TV with a 1-year old

January 25, 2011 at 10:59 am (babbling, Family, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , )

My little one is now 13-months old, and what we watch and don’t watch on television has completely changed.

First off, “Sesame Street” and “The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That” are now added to our tivo. He seems to really like the music in The Cat in the Hat.  I really love the creativity in Sesame Street, taking popular music and tv shows and giving it a kid twist.  Wes’ attention span is only about 10 minutes for tv, which I don’t mind. Both Sam and I agree that he is too young to really be watching tv anyway. He does seem to have an odd affinity for Wheel of Fortune though. Maybe it’s the clapping, or Sam and I shouting out [what we think are] the answers.

Secondly, he doesn’t go to sleep until 9pm and he’s learning so quickly we have a hard time watching anything with questionable content in front of him.  Hearing about our friend’s 2-year old + son being able to clear a room (pretending he has a gun and all) because of learning from the shows they were watching was rather frightening.  We don’t want to rush Wes out of his childhood or for him to learn things he doesn’t need to yet!

What am I watching these days after the kiddo goes to sleep?? My favorites are Human Target and Bones on Fox, Castle and Modern Family on ABC and NBC’s Community. Sam’s favorites are Human Target and Hawaii 5-0.We will watch more True Blood once the past season comes out on Netflix. So You Think You Can Dance, my guilty pleasure, will also be on our list once it returns to air.

Show’s I no longer care about/tolerate:  V (too over dramatic all the time, not enough action), Chuck (too much love-feud with Chuck/Sarah – it’s become more like a CW show), The Event (such bad writing I can’t tolerate it even for a minute), American Idol (I miss Simon and the conflict that was created because of his ideas being different than others on the panel. They all agree too much now. Tyler is funny, but not enough for me to keep tuning in).  We’ve also given up on Dexter, his lack of growth was too frustrating to continue watching once the amazing writing and story twists disappeared.

Time is just too precious to waste!

So what are you all watching these days? Those of you with kids, what are your must-see shows? What are the must-see shows for your kids?


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A few more shows renewed…

May 16, 2009 at 9:21 am (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , , , , , )

ABC has picked up Better Off Ted, Castle, Scrubs and they want the new V series, but WB hasn’t signed off yet.  I loved the old V series, so I will tune in, although I’m skeptical since it has none of the same characters as the old series.

Nikki Finke on her blog Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting Fox’s Dollhouse has been renewed.

Still no news about Chuck although several sources say “it looks good.” Whatever that means. I’m not getting my hopes up just in case.

Sam and I saw Star Trek and both loved it. I just think it’s too bad they did all expensive well-known cast people because now they can’t do a tv-show spin off.  Which I would have loved.

Don’t forget to set your DVRs to record Glee on Fox after American Idol Tuesday night.  It looks fantastic!!

Edit:  Bones also just got renewed yesterday (Friday), so that’s good news considering the series finale was so crappy.

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Something New and Something Old

September 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm (babbling, Entertainment, TV) (, , , , , , , )

The “something new” for Sam and I was watching Fox’s Bones starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel.  It’s the fourth season of this show, and has a strong fan base so we decided to check it out again.  No Spoilers, so if you want to add it or watch it on the Fox website nothing will be ruined.

I tried liking this show when it first started, but it wasn’t catchy enough for me.  My interest waned quickly.

This season started off strong.  The first hour of the season premiere was catchy and funny.  The cast all has great chemistry and the premise was interesting.  The second hour diverged for me, it became predictable and cheesy.  A relationship broke up with the worst logic and conversation ever, but really not bad enough not to add to tivo.  So Sam and I are adding it and will see what happens.  I really hope the characters Bones and Booth don’t ever hook up, but we will see.  Again, it would just been to predictable.

The something old was America’s Next Top Model Season 11 on the CW and it was just same old, same old. The models are back in Los Angeles, the Jays are back, Tyra is over acting as always and it seems like an alright cast.  There’s a trans-gender he/she who has yet to have the operation and of course that’s adding drama.  They were trying to encourage voting in the photo shoot and the annoying girl with the big fake smile who kept saying “I’m American’s Next Top Model” went home. My personal favorites are Sheena, Clark and Analeigh…but who knows what will happen or what they will look like once the make overs are done.  Anyone can have a good or bad week and go home on this show.  I don’t think it will be a weekly watch for me, just a casual Sam’s not home and nothing else is on watch.

Also for those of you who are interested ABC now has starter videos so you too can catch up on series that have a few seasons under their belt, but you are curious about.  Go here to catch up on Dirty, Sexy, Money, Brothers & Sisters, Eli Stone, Samantha Who? etc.

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