59 responses

  1. Amanda
    June 29, 2009

    I was watching secret life too and I swear that I counted them saying the word sex 50 times within a half hour!!! Horrible horrible show!

  2. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now
    June 29, 2009

    I have to admit I watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I totally agree that the acting is pretty bad, and a lot of the writing is pretty bad, too. Somehow it’s just got me addicted for some reason. It’s one of those shows that I don’t even want to admit I watch, but I do haha!

  3. Vanessa @ Last Night’s Leftovers
    June 29, 2009

    I think I’m going to steal your dressing for my own salads!

  4. runrunjessicarun
    June 29, 2009

    haha I’ve never even heard of that show actually. I’m watching Intervention right now… that’s as exciting as it gets for me. I am on a waiting list for the 1st season of Gossip Girl so I am excited about that.

    What about How I met your mother? Ever seen that? Hilarious!!

  5. Danielle
    June 29, 2009

    I totally recommend True Blood on HBO. Unfortunately, you would need to watch the 1st season to understand it. Samantha Who? is a pretty funny sitcom, if you like something lighthearted.

  6. Cathy
    June 29, 2009

    Its made by the creators of 7th Heaven. Hence, the Jesus-y lessons throughout the whole thing. And the bad writing.

    I did see the Ricky guy from it at Katsuya the other night making out with an older lady. It made the show more interesting for me.

  7. Amanda
    June 29, 2009

    True blood on hbo! You will love it! and its kind of like twilight! If you dont have hbo i’d highly recommend buying the first season…it’s worth it!

  8. VeggieGirl
    June 29, 2009

    LOVE the jicama!!

    I agree with Amanda, above – True Blood is AMAZING!!

  9. Lynne
    June 29, 2009

    I have actually watched the show, and you’re right, it is bad and a lot like 7th Heaven. Even Molly Ringwald can’t save it.

  10. stacey
    June 29, 2009

    Secret Life is not so bad if you can get past the bad acting.

  11. Renee
    June 29, 2009

    I’m TOTALLY with you on the Secret Life, Meghann.. I just can’t seem to watch it. Let us know if you find some good show’s on this summer! =)

  12. jentrinque
    June 29, 2009

    That TV show sounds so funny (in a horrible way)! I am watching episodes of the show Party Down from the Instant Netflix queue, as nothing good is on TV. Do you have Netflix? Because there are tons of free TV shows and movies you can download instantly. It’s a good option for boring summer nights!

  13. Mica
    June 29, 2009

    That is a really shitty show, if only because the entire plot is driven by teenagers somehow knowing more than their parents. I feel like every scene is the teen being an ass to some adult, and then the adult just stands their goggle-eyed and regretful. It’s really, really bad. So glad that you think so too!

    (And the acting definitely sucks too.)

  14. Matt
    June 29, 2009

    I have just been watching a lot of movies and old TV shows. Thank God for Netflix!

  15. Meredith
    June 29, 2009

    I’ve seen that show a few times before! I just remember the one episode where the pregnant teen was all mad b/c she realized her mom wasn’t going to take care of her kid for her so she could go out and party all the time and go shopping with her friends. In fact, I think her mom told her she needed to get a part time job so she could help support her kid. And the girl was just like “omg this is so unfair! you’re so mean and unreasonable!” lol. I really hope the girl came around in later episodes.

  16. Danielle C.
    June 29, 2009

    LOL thanks for the info, I will never ever accidentally watch that show!

  17. gina (fitnessista)
    June 29, 2009

    nice jicama rice πŸ˜›
    i’ve never seen that show, but thanks for the warning!

  18. Casey @ Double Scooped
    June 29, 2009

    hahaha omg i am actually watching that show right now. i was JUST talking to my mom about how HORRIBLE it is, yet we keep watching it.

    the dad is the worst actor ever!

  19. Casey @ Double Scooped
    June 29, 2009

    I had to add – “Dad… is… oh-kay. He…is…pro…bab…ly play…ing…golf with Je-sus.”

    I’m totally not making fun of people with a disability, but the things they make this guy say – really?!

  20. Meganerd
    June 29, 2009

    LOL to all these comments. I don’t usually admit to watching that show- but I am. I think it reminds me of my high school experience because I had a whole bunch of “Jesus-y” friends like Grace. They seriously said “sex” like 500 times though. tonight’s episode was obnoxious.

    I’m addicted to it for some reason….

  21. Kath
    June 29, 2009

    I watched the first episode of NYC Prep……….

    ………I’m hooked.

  22. Mara @ What’s For Dinner?
    June 29, 2009

    I’m in love with those green superfood bars. Fiance loves them so much that I’m being sent on a field trip to WF to get more!!!

  23. oz runner
    June 29, 2009

    ha ha, i can totally relate to your dvr comments……we live off of our dvr but since most of our shows don’t run through the summer, we’re actually watching live tv too…feels weird, i forgot what commercials were like….

  24. Lyss
    June 29, 2009

    true blood! you love vamps, don’t you? πŸ™‚

  25. Shannon
    June 29, 2009

    Have you tried The Bachelorette???? Soooo good.

  26. lowandbhold
    June 29, 2009

    I had to downsize my expenses and cancel DVR when I moved into my downtown apartment. I miss it so!!!

    I like Royal Pains on USA. Not Emmy award winning, but it’s a cute summer show.

    I’ve also been watching the Bachelorette, just so I’ll know what all the bloggers are talking about! It’s pretty ridiculous, but entertaining.

  27. leslie
    June 29, 2009

    tv is terrible in the summer! i’m just waiting for mad men to come back in a few more weeks.

    i looooove jicama. your dinner looks fabulous!

  28. Ryane
    June 29, 2009

    My friends always raved about that show so I caught some of the marathon last week and was NOT impressed… I like how you put it – “slap some acting ability” into them!
    I’ve been playing with my ondemand options… I hate reality tv (bachelorette, dancing shows) and netflixing tv shows I didn’t catch when they first started (weeds, always sunny in PA)…

  29. Courtney
    June 29, 2009

    I am so happy you did an HONEST review about the amazing grass bar. They’ve been floating all over the blogs, I think mainly because Amazing Grass was sending them to everyone, so of course everyone has to rave. But I just don’t think they’re that great!

    Thanks for your honesty!

    -Court
    http://peacelovehealthiness.wordpress.com

  30. MarathonVal
    June 29, 2009

    I’m ashamed to say that the only summer show I regularly must see is The Bachelorette, but lets face it, after the Jason series it just went downhill from there!!

  31. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    June 29, 2009

    I know what you mean about the DVR – I keep expecting there to be shows recorded to watch – its kind of a bummer and yes, makes me feel like a total couch potato. πŸ™‚

  32. Christina
    June 29, 2009

    That’s so weird, I just bought jicama yesterday and had NO idea what to do with it. Thanks for the recipe!

  33. Hangry Pants
    June 29, 2009

    Sadly, I have seen that terrible show. And I am 29. Sad.

    I suggest How I Met Your Mother on Monday nights. πŸ˜€

  34. Steph
    June 29, 2009

    awful acting yet incredibly addicting! but you’re right, there isn’t much for tv pickings during the summer. Jon and Kate+8 is another guilty pleasure of mine but apparently the show is going on a hiatus :-/

  35. Tay
    June 30, 2009

    OMG I absolutely HATE that show!! My sisters watch it, and I cannot stand those acting abilities! I agree – horrible!! I cringe, haha.

    I just bought a jicama yesterday to make a salad with!! I’ve never used one before, so it’ll be interesting!

  36. Emily
    June 30, 2009

    Yeah, I made it about 5minutes in to an episode of that and never went back! Royal Pains has been pretty good.

    http://eatventures.wordpress.com

  37. broccolihut
    June 30, 2009

    Chocolate covered Larabar?! Sign me up!

  38. Sarah
    June 30, 2009

    Mmm, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs may just be my all-time favorite candy. I am so jealous right now!

  39. Tasty Health Food
    June 30, 2009

    Oh, I hate that show! And this is kind of like deja vu. My mom and I are watching Harry Potter because of the sad lack of DVR-ness. Hm. Well, at least she is. I have yet to try those bars, but I’ve seen them. I’ll buy one when I go to Whole Foods tomorrow. πŸ™‚

  40. Pearl
    June 30, 2009

    back when i was younger, the “hit” shows for teens were shows like saved by the bell, when teens were still portrayed in a very innocent light – only harmless pranks, childish jokes and puppy crushes.

    when did a show for teens suddenly revolve around teenage pregnancy? although i applaud the creators for producing something that really is reflective of an issue that’s present in our current society, it does make me just wonder about the maturation speed of current teenagers, as opposed to the speed from a previous generation.

  41. Maya
    June 30, 2009

    I remember hearing about Secret LIfe of the American Teenager, sounds like the perfect show to laugh at!

  42. Susan
    June 30, 2009

    I wish I could find jicama around here, I’d love to experiment with it!

    The only two shows I’m watching right now are the Real World and Canada’s Next Top Model. Otherwise, it’s the Food Network!

  43. Amanda
    June 30, 2009

    You crack me up! I don’t watch very much tv because it is so trashy. I usually put my ipod in my docking station, put on a fun playlist, and listen to music when I’m in the kitchen.

  44. prettyladycmu
    June 30, 2009

    I’m a total sucker for reality TV, especially in the summer – light TV to go with the warm weather πŸ™‚ So I default to shows like the Real Housewives, Biggest Loser, etc.

  45. Megan
    June 30, 2009

    I watch a few shows in the summer that might perk up your DVR a bit. . .

    The Closer – on TNT with Kyra Sedgwick. Entertaining characters and usually a good crime-solving story.

    Monk – on USA with Tony Shalhoub. It’s about a brilliant detective with OCD. It’s the last season, but they often show repeats if you are new to it.

    Psych – also on USA. Entertaining with a fake psychic who solves crimes. I also think James Roday and Dule Hill aren’t bad to look at either. πŸ™‚

    Guilty Pleasures:
    Tori and Dean – Home Sweet Hollywood. As a huge original 90210 fan, I can’t get enough of her reality show.

    18 Kids and Counting – I am always amazed at how these people manage with 18 kids. Really amazing.

    Just my 2 cents. Hope you find something you like!

  46. Stephanie
    June 30, 2009

    I agree w/ some of the previous comments– summer is a great time to catch up on other shows you missed!

    I like going to the library and getting full season dvd sets of shows I always wanted to see, but missed or didn’t have the channel. I am currently working my way through the L Word. So good!

  47. Victoria
    June 30, 2009

    Ha. My 16 year old sister and all her friends are highly addicted to that show. I love jicama. That rice idea sounds perfect for summer.

  48. Christy
    June 30, 2009

    We don’t have Showtime but everyone tells us how good the show Weeds is, so we started renting the DVD’s to catch up. We are hooked! It’s a great show and we always have something to watch at night.

    As for Amazing Grass, I tried the Chocolate Superfood smoothie and it tasted great! Not grassy at all. However, the chocolate bar tasted so bad I choked on it. Just my two cents! Happy Tuesday!

  49. Amy
    June 30, 2009

    Well, I don’t know what “types” of shows you watch but: The Cleaner, Saving Grace, Royal Pains, Burn Notice (however this show is one of favs partly because I get to envy Miami when I watch (I live in Boston) and I loooooove me some Florida! Um, lets see…

    Not sure if you have premium channels but of course: True Blood, Weeds, Nurse Jackie …

    Oh, and if you have an on demand type thing you can also watch episodes of Sons of Anarchy and Swingtown.

  50. Jaime
    June 30, 2009

    Another vote for True Blood. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for it to start up again. Entourage starts up next month too.

    And for some completely mindless watching…Big Brother!!

  51. anne
    June 30, 2009

    Since you’re having trouble finding entertaining TV shows this summer why don’t you play some fun jazz music while you cook dinner? I love cooking to music! Also, you could check out some books from your local library to read in the evening.

  52. Lisa
    June 30, 2009

    I would highly recommend Burn Notice. I love the actor who plays Michael Weston! Royal Pains is a new show right after Burn Notice that is showing some promise. You could always catch up on shows like Nip/Tuck, My Boys, Life, reruns of Gilmore Girls, Biggest Loser… all that fun stuff.

  53. Tiffany
    June 30, 2009

    I actually am loving summer tv this year. I came late to True Blood, but LOVE it. Absolutely get the first season and then dive into the second. Weeds is great and hilarious. So You Think You Can Dance is wonderful and seriously inspires me to get to the gym. Army Wives is good and there’s old seasons to catch up on too. I don’t actually have TV at all, so I get all of these online from various sources.

  54. Natalie M.
    June 30, 2009

    So you think you can dance is totally worth watching. I agree with Tiffany with jumping on the True Blood bandwagon.. if you liked Twilight this will make you forget all about Bella and Edward.. its like Twilight after Edward gets to third base and other crazy crap happens in Forks.. LOL think sex, mayhem, and a little southern hospitality.

    It’s amazingly awesome!!! I’ve read the books the show is based on… and Alan Ball was fantastic in recreating Charlaine Harris’ vision. I would get Season 1 on Netflix first before you jump into Season 2.. don’t spoil it for yourself.. it is addicting

  55. Sarah
    June 30, 2009

    Love So You Think You Can Dance… summer tradition for us. We’ve also been watching Kings on Saturday night (back eps. available on Hulu). And Netflix… love the instant watch… we’ve also been going through The West Wing, starting with season one… it’s great not to have to rely on just what’s on tv.

  56. Laura
    June 30, 2009

    HAHAHA i just read the part of this post about secret life/tv shows. I COMPLETELY agree, those kids are horrible actors. Seriously…HORRIBLE. Here are some shows you MUST watch:

    True Blood-I agree with everyone who mentioned this earlier. Its seriously good and seriously addicting.

    Weeds-Hilarious. and Very creative. Mary Louise Parker is a PHENOMENAL actress.

    Californication- David Duchovny rocks. Great show. Awesome characters.

    I would recommend watching these on your computer from Watchtvsitcoms.com. I’m seriously OBSESSED with this site. Haha sorry I just wrote a freaking novel about TV shows but I’m into acting so I take my shows very seriously! Hope this helps! love the blog btw…

  57. Melissa
    June 30, 2009

    You absolutely NEED to watch So You Think You Can Dance!!!!! OMG, love that show and we always go to the tour they go on when they’re in Milwaukee!!!

  58. Kara
    June 30, 2009

    Hey- I love your blog! I would highly recommend Rescue Me (FX). Hilarious/crazy/sad…it’s an awesome show, and underrated, I think. Check it out!

  59. Maddy
    July 1, 2009

    Kath is completely right! NYC Prep is so addicting! I love it. You have to watch it! haha

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