Ask the grumpies: What tv shows do you like?

Leah asks:

Do you watch TV? What shows do you like?

#1:  I am a sucker for shows about veterinarians. I like basically every show ever that is about a veterinary practice, or a wildlife vet, or animal rescue. I like the art in shows about tattoos, but I fast-forward the talky parts. Ooh ooh, and shows about kittens. I’ll watch all sorts of kitten shows. I watch Dr Pol, Rocky Mountain Vet, 1 or 2 shows about a vet in Alaska, Dr K’s Animal ER, these do not all have overlapping seasons! Also The Zoo. Also the Supervet when it’s on. And Animal Cribs (every episode they do one paid job for homeowners plus one charity job for a shelter or other organization).

#2:  Currently I watch… Dino Dan.  Dino Dana.  Pocoyo en Español…and that’s about it.  Me gusta Pocoyo.  Dino Dan/Dana, not so much.  I miss the days of My Little Pony and Peg + Cat.    DC2 got the dino craze late, but with a vengeance.  [Update:  DC2 seems to have run out, thank goodness, and now all I ever see is Arthur… which I dunno, often that show has some pretty questionable messages.  But the (voice) acting is at least better than the Dino D shows.]  I mainly only have the attention span for youtube videos, preferably those under 10 min long.  (My most recent cranking through the archives was the comedy section of wong fu productions,  prior to that Matt Baume.)

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13 Responses to “Ask the grumpies: What tv shows do you like?”

  1. Zenmoo Says:

    I watch Brooklyn 99 and an Australian show called “Utopia” – it’s a comedy set in a government agency about infrastructure development. It’s so close to my day job that some episodes are very LOL-sob.

    Also, although not strictly a tv show, I will watch a lot of cycling.

  2. delagar Says:

    I love Matt Baume! My other favorite You-Tube right now is Screen Rant, especially the pitch meetings. Oh! And 李子柒 — it’s in Chinese, but there’s almost no dialogue. It’s just a woman doing things, like making pomelo jam. It’s beautifully shot and somehow entrancing.

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC47do520os_4DBMEFGg4A

  3. Leah Says:

    I’m watching “One Day at a Time” very, very slowly on Netflix. It’s mostly sitcom about a Cuban family in LA. I like my shows light & fluffy. Also working my way through Star Trek DS9 with the husband (again, slowly). Strangely, with two small kids, I don’t get much time for watching TV these days.

    • Leah Says:

      I suppose I do watch a fair bit of Daniel Tiger with my oldest. She also watches Peppa Pig, but I don’t have a lot of patience for that, so she watches while I clean/do other tasks during naptime for the younger.

      • nicoleandmaggie Says:

        Daniel Tiger is the BEST! (DC2 has been off and on about it, but it has SUCH GOOD MESSAGES! And catchy music. Grownups come back.)

      • accm Says:

        Catchy and sometimes I-can’t-believe-they-just-did-that music. I’m thinking of the “We’re Gonna Fix Trolley” song that was a clear homage to “Greased Lightning.”

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      I really liked the trailer for One Day at a Time. If I could sit still for longer than 7 min, I’d probably go for it.

      • Leah Says:

        It’s solid with progressive messages (at least, I think so — maybe a few not perfect things but mostly good) about getting along with people and accepting them. The mom is a combat vet, so there’s a good take on military/civilian too.

  4. First Gen American Says:

    I’ll watch just about anything made by BBC or Masterpiece theatre. I guess the reason I like British shows is that the people cast in them look Like normal people…not the dolled up Hollywood look. there is a range of beauty represented. Plus I love mysteries.

  5. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I can’t handle horror but somehow Supernatural is a favorite of mine (Disclaimer: they’re terrible with how they treat women as disposable but the women they do retain are favorites). On and off again with Agents of SHIELD and in actual recent shows, I REALLY liked The Good Place with Kristen Bell and the rest of the awesome cast. The Good Place is the only thing we’ve actually gotten to watch at leisure, everything else is just background noise.

    We started watching Hilda from Netflix as a family and really enjoy that, JB has always appreciated the original Mr. Rogers along with Daniel Tiger, and my favorite relative got zir started on Trolls. Moana is a perpetual favorite always, of course.


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