#401: TV Shows Season Premiers

The newest season of most of the tv shows I watch premier this week or next, and I must say I’m excited to see them! Most of the shows I watch I’ve been a devoted fan for many years and I can’t wait to see what’ll happen next to the characters and where the show is going now. While I enjoy watching reruns of any of my favorite shows, by the end of the summer I’m usually ready for the new season, especially if the last one ended with a cliffhanger.

#401: Thank you Lord for new season premiers of my favorite tv shows, so I can end the suspense of what will happen next and have new episodes to enjoy.

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#393: Sherlock

Last year I was introduced to the BBC TV show Sherlock, which if you’ve never heard of it before is a modern day version of the Sherlock Holmes stories. I was hooked from the very beginning and it’s become one of my favorite TV shows. I’ve enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories for a long time and seeing them modernized is so neat, especially the more well known cases. I love the way the show is shot and produced, so you get an idea of what’s going on in Sherlock’s head as he tries to solve the case. Since I’ve started watching the show I’ve reread some of the original stories and it’s given me a new perspective on them and helped me understand them better. I can’t wait till the next season to see what they’ll do next!

#393: Thank you Lord for the Sherlock TV show, so I can have a better perspective on a classic story and enjoy it even more!

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#385: Amy Purdy

I’ve enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars SO much this season. I’m actually kind of sad tonight is the finale, I want it to keep going! The level of dancing has been so amazing and once we reached the top 6 I thought “Any one of them could win it!”

From the beginning of the season there’ve been several stars I’ve been rooting for, but as it went on one has emerged as my favorite: Amy Purdy. It is amazing to me what she is able to do having two prosthetic legs! Each week I’ve been excited to see what she and Derek are going to do. She is such an inspiration to me, especially being a dancer with a disability I can relate to her story and the struggles she’s faced.

While I’ve enjoyed every single one of her routines, below are the videos of my three favorite routines Amy and Derek have done this season.

Comtemporary: (This is the dance where she really became my favorite)

Jive: (When I saw this one I thought “That would’ve been amazing if she had two regular legs!”)

Freestyle: (From last night, this was so amazing!!)

#385: Thank you Lord for Amy Purdy and the inspiration she’s been to me and so many others on Dancing with the Stars this season.

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Day 285: Sports on TV

I’ve never been to a football game, gymnastics meet, figure skating competition, or any of the other sports I watch/follow. I’d love to someday though. (I should mention I have been to a couple professional baseball games, but it’s been years, and I’m not as into baseball as I used to be) However, I don’t feel like I miss much because I watch all of them on tv.

While I know there’s nothing like being there and watching sports live right in front of you, and I’d love to go someday, I really enjoy watching them on tv. When you see them on tv you get a close up look at everything going on, along with commentary if it’s something you’re not very familiar with, and you can watch it again if you missed something. You can also see events from all over the country and world that you would normally have no chance of seeing without spending a lot of time and money, and you can see events that went on simultaneously that even if you saw one live it’d be impossible to see the other.

Day 285: Thank you Lord for sports on TV, so we can see sporting events from all over the world without having to travel, and get an up close view of them.

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Day 280: Dancing with the Stars

Over the summer I wrote a post about my favorite reality dance show “So You Think You Can Dance” and I thought it was about time to write one about the other dance show I enjoy watching “Dancing with the Stars.” I don’t watch DWTS as much as SYTYCD, it depends on who the celebrities are each season, but I do really enjoy watching it.

For a long time I didn’t enjoy ballroom dancing very much, it was a bit too suggestive and provocative for me, but as I’ve watched more and more I’ve learned that while it can be, not all dance styles are and even the ones that are don’t always have to be. Waltz is my favorite style, both regular and Vienesse, it’s so elegant and graceful; but I also love the Paso Doble, it’s so powerful and stylistic and fun to watch. I’d love to learn how to do Paso, but I have no idea where I could learn it.

On DWTS I really enjoy seeing non-dancers become such amazing dancers, and if it’s someone who I really like outside of the show, I can’t help cheering for them! It’s interesting to watch the pros work with their star, some of them don’t have an easy job, but they’re always positive, work hard, and do their best with who they have. Derek Hough is definitely my favorite pro, it’s funny though, he had to grow on me because at first I didn’t like his style but the more routines I saw from him the more I realized what a genius he is! I’ve just loved each one of his routines the past two seasons and the current one, I always can’t wait to see what he’s going to do next!

Like I did with my post on SYTYCD, I thought I’d include videos my all time favorite DWTS routines. Both come from the All-Star season, and ironically the same week! My favorite duet is the Rumba by Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, this is probably the only Rumba I’ve EVER loved, because in general they’re too provocative and suggestive for me. However this one is just romantic, and I get chills every time I watch it!

My favorite group routine also features Shawn and Derek, with three other couples to “Call Me Maybe,” it’s just so much fun! (I should mention that while the songs have little to do with why I love these routines so much, both are songs I really like!)

Day 280: Thank you Lord for Dancing with the Stars and how it’s helped me appreciate ballroom dancing, and being able to see celebrities I like dance!

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Day 256: Burn Notice

Last night was the series finale of my favorite cable TV show “Burn Notice” and I can’t tell you how sad I was to see it end. I first saw the show four years ago on vacation and was immediately hooked, since thanks to DVDs, getting cable, and TV reruns I’ve seen most of the episodes as far as I can tell. (I’ve still never seen the pilot though) I’ve become so invested in the show and the characters that I was in tears during certain parts of the finale, and I rarely cry during movies or TV shows.

If you’ve never seen “Burn Notice” it’s about Micheal Weston who used to be a spy then got framed for crimes and was given a “Burn Notice”, and sent to Miami. There he tries to figure out who set him up, while also helping people in trouble using his skills. Throughout the series there’ve been so many interesting characters and situations, and in each episode you’ll learn something interesting that could be useful if you’re ever in a similar situation as Micheal narrates. While there may not be any new episodes I’m looking forward to watching the reruns!

Day 256: Thank you Lord for Burn Notice it’s been so interesting to watch and educational.

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Day 209: Hallmark Channel

If I had to pick a favorite TV Channel it would definitely be the Hallmark Channel. I started watching it because they showed “Touched by an Angel” my favorite TV show of all time, (I REALLY wish they still did!) then I saw a commercial for one of their movies which I saw and loved. Of course it wasn’t until later that I realized they produced the “Love Comes Softly” films which I had already seen and loved. They show many “Christian” movies I think of it as the closest thing to a Christian station without actually being one, which I appreciate.

I love watching Hallmark Channel especially at Christmas time, when they show Christmas movies 24/7. I mainly watch it for the movies, and have yet to see one I hated, though there are some I haven’t liked very much. Yes the end of the movie storylines can be predictable, but the overall stories are usually good, and differ. I appreciate the fact that not every movie ends with a wedding, some end in an engagement, while others just end with hope for the future.

Day 209: Thank you Lord for the Hallmark Channel and the wonderful things they show there.

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