Photo & Prompt Challenge – Day 3 – Frugal Novice

Photo & Prompt Challenge – Day 3

Today’s Challenge: My Favorite Shows

Ok, confession – we watch a lot of TV. I think part of it stems from the fact that, with two little boys who go to bed at 7:30, we’re home a lot. But to be honest, we watched TV a lot pre-kids, too. I like to rationalize that we save money this way – we’re not out going to the movies, or eating out, because our entertainment is right there in our living room. Don’t worry, I won’t take you through all gazillion of the shows I like, but here are a few:

Top Chef – Wednesday nights on Bravo: I’ve mentioned before that Brian and I love to cook, so I guess it should come as no surprise that we love this show. I like that it generally focuses more on talent and skill than behind-the-scenes drama you find so much in reality TV. It’s motivated us to try new foods, and Brian’s gotten interested in the science behind cooking – he’s trying to talk me into getting equipment to try sous vide cooking.

House Hunters on HGTV: I could list a LOT of shows from HGTV that I love, but this is probably my favorite. I was especially hooked when we were house hunting, too. Even now, though, I watch it almost every night before going to bed. I always like to try and figure out which of the three houses the people will pick, and it’s fun seeing how they change the house after moving in. I usually watch this one alone, but if I could ever get Brian into HGTV, this would be the gateway show.

The Amazing Race, Sunday nights on CBS: Ok, I just realized that all three shows I picked fall into the reality TV category (good reality TV, in my defense!) but almost all of the other shows we watch do not. Oh well… let’s pretend I chose this theme on purpose. Anyway, back to the show – I think I love this one because it lets me travel vicariously through these other people’s experiences. The show starts off with a group of teams, and slowly dwindles week by week down to three final teams that compete in the last leg for 1 million dollars. Along the way they travel to different countries (and continents), and are faced with challenges that often reflect local culture. It’s fun to find a time to really root for (or against) and follow the adventures from week to week.

What are your favorite shows?

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  • Amber Rader March 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love that you love tv! You, Brian, Aaron, and I should try out for the Amazing Race…that would be fun :)

    • Christi March 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      We should! I’d be in big trouble when it came to eating weird things, though!

  • Heather March 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    We are amazing race fans too. The hubs and I pick teams against my brother and sister in law and we bet on who makes it to the end. Who ever gets kicked off first has to buy the rest of us dinner. Last season I won for the first time ever!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

    • Christi March 3, 2011 at 4:32 pm

      That sounds like fun! Who are you rooting for this season?

  • Annie @ Mama Dweeb March 3, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    House Hunters is mildly addicting for me :) Since my husband is a cabinet builder/designer I am always looking at the kitchens and criticizing them or admiring them. Cracks me up and I love it!

    • Christi March 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      Ha! Now next time I watch it I’m TOTALLY going to be noticing the cabinets. I bet your kitchen is gorgeous!

  • Paula @ Frosted Fingers March 3, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I’ve never seen any of those

  • Susan March 4, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Happy Friday…new follower from FFH. HAGW..Sue

    • Christi March 4, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks, Susan! Headed over to return the favor! :)