Here's the thing about me and TV. Well, actually, there are a few things. First, I've had a television set in my room since I was six. TV is very comforting to me. When I awake from a bad dream, the first thing I do is turn the TV on. I live in a studio and the only time the TV is off is when I'm asleep or not home. Second, I get really, really, REALLY invested in certain shows. Emotionally. It's also very hard for me to commit to more than one show at once. This is one reason why I'm such a huge fan of HBO sitcoms: their atypical scheduling. Honestly, most of the TV I do watch is reruns. I am a multi-tasker and like to be able to do something else while I'm watching TV. (Right now, I'm watching Glee and writing this post.) I've seen every single episode of The Golden Girls well over twenty times. I can read a magazine and paint my nails while practically reciting each line. I don't have to actually look at the television screen to see what's happening. I love it. But as much as I adore old shows in syndication, I have to keep up with the times. There are a few shows currently running that I make a point to watch regularly. Also, as a general rule, I don't watch shows like 24, Grey's Anatomy, or Lost. If it's not funny or romantic, I can't do it.
Here are the shows I cannot live without right now.
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Let's just get this out on the table. I have a creepy crush on Larry David. It is inappropriate and offensive and off-putting. It disturbs me. But I can't help it. Just look at him. Isn't he dreamy? If he asked me to run away with him tomorrow, I'd do it. I chose this particular photo because he's looking like a Mensch in Madras (minus the madras). What can I say? That slide whistle gets me every time. Oh, Larry...
I'm fairly certain that we're all aware of the fact that I have got it BAD for Ari Gold, so I won't dwell on that. This is like the male version of Sex and the City. This show is so sexy. It's all about the bromantics. I could not and would not date a guy who didn't love both Curb and Entourage. The end.
How to Make it in America
Hot damn, that is one HUNKY Jew. I am thrilled to hear that this show has been renewed for a second season. It is so funny, so spot on, and so very New York.
One Tree Hill
Truth be told, I didn't watch One Tree Hill from the beginning. It premiered around almost the exact same time as The OC, and I just couldn't commit to both. Guess I picked the loser. I fell in love with OTH when I started to watch the reruns on SoapNet. I live for Sophia Bush. I don't do horror films, but I sat through The Hitcher for her. We are sorority sisters and kindred spirits and definitely destined to meet someday. Brooke Davis makes that show. Did you ever have a TV character you most related to? I mean, that is ME. She's the real reason I watch OTH. I am torn about another season, however. I feel like the Season Six finale should have been The End - Nathan gets into the NBA, Brooke ends up with Julian, Lucas and Peyton ride off into the sunset. Fine. Would've been the perfect bow to tie up the package. I have to say though, now that Brooke is engaged with the ring of my DREAMS, I'm happy to endure yet another season of the Hill. Because if they ended the series without a Brooke Davis wedding, I would've thrown an absolute fit.
(Psst... I'm getting into Glee now, but I haven't seen the first season yet, so I don't feel like I can include it on this list just yet.)