TV shows I actually enjoy watching

Wow, has it really been 6 weeks since I wrote here? At least!

Well, part of the reason for the lack of writing would be the World Series of Poker. Not only am I totally consumed with the action going on over at the Rio, I also got the opportunity to play in one of the events. Plus, the WSOP has rekindled my interest in playing online poker. I hadn't been doing much of that for the past 6 months or so. I've been playing almost every night as of late, but, I think I'm about done with that again. It's mainly a lesson in how to take bad beats.

Anyway, on to what I was here to talk about… TV. This is another thing that I just haven't been all that interested in over the past year or so. I'm just not that big a fan of hardly any shows on TV. OK, I'm addicted to 24 and I picked up the show LOST (watching the first season on DVD and catching the second season on TV) last season. Other than those two shows, my time in front of the TV pretty much revolves around poker (surprised, I'm sure). But, even that has lost a bunch of flavor for me lately. I'd much rather be playing than watching. Plus, most of the shows are just all-in fests. Poker Superstars sucks. Celebrity poker showdown can hardly be called a poker show. The only poker on TV worth watching is High Stakes Poker on GSN. If you want to learn how to succeed in a high limit cash game, watch this show. No, STUDY the show…

A few months back we saw a commercial for a show coming on Comedy Central called Dog Bites Man. This show absolutely rules! It is my favorite comedy show on TV with no exceptions. If you have missed any of the episodes, I heard that they are available on iTunes. Stop reading this post and start downloading that show.

The other show that has become a new favorite is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Our buddy Charles had been telling us about this show for weeks. I finally set up Tivo to record it and I am NOT disappointed. I'm not sure if back episodes of this show are available anywhere, but if so, I must get them all. Danny Devito shows up in some of the episodes.

The other night we watched a new episode of Reno 911! This is another one of the shows that I used to watch regularly, but sorta stopped. I've solved that issue by ordering seasons 1, 2 & 3 on DVD from Amazon. They should be showing up first part of next week. I'm sure it'll take me a year to get through all the DVDs…

I also went on a bit of a DVD buying spree over the past 2 weeks. I haven't seen all of these yet, but when BestBuy lets you get movies for $3.99, $6.99, $8.99 or $9.99, I'm a sucker and have to stock up… Here's a portion of the recent DVDs:

– The Transporter (haven't seen it yet)
– The Transporter 2 (haven't seen it yet)
– The Benchwarmers – Pretty darn funny
– Van Helsing (haven't seen it yet)
– Get Rich or Die Trying (haven't seen it yet)
– Poolhall Junkies (haven't seen it yet)
– Spiderman (seen it in the theater, but not since)
– Jeff Dunham – funny, but not appropriate to watch with the kids (learned that the hard way, oops)
– Mr. & Mrs. Smith – Watched that this evening. I liked it. Thought it was funny when one of the kids in the movie was wearing a Fight Club shirt.
– The Truman Show – Actually bought this a while back. Haven't seen it in quite a few years. Love the premise of this one.

I think that about covers it. Now, it's 10:00 and I'm exhausted for no real good reason. I was going to try and watch Poolhall Junkies, but I don't think that's gonna happen tonight.

Oh, here's a parting shot to make you feel old… MTV went on the air for the first time 25 years ago yesterday. Ouch.

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