by Jonathan Hilton
There are a lot of things about myself that I look at and have to wonder about. I really want to learn a lot. I was writing to someone today that I want to learn as much as I possibly can. And for the most part I am pretty focused on figuring out how we humans work and what to do to be happier about life.
Yet there are moments I look at the things I find interesting and I am in shock at the simplicity of many of them. I guess every mind needs some rest and simple entertainment. I am going to sit back with a coffee with an espresso shot and reveal several of my favorite television shows.
The Family Guy
This one took me by surprise because I really wanted to hate it. A stupid cartoon, about a family, a talking dog and a talking baby? Boring. Yet I couldn’t take my eyes of the mess. Seth MacFarland is clearly a comic genius and I think that the edgy topics and low brow humor appeal to something in me. I can’t help but laugh out loud when I watch sometimes. I think the best thing that I can say is that Peter Griffin often says things that many men think but would never say. You can judge me harshly for this one and I will take your judgement to Spooner street and tell Stewie all about it. This show is funny. Everyone needs to laugh.
I am a Psych-O
That doesn’t mean that I am a danger to society. Well no more than anyone else but it does mean that I am a major fan of Psych. This is the make believe world of psychic detective Shawn Spencer and his lifelong friend Burton Guster. Who help the Santa Barbara Police solve crimes. I started watching on Netflix and I couldn’t stop streaming until I had seen all available episodes. This is another one that just makes me laugh with the silly behavior and the stupid jokes. Love it. I want to ride around in the blueberry and solve crimes. Not a lot of thought behind these but a lot of heart and laughter!
Hi my name is Shawn Spencer and this is my partner…………….Click here.
This is a show that is no longer with us, yet it is definitely still running on my dvd player!! I am not afraid to say, (perhaps I should), that I not only know most of the episodes but can quote them word for word. Can’t help it, watching the adventures of Doctor John Dorian and his best friend Turk, and all of their hospital cast is one of my favorites. It was a sad day when it finally made its last house call. I love the fact that the show went all over the place, funny, serious, threatening, I mean who hasn’t been tormented by the janitor, or had a supervisor who was a total jerk like Dr. Cox? I love this and there is just nothing I can do about it. Even though I know all of the jokes are coming and what is going to happen, I still laugh. I need help.
The Big Bang Theory
I have used this one before yet it is true. I often wonder how a show about super smart people can be classified as low brow humor? Yet here we are. Watching Sheldon Cooper go through life is relatable to many including myself in this way. We have all been in situations that we know we don’t quite get what is going on. Didn’t get the joke, missed out on the good time, was busy playing video games. That is Sheldon Cooper’s life! It makes me laugh out loud as the previous two shows do as well.
I am fascinated with this show, because it should suck, yet it doesn’t. Some people say that it is the intelligent version of Psych, yet I think that is a disservice to them both. The mentalist is a cop show where the police in some I believe fictitious unit from the CBI, (I refuse to do research less it add validity to this post.) Uses a psychic to solve crimes. I have been a huge Simon Baker fan since he was on a show called the Guardian. Which I also liked. These cases always end up solved yet he can never catch this Red John character who murdered his wife and daughter. I find this a little baffling. He is so smart in arresting everyone else yet this super criminal can roam the streets committing horrific murder after horrific murder? Seems strange. But I like the characters and the back storylines are usually interesting.
I could watch the Bones series from morning until night and never get bored. It has wit, great cast, good story lines and I guess I don’t even really have to feel bad about watching it. Until I realize that the Jeffersonian doesn’t really exist, but the story is based on real life so that has to be pretty good. They have had some great plot twists over the years and that has kept the show developing. Each episode a new murder, Bones father shows up, bones is pregnant, Seely Booth is the father? What the heck just happened? For Fox this is a pretty cerebral offering. Thank you Fox. I am probably the only person who has ever typed that sentence.
OK now I am dating myself here, but when I was a kid my parents used to make us watch the Waltons because it was about values. I thought it was dumb, but a funny thing happened in adulthood. I started to watch this show again. It was by accident at first, passing it on a channel surf, stopping and realizing I was really worried if John Boy’s book would ever be published. I also realized that I really didn’t remember anything about the show. John Ritter was on it for years and he wasn’t even funny. When Richard Thomas left the show, I lost interest, but you have to hand it to those Waltons. No depression or World War could ever keep them down. They also ended every show by saying goodnight throughout the house. I wish I had a nickel for every time I endured the good night John Boy line from someone. Anyway, I like this show and if you don’t then stay away from Godsey’s store and there will be absolutely non of the recipe for you! Click to visit Walton’s Mountain.
I could go on and on but this will have to do because I am out of writing time for today. I like these shows and I just can’t help myself. We all have things about us that we can’t understand about ourselves that make us totally unique and totally us. I think that is is weird that I like the Family Guy and the Waltons. Makes you think.