#1. Shark Week- If this were a weekly show, I would totally be hooked. Unfortunately, it's not...
#2. Grey's Anatomy- LOTS of my friends watch this, but I've never gotten into it, oddly enough.
#3. Lost- If I had started watching at the beginning of the series, maybe. But I just saw an overview of the last four years, and it kinda scared me... :-)
#4. House- I have seen this show, and it is very funny. But I burned out on medical shows after my family's looong ER phase. (this may explain Grey's Anatomy as well)
#5. Xena Warrior Princess and Hercules- Yes, they're gone now. But they were great in our hearts! :-) I was especially fond of Xena.
#6. Chopped- Gosh, I've never seen it, but if it's that good I'll have to tell my husband to look it up. He's a big cooking show fan.
#7. NCIS- Wait, what's that about again? :-)
#8. Bones- This is a fun show. But I just can't get over David Boreanaz not being his usual tortured vampire self.
However awesome some of these shows may be, the shows that made me an addict again are...
Castle and Lie to Me! Congrats to Amy and Stephanie for guessing the first one! You get a cookie!
Honorable Mentions go to Joanne, who tells me I haven't missed much in four years, PJ, for managing to pull out two old series that I used to watch religiously and Nic for his good grace in not playing.
So what is it about these shows that has me hooked?
Castle: Oh, come on. What's not to love about a best-selling suspense writer who kills off his main character and bases his new one on a lady police detective? Of course this means he has to follow her around and help her solve cases. :-)
I think the thing that hooked me was in the first episode he has a poker game with James Patterson and Stephen J. Cannell. Seriously cool. Plus it has fun dialogue and it stars Nathan Fillion from Firefly.
Lie to Me: Okay, I'm getting a bit concerned about my obsession with this show, actually. It's based on the real-life work of Dr. Paul Ekman, a man who has studied emotion and deception for decades. (I have his books on request at the library as we speak.)
The show is about a consulting firm that can find out if people are lying, and what they're lying about, through such things as eyebrows, gestures, or the way they smile. It's amazing, and I want to learn it. Badly.
Thanks everyone for playing!