including this one just because of Taye Diggs and Taye Diggs alone. I’m not really that into the show. But Brothers and Sisters? I’ll watch that until they air the final episode.)

8) Dirty Sexy Money: The title says it all. Peter Krause plays it so straight against the high drama of the Darlings. Like Brothers and Sisters (which includes a character played by Rachel Griffiths, Peter Krause’s love on Six Feet Under), really good ensemble cast.

7) The Office. I never thought I’d get as addicted to this show as I have — I am a dweeb about it. I will watch the same episode eight times, it’s a little bizarre. My kids adore it (I’ve only let them watch a few kid-appropriate episodes, don’t worry). Wacky Girl spent the first 15 minutes of Evan Almighty yelling, “IT’S MICHAEL FROM THE OFFICE!” at the movie screen and almost got us kicked out of the theater. Honestly, I thought the Office was goofy as hell the whole first season. And yes, I tried watching the British version, first. Couldn’t get into it. I didn’t think it was funny at all! But now — I’m hooked. Only they’re gone. No Christmas episode!!!! No other episodes ’til after the strike! Yikes.

6) Boston Legal. Denny Crane. “Trixs are for kids,” “Cuckoo for cocoa puffs,” “Still cuckoo for cocoa puffs.” Still cuckoo for Denny. And whoever thought I’d grow to love James Spader? Will wonders never ever cease?

5) Any home improvement shows. (Blame it on my kids.)

4) Jacob Two-Two (Again. The kids.)

3) Martha Stewart, because she drinks waaaaaaaaaaaay more than I do, and she invented the killer Bloody Mary recipe of all time. (This one only calls for four ounces of vodka — I wrote down a cup on my copy. Was it her? Or me?)

2) Desperate Housewives, sorta. (I’ll give the girls a half-vote.) So, I’ll add Jeopardy! right here, because I am that good at Jeopardy! I kick serious butt at Jeopardy! I’m not kidding, Internets. I would whup ya at Jeopardy!

1) The Simpsons, always.


  1. Dawn says

    I love Boston Legal and I never watch it… sigh.

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  2. Janet says

    The Simpsons…always. Love it!

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  3. Malcolm says

    If the writer’s strike continues, I’ll try to use the time to catch up on some DVDs that I haven’t watched yet. I wish I had the opportunity to challenge you in Jeopardy. I’d love to see how good you really are. :-)

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  4. SJ Reidhead says

    I like old comedy reruns.

    The Pink Flamingo

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  5. Nicholas says

    Out of those, I only watch The Office and Desperates. If they don’t come back I shall miss them. I’ll be using Netflix a lot more.

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  6. busy says

    LOL! You watch many of the shows my mother does. She doesn’t “get” the Simpsons though. :) Happy TT!

    December 6th, 2007 | #

  7. Roth's Rudiments says

    Great list! I agree with it all too! Happy TT!

    December 6th, 2007 | #

  8. Michelle says

    I will miss DH’s and GH too. Mine is up too.

    December 6th, 2007 | #

  9. J. Lynne says

    The writer’s strikes never bode well. I already saw a commercial for The New American Gladiator. Can you believe they’re dusting that off? And it’s going to be on prime time on one of the 3 network channels?

    I’ve got to get more books on tape.

    Happy belated TT. May your shows have a quick return.

    December 7th, 2007 | #

  10. Laura says

    I too have grown to love James Spader in all his middle aged puffiness. What I truly love about Boston Legal is how it portrays such a deep and abiding male friendship.

    December 7th, 2007 | #

  11. zenmomma says

    Dirty Sexy Money is one of my new favorites this year.

    December 19th, 2007 | #

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