Kelly Maher


Favorite shows

Last night, after getting home from knitting, I got sucked into the end of the Miss Universe contest. I’m not necessarily a fan of Miss Universe (though I do love seeing those national costumes critiqued on Tom & Lorenzo!), but I am an absolute sucker for award shows. I love the Grammys, the Oscars, the Golden Globes. I’m even willing to go for the Country Music Awards though country is one of the last music genres I willingly listen to.

Another class of television show I can’t turn away from is crime shows. I don’t have cable tv at home (the cost savings is phenomenal!), but when I go visit my parents I will end up watching Investigation Discovery all day if no one else is home. I’ve been fascinated with true crime and forensics since I was in high school. That’s probably why my undergrad degree is in forensic anthropology. Thanks to Netflix, I can now watch previous seasons of some of ID’s shows, so I will tend to walk laps in my apartment as I watch and listen.

I realized a couple of years ago that my tv watching is almost exclusively of the non-fiction variety. I watch some “fiction” shows, but none on a sustained regular basis. When I read for pleasure, though, it’s 98% fiction, with some non-fiction thrown in for spice. What are some of your favorite tv shows?

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