Monday, June 19, 2006


I don't watch TV. And I'm not morally opposed to it. Oh, no. My children watch dangerous amounts of it weekly. What am I supposed to do, get a nanny?

I used to watch HBO, especially Entourage, which stars this young man, Adrian Grenier. I'm just so busy reading now.

What should I be watching that I'm not?

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Mr Towers said...

did you know your name means "good son" in italian? you're not going to get one of those if they watch what you say (i'm telling you in a good-rolling way);)

Rach said...

We (hubby and I) don't watch tv either. Who has time? The oldest child watches about an hour a day, and the rest of the time we lock her out in the back yard ;-).

No, really, we don't watch much and I couldn't begin to tell you what you should be watching because I have NO clue!!

However, Mr. Grenier is a much yummy hottie! =)

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

LOL! I feel ya, MrTowers. :) I always say, when my son is no longer in the smartest kid in the class (we turned down the school's offer to put him in the "advanced program" because, really, the goal;s not Harvard after all. It's getting him a date to the prom) , and my daughter isn't advanced for her grade, I'll think about turning off the TV. :) Ooops. Did I just brag on my kids? My bad.

The truth is, I've got a "no electronics til 3pm" rule in the summer. But they can sure pack in the Pacman after that...

See, that's what I mean, Stace!

Julie in Ohio said...

Michelle, if you haven't watched "House" then you must. The good doctor is the most obnoxious, sarcastic character on TV and a must see.
"Bones" is another great show. It's about a forensic anthropologist and a FBI agent working to solve murders and missing people.

That and American Idol are the only shows I watch, of course they are done for the season, since "Friends" and "Buffy" left us.

Kati said...

I have two little words for you Michelle: Grey's. Anatomy.

It's easily in the top 5 best written shows on TV. The stories are compelling, the relationships complex and frankly, the cast is beyooootiful. If I thought that Patrick Dempsey would operate on me, I'd do myself a head injury!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

My mother-in-law loves House and never misses it. Sometimes I can't believe that I don't watch TV anymore. Is there something wrong that I'm too busy for it? I used to really like it. And, OK, I'll admit it. I've never seen Buffy. I know there's something wrong with me.

But, seriously. Isn't this guy a cutie? And the show is great. HBO frikkin rocks. Oh. And I liked Deadwood and Sopranos and Six Feet Under and that big ol trainwreck Taxicab Confessions. I can't believe what people will agree to just to get on TV.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

LOL, marykate! Is he the dark-haired brain surgeon? Yeah, I've seen a few minutes of it this season, cause my husband watches it in the room next to my office. And they did a kidney transplant story this season, right? And I have a kidney transplant, so I watched a little of that one, too. How romance-y was it when that doctor carried the other doctor out in her gown?

Oh. I used to love Boston Legal, too.

Julie in Ohio said...

I don't watch much TV either, Michelle. Don't feel like you are missing anything because most of the shows aren't worth mentioning.
As for the kids watching, well, color me a bad mom. My kids love TV and have their favorite shows. I just do my best to get them to send a few hours outside.
I don't get HBO so I haven't seen Entorage but I did see Adrian in a movie with Melissa Joan Hart. I can't think of the name. He played a rebel in high school who falls in love with his neighbor who happens to be a prom queen canidate.

Vivi Anna said...

CSI is the only show I watch. And not stupid Miami or NY...the original one with William Petersen as Gil Grissom. My favorite character on TV...

I wish I had HBO, then Id' watch the Sopranos. I've watched all the shows on DVD. I love that show!

Anonymous said...

Vivi, I'm with you. Love the original CSI. Another show I adore is House. He's got that whole tortured guy thing going on, and I love it, LOL!

amy kennedy said...

What's up with Miami and NY--hate 'em. Love the original. I've been in love with William Peterson for years.

Michelle--you named the ones I was going to tell you about--all on HBO.

Vivi--I don't have HBO either, but I reserve my favorite shows from the library.

I agree with Grey's Anatomy too--addictive.

I can go weeks without watching diddly and then I watch the whole second season of Deadwood.

Michelle--two more words: Denny Crane.

Kristi Cook said...

Oh, there's only three shows I watch--LOST, Big Love (on HBO), and my FAVORITE, The Office. I love, love, LOVE that show!! It's *so* unbelievably funny--gotta be the funniest show on TV. But what surprised me is that they threw in a storyline for us romantics--one character sort of pining away for another--his really good friend--who is engaged to someone else. The sexual tension is out of this world, and the season finale was a total shocker! Anyway, I highly recommend it!!!

Julie in Ohio said...

Kristina, I saw an episode of The Office and I agree. It was hilarious. I wish I could keep remembering when it's on so I could watch more of it.

Vivi,Eve and Amy, I'm right there with you on CSI the original. I failed science in school but I love watching these guys solve the crimes. For me it's George Eads. I don't know his character's name because I don't watch it regularly but he is just really nice to look at.
I don't care for David Caruso, so CSI:Miami never had a shot in my house.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Yes, JulieO and Kristina. I always wanted to watch The Office. Was that a BBC show initially? I used to love BBC America, too. Back in the day.

My husband's been trying to get into Big Love, Kristina. He watches each week and says, "ok, I'll just give it one more week." What's the appeal for you? Maybe I can fill him in.

Perfect, Ames!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Oh. BTW. I hate, for as much as I love it. As my husband's Uncle Ernie always says: Love is hate.

I cannot get any photos to download. grrr.

I did just get the upcoming Lori Foster in the mail, so maybe I'll just blow it off and read a little. Yes. I should be writing.

And, I apologize for being horrid and sounding like PTA Mom of the Year before when I bragged about my kids. The "too much" TV thing gets me going. Really. How many hours of Lost in Space, My Favorite Martian, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir reruns did we watch? And look how well we all turned out...

Manda Collins said...

Hey, no worries little Mama! It's all good:) I personally think tv helps kids learn to interact with the world around them. Maybe not every tv show ever, but some are just harmless fun.

As for what you should be watching, I'll add my voice to those who recommend the aforementioned House. You just gotta love a man (Hugh Laurie) who can play Bertie Wooster, Mr. Palmer AND a crotchety American doctor. Plus he's got the sexiest blue eyes.

Also, if you read Nancy Drew as a child you might like Veronica Mars, which is sort of like Nancy Drew only with sex and better gadgets....And her on again off again relationship with bad boy Logan is totally up the romance novel alley...

Stacy~ said...

I hardly ever watch t.v. myself, and you know what? I don't really miss it. Well, okay, I do miss CSI cuz I also have a mad crush on William Petersen. Does anyone remember "Hard Promises" with Sissy Spacek? Loved that movie...

Adrian is very cute. I don't watch that show, but I've always had a weird crush on Jeremy Piven, too. Gosh, I have lots of crushes LOL.

Lori gave me Murphy's Law last weekend and I can't wait to start it! I love her books! I'm really lucky - she's thoughtful enough to send out ARCs if you are on her review list - she is one classy lady.

Did everyone have a nice Father's Day?

Kris said...

I don't watch much tv any more, I will watch reruns occasionally of That 70s show , King of Queens and Seinfeld, but I am always either on the computer or reading.

Stacy~ I saw Hard Promises last week on tv when I was visiting my parents, I had never seen it before , but had to watch because William Peterson was in it.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OK. Now you guys are catching me up on movies I have to see, too? I kinda like reruns, too, kris. There's something really comforting about them. Or, if you never saw it before and it's in syndication, it's like reading a romance and finding out there are, like, eight others in the series and you get to read them all. Like icing.

Alright, Manda. Another vote for House. I'll have to watch it with my mother-in-law when I see her in July on vacation. Thanks for the support on the TV. I once met this anti-tv woman at my husband's college reunion who told me she allowed her children 1/2 hour tv per night, and then only The Brady Bunch. I said, Good God, aren't you worried about the influence that will have on them? She didn't seem to find it as funny as I did.

Our Father's day was great, Stace. Relaxing, took him out to dinner (which is like a gift for me, too.) hung around the house. Very fun.

Stacy~ said...

Speaking of movies, I just saw "The Lake House" with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. I liked it a lot; my friend Liz didn't like it at all. I thought it was romantic, plus I like those two together. Maybe it's just me.

Now I can't wait for Pirates of the Caribbean Part 2. What have you seen/want to see?

Michele said...

TV? There's quality shows on TV?
No one mentioned Scrubs! That show caught me by surprise, sat down to click & flick - stopped there and never left. LOL'd so much, I was hooked.

CSI in Vegas. Classic and classy. No contest. Miami always has to shove "sensation" down our throats to intrique us to watch. Doesn't work. Caruso as a love interest just makes me gag.

Oh I LOVED the Ghost & Mrs. Muir, well the movie. Romantic and tragic and sad and I want a re-issue! Who would you want to play the Captian NOW????
As for the TV series, it was cute - but except for Charles Nelson Reilly,I don't remember much. Is it on DVD yet?

You pic of the cutie is ...ok. 5 O'clock shodow looks fine on him ... but he's not my speed. I have a pic of what I like, but it has too much skin for me to mention...

Glad to hear Father's Day turned out nice. Hard to believe it's come and gone already!

And today is the 20th, Woot!

Anonymous said...

I confess to watching entirely too much tv. I'm hooked on ABC soaps, with a major crush on the fellow playing Todd Manning on "One Life to Live."
I just recently got into USA's "The Dead Zone" based on the only Stephen King book I ever liked. I've got to go looking to see if the first three or so seasons are on DVD yet. I catch a "Rescue Me" whenever I can, but a little of that show goes a long way, though Denis Leary's always fun to watch.
I'm trying to catch up on this season's "Law & Order SVU" since I had to skip it in favor of "Nashville Star" most of this season.