What's on your DVR?

For Christmas this year, I bought myself a new toy. I’ve meant to show it off to you all, but it’s taken me this long to remember to post about it… so here it is.

Yes, this is my new TV. (Don’t mind the fact that there are Christmas decorations still in the picture. I did say it’s taken me a while to post this. So deal. ;-))

It looks like one of those newfangled flat screens right? Well, I should probably just let you believe that, but it’s really not. It’s got a flat screen, alright, but it’s a slim-fit CRT tube TV that just LOOKS like a flat screen. It IS an HDTV, though, which is SO. FUCKING. COOL.

But I didn’t just want to blather on about my new TV… I also have a question for you.

What TV shows do you have programmed on your TiVo?

Now before I go on, I should mention that I don’t really HAVE a TiVo. I have a Digital Video Recorder that’s part of my cable service, which is just LIKE a TiVo, but it really isn’t a TiVo. That being said…

What TV shows can you NOT live without?

Well here are some of my favorites:

Grey’s Anatomy. I. LOVE. THIS. SHOW. I think the cast is superb, and the writing is even better. Yeah ok it’s not realistic medical drama, but it’s damn good HUMAN drama. And it has the best damn actress on TV right now… Sandra Oh. She is amazing. AMAZING. I’ve watched it since the very first episode and I was immediately hooked. Of course, this show has another show to thank for that…

Desperate Housewives. Yes, some are saying that the second season isn’t as good as the first, but I beg to differ. It’s getting better as it goes on. The thing I like about it is not just the campy humor or the crazy situations the ladies of Wisteria Lane get themselves into– it’s the story that they tell and the suspense behind it all. Plus it has some damn HOT men and a lot of great gay scenes (Am I the only one developing a crush on Bree’s son? He’s adorable.)

And over on Bravo, another favorite resides. Yes, I still watch Queer Eye, but that’s not the show I’m talking about. I am absolutely ADDICTED to…

Project Runway. I am not a huge fan of reality TV, but this show is THE BEST. And it is the best because it’s not just catty one-liners and catfights. It’s real drama and fast-paced. These people have real talent and have to make it work, or, as the show’s hostess Heidi Klum says, they’re out. Auf Wiedersehen. Bye bye. I love it. I look forward to Wednesdays just to watch it. And it sucks that it’s all over in mid-February. (I’m rooting for Chloe, Nick and Andreas to go to the Final Three at Fashion Week– what say you?)

Every day, my DVR records this next show… and sometimes I watch it, and sometimes I don’t… but no week is complete without at least one helping of…

Oprah. If you miss one of her rants (like I did when she went off on that Frey guy the other day thanks to W actually holding a press conference) or one of her raves (like when Tom Cruise danced on her couch, which just plain scared me), chances are you’ll miss out on some good watercooler discussions. Oprah is the queen mama of TV talk shows, and I love her for it. Yeah she gets a little preachy sometimes but when she hits hard, she hits HARD. Gotta respect her for that.

Another weekly favorite of mine…

Saturday Night Live. Sometimes it’s hilarious. Sometimes it sucks. But most of the time it’s worth watching, just to see what they pull out of their sleeves. I still love SNL. The current cast is really good in my opinion, and the new talent that they’ve added this year is very promising. That’s what’s so great about SNL… it’s always changing.

And finally, the show that is my guiltiest pleasure…

Little House On The Priaire. I’m still drawn to the adventures of Laura, Mary, Ma, Pa, Carrie and the rest of the brood in Walnut Grove. It’s being shown on TV Land and Hallmark Channel now, and with such frequency that it fills up my DVR too fast. So I had to cut back. I think I’ve seen just about every episode by now, so my viewing habits of the show have waned a bit… but I still love the show. My new favorite is Eight is Enough, which is being shown on a local station currently. I guess I just love those 70s family shows. What can I say?

So now it’s your turn. OK you don’t have to post pictures of screen shots like I did (I’m just showing off my Photoshop skills with that one), but what’s on your DVR? Or if you don’t have a DVR, what shows can’t you miss? Share. Discuss. Dish. I’ll pour you a cup of coffee.