Secret Subject Swap - TV

Photo by Martin Jernberg on Unsplash

Welcome to February's Secret Subject Swap

Again 9 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  

Sit back, grab a cup and check them all out:

Baking In A Tornado

Spatulas on Parade  
Wandering Web Designer
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom
A 'lil HooHaa
Southern Belle Charm
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
Medicated Musings

My subject is

What is your favorite genre of TV? Why?

It was submitted by: Wandering Web Designer - thank you, Rena!

Let me kick off this post by saying that I grew up in a pretty strict household where TV was concerned. My Mom was a Kindergarten teacher and was convinced us kids could do more educational and valuable things than watching TV. 

My Dad was basically strict where everything fun was concerned, period.

So if my brother and I were lucky, we got to watch the charts show and the Fall Guy on Mondays, that's when my Dad got home later after playing soccer with his coworkers.

It's not surprising that I (over) compensated my TV watching as soon as I moved out.

It was the early 1990s, and I watched, let's see... Full House, Baywatch, Fresh Prince, who's the Boss, but mostly Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place. 

Later that decade I got busy with my career, further training and boyfriend, and the only TV timeout I got was Lois and Clark, the new Adventures of Superman and ER - Emergency Room. To this day this is still one of my favorite shows.

The new millennium brought Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, and that's what I was watching. I could relate to both, Ally and Carrie. Finding Mr Right was hard.

I didn't have time to watch these episodes in real time, I purchased the DVDs and I have been re-binging on them...

Photo by Serge Pelletier on Unsplash

By the end of the 2000s I became a Mom and definitely couldn't place myself in front of the TV to enjoy a show, I would, however, watch Without a Trace and CSI on DVD at night when I couldn't sleep. 

Interesting - shouldn't there have been a new mother series for me to consume?

So in the early 2010s my situation changed. I had a little one who loved Disney Cars and Planes, the Smurfs, you name it, and that's what I was watching now. 

Soon enough Colin's hockey obsession started, so of course there's always been a game on.

A family we are friends with got portrayed by Swiss TV as they were moving to Canada. I mentioned the show called "Auf und Davon" (up and away) before. We're currently watching season 2020.

These days the only new series I added to my collection is Nashville, and I'm waiting for seasons 5 and 6 to become available in Switzerland. 

I guess it's safe to say that I like to watch light-hearted shows about other people's lives, where there's typically a happy end within one episode, and the bad people get what they deserve.

I am definitely not a huge news watcher. What I hear on the radio on our way to and from hockey practice is just about enough for me not to get upset. Before and after President T was elected, impeached and acquitted, I followed Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper and others, but I had to stop. 

I'd rather not know too much about filth and corruption. 

What's interesting, btw, is that I hardly ever watch TV as in sitting down on the couch, turning on a screen. I do most of my consumption on my notebook, either on DVD or YouTube.

How about you, what's on your TV menu? Let me know in the comments below and don't forget to visit my fellow bloggers' posts!


  1. I always tended to love the lighter shows, like you. I think it's because I turn to TV to be both distracted (depending on what's going on) and amused. I did always love mysteries though, and now I'm totally into true crime stories. I too am disheartened, depressed (and downright scared) by the news here in this country.

  2. I like the fun shows too! Altho I do enjoy a good drama too like Greys Anatomy. I'm really bad about starting a show and never finishing it....still working on the Sopranos 🤣🙈🤷‍♀️

  3. I watch a lot of the new netflix shows both comedies and darker ones. I love true crime stuff too. I think my favorite show currently is Grace And Frankie. I love jane fonda and lily tomlinson already, but this show has been amazing and so progressive. it's lighthearted but also a tear jerker. real. i love that about it.

  4. My favorites are all over the place, from Supernatural to Friends to Guy’s Grocery Games to Forensic Files to Match Game. You never know for sure what is going to be on my TV!

  5. I tend to like reality-based TV. Not always things like Survivor or Big Brother, but things like true crime stories, food shows etc. Or I get on Netflix, find something interesting and binge!

  6. I'm mostly a Netflix watcher but when I watch TV it is normally ondemand, a show that aired earlier in the week that I didn't have time to catch. I do like entertaining tv like AGT, American Idol, Masked Singer but then I enjoy CSI, NCIS, Bull, Stumptown. Of course there are old favorites like Andy Griffith, MASH, Friends, etc...
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade


Post a Comment

Thank you for your comment. It will be visible as soon as I had a chance to verify that you are not an anonymous user and/or a spammer.