Tuesday TV Talk

As many of you know, I have been having trouble sleeping for some time now.  So I was thrilled to find out that one of the podcasts I listen to was going to have a sleep specialist as a guest.  Dr. Michael Breus was on the show promoting his book, The Power of When, which has readers figure out their chronotype, then tells them when the best time is to do stuff (e.g. eat, exercise, e-mail, make whoopee, etc).

What does this have to do with TV?  Dr. Breus says that, despite what many people say, watching TV in bed shouldn’t be a problem before going to sleep.  TVs are generally far enough away from your face that the blue light would have a minimal effect (as opposed to, say, your smartphone, which is right in front of you).  It also depends on the content you consume before you conk out.  Watching an old show, light comedy, or something boring will put you at ease, as opposed to garbage on your Facebook feed, or, I don’t know, some lunatic spouting out nonsense on national television.  This is welcome news, as part of my routine involves taking a nice shower and enjoying some late night talk shows before hitting the hay


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25 Responses to Tuesday TV Talk

  1. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    According to the quiz, I am a bear. It seems pretty accurate.

    We are behind on Westworld and Elementary and the Walking Dead. I kind of don’t care if I even keep watching the Walking Dead.

    Rectify continues to be great. I’m not sure how I feel about Daniel’s new friend. His interaction with her doesn’t fit to me for some reason. It’s not as dreamlike as his interactions with Lezlie or the goat man. And it doesn’t feel as genuine as his interactions with Tawney and Kerwin. It’s still one of my top 5 favorite shows, and I look forward to Wednesday nights very much.

      • hotspur says:

        I got Bear too, but it’s not too accurate. Possibly I ruined the results because when it asked stuff like “What hours are your ideal workday?” I picked the hours when I’d be LEAST attentive and useful, because who the hell wants to waste their good hours on their job?

        • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

          Just replace salmon with candy or pop tarts or any snack item and this part of the description is very accurate for me…

          “They forage for food continually and will eat regardless of when they had their last salmon.”

        • Erika says:

          I got bear too, which isn’t accurate for me because bears are supposedly extroverted. Ha! No. The personal habits were pretty spot on though.

  2. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    Project Runway:

    When Tim Gunn told Dexter and his friend that they were the coolest people in the room, I saw their egos inflate at least 50%. Don’t encourage them, Tim. It had to be hard for the moms of the bottom 3 designers to hear those critiques.

    Rooting for Laurence, Roberi, and Rik to be in the top 3.

    • flanny says:

      Part of being cool is not caring about being cool, Tim! That’s why you’re so cool!

    • martinmegz says:

      I’ve officially started hating Erin. I was a big fan at first but she’s just so in love with herself now even though she’s been on the bottom for weeks! I’m with you on those top 3 although Laurence is in a class of her own, if she doesn’t win then this season is RIGGED!

      • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

        I was never as in love with Erin’s designs as the judges, but did think she was good. I really think her look was the worst in the most recent challenge, so in my opinion, she should have been sent home.

        Laurence is insanely talented. She makes leather jackets A LOT, but I feel like they are always unique in detail or silhouette, so it’s not a “one trick pony” thing. If Laurence doesn’t win, I agree, it’s rigged.

  3. mikaelajm says:

    I am binge watching the shit out of The Good Wife and loving it. More Josh Charles in my eyeballs, please. I’m worried about the later seasons based on what y’all have said, but for now (mid-season 2) it’s just delightful.

  4. catweazle says:

    According to that quiz I am a Wolf, which among other things means that I am impulsive, extroverted, love taking risks, and get laid all the time. It was accurate about the sleep stuff but man, that is the opposite of me.

    I have still just been rewatching Elementary with a little bit of Gilmore Girls sprinkled in here and there. Eventually I’ll catch back up with everything but right now I need comfort TV.

    • Erika says:

      It seems like the quiz shouldn’t evaluate personality. Like I mentioned above, it got my personal habits right, but not the rest of it.

  5. collin0truckasaurus says:

    Lots of cool stuff happening on Westworld but I still can’t get past my initial reactions – why does the show seem to think people really only want to rape and murder?
    I’m bingeing Timeless right now and that’s pretty fun. I like all the history and the show doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously.
    Has anyone seen Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party? Please everyone watch it. It’s amazing. This week had Rick Ross hitting on Martha Stewart the whole time and she ate it up. Incredible.

    • collin0truckasaurus says:

      Also tonight Good Behavior starts and that’s going to be outstanding!

    • I feel like a lot of these shows about artificial intelligence and virtual reality and the ~*true nature of humanity*~, etc., always majorly underestimate how boring people are. Like, yes, we are a terrible and violent species, but mostly we’re just dull. If Westworld were real, 90% of the guests would putter around and point at cows. (Of course, if Westworld were real it would go out of business, because if we had that kind of technology there is no way it would be squandered on a park with a setting no one’s really interested in anymore. But I suppose Star Wars-And-Harry Potter World would make for a legally tricky show.)

  6. martinmegz says:

    I got wolf on the sleep quiz but a lot of the questions didn’t have great answer options for me. Like the one about what time you’d wake up if you could sleep in as long as you wanted: 6:30, 6:30-8:45; after 8:45. Give me a break, quiz. Try 2 pm! Also the nap question didn’t have an option for every damn day. Sometimes on weekends? Grow up!

    TV-wise nothing is all that exciting for me. I’m two episodes behind on The Walking Dead because I’ve stopped caring about the show. I’m happy that we finally get New Girl back tonight.

  7. flanny says:

    I’m a lion because I get up early no matter what and I like getting work done basically right away. Ugg, lions are the Capricorns of the chronotype world.

  8. Simon Spidermonk says:

    I had trouble sleeping during the summer but I started listening to an eight hour album by Max Richter called (fittingly) Sleep and it helped quite a bit. Not to sound too New Agey, but if you manage to get on its wavelength, it guides you through a pretty peaceful, refreshing eight hours of dreamless sleep. Or it did for me. Worth a shot, anyway. I’ve tried other, uh, sonic sleep therapies? And this is the only one that seemed to make any difference.


    Yes, you guessed it: I am Max Richter. Buy my album! You are powerless to resist my isochronicesque tones. You are getting sleepy, sleeeeeepeeeeeeeeee….

    Anyone here watching Ash vs Evil Dead? It’s pretty great.

    • FRQ says:

      You know, I actually read about that Sleep album when it came out, but I never got around to trying it because I was waiting to buy the right speakers to play it (translation: I’m a lazy POS)

    • welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

      Ash vs. Evil Dead is pretty great! I only recently saw the Evil Dead movies, and honestly, wasn’t really a fan, but the show is awesome. Bruce Campbell is a delight.

  9. Sota says:

    I need to make sure that Catweazle sees what her favorite sexiest Man Is Up to…


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