Friday, June 22, 2012

Let's Talk TV

I've posted before about how we're cable free and since June marks the 2-year anniversary of that (it flew by!), I wanted to talk about how it's been going.

We still find most of the shows/movies we want to watch online but most of the time we're too busy to even sit down and watch TV. When I see my timeline filled with people griping over celebrity reality shows and such I realize I really am not missing anything! I used to watch the Real Housewives series when we had cable (and Mr. Love Bird watched it too though he probably won't admit it!) and after a while I became turned off to it. Besides, I put it into perspective by thinking about how much time is wasted on that stuff. I understand there's some element of escapism involved, but seriously am I going to get to the end of my life and say, "Wow! I really watched some good reality TV in my lifetime." Probably not.

A recent tweet by Rosetta Thurman (aka HappyBlackWoman) hit it spot-on:

So true! And with the speed that which life is flying by now especially having Nia, I really don't have time to invest in a bunch of people's lives who really have nothing to do with me or care.

Anyway, discussing what we do watch, Mr. Love Bird and I join in on maybe one show each season that we watch at a time. Lately, it's been Mad Men (we still have to watch the season finale) and before that it was Walking Dead. Next, we want to watch Game of Thrones.

I was thinking back to all the shows I used to watch and never finished and decided to start multitasking by watching the shows while I ride our stationary bike. Without commercials my old favorite shows are about 45 minutes which is the perfect amount of time to work out. I really work up a sweat AND I'm entertained!

Here's what I'm catching up on during my workouts . . .

The Tudors (this one I just finished)

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Big Love (it's been on my mind even before I spotted Ginnifer Goodwin at the Charlotte airport)

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The OC (I never watched the last season)

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Gossip Girl (I think I only watched the first two seasons)

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And lastly, the show I am MOST excited about that is back for a 2nd season: 

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (I am SO excited to hear Issa Rae the creator and star of this web-based show at BlogHer '12! along with Awesomely Luvvie, a hilarious pop culture blogger)

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Do you work out and watch TV? What shows do you watch?