What TV Are You Watching? My Top Shows for Winter 2007

Every Sunday when I check my Tivo lately, I’m reminded that I’ve been watching a lot of television.

It’s not a bad thing, per se.  It feels like just about a year or two ago I was lamenting the cancellation of several of my favorites, and feeling like I was doomed to watch random reality shows and American Idol wannabe shows.

But suddenly, in January 2007, I had more shows to watch than time to watch them.

Here’s what I’ve been watching lately (at least, according to my Tivo):


  • Battlestar Galactica (SCIFI)
  • Rome (HBO)
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC)


  • 24 (FOX)
  • Heroes (NBC)
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC)


  • American Idol (FOX)
  • Dirt (FX)


  • American Idol (FOX)


  • Smallville (CW)
  • My Name is Earl (NBC)
  • The Office (NBC)
  • Scrubs (NBC)
  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • ER (NBC)

Of course, I can’t possibly watch all that during the week, so I catch up on the weekends.  Some of the shows are really getting tired, so they are the last to get watched (ER).  Some are embarrassing enough that I’m susprised I put them down online for all to see (Desperate Housewives, Smallville).   Some are new shows that, if they failed, I wouldn’t shed any tears (30 Rock, Studio 60).

I’d gladly swap some of the above for more HBO shows – they are always my favorite (except for BSG).  The Wire, Entourage, Deadwood, and even the aging Sopranos would be welcome.

Rome is probably my biggest suprise of the season – I was lukewarm on season one, and was not sure I’d keep up with season 2, but so far, it has been much faster paced this year.

Feel free to comment here about any of the above shows, or any of the shows you’ve been watching… please, though, don’t tell me I should be watching Lost or Grey’s Anatomy.  Sorry.  I got tired of Lost in Season 2, and I’ve never had the time to pick up Grey’s.  Maybe someday, on iTunes, when there is a dry spell again.