Thursday, September 30, 2010

Three Things Thursday: Whatcha Watch

This week's theme is:

Three Things About What You Watch.

Now, this theme is primarily about things you watch on the TV, but I'm afraid I am going to have to deviate from that just slightly.


1.) I don't really watch TV. Apart from the occasional event-oriented show where the watching is in conjunction with a regular get-together (a-la American Idol with my parents), I find I simply can't make time for it. BUT if I did have time, I would watch The Office and Arrested Development, because they are both hilarious. I can sometimes make room for shows on DVD, which was how I watched LOST in college, and also how I fell in love with Flight of the Conchords and, yes, Sex & the City.

(photo source)

2.) I do, however, try to make time for movies. Because I love them. I tend toward the epic ones (see Teenage Three Things Thursday for more embarrassing information), the fairy tales, the artful ones, and the book-to-movie translations. The ones I can watch over and over are: The Princess Bride, LOTR, Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter, Stardust, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Pink Panther (Peter Sellers), O Brother, Where Art Thou?, You've Got Mail, Finding Neverland, and Peter Pan.

(I have also been known to publicly sacrifice my dignity in order to gaze at Robert Pattinson's face for two hour stints in movie theaters and at home.)

3.) One of the primary reasons I don't make time for TV is because I spend so much time watching live home entertainment. Ophelia (my Muse Dog) and Severus (her cat) were both deposited on this earth by aliens because they were too weird for Outer Space, and therefore they tend to do very entertaining things.

Here are some:

This was a failed attempt to take a picture with Ophelia about two years ago. Last year I made matters worse by adding Severus to the mix.

He likes to dance. We're thinking of trying out for Dancing With Cats:

(In case you can't tell, that's us on the right. We're almost as good as the professionals on the left, though. Never you mind that I'm actually holding a ribbon to get him to dance...)

Frequently, these two wackos combine their oddities and go rocketing around the apartment in a frenzy of madness. As you might expect, there is very little need for television in the face of such entertainment. And then, of course, there are books the TV would have to contend with...

Your turn! Share what you watch. Do you prefer movies or TV, or maybe just the birds out the window? Or is reading and writing your mental TV? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Oh my God that video had me rolling. I need to meet this dog! I have to go watch it again, like five times. Lmao.

  2. Awesome.

    I'm a TV on DVD fiend (Gilmore Girls, Battlestar Galactica & L&O:SVU being the big three), but on TV right now: Community, Dexter & Parenthood.

    Yummy shows.

  3. I don't watch much TV either, but I'm so pleased there is a new series of The Apprentice starting here next week. I just love to see how all the contestants' personalities come out, and the boardroom scenes are just riveting!

  4. Amie, I'm glad you like it. It gets me every time.

    Nicole, I've heard that Dexter is awesome. Maybe one day I'll DVD it...

    Joanne, I've never seen the Apprentice, but it sounds like it's worth watching. I'll mark it down for future investigation... :)

  5. I'm not too big on tv either, just a few shows I'll try to catch and keep up with. But writing and other interests take more of my time, keeping me away from the television.

  6. I'm right there with you, Joanne. If there were more hours in the day, I might make room for it. Oh well!