Toob Talk

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I’m really digging these Dog Days prompts! Today Fandango asks about our favorite TV shows. This is likely to be a long meander, so buckle up.

I don’t watch “shows” these days; I find them a huge bore and I’m not in the mood to try the old stuff I’ve missed, even if everyone says it’s great. Meh. (However, there are a couple new recommendations I may check out.) When I watch “television,” I’m inclined to view a movie. I want a good story, finished in a couple hours, not something dragging on and on, boring me to bits or compelling me to binge-watch an entire season until I’m screen-dazed. The other day I watched An American Pickle and it was great. Love Seth Rogan. There are other movies I would like to watch too.

Television news and news shows are the absolute worst, in my opinion. So boring! I read the news, probably too often, and that is enough. Next worst are documentaries, history, and “reality” shows. Ick! I will watch non-fiction though, if it’s focused on science or animals. Still, fiction is where it’s at for me, same as in reading.

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But back in the day, I definitely had favorite shows. When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of game shows. Shocker, eh? I’d watch any, but my favorites were Match Game, Hollywood Squares, $20,000 Pyramid (this had different amounts for the title at different times), and The Price Is Right. Oh, when I was a really little kid, I enjoyed Let’s Make A Deal. I also liked I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, The Brady Bunch, Eight Is Enough, and One Day at a Time. The first two in that list were romantic comedies and the last three focused on close family relationships. Those themes have always appealed to me. None of these shows, however, appeal to me today although the themes in general still do. Whenever I try to rewatch an ep, I totally cringe. As far as the game shows, probably only Pyramid would be fun for me these days. The rest? Cringe City. Everyone likes Jeopardy, and I do too, but it can be a bore.

My mom and I watched cheesy scary movies together (Creature Feature) and also got hooked on Dallas and Falcon Crest. Later, I enjoyed Cheers after Shelley Long left and then I loved Frasier. That show was just so witty and hilarious. My ex and I watched LA Law and that was fun. Next came Sopranos (hilarious!), Six Feet Under (focused on relationships), Breaking Bad (relationships and immensely interesting twists and turns, plus FUNNY), and Game of Thrones. I was surprised at my love for GOT, but when something is good it’s good, regardless of genre. It had romance, drama, murder, dragons, adventure, etc. etc. Everything!

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Looking forward to tomorrow’s topic.

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8 responses to “Toob Talk

  1. You’re getting very good at the bitmoji art! I liked to watch the Newlywed Game and The Gong Show.
    I think the last “show” I watched was Outlander and I only watched 2 seasons. I’ve read the books and it bugged me how they changed stuff🤷🏼‍♀️

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  2. I remember watching Falcon Crest, but I didn’t think it was as good as Dynasty.

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  3. I know that you said that you don’t enjoy watching series, but Netflix had a new Dynasty that was pretty good.

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  4. Which did you prefer, the NBC “Match Game” or the CBS one? Or did you ever see the NBC one? They were totally different….

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  5. I agree that most broadcast network TV shows are crap, but I’ve gotten into watch a lot of foreign stuff on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and as long as you can deal with subtitles, there’s some good stuff there.

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