25 Responses to “What do you suggest?”

  1. Jorrie Spencer October 4, 2007 at 10:18 PM #

    Well, I was going to suggest House, my new favorite show. But I guess it’s drama, even if I see him as sort of a superhero.

    I’m also a Lost fan, but I know not everyone is.

  2. Angie October 4, 2007 at 10:26 PM #

    My husband always says he thinks I’d like lost, but I really am not going to try a drama for working out.

    As for Lost, I stopped watching sometime during the second season. I always said if it were a book, I’d have long ago skipped to the end 😉

  3. Angie October 4, 2007 at 10:26 PM #

    That was supposed to be Josh thinks I’d like House. Look at that nasty typo in my comment. Damn comment box 😉

  4. Jorrie Spencer October 4, 2007 at 10:31 PM #

    lol! I’m waiting for the comment box to cuase a typo here.

  5. tvaddictgurl October 4, 2007 at 10:33 PM #

    Farscape!

  6. Lesley October 4, 2007 at 11:58 PM #

    I totally love Heroes. Also Dresden Files is a fabulous show. He’s a wizard who solves crimes. He makes me giggle because his wand is a drumstick and his staff is a hockey stick. And he has a warlock trapped in a skull named Bob who is amusing in the snarkiest ways!

  7. Lara Rose October 5, 2007 at 12:10 AM #

    I’m watching the complete Buffy for the first time, and I’m loving it, so I’m all over that. But I also loved Cleopatra 2525 and watched it every week while it was on (as well as Jack of All Trades, which was the other half of the Hercules-free hour).

    And, though it’s not on your list, I can never say enough good things about Veronica Mars. 😉

  8. Lori October 5, 2007 at 12:33 AM #

    For music, back in the olden days, I had a tape that I listened to with Boston’s first album on one side and Van Halen’s on the other. It was perfect. Now I have both of those loaded onto my mp3 player (not that I’ve been working out to them anymore, but…)

  9. bettie October 5, 2007 at 3:17 AM #

    1) I 2nd Veronica Mars!

    2) Battlestar Galactica season one is unadulterated smack. You will be hooked. Unfortunately, the most recent season finale implied that the creative team went from writing smack to smoking it.

    3) Heroes has many smacklike qualities. Plus, a girl could get used to Sendhil Ramamurthy’s dreamy brown eyes–if only he’d quit with the voiceovers.

  10. Keziah Hill October 5, 2007 at 6:07 AM #

    I’m not sure that it’s work out music but I like listening to Kate Miller-Heidke, an Australian singer with an amazing voice. She’s operatic trained and can sound like a little girl then bamb! she goes up the register!

  11. Jessica October 5, 2007 at 6:58 AM #

    I would suggest Blood Ties. It is on Lifetime 9I know, I know) heading into its second season in a few weeks (Friday nights at 11:00). It is based on Tanya Huff’s books about a tough female PI who is visually impaired and has help solving paranormal crimes from her handsome cop ex-beau and her totally hot vampire “friend with benefits”. You can download Season 1 on iTunes. I’m a big Buffy fan and this show has some of the same elements, though the heroine is tougher and the tone is darker. Yes, it’s kind of cheesy, but great for the gym, which is where I watch it!

    there’s a great fansite dedicated to the show called Bloodlines.

  12. Laura October 5, 2007 at 7:15 AM #

    I don’t know. When I watch tv and work out, my concentration goes to zip. I tried watching movies but I can’t follow along very well. I stick to watching shows like Sportscenter or Pardon the Interruption because the topic changes frequently.

    Battlestar Galactica is an awesome show. It’s gone downhill a little bit in the end but I think you’ll really like it. Heroes is the opposite way, it started off slow but now is awesome. Farscape is a little strange – I could never get over the use of puppets.

    Others I recommend are Stargate Atlantis, Firefly, and Eureka. Definitely Eureka.

  13. Christine d'Abo October 5, 2007 at 7:54 AM #

    Don’t give up on season three of Doctor Who! It get so much better by the end. Plus Jack shows up for the last few episodes. Martha is going to be on Torchwood for a few episodes and then she’ll be back for part of season four.

    That said, Space Above and Beyond is excellent. Or you could do Stargate. I’d also throw a vote in for House. I’m completely hooked on it right now.

  14. Larissa Ione October 5, 2007 at 8:31 AM #

    Buffy! 🙂 I have the complete set, and I was on season 4 (watching one episode per day while on the elliptical,) when Stephanie sent me the first two seasons of Queer As Folk…so I’m now watching that.

    But Buffy kept me really focused on the show and not focused on how much I was suffering while exercising! 🙂

  15. Terri October 5, 2007 at 8:56 AM #

    I vote for Heroes…

  16. Marcia October 5, 2007 at 9:05 AM #

    Oh no! I don’t see Firefly on the list. You have to get Firefly.

  17. Angie October 5, 2007 at 9:16 AM #

    lol, Firefly isn’t on the list because I’ve seen all of the episodes and the movie twice. Thought it was time to move on to something new 😉

    I watched Veronica Mars (loved it!) when it was on TV so that’s not on the list either.

    Both were obviously good suggestions for me, though!

    I nixed Dresden Files from my original list because they canceled it and I don’t think it’s worth my time to watch one season.

    Blood Ties is a definite possibility.

    I’ve never heard of Eureka and will have to check that out, thank you!

    Christine, I don’t like Martha. I want her to disappear. Bring back Rose 😉 But hmm, since Captain Jack shows up, I WILL keep watching. I’m looking forward to a second season of Torchwood. I can’t wait!

    Larissa, I love Buffy! I’ve always wanted to rewatch it. Actually, I only ever watched the first season of Angel, so that would be a possibility too.

    bettie, your comments about the writers and smoking smack instead of writing it made me laugh out loud!

    I’m loving all these suggestions, thank you! I’ll try to remember to let you all know what I decide, though Christine has tempted me to stick to Doctor Who just for Captain Jack. But once I’m done with that, I’ll still need something new!

  18. Jana J. Hanson October 5, 2007 at 9:39 AM #

    Farscape Season One — definitely! Ben Browder in leather pants. The show is kind of quirky, but it’s SO good.

    Heroes is also very good. It’s gory at certain sections, but I enjoyed it.

  19. Amelia June October 5, 2007 at 10:17 AM #

    Well you know I’d pick Angel and Spike for my torture session any day!! What about 4400 for new shows? They just finished their third season and it is interesting and fun.

    Actually, I play video games with a wireless controller while I bike (but I do it at home, not the gym). Makes the time fly by and is a double stress reliever as I cut imaginary irritants heads’ off 🙂

  20. Tamara October 5, 2007 at 11:58 AM #

    Don’t miss the “weeping angels” episode of Dr. Who. I think it’s one of the best all-time episodes of Dr. Who I’ve ever seen, including the Tom Bakers. I don’t like Martha either, but I think it’s mainly because they’ve taken the ‘shippy subtext of old Dr. Whos and made them into blatant pining-fangirl-companions and it just reeks.

    I second the suggestion of Stargate Atlantis. It’s fun and there are many cute guys and cute-guy banter. 🙂

  21. Dana Marie Bell October 5, 2007 at 2:27 PM #

    I haven’t heard Supernatural here, so I’ll throw that into the ring. I don’t know if you’ve watched it yet or not, but Dean and Sam are both pretty yummy, and each episode you don’t know if you’re going to get a good laugh or a tear jerker, or somewhere in between. It’s really good.

    Although if you’re sticking to your list, I’d say Heroes. I don’t watch a lot of TV because I find myself muttering the plot before it happens, and Heroes kept me guessing all the way to the end of the season.

    I have TV night on Mondays with my husband; it’s Heroes, Supernatural, and looks like Moonlight since we both like that.

    P.S.: I miss Rose too. I stopped watching Dr. Who when she left, opening the way for Moonlight. :popcorn:

  22. Kristin October 6, 2007 at 3:45 PM #

    I’m with Laura – Eureka. It’s clever and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Plus it has a broad selection of heroes and heroines to root for.

    The first couple seasons of Battlestar Galactica were great but I agree, the last season was disappointing.

  23. Imogen Howson October 6, 2007 at 6:36 PM #

    Heroes or Angel, definitely. I don’t think Angel’s as consistently fabulous as Buffy, but because it’s intended to be darker it has some really exciting episodes–and some fabulous characters who develop throughout the seasons.

    And I find Dr Who kind of hit and miss. We’ve watched it sporadically since it came out for that very reason. There are great episodes and then there are bleh ones. ‘Blink’, the one with the weeping angels–definitely watch that, though!

  24. Mechele Armstrong October 10, 2007 at 8:23 AM #

    Weeping Angels was probably one of the most insiduously creepy things I’ve ever seen. And the three part season finale was excellent with Jack. Torchwood has been very good already.

    I love Buffy, Heroes, Farscape (the episodes were hit or miss but the good ones were REALLY good) and Space Above and Beyond.

  25. Lesley October 13, 2007 at 4:50 AM #

    In the UK the weeping angels episode was called Blink (I think). Not sure if there was a title change for the US. But it’s one of the best Who episodes ever. So even if you skip the rest of Season 3 watch that. It’s quite light on the Dr. and Martha, but very clever, atmospheric and nerve-biting.

    And I love Blood Ties and Heroes.

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