Saturday, January 31, 2009

OBSERVATIONS ON TELEVISION


Spending so much of this week trying to recover from the Crud...and last week trying to heal a sprained back, I have watched waaaaaaaay too much television. And, I tell you, friends, it is not a pretty picture. Just a few observations...

1. HGTV needs to make some new shows. Most of the ones playing now are on their 4th or 5th go around. If they can build that Dream Home, you'd think they could turn loose of some money to make some new shows.

2. One of the few new ones they have made is Decorating Cents...new host. Not good, not good at all. Big mistake!

3. Why would anyone want Billy Mays to to hawk their product? He has the most annoying voice ever. I wouldn't buy anything he is selling, just because they should know better than to hire him.

4. A close second is Anthony Sullivan. Awwwww! My ears are hurting.
5. Just how many times a day can a commercial be run? I'm here to say...it's way too many! I am so tired of Marie Osmond and Jill Barberee, and that other girl talking about NutriSystem and Jenny Craig. That other girl, yeah Valerie Bertinelli, has a friend with her now.

6. There is a new show on called Lie To Me, that is all about reading facial expressions. It is really pretty good.

7. Lost is back on again. This is one of the best shows on television. What makes it so good (besides the hunky men) is that you are sure you have it figured out...and something happens to show you that you haven't got a clue. Excellent writers...excellent show!

8. It is a sad thing to me that out of all the 3 major networks, none of them have a news team that I have any trust in. I lost all confidence in them during the past election.

9. I really enjoy watching Mike Huckabee on Fox News. And, Shepherd Smith can really be a hoot. Nancy Grace needs to take a chill pill. I wonder if she ever relaxes. Bill O'Reilly can be very obnoxious.

10. Oh, and Proactiv...sick of hearing about it again and again and again and again...

11. Have you seen the new commercial playing now where women scream like banshees, and go tearing thru town chasing after a truck just to get at the 100 calorie Oreo Cakester? Stupid!

12. Does anyone really need one of those blankets with sleeves in it?

13. Stacy London of What Not To Wear...can be really overbearing and unkind at times. Clinton Kelley is usually much nicer. Stacy seems to not have much use for someone who is not as fashion savvy as she.

14. There is no way I believe that a fishing boat out on the high seas will have some frozen fish sticks from the 'Gorton fisherman' for dinner.

15. My favorite commercial of all time is the one where the mom opens the door and a snowman comes in and sits at the table. She serves him Campbell's Soup and slowly the snow begins to melt. Lo and Behold...her son is under all the snow! Cute, cute commercial.

16. I have met some very irritating and obnoxious doctors through the years. However, Dr. House trumps them all. I do like to watch that show. I always try to catch that moment when the diagnosis becomes apparent to him. Brilliant! The show, not him...cause I know he's not real, but the writers...brilliant!
17. Vern Yip seems like a really nice person. I like the carpenter, Ian, on Color Splash, also.
18. OK, that's enough for now. I'm feeling a little sick of TV....you know...kinda like a cherry overload! Oh, and your pet is NOT free from tick, fleas and heartworms in the winter.

11 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Musicaljean said...

This is GREAT, Tonja!! Have you been taking notes all week? I would never be able to remember all that stuff if I didn't. If all else fails, there's always the weather channel, where you can hear the same stuff all over again every half hour!!

Anonymous said...

LOL I laughed out loud...and agree with you on so many !!

So sorry you were held hostage watching all that...glad you are feeling better.

Kathy :)

YaYa's Funhouse said...

I agree about the show LOST....although I stay lost most of the time!! HA!!! Last year I rented all seasons and watch from beginning to present....still lost in places...whew!! I still love it though HA!!

Tracey Kirksey said...

Tonja, that is too funny! I read them to Gary and we both got a good laugh!

LivingTheLife said...

I agree with you...and am laughing till I cried...and YES Nancy Grace is so UPTIGHT!! Geez...she just has this grating on your nerves kind of way about her...did you ever watch the crazy Boston Legal where they had a "copycat" Nancy Grace...it was a HOOT!

Also, I do know about the commercial about the ladies running after the truck...but the one that gets me...is the lady driving down a city street...and suddenley shoes just start dropping from the sky...NOW I love my shoes just as much as the next woman...but there is no way in HECK...I'm stopping in the middle of the road to collect shoes pounding me on the head...not to mention...there is no way in heck you'll ever find the match...ya know! :) I don't even know what the commercial is advertising...b/c I get so disturbed by the whole idea of random shoes falling w/o its mate!

Thanks for the giggles...I enjoyed is so much...as always!

Blessings...
Teresa

Deedra said...

This is so funny...because it is SO true! I feel the same way about HGTV! Vern Yip is so sweet, and I love House, but at the same time think I might knock his teeth out should I ever have to work with him,.....and if he were, you know, real! The show is great! I actually DVR it then have a bunch of them to watch should I ever be stranded in front of the TV.


p.s...yes! The Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie each October......we are there almost every year!

Robin said...

Great observations...Isn't it funny how we can entertain ourselves when we are sick. Get better soon so you can get out and soak up the sun !

nancygrayce said...

How did you miss the Housewives of Orange County??? Talk about trash t.v. I have never seen one episode of Lost, but I watch House every chance I get. I guess I like obnoxious??? That was just too funny!

He Knows My Name said...

Tonja you must attack this very carefully. First only watch 2/3's of the shows then watch 1/3 of them. If you go cold turkey this could backfire. I've heard of this illness before. It is nothing to mess with. They say it takes over the electrical impulses between the brain and the thumb. Good Luck.

ps had it myself :)

pss love vern's stuff

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Great observations. The snowman one is cute. I laughed at your comment about needing a blanket with sleeves. My thought...isn't it just a backwards, longer robe? how does the back do up...I mean it would fall off I guess.