All posts tagged: gossip girl

We HEART Hart of Dixie

When the Greek God(zilla) and I first met, we would lose entire weekends watching box-sets of LOST. We would walk to the video shop (back when they still existed), rent a couple of episodes on DVD (back before you could download them), and pick up a Thai takeaway and a bottle of red on the way home (yeah… we still do that). We’d eat the food sitting cross-legged on my bedroom floor and call it a carpet picnic (back when we could still sit cross-legged without dislocating a hip). Those are some of my happiest memories with the Greek God(zilla) and sometimes, when one of us is feeling a bit romantic, we might suggest a carpet picnic and watch a show from the tv planner.  Although these days, a couple of glasses of wine is all it takes to have us dribbling into the sofa and we usually fall asleep about 10-minutes in to it. Anyway, I digress. Since the much-anticipated, but extremely unsatisfactory finale to LOST, we have trialed many a TV show together.  I lost interested …

Downton Downtime

A few weeks ago the Greek God(zilla) was away on a work trip for a few days.  Obviously I missed him terribly and all that, but on the bright side these little breaks do provide me an excellent opportunity to watch all of my favourite TV shows in peace. Those being The Good Wife, Downton Abbey, True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries (don’t judge!), Masterchef, Smash, Made in Chelsea (guilty pleasure), Eastenders, The Newsroom, Location Location Location, Sherlock, Dallas, The Apprentice and sometimes (always) The X-Factor. Now, all of these bar Eastenders, Masterchef, Dallas and Sherlock are what the Greek God(zilla) would call trash TV and I have to series link them and watch them in ‘my own time’, which as we all know is NEVER.  On those rare occassions when I find myself with an hour or so to sit in front of the TV, alone, and am thus not required to feign interest in the golf/cricket/Peppa Pig, I prefer to flick over to the planner and watch one of ‘my’ shows. But this summer has …

Telly Addict

The only TV show I watch when it is actually broadcast, is Eastenders.  Everything else that I am interested in watching is cleverly saved onto my SKY planner and then when I find time to sit in front of the telly, I’ll watch one of my recorded shows. Imagine my horror then, when I viewed my list today and saw that the only thing I have left on series link for next week is In the Night Garden. All of my favourite shows have reached their season finale AND some of them won’t be back on our screens until NEXT YEAR!  I feel completely blindsided and so unprepared for this forced TV detox. I can’t keep track of what episode I am up to in a TV series (I have enough trouble keeping track of time these days) so I do rely on the scriptwriters to provide a strong storyline, which builds up for a few epsiodes, with a bit of tension between a couple of key characters thrown in, all of which indicates to me that the …