Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spike wants to know: a reader's poll


Spike the cat asked me to do a little typing for him this evening:
"My typist guy has been going next door this week to take care of the cats and watch Reno 911. I know nothing of this program, or others. What's your favorite TV show and why?"

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

30 Rock. It's well written, funny, topical, and the cast is super!

kcinnova said...

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, or The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. Politics can be funny! (These are on the comedy channel, so Gary should be able to watch them next door, too!)

I'm also rather fond of The Weather Channel. Because I'm a geek/dork, and because Jim Cantore was such a compassionate reporter during Hurricane Katrina.

J said...

This is really geeky, but I'm a big fan of "Unwrapped" on the Food Network. They go behind the scenes of all the different food products made in the U.S. and show you how they are made and packaged.

Reb said...

The new Dr. Who, funny and is sci-fi, who could ask for anything more?

Jessica said...

I have a few faves.
The Office because it's funny.
Rescue Me because it's funny, and I love Denis Leary.
Lost because it keeps me wondering.
and 24 because it's like a really good action movie that lasts for 24 hours.

Di Mackey said...

Hmmm, the truth or something far more noble ... because my favourite, or my habit is a program I didn't like at all back home in New Zealand.

I started watched the British series 'Eastenders' when I lived in Istanbul. It was inexplicable but there was something about it that caught all the expats.

Now I'm living in Belgium and I watch it each night it's on ... it's my only habitual show. Worse, my Belgian husband watches it with me and enjoys it.

I really can't explain it.

Movies ... favourite movies. I'm more comfortable with a question about them :) Okay Spike?

gary rith said...

I agree about the Office and 30 Rock. We don't have a TV but watch them here on the computer thanks to the excellent Netflix. I also watch a sh!tload of music videos. Surprise!

Spike the cat said...

I suppose I could watch Animal Planet. Programs about bugs are probably good, but veternary ER? No WAY! And maybe some cooking programs! And fishing!!!!

Lynda said...

I am so not noble...my favorite show ever was Northern Exposure. Still enjoy that on DVD. I have been totally sucked into Big Brother, but it's an office thing...there's even wagering involved - lol. Much more fun than a football pool.

gary rith said...

YES, Northern Exposure was GREAT.

Gordo said...

The new Dr. Who as well as the spinoff Torchwood are two of my faves. I also like Unwrapped and How It's Made on Discovery is a family thing in our house. :-)

My most favourite show ever? Firefly. Hands down. It's the only show that I've purchased the DVDs of.

Farmer*swife said...

I watch Big Brother too, seasonally. But, my fav show(s) is/are:

How I Met Your Mother (it's like the new "Friends.")
Adventures of New Christine (Elaine from Seinfeld)
Two and a Half Men

That's my Monday night line-up!

Janet said...

30 Rock: Extremely well written and always funny.
My Name is Earl: This show makes me laugh SO hard! The things they get away with OMG.
Miami Ink: Um...cause it's about tats :-)
Heroes: Quirky!
Lost: Quirky and Sawyer!
Pushing Daisies: Beautifully filmed, awesomely acted and...quirky!
Dexter: Amazingly well done, to the point that you feel sympathy for a serial killer!

Linda Starr said...

antique roadhouse show; law & order; old movies; drama; the gardener's journal, but I don't think it's on HGTV any more; used to be DIY and HGTV but we're done remodelling so done with those too.

Linda Starr said...

oh, and House

fiwa said...

Nigella Lawson's cooking show on the Food Network. She's my girl crush. And Ghost Hunters, a reality series on the Sci-Fi channel. Roto Rooter plumbers by day - ghost hunters by night. 'Nuff said, right?

Michelle said...

The Tudors 'cause I like the historical aspect (despite it not being terribly accurate) and the drama of it all. I don't have cable TV though so I rent the discs on DVD at the end of each season and watch 'em all in 3 days! No commercials! :o)

kcinnova said...

SnakeMaster LOVES Animal Planet. It's probably the only reason we even have cable.

Mother of Invention said...

Okay, I'm Canadian so I have to like Corner Gas and the new Little Mosque On The Prairie, and Air Farce.
I'm not that up on tv..I still watch Frasier and Friends!

Mother of Invention said...

Mooky and Socks (cats)love hockey so they can chase the puck around the screen! They're lovin' the tennis right now!

gary rith said...

I know! When we had TV and watched football, the cats loved it!

~ Sil in Corea said...

I love Korean historical dramas. Lotsa horses and sword-fighting, great costumes and hair-dos, AND terrific acting. You don't need to speak the language to understand what's going on,- can tell by the tone of voice and facial expressions. [This is true in real life, too. Koreans are very open with their emotions.]

Anonymous said...

I have no TV (and am Canadian) but I watch Da Vinci's inquest, House and the West Wing when with others. Also, Corner Gas.

-- Marian