Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Watching Too Much

I haven’t felt very inspired to write lately.

I think Facebook and yoga are taking up too much of my time—oh yeah, and mindless television, too. There’s that. But who doesn’t indulge in a little mindless television once in a while?

At least I’m watching shows that make me laugh. And laughter is good for you. So there.

Have any of you seen the show “Better Off Ted”? Bad title, but hilarious sitcom. As is typical with many good shows, when I watched the first couple of episodes, I thought it was pretty dumb. But as is typical in the Iwanski household, Iwanski thought it had some great potential and kept watching, while I sort-of half-listened to it while doing other things…and eventually it got to be one of the funniest sitcoms I’ve seen in a long time. It’s definitely wacky, I’ll tell you that. I love how it pokes fun at evil corporations. Freakin’ hilarious.

I’ve also been enjoying “The Middle” and “Modern Family”—both funny shows about unique families. Last week’s episode of “The Middle” starred Brooke Shields in a cameo appearance as a crazy neighbor lady with a mullet. Brooke Shields in a mullet was definitely a must-see.

Then there’s this new “Modern Family” show. I have heard so many people talk about how they love that show; it really seems to have attracted quite a following. Which is good, because it’s really funny and showcases some unique family situations, including a gay couple with an adopted Vietnamese baby. It also stars Ed O’Neill, one of Iwanski’s and my favorite actors. Love. It.

For Christmas, Iwanski and I received an AMC Movie gift card. Everyone keeps telling us to go see Avitar, but we’re not sure what movie we want to see yet. Part of the problem is that we’re so used to watching sitcoms and movies that we’ve Tivo’d at home, and being able to pause it whenever we want. I don’t think I could sit through a whole movie in a theater without having to get up to pee or get a soda or something to eat. Speaking of which, did you know that there’s a website that tells you the best times to get up and pee during a movie? I kid you not—it’s called

I just checked, and they do have “runpee times” on there for the movie Avitar.

So maybe we will go see Avitar. Or maybe we’ll just hold on to that movie gift card until the summer, when all the sitcoms on t.v. are in re-runs.

Yes, I plan my free time around having to pee and sitcom schedules. This is what Tivo has done to me.

Sorry, Tivo, I didn’t mean to say anything bad about you. Please don’t stop working. I love you.


Bad Alice said...

Love Modern Family. It always makes me laugh.

Now, how did you run across a website about ideal pee times?

rosemary said...

Started watching Modern Family but gave it up; never watched the Middle. We seem to just stay with the old favorites even sitting there mindlessly watching re-runs we have seen...twice. You have to see Precious....have to. Depressing, sad, makes you angry but without a doubt one of the best films I have seen in years.

jp said...

Can't seem to get into either of those shows, but keep trying. Meanwhile, Cougar Town had me at hello. Despite the name and the premise.

sageweb said...

love Better off Ted. and the middle and modern family. I had to get rid of my was too muach pressure having a list of things to if I catch the show I do...if not..there is always the internet

Buck said...

And who was it that told you that you MUST have a Tivo?

Random Thinker said...

Lost Season 5 has been occupying my time non stop for the last week. I keep hearing about Modern family but haven't seen it. Oh, you better plan two pee times for Avatar... it's a long movie.

Mom said...

Haven't ever seen any of those shows. I'm more of a CSI, Law & Order viewer. Sat through Avatar without a single pee break. I'd like to go see it again. It is one of the most visually stunning shows I've ever seen.

Barb said...

The rest of the family saw Avatar and insists I see it... Modern Family ~ Love IT! Also love Glee. Not sure what I'd do with the DVR ~ it makes me shudder just to think of it.

Sling said...

I haven't seen any of the shows you've mentioned,but I am getting a little hooked on 'Men of a certain age'..The funniest line last week was when Ray Romano's employee heard he had a new girlfiend..'Thank god..Now maybe he'll stop jerking off in his office'..I guess you hadda be there.

Jeff S said...

Praise to God for posting the website. I got a great laugh but this a great website for those with IC, bladder disease.