Shemar, you are HOT! But I just can't take your show anymore. I'll miss you!
Something has happened to my TV-watching sensibilities since I became a Mom. I just can’t stomach the violence anymore. It’s not that I’m getting all PTA on ya, the images in some of today’s very popular and mainstream dramas that I used to love now disturb me on a very deep level. One recent episode of “Criminal Minds” I walked in on my hubby watching stuck in my mind for not days but WEEKS it was so horrific. I won’t go on to describe it here, but lets just say a very cute 8 year-old kidnap victim was nearly killed in a horrific way. Saved in time, thankfully, but my God I couldn’t get that out of my mind for a long, long time. I now just flat out refuse to watch that show. And I used to love it, solving the psychological mysteries of the criminal mind. And Shemar Moore is hot! So is Matthew Gray Gubler, in a nerdy sort of way.
Other shows I’ve scratched off my Mommy list:
I especially loved how they matched the music to the era of the murder – if it happened in 1981, you’d hear Kim Carnes “Bette Davis Eyes” and other hits as they reenacted the scenes. And how all the suspects questioned would become their younger selves for a minute while getting the 3rd degree. And the ghost of the victim would come back smiling when the case was solved. But then they had an episode where a father threw his little girl off a bridge. That was it for me. Even when her ghost showed up at the end to hold hands with her twin sister (sniff!)
CSI: Miami, New York, Nanticoke, all of 'em. Some of the murders are just too grizzly, especially that one they showed IN PROGRESS last time I watched it.
Law & Order: SVU. They specialize in bad stuff happening to kids. Forget it. And finally…
CNN. I really didn’t need the 24-hour coverage of the guy who blew up his family in the house. I was just tuning in to see if Romney beat Newt.
On the flip side, I’ve been watching a lot of Teen Mom. A good hair-pulling trailer fight is about as much violence as I can take right now!