Monday, August 31, 2009

Fun Monday

I don't do these very often, but this one sort of tickled me.

Jan has asked us to explain what type of TV viewer we are. Well, truthfully I don't watch much on TV but there are two programmes I never miss, always record and have seen gazillions of times over.

The first is one everyone will know - NCIS, standing for Naval Criminal Investigative Service. It is a drama series revolving around a fictional team of special agents who conduct criminal investigations involving the US Navy and Marine Corps. I love it. Actually, I love Leroy Jethro Gibbs. And Anthony DiNozzo. And Judy loves Ducky :-)

Second is a programme in the UK called Come Dine with Me. The show has four amateur chefs competing against each other by hosting a dinner party for the other contestants. Each competitor then rates the host's performance with the winner winning a £1,000 cash prize.

Some of the cooks are a complete and utter disaster, like the woman who made six (I kid you not) pavlovas before getting one right, or the one who fell asleep and her guests had to cook their own main course! And the mix of competitors is always good; veggies mixed with butchers type things.

But the absolutely best bit is the element of comedy which is added to the show through the narrator, who provides a dry and "bitingly sarcastic" narration throughout.

10 comments:

Wils said...

I have seriously considered going for this one... I'm addicted too.

Pamela said...

never heard of that cooking show. I might enjoy that.

Gattina said...

I watched the cooking show now in Eastbourne with my friend and found it hilarious. I can get BBC1 and 2 in Belgium too. I also like Bargain hunt or the attic. The NCIS series are not for me, I like good old Barnaby or Lewis or old Morse, it takes me into the little typical English towns or villages which I love so much and then I feel almost on holidays !

Judith said...

NCIS definitely and I'm glad you mentioned that I love Ducky probably because he reminds me of my dad - not that my dad cuts up bodies but he will give you info on anything whether you want it or not!!

Have a good Bank Holiday - I'm off to church today we have a farewell B-B-Q for the vicar.

Hootin' Anni said...

You and me both....come see!!!

My F M is now posted. If you can find time, won't you stop by? Have a great week!!

Jan n Jer said...

I know a lot of people who love NCSI. The cooking shows can be so additive and interesting. Thanks for playing Ali and Happy FM

Sayre said...

The British cooking shows are a hoot!

Faye said...

I'll have to catch up with NCIS on Netflix since haven't watched from the beginning. Sure I'd like it though. Your Come Dine with Me sounds like the US Top Chef or Food Network's Chopped. I do love those competitions also. I've caught your Hotel Inspector on BBC a couple of times--like the idea of someone coming in and re-vamping the property from bedrooms to dining room. But what would make me very happy would be to not have to wait a year for Spooks!

hulagirlatheart said...

Come Dine With Me sounds like something I would get hooked on immediately. I'm a sucker for a good cooking show.

ChrisB said...

I've seen 'come dine with me' advertised but not actually watched it, now I'm curious and think I would enjoy it.