Mar 4, 2011

Better late than never...

It's probably a result of the insane amount of reality TV I watch each week, but I'm usually late to jump on the bandwagon of popular scripted shows. Girlfriends and Sex and the City were the two major shows I caught after the fact, making me realize how much I had been missing, but also how nice it was to watch all of the episodes at once. My husband is a movie buff with a vast collection of anything and everything. Our nighttime tradition is to work our way through seasons and seasons of series that he owns. I've become a fan of How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, and even 30 Rock due to this... all shows I would never have watched on my own.

The latest addition to the lineup has been Seinfeld, a show I never watched. I must admit that this show is pretty good. I can't say I would have had the patience to watch it each week, especially since it ran from '89 - '98 and I wasn't checking for him when I was that young lol... but now I find myself wanting to take in 3-4 episodes a night! The comedic timing is perfect, the writing spot on, and the characters great. I'm even starting to feel like George Costanza is my real life friend... albeit an annoying one lol. Right now we're waiting for the current seasons of How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory to finish airing so the DVDs can come out. I'm not ready to give up my reality TV addiction, but I love adding some scripted comedy to my life.

What are your favorite scripted shows? Do you and your spouse have any nighttime traditions?

8 comments:

Miss Tiara said...

I LOVE Seinfeld! I have literally seen every episode, and I still watch the reruns every night... You may not want to watch the final episode though. They could've kept that.

South Loop Social Light said...

I'm on season 6 right now, but currently averaging about 3 episodes a night. This show is really funny...

laundrygirl said...

I love Seinfeld! I like how the show builds as it progresses and the story gets more and more ridiculous. I like watching all of the episodes of shows at once too. It's fun to see a marathon of one show if you have the time.My husband and I used to watch at least two episodes of Roseanne every night before bed (Nick at Nite) and although we have seen all of the episodes many times, we still laugh at it.

GJ said...

A new show I've been hooked on is Chicago Code. You might like it since your from the Chi. It is yet another cop show but I find it entertaining and love seeing the city. I lived in Chicago for a couple of years myself.

psilovethis said...

I'm just getting into Seinfeld too.. hilarious! George is the best.

My hubby would live for 24. It was a standing appointment in front of the T.V. every Monday. Too bad it's not on anymore. One time we watched every DVD box set from all the seasons in one sitting. What can I say? I'm an extremist. lol

Oh and The Wire..that was another goodie would watched religiously and also had a marathon session with.

Honorable mentions would be Will and Grace, Family Guy and Nip and Tuck.

South Loop Social Light said...

@ LaundryGirl - Being able to watch all of the episodes at once and seeing the storyline develop it great.

@ GJ - I'll need to research that show. I've been watching Shameless (showtime sunday nights) lately and that show takes place in Chicago too.

@ PS - Family Guy is another show my husband got me watching.

Bajan Beauty said...

I love Seinfeld! I am the biggest TV junkie...my favorite scripted shows ever are Sopranos, True Blood, Lipstick Jungle, Sex and the City and Law and Order: SVU. I can watch all of these over and over and never get tired of them.

Girl #1 said...

you should definitely check out always sunny in philadelphia, the league and curb your enthusiasm (all inspired by seinfeld, except for curb, because it is written and stars larry david, the principal writer for seasons 1-7 of seinfeld.)

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