Contributed by Milford Woods
One night, my husband and I were looking at our DIRECTV Guide and came across the show House. Neither of us had ever watched it before, but I had heard good things about it, so we decided to watch it. After watching one episode, we decided that it would be our new show to watch together. I love medical shows because I have been a nurse for six years. My husband just enjoys the mystery and drama in the show. I think that I sometimes get on his nerves when we watch the show because I always let him know when the medical aspects of the show are not realistic. I know that the show is fiction, but the writers should at least have medical personnel edit the show to make it realistic. I love the main character on the show because he is so witty and funny. I think he really does care about his patients, although he is usually very sarcastic and acts very calloused. Each episode has a new medical case to be solved, and it is always solved by the end of the hour. If I ever miss an episode, I can watch the next one without having missed any of the storyline. I’m really enjoying my new show.
I’ve never been a big TV watcher. I prefer to read (this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.)
However, there have been some decent TV shows on lately. I adore the sci-fi channel (or SyFy as they now call themselves.) Nothing will ever come close to my beloved X-Files, but Warehouse 13, Eureka, and their new show, Haven, all come close. Haven, I think is the closest. It has an FBI agent and a local cop trying to figure out the mysterious problems that plague a small town. Plus it’s based on a Stephen King short story.
Do you need me to elaborate on my love for Stephen King books? I will. But that’s for another post.
Anyways, back to TV. My husband and I have discovered that BBC America shows reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation every day at 8pm. We’ve kind of arranged our days around it, sad to say. After that is a cool British show called Top Gear, which involved really fast sports cars and a host who does crazy things like drive through an indoor mall. Apparently Great Britain has more than cool car number plates – they also have sports cars that aren’t yet available over here.
I don’t just like sci fi shows. I also like Bones, House and repeats of Friends, but I still prefer to read.