I Like, I Need

My fellow Revenge watchers should already be familiar with this. It was used in an episode during a therapy session and who doesn’t love a good therapy session.  I was immediately drawn to the concept and thought of a how I could use it to pertain to my life. The idea is to name one positive quality, the I like portion, then one area that needs improvement, the I need portion.  I thought this could be good for my readers as well because it really helped make a lot of things I had running through my head much simpler. In this crazy complex world simple is sometimes underrated. Be honest with yourself also, there is no one here to judge you. Well, unless you put it on the WWW, then everyone can.

I Like, I Need

I like my life. I need to appreciate what I have.

I like my spontaneity. I need to start considering the effect it has on others.

I like making others happy. I need to concentrate on my own happiness more.

I like when I’m positive. I need work on my self-confidence.

I like being social. I need to find a balance between healthy and destructive.

I like having money. I need to be more motivated at work.

I like my passion for change. I need to be willing to work harder to make it happen.

I like food. I need to not use it as crutch.

I like being fit. I need to put in a larger effort to be more active.

I like clothes. I need to not hide behind them.

I like when I’m sincere. I need to be more honest with myself and others.

I like me. I need to start showing myself more often.

Wasn’t that fun? Hopefully you’re list isn’t as long, I’m a work in progress. I’ve found that in the past few days whenever I’ve been feeling “icky”, I use this to simplify my thoughts and I end up feeling much better. For instance, yesterday I was hating everything about my job. I took a giant step back from the situation and analyzed it using this format. It went something like this. I like that I haven’t killed anyone yet. I need to go for a drink. 🙂

Rock on

D

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TV Junkie

Being an extremely lazy person I watch extreme amounts of television. My first love is music, I could never live without it but TV would probably be next. Although I really think I could live without it if I had to. For the time being though, it helps make the days go by faster. I find that people who actually, I don’t know, have important jobs, obligations, aren’t lazy, or have a life are missing out on a lot of good TV.  So today I’m going to help those less fortunate human beings, who are productive in society, by listing the shows I watch, watched or plan on watching. You can thank me later.

New Girl

If you choose nothing else to watch, please make it this show! It is one of the most hilariously written shows that I believe has ever been created.  I think part of what makes it great, is its real. There are no special effects, aliens, or gun battles. It’s just people being people, with some of the most brilliantly written dialogue I’ve ever heard.  If you don’t laugh at least once, check your pulse.

Once Upon A Time

This is my dorky guilty pleasure. The premise of this show is an evil queen has sent all our childhood storybook characters into real life. They are forced to live life without their happy endings. It’s a little cheesy at parts but I enjoy seeing the new characters introduced every week.

Smash

AMAZING! There were previews for about a month before this show actually aired. I had already proclaimed I wouldn’t be watching this show. I personally thought it was an attempt by Katharine McPhee (former American Idol contestant) to show that she should’ve won American Idol. Boy, was I wrong! Please forgive me Katharine! This show is WOW. I’m a theatre girl, I love song and dance. If you do too, you will not be disappointed.  Her performance is knockout, not to mention the other contributors who make this show awesome.

Awake

Another guilty pleasure. It’s not brilliant or mind-blowing but it is entertaining. It’s a cop show with a twist. The main character was in an accident. He was left believing he is living two separate lives, one where his son survived and the other where his wife survived. We follow in his journey to decide which is reality and which is not.

Touch

Literally just premiered last week and looks interesting. I watched the premiere episode last night and was intrigued. Again, I had my reservations towards this show. I didn’t think Kiefer Sutherland should be on another time orientated show, on Fox, none the less. He doesn’t have his Jack Bauer presence with him so it turned out okay. I like the idea behind the show more so.  If you’re a believer in predetermined destiny then you’ll like this show.

Revenge

Where do I even begin, this show is in the top fav’s. It is set in the Hampton’s, you can never go wrong with rich beautiful people.  It’s about one girls story to avenge her father, who was wrongfully accused of mass murder. It’s so addictive it’s ridiculous. I don’t think the creators planned on this being such a success, because the “new episode” scheduling is all out of whack. I think it’s been 3 weeks since the last new episode. Side note: if you are going to try to start watching this show, please start from the beginning. You have to see every scrupulous detail that goes into plotting the take down of some of the Hampton’s most rich and famous.

Alcatraz

I got to visit Alcatraz as a teen and it was one of the coolest experiences ever. So when I saw the previews for this show I thought “Wts, how are they going to bring Alcatraz back to life?” Well they did, literally. The basis for this show is inmates are returning to present day America and a special team is created to round them up. It’s not great but it’s good to turn on when you have nothing else to do.

The Walking Dead

I will admit, I am a bandwagon fan.  I started watching this show when it first aired last year. I stopped after the 2nd episode.  I guess I tried to have a life for a little while. The hype on Facebook for the shows return had me intrigued to see what I had missed out on. It was good and I’m glad I got to give this show another chance. If you like zombie and apocalyptic type shows, this is for you. If you hate zombies and dooms day theories, stay away. This is not a happy-go-lucky show.

 

Rated R Section (Keep children out)

Spartacus

Oh Spartacus.  If you can get past the porn, and BLOOD, props to the special effects team for making me almost lose my dinner several times, then this is a GREAT show! Ha-Ha! Seriously though, its sculpted men in loin cloths, need I say more? Okay seriously now, I found season 1 on on-demand and fell in love. Then I had my heart broken, the actor who played Spartacus originally, Andy Whitfield, passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. ::tears:: My love affair was short-lived and I had some hostility towards the replacement, Liam McIntyre, but I have grown to love him too. This show is another adaptation of the story of Spartacus the Gladiator. Its drama filled, action packed, and it’s one of my favorite shows. Don’t judge me. P.S. BF when you read this know that you are the only Spartacus for me ❤

Mad Men

I have yet to dive into this season but I am a major fan. It’s the dirty side of Leave It To Beaver, what’s not to love? There’s never a dull moment about this advertising firm and everything that encompasses the lives of these individuals in the 1960’s. Drinking all day, sex in the offices, smoking everywhere, all included for free.

True Blood

Vampires, Vampires, Vampires. A grown up version to the Twilight Saga and it is grown up. It’s another HBO success. Placed in present day rural Louisiana, humans are made to coexist with vampires. You can already see the conflict there. Its rich with human vampire conflict and offers the occasional laugh factor. Lafayette is a personal favorite, as well as Sookie, said in Bill’s voice.

Game of Thrones

AHHHHHHHHHHH! Words cannot describe how excited I am for season two of this show! I stumbled upon season 1 and never looked back.  I don’t even think I can accurately sum this one up but I’ll try. This is the classic story of Kings and Queens, and all the drama that coincides. It is set in its own realm, so there’s no real defining time period, but its ancient.  I loved this show so much that I actually purchased the books the series is based on. Do yourself a favor and get lost in this show.

 

Understand these are my opinions and you are entitled to your own but I would never steer you wrong. I watch on all these shows on on-demand, thanks to having Comcast and my parents, who front the bill. I’m sure there are plenty of shows I love that I’ve forgotten but these are the ones fresh in my memory.  Clearly I don’t watch enough TV and I need another show like I need a hole in the head.

 

I’m working a getting a life

 

D

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