31 Aug 2009

FUN MONDAY - TV



Janis wants to know :

What kind of TV viewer are you? Do you like sitcoms or do you prefer drama. Are soap operas your cup of tea or murder mysteries. Game, variety and reality shows are big this year too.

Before I started blogging I watched TV a lot ! I had stopped working, had nothing to do and was bored to death.

Today I only watch TV in the evening together with Mr. G when we meet so that we still recognize each other. We first watch the news and then sometimes a Quizz or other games, but mostly we both like crime stories, or rather murder mysteries and if they are full of humour it's even better.

I don't like the CSI series at all. Too much blood. I don't like to sea the stomac content of a murdered person while I am eating my spaghettis, or the intestins of a serial killer. I don't know why they show all these body parts in such details, I am more interested in the crime story then in a bloody hole created by a gun under a microscope.

We both like murder mysteries, but then real mysteries, presented with some psychology and humour, I don't need blood for a thriller ! In Agatha Christie movies you hardly see the body and Columbo with his invisible wife is always very suspenseful too.

I like the "Midsummer" crimes of Inspector Barnaby, were in average you have around 4 murders without blood. It's always very decent. The corpses are well dressed or half burried. The murderer is usually the one you expect the less, for example the brother of the sister in law of a cousin whose uncle, aunt and the chauffeur were all stabbed because 20 years ago they had killed his dog.

Sometimes I also watch "Royal Place" where I see the latest news of all Royal families just to inform myself if they have a new love affair or if a new marriage is coming up etc. This is my romantic side.



Cat Arthur likes to watch swimming and not dead fishes.

18 comments:

Pamela said...

looks like the cat was switching DVDs. hee hee.

I don't like the graphic stuff, either.

Thom said...

I watch the CSI series but not the original. Only Miami and NY. I love what Arthur is watching...you have him so well trained. I also watch, Grey's Anatomy, LOST, 24, Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Private Practice...geeze I'm addicted :)

Mar said...

I don't watch CSI for the same reason, Gattina.
My favorite is Tatort
:)

Ali said...

You should try NCIS, not so gory as CSI and has an element of humour

Hootin' Anni said...

I love your description of Inspector Barnaby's show....

And, of course, Arthur!! What a hoot.


My F M is now posted. If you can find time, won't you stop by? Have a great week!!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I love Midsomer Murders and also Agatha Christie. I like Criminal Minds and Bones, also.

But my very favourite programme at the moment is Dancing with the Stars. Just lovely...

Maribeth said...

I see Arthur has great taste in television shows!

EastCoastLife said...

I used to watch a lot of TV programmes, expecially drama serials. I watched everything.

Now I spend more time on the internet. ;)

Melli said...

LOL! You don't watch MUCH television - and still you watch about 60 times more than me! LOL! I would have verrrrrrrry boring answers for this weeks prompt! BUT... I do agree with you! I would RATHER to watch (if tied down in front of the tv) mysteries like Columbo than like CSI... I'm not into blood and guts either!

Vlado&Toni said...

what about tatort? do you get to see it in your belgian tv?

Sayre said...

When my Tux was a little, indoor cat, I thought about getting him a fish dvd to watch. Then I discovered that he loved watching the Weather Channel and trying to catch all the waving arms!

Faye said...

Oh that Arthur! Is he the comedian in the family? Zack, my crazy border collie, used to sit in front of the oven window and watch chicken baking, especially if I'd rubbed it with lemon and tarragon--smell-a-vision?

Since you like your murder civilized I'll bet you enjoy all the BBC series like Foyle's War, Inspector Lewis, or Inspector Lynley. English country a bonus.

Jan n Jer said...

I do not like the shows that have all the blood n guts either. Arthur seems to enjoy the TV viewing. Thanks for playing Gattina and Happy FM

Dr.John said...

I like detective shows. My favorite is Monk. Sometimes you don't even see the body.

The Church Lady said...

Arthur knows how the tv can entertain!

My daughter has become obsessed with CSI lately. She is 13 and blood and guts seem to amuse her. Lately she has been watching CSI marathons. Good thing school is back in session. TV time is over.

ChrisB said...

Gattina I love the picture of Arthur watching his favourite show.

SandyCarlson said...

Fun photo, my friend. I enjoyed this post.

kcinnova said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello to Ella & me! :)
We are Agatha Christie mystery fans here at our house. My husband is an Army Nurse - he doesn't want to watch blood and gore, either.