I almost skipped Sunday Salon today, for no good reason, but then I remembered the award that Jodie from Book Gazing gave me — the Heartfelt Award — where she specifically mentioned she liked my Sunday Salon posts. Reading that made me really happy and thinking about it inspired me to work on a post instead of lounging on my couch watching Veronica Mars.
And coincidentally, the topic of Weekly Geeks this week is guilty pleasures — what do book bloggers do when they’re not reading and blogging. Since one of the major things I did all week (instead of reading and therefore destroying my chances of a Sunday Salon topic) was indulge my guilty pleasure of tv on DVD.
For some reason, this year has made me totally obsessed with tv on DVD. I rarely watch broadcast television, in part because I think I got used to having TiVO at home and now can’t stand to watch commercials. Plus, my antenna is iffy at best, and nothing makes me more angry than to have a show turn to little pixely boxes part way through.
In the last nine months I’ve watched three seasons of How I Met Your Mother, all of Arrested Development, one season of Gilmore Girls, three seasons of The West Wing, one season of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Extras, assorted episodes of Bones, The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and almost all of Veronica Mars. And I’m sure there’s more I’m forgetting about.
Good grief, that is so much television! But at least most of it is good tv, right? Right?
I can’t tell you how I find the time for all that. What I love about tv on DVD (and online, occasionally) is that I get to skip commercials and don’t have to wait a week between episodes. The only show I watch regularly in real time is The Office, and it practically kills me each week waiting to see what disgustingly adorable thing Jim and Pam are going to do next.
Honestly, I think I have a problem. But it’s one I want to keep indulging, at least for the time being…
What’s your recommendation for more shows I should watch on DVD? Do you have a favorite tv show? A favorite guilty pleasure tv show?