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I love tee vee (just not British TV)

*Downton Abbey excluded.

I’ll never be one of those people who say dismissively “oh, I don’t watch television.” (Or worse, “I don’t own a television.”)

In fact, I can’t even see myself ever giving up cable even though it’s all the rage to do so in favor of some combination of Hulu and Apple TV and online…like, stuff. So much of my TV viewing is done passively–my beloved Law & Order marathons on in the background while I work, blog, sleep, read and pretty much anything else.

Here in London, I’ve been struggling to find something to have on in the background during the times when I’m at my hotel. An American might think British TV would be all Masterpiece Theatre 24/7, right? Continue reading

Late to the Nashville party

Do you watch the TV show Nashville?


I tuned in part way through season 2 and although it was clear I had missed a lot of characters’ backstory, I liked Nashville a lot.

On a recent flight, I had the chance to go back to the start of the show thanks to in-flight DIRECTV. I plowed through four or five episodes beginning with the pilot. I was hooked!

But getting caught up was hard. No Hulu, no Netflix and ABC.com only offers a few episodes free. My options for seeing the episodes were Amazon (not included in Prime) or through Verizon FioS for $1.99 per episode (SD; HD is $2.99 and I’m too cheap for that).

Given that ratings for Nashville have not been spectacular, one would think that ABC could throw would-be fans a bone. But no.

Anyway. I am caught up now and looking forward to more Juliette bitchface. Continue reading

Twitter Spotlight: Robyn Ross

Like Eliza Orlins, I met Robyn Ross through Ashley Spivey. I should probably refer to Ashley as The Great Connector, eh?

Robyn has what I consider to be a very cool job. As an editor for TVGuide.com, Robyn gets paid to watch TV, write and tweet about it and interview celebrities.

Fans of The Vampire Diaries, brace yourselves. You might die from jealousy when you see Robyn’s picture with star Ian Somerhalder below.

Without further ado, here’s Robyn.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@RobynRossTVG: Funny is always No. 1. He has to make me laugh. And being a fellow entertainment fanatic doesn’t hurt.

29th birthday

29th birthday

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@RobynRossTVG: Inquisitive.

OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends

@RobynRossTVG: Loyalty.

OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness

@RobynRossTVG: Feeling loved.

OneChicklette: Your idea of misery

@RobynRossTVG: Being stuck in the middle of an ocean all alone (I’m scared of the ocean!) or being on a boat that’s stranded.

OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character

@RobynRossTVG: Toss up between Damon Salvatore and Pacey Whitter. I like hot boys.

Robyn and ian

OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink

@RobynRossTVG: Sushi. My drink of choice is always changing.

OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without

@RobynRossTVG: My immediate family, ChapStick, TV, leggings and naps

OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)

@RobynRossTVG: Hmm probably to travel to South Africa and/or Australia. Work-wise to have a sit down interview with Meryl Streep. Or Josh Jackson and Luke Perry.

@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life?  (this question came via @floridagirlindc)

@RobynRossTVG: I’ve talked on the phone with, skyped with and clearly tweeted with @Possessionista but we’ve never met in person!

@OneChicklette: What is your most under appreciated tweet? (this question came via @MikeKelton)

@RobynRossTVG: Anything that isn’t retweeted.

OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant

@RobynRossTVG: If you could have dinner with one (alive) person in the world, who would it be.

Robyn with her niece

OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)

@RobynRossTVG: I usually self-promote so, there ya go! Also lululemon leggings, because they get me through the week.

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