On TV food

No, I’m not making an appearance…

I don’t watch a huge amount of TV. I tend to prefer movies and sport but I do watch the odd series, mostly American TV. Things like 24, Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes… I fell away from Lost and Desperate Housewives, and lost interest in The Sopranos when they changed the time slot (this was before we had Sky+). I’ll happily watch 30mins of something entertaining to fill the time, but my boredom threshold is quite low and I’m soon hankering for something else.

So it won’t come as a surprise that, beyond the initial intrigue, I don’t really care who is in the Celebrity Big Brother house. Tommy Sheridan is enough to make me turn off the news, so I don’t see CBB getting much of my viewing time.

I’m also less than interested in who the new Dr.Who will be, despite the fact BBC News think it worthy of a slot. However it does mean that I know there can only be 12 incarnations of the rubbishness that is Dr.Who, and the next one will be number 11 so… soon we’ll be done with them and their crappy special effects and cheesy story lines.

Ohh that was a bit harsh. Oh well.

One thing I don’t watch much of, despite having several channels of them to choose from, is documentaries. So perhaps that will be my get out, instead of watching yet another repeat of Frasier (which, to be fair, still make me laugh), I’ll turn over and watch something from the documentary channels.

Or, you know, The Simpsons.


  1. Clair said:

    Pish on you and your dislike of doctor who… one of the best bits of tv at the moment. And the whole “12 incarnations” thing doesn’t hold water anyway, technically the master had used up all his regenerations in the classic series, and yet he still managed it in the new one so you’re not going to get away from it that easily.

    January 3, 2009
  2. I agree with the boredom – last night I channel-hopped so much that I fear I am turning into a man. I do watch the cookery things though – like Come Dine With Me – fascinating human behaviour – hilarious. Chanced upon an old film last night about a fictional band – didnt actually get bored of that – probably cos half the cast of Auf Weidersehn Pet was in it – why is that never repeated????

    January 4, 2009
  3. VioletSky said:

    Yes, a bit harsh.
    But then, so will I be on this strange new creature who thinks he can fill David Tennant’s cloak.

    January 4, 2009
  4. graybo said:

    Most telly is crap. Period.
    However, tonight on BBC4 (just about the only decent channel left) at 9pm is an excellent documentary with the also-excellent Jim al-Khalili on the subject of science in the Arab world in the Middle Ages. Trust me, it’ll be fascinating.

    January 5, 2009

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