Thursday, January 29, 2009

What I Watch

Jack is back! 24 is one of my favorite shows. I love the intensity of the show, Jack goes from one intense situation to another. I also like that there is a woman who plays the part of the President.

Idol, what can I say. It is funny, some of those people can't carry a tune to save their lives, yet they think that they are the next American Idol. I have a few early favorites, Scott the blind guy, and Stevie the gal that belted out "At Last." The show will be more interesting when they get to Hollywood.

There is a new cooking show called Chopped, the Chefs get ingredients in a basket and must make a dish. Octopus and Bok Choy..neither of which have ever passed into my shopping cart. If I told Far Guy I was cooking him Octopus for supper I am sure he would die laughing. I would probably have to drive to a really big city just to purchase an Octopus to cook. I have never seen one at our local grocery store.

Adam Gertler has a new show, Will Work For Food, he tried his hand a Flair Bar tending and retrieving Geo Ducks ( Gooey Ducks). I have never eaten Gooey Duck, can anyone out there share what it really tastes like?

Ace of Cakes, although I would never be able to afford one of his creations I find Chef Duff and his group of friends a hoot. I think there may be just a hint of a romance between Mary Alice and Chef Duff.

I watch Top Chef and I especially like Fabio. I just love his accent, and he cooked a steak one night that looked wonderful!

I also like Iron Chef and all the Ultimate Cooking Showdowns and throwdowns, challenges and dinner impossibles.

Trinny and Susannah from BBC have shown up on TLC, they are making over American women. I have not caught the name of their new show, but they can make me over anytime.

Dave Mordal former Last Comic Standing contestant from Minnesota, has a new show on Discovery called Wreckreation Nation. This week they had souped up Lawn Mower races and he went to an Alligator Catching School where a lady got bit by a gator in the face. Far Guy and I watch many of the shows on Discovery with Dirty Jobs being our favorite.

Now I just need some Hells Kitchen (tonight on FOX) , Survivor ( Feb 12) and Amazing Race (Feb 15) episodes to make it through the winter. Yes, I know I am a reality television junkie:)


  1. I hope you have a DVR, so you never have to miss an episode or waste time on commercials :-) I like reality TV too. Is Chopped on the Food Network?

  2. Chopped is on the Food Network, Tuesdays at 9PM. I should use the DVR more..I have double feeds( East and West Coast Feeds) of NBC , CBS and FOX. The other channels usually repeat their episodes during the day! :)

  3. Wow - haven't heard of most of these shows... Watched Jack in Seasons 1 and 2, but then gave up... In fact, it's been ages since I watched any TV at all.

    Enjoy your TV junkiedom!

  4. I haven't watched AI yet. Don't really get into it until the Hollywood stuff starts.
    I have to compete with College and NBA basketball each night, prepares me for March Madness.......

  5. 24 starts here again next week when the school holiday nice to get some good programs again to watch..
    Julia ♥

  6. My husband dug gooey ducks when he was a kid. I don't like clams -- but he claimed they were great.

    when my eldest went on to Japan (her senior year in high school) someone offered her "Tacos" At least it sounded like tacos. She thought she was going to get tacos. Instead she got octopus.

  7. ps. I have a photograph somewhere of our now 31 year old daughter as a toddler -- holding one of those gooeyducks in her hand -- We spent a weekend digging with the grandfolks on Copalis Beach on the coast of washington.
    (No. I still didn't eat them)

  8. I have given up American Idol for The Biggest Loser. I started watching it the middle of last season and really enjoyed seeing people transform their lives.
    I love the cooking shows (some of those guys are really good looking) and I'm getting a bit tired for HGTV. I watch CNN, The Biggest Loser and the food network....that's pretty much it.
    Oh, I've never seen Jack.

  9. Ah, gooey ducks, if you ever have canned clam chowder, you most likely have eaten them.

    I love Lost, and cooking shows are wonderful.

    Is that where they get "land of lakes" butter?
    LOL, that is regarding your comment on my blog.


  10. The Trinny and Susannah show is called "Making Over America" and it features the pair's typical irrevent and slightly raucous makeovers of average everyday people. I love them and hope the show does well. And I can't wait for Amazing Race and Survivor, either!


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