Can I tell you why I'm excited that it's September? Not because of football like so many other people, but because of fall television! My favorite shows are coming back! No more repeats, no more going to Tivo and wondering if it recorded anything good, but new television! Here are the shows I'm most looking forward to:
America's Next Top Model
Ok, so this is my guilty pleasure of a reality show. I don't really like the fighting or even the judging. OK, why do I watch this show again? Oh yeah, I really watch it for the photo shoot costumes. That Tyra, she's creative. (Speaking of ANTM, my Tivo is recording it RIGHT NOW!)
I love the Biggest Loser because it both makes me feel inspired and guilty all at the same time. Inspired because hello, the contestants work so hard and really overcome a lot. Guilty because I'm sitting on the couch eating and not getting up and going to the gym. I like this because for a reality show it's not as manipulative and conspiring as a lot of competitive shows can be, it really depends on the contestants. Some seasons the contestants have been manipulative and formed alliances, but sometimes they don't they're all there to lose weight and have a better life.
The Vampire Diaries
OK, another guilty pleasure. This is one Shawn got me in to. I've never really been a fan of vampires, and certainly not that other vampire book/movie series, but I'm hooked on Vampire Diaries. Shawn doesn't watch a lot of TV, so this was a way to watch something together. I really like the story lines, I find them intriguing. Plus, Damon played Boone on Lost, but it took me halfway into Season 2 to figure it out. I'm automatically a fan of anyone who was on Lost.
How I Met Your Mother
I love this show and I owe it all to Laura. I didn't start watching HIMYM until the end of the third season when I moved in with Laura. And from that moment on I was hooked. It's funny, and it's even funnier when you've watch for a bit and start catching on to the repeat jokes. Like Slap Bet. Or the Intervention. Plus, I would totally marry Tedd. (Um, can I say that now that I'm married? He's a fictional character, nothing to worry about Shawn!) And Marshall and Lily? Cutest couple on TV. And though Barney is disgusting, part of me wishes he would be my friend.
The Amazing Race
Now my all-time favorite television show, The Amazing Race! I have watched this show from the first season and I LOVE IT! They contestants get to travel the world, they get to do cool challenges like eating strange food or rolling cheese down hills. This is the only reality show I would ever consider applying for. And like The Biggest Loser there is rarely any malicious strategy or alliances. It's the people who are nice to each other that do well in this race, the mean people rarely get to the end. I love this show, and I want Phil's job.
So, Blog, what about you? What are your favorite shows? What reality show would you do? Are you an HIMYM fan too?