Category: TV


Bad news

Posted on March 13th, by Hayley in TV. 1 Comment

It appears I will be watching The Bachelorette this summer.

 


Catch up

Posted on February 23rd, by Hayley in Decoupagerie, Depression, Sorry Mom, TV. No Comments

Hey! It’s been over 4 months since I last posted. Here’s some info to get you caught up on my life:

My pop-up shop, Decoupagerie, was held in late November. It went well thanks to the help of my parents, sister, husband, and the super sweet friends who showed up and bought stuff. And thanks to assorted strangers and my firm’s managing partner, who also showed up and bought stuff. I’d like to do another one sometime but I’m going to give everyone a break before putting them back to work.
After the Decoupagerie, I went to sleep. For about 2.5 months. See, in November I started sleeping even more than what had become normal for me. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a severe Vitamin D deficiency. I was put on a heavy-duty supplement, and in the past … Read More »


And I just wrote nearly 1,000 words about this show.

Posted on July 23rd, by Hayley in At Least We're Embarassed About It, Creepy Things, TV. 4 comments

So, Todd and I watched an entire episode of “The Choice” the other night on Hulu. We have a habit of starting what appear to be very bad shows/movies as a joke and then watching them in their entirety, as we did with Last Song and that Justin Bieber movie whose name I can’t remember. Unbelieberable? Yes, I think that’s it. Anyway, fortunately for us “The Choice” was much shorter than either of those movies. Sadly, I think it was worse for our souls.

For those of you who have thus far been spared from “The Choice,” it’s a reality show hosted by the adorable Cat Deeley in which four celebrity bachelors whittle a dating pool of single women down to one woman for each of them, then they take them on “dates of a lifetime.” On the episode we watched, … Read More »


It’s a tentpole!

Posted on June 8th, by Hayley in Law & Order, Sex Trafficking, TV. 2 comments

Things you start thinking about after watching what some people might consider too many episodes of Law & Order on Netflix:

Alibis. Todd was gone on a recent Saturday morning so taking care of Steve, our dog, was left to me. I took him for a short walk and fed him and returned him to his crate. When Todd got home he asked what time the dog had been fed and walked, and I couldn’t remember the exact time. I thought to myself that I needed to start paying attention to what times I do things in case I ever get questioned by police, since fuzzy timelines are a red flag for them. And then, on what I think was the same Saturday, we got home after church and it was dark and stormy. Steve needed a walk though, so Todd … Read More »


Todd’s Essay

Posted on August 31st, by Hayley in TV. 2 comments

When I was little my parents said my sister and I couldn’t watch Beverly Hills 90210 unless we watched it with them so we could have a post-viewing family discussion on the behavior of the characters. This basically resulted in my sister and me not watching Beverly Hills 90210. But I think it was a good idea to make sure that if we were watching a show with characters who made questionable decisions, that we were critically thinking about those actions and whether or not we agreed with them.

Last weekend Todd started watching The League on Netflix. It’s about a group of friends who are all in the same fantasy football league. It has some legitimately funny moments, but the characters also talk a lot about hot women and casual sex. So, thinking back to my parents’ example, I told … Read More »


And now I’m talking about Joan Rivers. Gross.

Posted on August 29th, by Hayley in I Don't Watch That Show, Sex Trafficking, TV. No Comments

A fight has erupted over a segment on Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police show on E!. For those who don’t know, the show involves a panelist of people who supposedly know something about fashion or style who look at pictures and videos of celebrities and make fun of what they’re wearing. I mean, I think that’s what it involves. I’ve never actually watched an episode since Joan Rivers kind of drives me nuts. (Seriously, I’ve never watched it. This isn’t like those other times when I’ve claimed not to have watched a trashy show. I know you don’t believe me, though. This is why you don’t cry “I-don’t-watch-bad-TV-shows.”)

Some people I respect, like Rachel Lloyd of GEMS, do watch the show. Last week Rachel wrote a piece for The Huffington Post about one of the segments from the show. During the segment, … Read More »


Keeping It Classy

Posted on February 4th, by Hayley in British People, Kate Middleton Has Such Shiny Hair, TV. 1 Comment

I’m not here to judge. I watched that special on the Indian boy with four legs and have seen the occasional Toddlers & Tiaras episode. I’ve even been known to get sucked in by the Saturday morning mini-marathons of Say Yes to the Dress.

Having said all that (and reminding you I’m not judging), please read about the special programming TLC’s planning for the week prior to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding.

TLC ROLLS OUT PLANS FOR ROYAL “I DO’S”
Network Announces Week-Long On-Air Event Starting Sunday, April 24

New York, NY- As the world awaits what is sure to be the most high-profile wedding in decades, TLC announces that the network will be airing a week-long event of programming starting Sunday, April 24 leading into the highly anticipated nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29.

TLC has teamed up … Read More »


Oh, Vince

Posted on January 27th, by Hayley in Alone on a Saturday Morning, Commercials, TV. 2 comments

I think we’re all familiar with the ShamWow commercial and I probably don’t need to go into details of its highlights.* Highlights such as Vince’s insistent detailing of the ShamWow’s wonders. And the way he strangely holds a Sham Wow in front of his face while he tells you how long it will last. (Why the covering of the mouth? What did he originally say? Was it vulgar? Or simply an assertion so ridiculous their attorneys made them change it?) And then there are those people who just picked up a free ShamWow in some strip mall parking lot but are now trying to tell us that they don’t buy paper towels any more, when we can all plainly see they just got their ShamWow five seconds ago so they really have no way of knowing whether or not it … Read More »


Zombies!

Posted on December 6th, by Hayley in TV, Zombies. 1 Comment

Did any of you watch The Walking Dead on AMC? We watched the first episode when it premiered on Halloween and really liked it, and then we recorded the rest of the season. We finally got around to watching all the episodes this weekend, and I think it may become a new Christmas tradition. I don’t know a better way to end a day spent putting ornaments on the tree and decorating the house for Christmas than watching a zombie be dismembered.

The show’s pretty good, but some of the dialogue and acting is groan-worthy, the gender roles are old-fashioned*, and some of the plot points really tested my patience. (A Hispanic gang, complete with a sweet abuela? Really?) Still, it’s interesting and had some really tense moments, and I definitely want to watch next season.  Plus, it leads to existential … Read More »


British Invasion

Posted on October 29th, by Hayley in British People, Community, Project Runway, Stuff I Love, TV. 2 comments

I was watching Project Runway’s finale last night* and there were commercials for Lifetime’s new show, The Fairy Jobmother, during every single commercial break. They even tried to trick me into watching the commercials by including Project Runway contestants in them, but I was not fooled and fast-forwarded my way through each and every one of them. But then, immediately after the show** another commercial for The Fairy Jobmother aired and I caught part of it. Apparently, the show involves a British woman who helps out of work Americans find a new job.

Timely? Yes. But, it’s yet another show in which a British person comes over here and tells us how to better handle our business. There’s that nanny telling us how to raise our kids, and Jamie Oliver telling us what to feed our kids, and Gordon Ramsey telling … Read More »