Nope, this post has nothing to do with travel, but given the point we’re at, I figure TV advice is probably more useful than travel advice. 😉
I’m not usually that huge of a TV watcher — in the past I typically kept up on a few different shows, and watched them almost exclusively on the elliptical or treadmill, so that I was motivated to go.
Well, at the moment without anything else to do and with no gym, I’m sure I’m not alone in spending a lot of time watching TV.
I figured I’d share what shows I’ve been watching, and then would love some thoughts on what else I should be watching.
What I’ve been watching
Let me start by admitting that I have awful taste in TV. For me TV is usually just a mental escape, and ordinarily I don’t want to watch anything too deep or sad. That’s why ordinarily my TV watching is limited to the likes of Real Housewives and RuPaul.
However, given mental boredom, I’ve gotten into a lot more shows. Here are a few I’ve been watching lately, with some brief thoughts (the first two are shows I’ve been watching for a long time):
90 Day Fiancé
I’ve been watching 90 Day Fiancé since long before it was cool, and it’s probably my favorite show. It’s so ridiculous, and so spectacularly good/bad.
If you haven’t seen it and have time, start with Season 4. You can’t beat the combination of Nicole & Azan, Jorge & Anfisa, and Chantel & Pedro.
Ford and I are such superfans that the only thing we got one another for Valentine’s Day was Cameos from our favorite 90 Day Fiancé people (yes, I may have slightly embellished some things for this Cameo for Ford from Angela, and no, I can’t believe I’m sharing this, ugh).
Love After Lockup
This is my second favorite show, I think. Some of the couples I’m rooting for (Marcelino and Brittany), some just made me sad (Clint and Tracie), and for some I wonder what’s wrong with people (how the hell is more than one “female” — as he likes to refer to them — competing for Michael?!).
Don’t F**k With Cats
I just watched this last week all in one sitting. My issue is that if something is this scary/suspenseful I can’t sleep until I know what happened. That’s my issue in general with starting these kinds of shows.
My gosh, this was dark. I wish they didn’t have to sorta kinda show the cat/python/human scenes. What a screwed up person. Though I also loved all the internet sleuths, especially Baudi Moovan. Despite how dark the story was, it was refreshing to see some of the people out there wanting to do good things just because.
I can’t believe Luka’s mom believes this Manny story (though the second set of hands in the python video raises some other questions).
I just finished this today. It was a bit more slow paced than some of the other crime stuff I’ve been watching, but was fascinating (I think Ford wasn’t as interested, since no one died).
Doug Mathews was good vibes. And did Frank and his wive really order coffees at the drive thru with 10 creams and five sugars each?!?!
Love Is Blind
Nothing will ever compete with 90 Day Fiancé, though this was better than nothing. I wasn’t super into the show until it came time for the weddings, as the results of those surprised me.
Nick and Vanessa Lachey are probably the worst reality TV show hosts I’ve ever seen. And why did he always introduce himself as “and I’m obviously Nick Lachey?” Hannity asks Trump tougher questions on his show than the Lacheys asked during the reunion.
Somehow we only got into this show a few days ago. OMG. Can someone explain the logistics of this to me? Like, how do they convince all of these drug dealers to appear on the show? Does, like one in ten cameraman get killed, or how on earth is this safe? I must be missing something, as there’s no way this is all real?!
What else should I be watching?
With the above out of the way, any tips for what else I should be watching? Obviously I should be watching “Tiger King” — go figure Ford watched this without me while I was working, so I guess he’ll be rewatching the whole thing with me.
If anyone has any other favorite shows, I’d love to hear ’em!
What’s your favorite show on TV right now?