A TV addict should never marry a television engineer. It's like a giving an alcoholic a job as a bartender. OK, it worked for Sam Malone on Cheers, but that was fiction.
My name is Camille M., and I'm addicted to TV. Preparing this blog, I was shocked to learn just how serious my addiction is. Never mind that I pretend it's research that every crime fiction writer needs to do; it's embarrassing. (But I can stop any time I want to.)
The Can't Miss Shows, roughly in order:
1. "Homeland" – it's like having "24" back, with slightly less torture.
2. "Boardwalk Empire" – to relive every device in The Godfather movies.
3. "Dexter" – to prove that damaged goods need love too.
4. "Revenge" – because I'm Italian.
5. "Criminal Minds" – for the philosophical wisdom as we fly to the scene.
6. "Law & Order, SVU" – because it's the only L&O left.
7. "The Good Wife" – because now and then I need a courtroom.
8. "Person of Interest"– to prove that geeks need love too.
(This show was higher on my list until the appearance of the dog.)
9. "Blue Bloods" – in spite of Tom Selleck, who thinks he's Jesse Stone running the NYPD.
10. "The Mentalist" – for Simon Baker.
The Could Miss, But Why Not Take a Break? Shows:
1. "Leverage" – unbelievable hijinks.
2. Reruns of "Flashpoint" – for Hugh Dillon.
3. "Hawaii 5-0" – for Scott Caan.
4. "Burn Notice" – when I need to see an explosion.
5. "White Collar" – at least it's set in New York.
6. "Covert Affairs" – no excuse.
I'm lucky I don't like comedies, even when crimes are involved (ix-nay on "Castle" and "Psych" and the like). Likewise, I never watch talk shows; vampires; fantasies; reality shows; or any dancing or singing amateur talent or any show that my neighbor might be on or that invites voting.
In case you're wondering how I manage watching all these shows: my TV engineer husband's latest achievement is providing the means (see schematic) to record 16 different shows simultaneously. It's a wonder we have room in the house for books.