OCH: TV Shows

Rebecca and PhineasThis post is part of the Odd Couple Habits series, in which the idiosyncrasies of my relationship with Phineas will be revealed, to our mutual embarrassment and hopefully to your enjoyment. 

As many of you know, I am notoriously bad at keeping secrets. Whenever I try to keep something from Phineas, I always end up telling him that there’s something he’s not supposed to know. Which, inevitably, leads to me spilling the beans. In any case, I just wanted to tell all of you that…there’s something I’m not supposed to tell you but it’s killing me inside! This time, though, I will have to keep mum because it has to do with my reputation as an author. I’ll just leave you with this: keep an eye out for the Creative Process series.

In the meantime, as I nervously pick at my cuticles and wait for news, I shall entertain you with the next installment of the OCH series. Previously, I wrote about the weird names Phineas and I give our inanimate friends. Now, I’ll be talking about our animate friends. Hey, get you mind out of the gutter (ahem, Fabrice) — I’m referring to our favorite TV shows, of course.

In chronological order, voilà:

1. Brothers and Sisters.

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This above clip embodies everything we love about this show. First of all, it’s a scene with our two favorite characters, Kevin (mine!) and Scotty (Phineas). Full disclosure: Phineas has a huge man crush on Scotty. Secondly, it shows how family is incredibly messed up and complicated, but that’s what love is about. I began watching Brothers and Sisters a long time ago. When Phineas and I met, the last season was playing, which made me enormously sad. After the series finale, we went back to the pilot and watched it together. I think we were mid-season 3 when we caught our first case of TV show ADD and hopped on to…

2. True Blood

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Kind of an odd transition from B & S to TB, but that’s how we roll. For people who haven’t seen True Blood, do not judge a book by its cover! This is no Twilight/Vampire Diaries. TB is magic realism at its second-best — sometimes I find myself wishing we lived in Bon Temps. Unfortunately, we broke up with TB somewhere after season 2 when we found…

3. Lost

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Don’t watch the clip if you don’t want spoilers! Actually, I’d already watched Lost for the first time back in high school, but Phineas had never seen it, so of course he had to be initiated. Now, Lost is magic realism at its very best. There’s nothing I could say to describe how much I love this show. I definitely cried when the series finale aired and I don’t think anything will ever match this. Phineas and I are slowly working our way up to the end, savoring the last few episodes…

4. Bones

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Essentially, we watch this show because I’m Bones and Phineas is Booth and it makes us feel better to watch other couples have our fights. We finally caught up on all 8 seasons, so now we have to wait to watch the newest episode. In the meantime, we alternate between Brothers and Sisters and Lost.

What are some of your favorite shows? Do you and your significant other have the same tastes?

À bientôt,



4 thoughts on “OCH: TV Shows

  1. Right now, I’m into political talk shows. But now that Obama has been reelected, he’s safe now and I can go into other stuff, ha ha…. but I still don’t watch “regular” shows. I tend to watch Science channel and national geographic. I’m so out of touch already. It’s almost hopeless.

  2. Bones seems pretty common as OCH TV show.. Was drag into it by my ex … (and also into PH House).

    My best TV series so far:
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad
    Battlestar Galactica
    Black Mirror
    And the new Sherlock Holmes by BBC.

    • Actually, the “odd” habit here is probably jumping from show to show, not the shows themselves. 😉

      Tu as entendu de Brothers and Sisters ? Faisons une échange…tu essaies la Brothers and Sisters et moi, Black Mirror ! J’aime bien l’art déprimant. 🙂

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