Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Addicting TV Shows
We aren't huge TV freaks. We can live without it fine, but there are some things that we enjoy watching. Last week, I started watching the game show Deal or No Deal. Now, we don't have cable, or I would be hooked on HGTV or TLC channels learning new ways to beautify my house, but alas, we are stuck with the normal ABC, CBS, NBC, WB, & Fox. We can't really get PBS because it's really fuzzy. Oh, well.
Warning: Watching Deal or No Deal can cause a person to have indigestions. All the suspense kills me (or maybe it's the tomato sauce from dinner :). In a nutshell, 26 girls hold a briefcase each, with the briefcase marked a number 1-26. Inside each briefcase is a dollar amount ranging from $.01 to $1,000,000. On a monitor next to the girls, it has listed the dollar amounts, so the contestant knows which amounts have been picked & which ones are left. The contestant chooses 1 suitcase as his "lucky" suitcase, and sets it aside. The customer narrows down the suitcases to see what exactly is in his lucky one. But, after the contestant chooses a certain number of cases, a “banker” calls and offers him a deal to end the game. The contestant can choose the deal or open more cases. It sounds boring, but the energetic & greedy people really make the show. Sometimes, you’re rooting for the people & sometimes they’re so obnoxious you just don’t care. :)
Why is it that some shows are just addicting? During the first season, I was addicted to Apprentice, but now it seems to just be repetitive with different people, although no one could be the “Omorosa” as well as Omorosa. :) I’ve heard 24 and LOST is addicting. We are hooked on CSI: the Original one. Geoff tapers his study time on Thursday so he can watch it. Sometimes I have to tape it for him so he can watch it on the weekends. Are there any shows you just can’t stand to miss?