Friday nights are tough as far as television is concerned. As well it should be. I suppose. Most people go out on Friday nights. Weather it be an attempt to shake of the work week or just to have fun. There are the married couples, like my parents, that spend a Friday night like thisâ€¦â€œI am not going to be the one cooking, so lets have a date night.â€ Or there are the single people that I know (depending on age) who are out on the prowl looking for new companionship. The Networks, have responded to that demographic for the most part.
But then, there are the people like me. I am so exhausted and beaten down from the everyday grind, that I canâ€™t even imagine attempting to get ready to go out, or be out, or stay awake past 11pm. Plus, I am not spending the money on any baby-sitter for a night I wonâ€™t even enjoy.
Which leaves me, well, home. Ahhâ€¦ home! There is nothing more relaxing than unwinding on my sofa, in my pajamas, with a steaming cup of coffee, and my one true loveâ€¦Television!
So, what is on TV for a homebody like me? Or you?
Well, lets take an overview:
8pm: Ghost Whisperer
Yeah, right! Um, sorry butâ€¦NO! This is the.worst.show.ever. Unless of course you are a prepubescent boy and are currently obsessed with cleavage.
9pm: Close To Home
I havenâ€™t had the pleasure (or horror?) of watching, so I cant really give you an opinion on this one. Have you watched it? What is this all about? But most importantly, is it worth watching?
While I am not a fan, I donâ€™t dislike this show either. If there is absolutely nothing on at all, then yes, I will pretend to watch this while Instant Messaging my friends.
Excellent show, unless you are home alone in a shady neighborhood and scare easily. I live in a rather nice neighborhood, and this show still gives me internal panic attacks.
10pm: Law & Order
Oh yes please, except when it is another tired old re-run.
8pm: Nanny 911
Yeah, well, here is a little secret in your ear, if you need this show to help you with parenting skills you are going to need a whole lot more than a weekend with a fake nanny. If you watch this show to feel better about yourself as a parent, donâ€™t go patting yourself on the back, or thinking you have succeeded in a job well done. Chances are, you are still a lousy parent. Just the fact that you watch this show at all, it makes you a bad parent.
I tried. I really tried to like this show, but when you have two bad actors as lead characters, there is just no hope of having a good evening.
Fine, what will the weather be this weekend?
8pm: Greyâ€™s Anatomy
The re-run of what was on Thursday night. Which works out great for me, since my Thursday nights are already jammed up with a rockinâ€™ line up.
9pm: Another Greyâ€™s Anatomy re-run.
So I can catch up on all the episodes I missed. Since I still have to join this decade and get a DVR or a Tivo.
Classic, news, fear driven, overdramatic, and you get to find out who killed their spouse wrapped up in one fantastic hour.
Alas, when all else fails, itâ€™s HBO on demand to the rescue.
What do you watch on Friday nights? Or are you one of those people that has a life?