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Favorite "off beat" TV show

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CowboyWay, May 19, 2009.

  1. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Whats your favorite show that you don't really like people to know you watch because its not cool. I'm talking about a show that when you hear the wife start walking into the room, you flip the channel. I'm not talking about prime time tv here.

    I have two

    "HouseHunters" and "Gardening by the yard".

    Gardening by the yard is at least educational, so I can't knock it too much. Househunters is somewhat stupid, it doesn't inform or entertain...yet, I can't go past it when I see its on.

    What are yours?
  2. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I don't think women have that issue, being embarrassed by the TV they watch. Women will watch all those shows! :D

    I love the shows like that, even if they are a little cheesy. Like Take Home Handyman, Moving Up and Verminators.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Antiques road show? I watch that on occasion but that might be the only off beat type of thing I watch.

    Now the wife will watch cooking shows sometimes and I will stay in the room but rarely pay attention...well except for the original (japanese) Iron Chefs show...that one always was fun to watch.
  4. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I love the original Iron Chef. The food was nasty looking but the dubbing killed me.:laugh2:
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    Hostile Persona Non Grata Zone Supporter

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    Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

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    I used to watch the O.C.

    but that was only like a few episodes
  9. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I love that show so much!!
  10. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Well-Known Member

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    Hells Kitchen. Gordon needs his mouth washed out with soap but I watch it just to hear him get bleeped.
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    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I'm sure it's written in to their contracts they can't touch him but I'm shocked no one has beaten the crap out of him. :laugh2:
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Housewives of Orange County, Americas top chef, VH1 reality shows, Girls next door.
  14. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    best....show....ever.....
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    the only housewifes that are actually hot
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Yeah I wont even give New York and Atlanta editions the time of day for this very reason.
  17. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    My wife only likes the NYC one. The others ones she said are boring garbage for the most part. She refers to the OC one as "nothing but dumb blondes shopping all day". She did watch the Atlanta one for awhile.
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    I like the NYC version. At least it looks like they actually work. I never got into the OC version. ATL is must-see trainwreck TV. The ATL folks are all fakers and they do some of the most foolish stuff and yet I couldn't stop watching it.

    I'm debating the New Jersey series. Watched the series premiere and it seems to be playing up the New Jersey Italian thing.

    There's supposed to be a Dallas version coming.
  19. dcdallaschick

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    No kidding about the dubbing. I still catch it at night on Fine Living Network from time to time...even though I'm pretty sure I've seen them all by now. I also can't take the movie "Backdraft" seriously any more, since Iron Chef uses the same music for soundtrack.

    As for the food, the Japanese have a relationship with meat-flavored gelatin and fermented soybeans that will never make sense to me. My favorite episode is the one with natto as the theme ingredient. They talk the whole show about how clever the chefs have to be to mask the nasty smell/stickiness/sliminess/taste in their dishes...which may cause the observer to wonder why they eat it at all. A friend of mine who married a Japanese girl says they have an understanding that he's just not going to be home if she wants to have natto that day.
  20. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    :laugh2:

    That's exactly the show I was going to list. The commentary on that show is fantastic!

    I also have watched "Man vs. Food" from time to time and find it to be a guilty pleasure.

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