This blog chronicles my life as I try to balance healthy lifestyle habits with my husband's penchant for pizza rolls and my daughter's desire to watch iCarly 8 hours a day. It contains a mostly humorous, kind, and somewhat spiritual look at everyday life and the people who live it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Should I give Oprah another chance?

This year for Lent I gave up HGTV.  I haven't cheated, not even at the gym where I am forced to choose the elliptical that is smushed up against the wall just to avoid the TVs, one of which is always playing HGTV.  I have remained steadfast. 

Lots of times at home I find myself ready to fold laundry, cook a meal, dust, or do some other mindless task and I usually flip on the TV for some entertainment.  With TiVo it only takes me about 38 minutes to watch a 60 minute program because I fast forward through the whole intro, the commercials, the credits, the 'sneak peeks' at what will be on later in the week, etc.  I have been filling this 38 minutes with the Ellen show, which I have to admit, I really, really like, but Ellen has a lot of celebrity interviews and/or bands on her show and I fast forward through those and sometimes only end up with about 18 minutes of interesting-to-me Ellen.

Last year I decided to add Oprah to my TV viewing.   Sadly, poor Oprah didn't last but 2 weeks before she got yanked from my TiVo because of I couldn't take her coverage of the election any longer.  I haven't seen a single show or even a preview since. 

Are there any Oprah watchers out there?  Any suggestions for shows that require little attention and can be TiVo edited down to about 20 minutes?


karen@fitnessjourney said...

I am starting to become a fan of the Dr. Oz show. I turn it on while I cook dinner at night. There are a lot of segments that you could fast forward through as not all of them will be of interest.

I love a few comedies that are on in the evenings too-Modern Family, Community and The Office are all funny.

Beth said...

Hi Karen, you know I have never tried the Dr. Oz show and I bet I would like it. I like The Office too but have never seen Modern Family or Community. Thank you for your suggestions, I'll give them a try.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Dr. Oz started on Oprah and he is where he is today because of her.....minus the election she still has some interesting stuff....although I have to be honest and say I have only checked online because I am not a TV person. ETWN has been really good during lent...Sr. Angelica is hilarious and very thought provoking.

Beth said...

I am not familiar with ETWN - I'll have to check that out too. Thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous said...

oooopss typo....EWTN

I switched the letters around.


Deb said...

I enjoy some good trashy reality tv-
Real Housewives. Millionnair Matchmaker or Shear Genius on BRAVO or Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the Wild Things or Kendra on E! network...I like to dummy down for mundane houseshores....

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