I think it was compounded by the fact I recognized the voice of Michele Norris from All Things Considered on NPR on a drug commercial 10 minutes beforehand. Brad looked a little alarmed when I pointed that out, like we'd aged 10 years over the course of dinner.
I don't watch a lot of TV. I realize a lot of people say that. Maybe a more accurate statement is that I don't watch a lot of TV I like. We're considering ditching cable all together we have hundreds of channels I can't find much I like watching. Except I really love 16 and Pregnant. Go figure. Just keepin' it classy.
A lot of my old favorites have jumped the shark, like Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives. The Bachelor is pretty much dead to me. Lifetime has sucked the fun out of Project Runway. Real Housewives has gotten painfully scripted and competitive as they cat fight their way to spinoff shows and tacky jewelry lines.
The Food Network and HGTV have become repackaged versions of the same show - even my old fav the Barefoot Contessa! Drink every time she says 'isn't that fabulous?' and 'just to add more flavor' and the next day you won't remember which anniversary she was celebrating with Jeffrey.
I'm on a mission to find more things I like. I'm catching up on How I Met Your Mother, which is high-larious! I'm on season 3 and I love it. I'm so glad Doogie Howser and I are tight again. Leaving the medical profession has made him so much funnier.
We started Dexter Season 1 after Charlie went to bed last night. It's an interesting show but so graphic. I can tell Brad's going to be into it a lot more then I am. He can easily fall asleep at night while I sit there remembering when Dexter took the chainsaw and... well. Never mind.
I'm going to go ahead and admit this - I am the only person on the planet who has not been watching Lost. Season 1 is in my queue. I hope I love it. Because then I can be interesting to talk to at work again.
Don't you love when you love a good show? It's the same as a good book. True Blood - love it! The whole Maryann thing had me scared we were water skiing in shark infested waters, though.
Loved the Tudors, too, but don't have Showtime so have missed season 3. This is the last season as King Henry will run out of wives to behead eventually. I really hope that wasn't a spoiler for you - seeing as it actually happened and all. Mad Men will eventually return - that's a good show.
Until then I am sadly going to be stuck with America's Test Kitchen and professional tennis. Oh my gosh. I AM OLD.
So... any recommendations? Even old stuff. I have Netflix now!