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What are you watching on TV?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Hearth Mistress, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Since we've recently covered, what we are burning, what we are drinking, what we do for a living and where we live, I thought I'd ask what are you watching on TV?

    For me, other than the Fox or FX animation (Simpsons, Family Guy, Archer, etc) I watch Shameless, Justified, Dexter, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy (guilty pleasure) as far as series go, but also like the shows Dark Matters, How it's Made and many of the Modern Marvel episodes on the History channel.

    I used to watch Hard Core Pawn a lot but after seeing it for a few times live and in person when I was in Detroit, that was enough for me, their customers really act like that! I like a lot of the food network and cooking channel shows too, not the competition shows but ones like Good Eats, French Food at Home and Meat Men.

    How about you?

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  2. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I'm watching Downton Abbey, hoping to see the crew that cuts, splits and stacks enough wood to feed 35 fireplaces. _g
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  3. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    Wife and I just finished up the season for Homeland, now we are watching Downton Abbey season 3, and waiting for Game of Thrones to come back.

    If I happen to be bored and have the TV on at 7pm I'll catch the Colbert and Daily show repeat.

    I don't watch too many other series, though my wife watches a couple. I watch car shows from time to time - Top Gear on BBCA and Wheeler Dealers. Also like a good space documentarry on Discovery or Science when I stumble across them.

    But really I don't watch that much TV. Our set seems almost hardwired to PBS Sprout these days :)
  4. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    I don't have TV, so I end up watching Netflix or Amazon's videos. I've been addicted to Fringe. I might just cry when I watch the finale and know that it is done.

    I recently started watching Revolution. Pretty sweet concept.
  5. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Just watched Fringe on demand for the series finale. Don't worry, no spolier from me, I just want to watch it again as after reading other people's reaction on line, they pointed out all sorts if things in the background I didn't even notice. Pay attention :)
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  6. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    LOVE Homeland too! Tried to watch Girls on HBO since it won awards but couldn't get into it. My hubby watches Game of Thrones, he had read all the books a while back and has been really pleased with the series.

    We don't have kids but my inner 5 year old watches those "kids" shows every now and then :)

    Forgot to mention Mad Men, it seems like forever since it's been on but we watch that too, same with True Blood.

    When I want to be amused, I watch doomsday preppers. I love the concept but some of it is a little wacky. I'm prepped but some of these folks are a bit extreme ;)
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  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Food TV (the actual cooking shows here as well). A little history channel stuff. I don't watch much TV so no real trends, other than the above. OH, John Stewart and Colbert.
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    My wife hates that I watch Sons of Anarchy so I watch it with headphones when she's not around. It is indeed a guilty pleasure.

    I get almost all of my entertainment tv from netfix. Besides SOA, my other guilty pleasures have been Hell on Wheels, Walking Dead, Sleeper Cell,
    and 24.

    On couples nights, we usually watch something on HG TV, cooking shows, or national geographic type shows.
  9. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    Sherlock, Pawn Stars (not the sleazy Hard Core Pawn), American Pickers, Rehab Addict, Good Wife, Mentalist.
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    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    Right now, Top Gear (the UK version, the US one sucks).

    Usually something on HGTV, DIY, History..like Gold Rush, Rehab Addict, stuff like that.
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    • Archer
    • Anything science or space related on the Science channel
    • How It's Made
    • Any old film on TMC
    • BBC's Top Gear
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  12. Defiant

    Defiant Vermont Castings Geek

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    Wicked Tuna, NCIS and College Hoops:cool:
  13. begreen

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    Just about nada, no cable here. Finally saw Dark Knight Rising on Saturday (netflix). My wife watched Downton last night but I got bored and left. I never have been one much for soap operas. Tonight we'll be watching Stewart and Colbert reruns on the tv via the internet.
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    Hello Kitty
    Cinderella
    Beauty and the B.... Oh without the Grand-daughter?
    NCIS, Mentalist, That new one on FOX at 9;00 MON
    with Kevin Bacon looks like a good one, You never know though.
    One called Suits is good. TBS
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    NCIS, Pawn Stars, 2 broke girls, Modern Family. Some stuff on the History channel. I think the dark haired girl on 2 Broke girls is hot!! I'm from Detroit, but I don't care for Hard Core Pawn. The Gold family is not very likeable.
  16. Pallet Pete

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    Whats TV ? _g
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  17. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    I go to Detroit a lot for work so I go every now and then to look for old estate jewelry. My husband collects pocket watches and I got him one there on my last trip. I usually go there from a meeting so, in a suit, I stick out like a sore thumb. Last time I was there I came out to a guy peeing on my tires. Great neighborhood, I probably shouldn't go there myself but no one will ever go with me, people avoid 8 mile, they don't go there on purpose :) I try to stay at the Greektown hotel/casino so my trips are planned around hockey/baseball schedules so I can get a room, plenty of other things to do in Detroit!
  18. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    It's like the front of your wood stove but instead of seeing flames, it lights up with pictures and sounds. Some people have these fancy wide screen thin boxes but mine is a big box, over 25 yrs old but still works. Look into getting one, when your eyes hurt from watching your fire, you can watch something else ;)
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  19. Pallet Pete

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    My fire is more entertaining than TV these days ! I do like Big Bang Theory though that makes my chest hurt from laughing so hard.

    Pete
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  20. blacktail

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    I've been using an antenna since I bought my house almost 18 months ago. I'm seriously thinking about getting Dish or Direct TV. I'll probably have it within the next couple of weeks. For something like $30 a month it would be nice to get the History Channel, Discovery Channel, FX, and Comedy Central.
    The only show I follow is Sons of Anarchy and I've been watching that at a friend's house.
    Having limited TV has helped in some ways though. It makes it much easier to hit the weights at night. I recently achieved a small goal recently and hit 250lbs on the scale.
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    The Weather Channel, Ice Road Truckers, and Alaska State Troopers, (besides sports and news). IRT gets hokey at times, but I really only follow one driver, Alex Debogorski. Unlike the younger guys who are all about ego, cussing, swearing, driving too fast, etc... Alex is the old man of the bunch-he is a family man who has 11 children (yes, all with the same woman :p) that he supports working out on the ice roads. There was another show on Discovery that I used to love to watch called American Loggers that detailed the life of a family logging/log hauling company in the Great North Woods of Maine. That show was great because there was none of the nonsense like on IRT, but I guess the lack of fighting made it too boring and Discovery canned it :mad: There's another show I've been looking for called North Woods Law about game wardens in Maine, but I haven't seen it lately?
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    Overlap with the power out thread.... but that show just makes me scratch my head. I see these guys stockpile 5 years of food and wonder if they really think they will just live on indefinitely when the outside world is gone. What do they expect to do if they accidentally break their leg and end up with a gangrenous compound fracture. Teach themselves DIY surgery? ;)

    For actually cooking we have come to really like Americas Test Kitchen. I miss the old days of History channel (and remember the old Wings channel?) when they actually showed history documentaries.
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    Amish Mafia!
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    North Woods Law should be coming out soon . . . me . . . I refuse to watch it . . . makes half of the Game Wardens look like idiots and half of Mainiacs look like ignorant hicks . . . much like the Alaska State Troopers makes it look like 3/4 of Alaskans are homeless, living in shacks and high on drugs or all boozed up. I cannot imagine the Tourism Bureaus of Alaska or Maine particularly like the way these states are portrayed.

    American Loggers was a decent show . . . but it bored me since I grew up knowing most of the equipment . . . whereas I did watch Ax Men for a bit as I was intrigued with the different type of equipment used out west and in the swamps.
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    Survivor . . . that's our "date night" program
    Amazing Race
    Elementary
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