Friday Five Favourite: TV Shows I’ll Lose Sleep For

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Sleep has been a quite the commodity for me since last December…when my baby girl was born! For the past nine months I have let many things go in my life to make time for sleep whenever I can get it. Nonetheless, there are times when I will forgo an early bedtime and force my eye lids open so I can watch tv and feel somewhat normal (sometimes). And at least I’ll have something to say when I occasionally get together with friends other than recounting baby girl’s nap times, feeding times, amount of solids consumed, whether or not she’s constipated etc.

Here’s my top 5 shows that I’ll force myself awake to watch. (Yes, I realize that some of these start at 9 pm and only last an hour…but any nursing mommy with a baby that wakes multiple times during the night will tell you that 9 pm feels like 1 am to normal people.)

1.  Game of Thrones – violence, betrayal, sex, power, scheming…the perfect way to escape the daily routine.









2. Ray Donovan – a man who fixes everything yet his family is in shambles. Does the law not exist for Ray Donovan? Nope. And it’s so fun to watch.









3. Outlander – I love that these books were finally brought to the screen! I will be reviewing the show soon and I will add another review of the series since I recently finished Drums of Autumn. It’s a must watch if you’re a fan of the books.












4. The Voice – I’ve written about why I love this show in the past. I fall for the banter of the judges as they fight each other for the members of their team. I am enamored of the rivalry between Adam and Blake – oh those two! Mostly, I love the positive vibe of the show.








5. Modern Family – funny, funny, funny! Oh, and the Colombian characters and references to the country and culture really help too.






A little laughter, a little drama, a little reality – it all keeps me entertained when I am drained from mommyhood. Do you watch any of these? What are your thoughts? What are your television guilty pleasures?

Have a great weekend!

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Why I Love “The Voice”

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I don’t normally write about television shows.  And, there are many shows that I have loved (Dexter! Game of Thrones! The Tudors!) – but not enough to bring them into my blog I guess.

I’ve really grown to dislike the “Competition/Reality T.V.” genre.  I find the people on these shows annoying and lacking in authenticity.

Having said that, I absolutely love The Voice.  I really like the concept of having extremely successful recording artists coach aspiring singers, instead of just criticizing them.  I like to watch the developing relationships and ultimately, the singing is of such great quality.  The performances make me hear songs in a whole different way – where I was once tired of a song, or hated a song – the singers on The Voice give it new life.


The judges are just as fun to watch.  They take their role as coach seriously and are really invested in each singer’s success.  Their chemistry just works – funny banter, intense competition and overall great respect for the art that is singing.

Tonight’s episode was especially tough because each coach had to save one out of three team members to continue in the competition. Each coach delivered an impassioned speech to their competitors showing their deep admiration for their talents.  There were tears, lots of wriggling and evident discomfort in each coach’s chair at having to make such a decision. Even rejection and “loss” on this show is wrapped up in so much optimism and dignity that one can’t help but smile and feel good.

In a world where media loves to show the criticism and putting down of others; where audiences devour the humiliation of others; where television plays and replays the ugliest parts of human nature – The Voice is a breath of fresh air.  Effort is applauded.  Talent is supported.  Dignity is maintained.  Perseverance is encouraged.

It is nice to watch television for a little while and be left with a feeling of good energy and positivity.  A good measure of great music helps too.

What show(s) do you watch that leave you with that “feel good” vibe?

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