Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cheesy TV and me

I have a confession to make. Last night I spent nearly three hours watching "Ghost Whisperer" reruns on SyFy. I'm not sure how it happened. The remote was right next to me. I have a library of DVDs I can watch. I have both a Blockbuster Online and a Netflix subscription. I even have a bunch of (quality) movies recorded on the DVR.

Maybe it was the fact that I was working on a writing project at the same time (I will have to go re-read that to make sure it's coherent). Maybe I just needed some mindless entertainment in the background while I worked (I didn't seem to be getting much done sitting at my desk).

The most disturbing part was that I kinda, sorta liked it. I know! Don't judge me. It's not like I'll be seeking it out or anything. It's not as if I checked and found out that SyFy plays four-hour blocks of "Ghost Whisperer" every Monday. Or that it's on every weeknight on Ion Television (Comcast channel 26).

OK, so maybe I need a Cheesy TV intervention.


Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Ohmigosh! I truly hate that show! I'm so sorry to hear it has sucked you in. JLove acts with her friggin EYES and that's it. They're WIDE when she's scared, SQUINTED when she's doubtful, DOE-EYED when she feels bad for a dead guy or someone who loved a dead guy. Why do I know this? Because Jim gets sucked in occasionally, and Andrea loves the show so we were subjected to it when she lived here.

Better bet: Check out Persons Unknown! The second episode ran last night on NBC but the pilot and that episode can be found on NBC.com. It's rather intriguing. And everyone acts with more than just their eyes! I even LIKE them on FB! :o)

Pammeey said...

Whew! Thanks for talking me down, Lisa. It was so shiny, I guess I lost myself for a minute. I can't imagine why Jim would get sucked in (boobs).

I will have to check out Persons Unknown. Although, with our track record, it'll probably be canceled soon. :(

Heather said...

I cannot read "SyFy" without mentally pronouncing it "SeeFee". Why oh why did they change it? Argh!

Oh, that was beside the point, wasn't it?

I confess to having seen a few episodes of Ghost Whisperer and not completely hating it. I did manage to break free, though.

Pammeey said...

In my mind "SyFy" is always "siffy." Supposedly they thought they'd appeal to a wider audience -- and not just "geeks" -- but I hardly watch that channel at all anymore. So maybe they alienated (aliens, heh) geeks. Not that I'm a geek, obviously.

Tiffany said...

The first 2 season of Ghost Whisperer weren't bad but then it got weird. But now its gone forever cuz it didn't renew