Only slightly obsessed. Which is totally not an oxymoron. Just a moronic title.

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on January 13, 2010

in TV

I’m pretty much a semi-obsessive.

Fortunately it’s not anything bad like cocaine, or alcohol, or plastic surgery (OH EM GEE, have you seen the “new” Heidi Montag? Fake face, much?)

My semi-obsession wants wain with the wind. (Alliteration much?) It could be books (hello, Twilight!), hot dogs (every day for lunch), games (play me on Words with Friends – awholelotofnothing), or a TV show (oh, Weeds, when will you return?).

Currently, it’s Dexter.

If you’ve been reading me for a while or if you know me for reals, you know I’m a TV whore. I’m not signing up to take part in a “TV-Free Week” with my kids. I’m not purging my DVR list. I’m not turning it off for the good of the green earth. (I bought a carbon offset for my UPS shipment today. That $.30 should carry me over for my inner Earth Mother for at least a month.)

Don’t you dare make me turn off my 50 inches of plasma love. Do you realize what happened the last time I went without a giant TV? Major breakdownage. 3 whole months without HDTV. I know. I still shudder.

And now, Dexter. It’s a shocker SHOCKER SHOCKER for you to hear that I’ve never watched it. I know. I. KNOW! After literally years of hearing all the good stuff about it, I finally decided I needed to watch it. But how?


I *tingle* as I type it: **Netflix**

(did you feel it? i totally did.)

I signed back up for the 4th or 5th time. Every other time I’ve signed up, we’d get a movie then keep it for 3 months and eventually send it back when we paid enough in monthly fees to pay for 4 movies. bygones.

I got my disk in the mail, put it in (that’s what she said), and WHAM BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM.

Instant obsession.

I watched the first two seasons in 4 days on DVD and on my lappy. Yes, I’d sit here, Tweet, blog, listen to hockey, and watch Dexter.

I totally wanna lick on Dexter’s Michael C. Hall’s tum tum.

I mean. Look.

He’s the best-looking serial killer since Ted Bundy, but that creepo was totally un-doable. Plus I was like un-born and a baby when he was on his rampage when he killed those innocent girls. Not that it would have totally stopped him, cause, you know, he was a crazy serial killer. Dexter Morgan only kills bad guys who deserve it. He’s a good guy by default. And he can’t help it, right? RIGHT? Otherwise, why would Oprah bestow those abs on such a bad man?

What’s your current semi- or full-on obsession?

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1 Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo January 14, 2010 at 5:07 am

OMG Dexter…


And I can’t watch NCIS cause Mark Harmon played Ted Bundy and he was dead sexy. And that is wrong to think a serial killer is dead sexy UNLESS he is a serial killer who kills serial killers. Right?


2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:10 pm

mark harmon is old. meh.


3 Kimmad January 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

Dexter is totally my obsession. I am so disappointed it took you this long to watch it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Michael C. Hall. ***panting*** Wait til you catch up and see this last season… BEST. SEASON. EVAH!


4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

i started watching b/c i kept hearing how good season 4 was. DO NOT SPOIL.


5 anon January 14, 2010 at 9:26 am

Love love love this show! And michael c hall!

But was really upset yesterday, as it was announced he has (treatable) cancer. Hope for a quick recovery for him 🙁


6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

i know. 🙁 i read that yesterday, too.


7 LeSombre January 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

First of all, how can anyone be surprised about the plastic surgeries? With a name that sounds like “montage”… 😉

My obsession is cleaning. I know, sucks to be me, right? 😉


8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm

i wish i was obsessed with cleaning. or at least if patrick was. gah.


9 mommaruthsays January 14, 2010 at 9:50 am

Yes, I fell in love with Michael C. Hall on “Six Feet Under”. The love affair lives on through “Dexter” indefinitely. My poor, poor husband just can’t catch a break.


10 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

love loved 6FU. like, loved. was hard to make the transition to dexter, but it’s been a few years, so we’re all good.


11 Molly January 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Yeah. I’d hit that in a heartbeat.


12 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm



13 Rachel Klein January 14, 2010 at 2:16 pm

OMG…Heide Montag! I was crusing the channels (watching TMZ) last night and they said her current rack are sized triple D! I love how she’s all skanked up but reminds us all that she just *loves* Jesus. I’m pretty sure he’s disappointed m’lady. And PS…I hope she likes “going under” cause those tatty’s will surely cause a disk to slip (in her back) one of these days…

Dexter is the shit…but my current obsession: Modern Family. I swear I piss myself everytime I watch it.

And Netflix is pretty much my crack…I’m glad it’s not just me!

PS: praise be to Oprah for those abs! Mmmmm…..


14 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:13 pm

i don’t think heidi’s jesus would approve of triple Ds. or spencer.


15 Martin January 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm

You cursed him with this post you know…


16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm

i was cursed, i mean blessed, when i started talking to you.


17 Laurin January 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Denis Leary. But only in Rescue Me (I’m currently netflixing the first 5 seasons). Or The Ref.


18 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm

denis leary is on my list, but at like #1702. still, he’s on.


19 Issa January 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I used to love that. Haven’t seen it in two seasons though. I have the same problem with Netflix. It is currently off for a while.

Mine is NCIS. I *heart* Mark Harmon.


20 Kat @ Drawing Cowboys January 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm



21 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

get it baaack! i watch netflix on my lappy and on the PS3. *heaven*


22 Issa January 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

Have they made it where that works on Macs? That was my problem before. Well that and the Barbie movies that kept ending up on the list. You know…Barbie beats Rapunzel for snogging prince froggies pal, little red riding hood?


23 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 15, 2010 at 11:22 am

YES! you can watch on your mac now.


24 Colleen January 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

We haven’t started watching yet… but it’s in our Netflix queue. I did love him in Six Feet Under though.

Totally random… I just read today that he was diagnosed with cancer. Hodgkins lymphoma. I read it on


25 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:18 pm

srsly. get it up to the top of your queue. you can start watching now w/ the play now feature.


26 Kat @ Drawing Cowboys January 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I havent gotten to watch it yet, but Im netflixing the balls out of it so hopefully I’ll get to soon! 🙂


27 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

move it to the top or watch instantly on your lappy!


28 Amy @ The Bitchin' Wives Club January 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Um…. you may’ve seen on twitter recently that I, too, am obsessed with Dexter. Just finished the fourth season. I can’t tell you how on-the-edge-of-our-seats my husband and I were for the last two episodes. I mean, we we both sitting bolt upright, leaning forward “OH MY GOD!”-ing for two straight hours.

I am so with you.

And I am officially reading you every day now that I know we are tv sisters in solidarity!


29 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:21 pm



30 Amy @ The Bitchin' Wives Club January 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

And kindred alliteration addicts.


31 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:22 pm

awesome attraction to alliteration


32 Mandi Bone January 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I do not have an obbession right now. It is kinda freaky for me.


33 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

you ain’t livin if you ain’t obsessin’


34 Jill January 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Delurking to say I would totally join you in doing body shots off his abs! I’ll arm wrestle you to see who goes first!!


35 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm



36 pgoodness January 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm

TV Show Obsessions: How I Met Your Mother and House. Current other obsession is Words with Friends – it is out of control – how dare they tell me I can’t play more than 21 games at once?!?!


37 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:27 pm

i’m having a HARD time keeping up now that i’m back home. at my parent’s house without my lappy, i was on it like 4 hours a day. ok, 7 hours.


38 Riayn January 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm

My latest TV obsession is Bones. I couldn’t watch the TV series for years as the main character is nothing like how she is in the Kathy Reichs books that I adored in college. However, I got over it and I am now hooked. I love watching a TV series that has me consulting my old forensic anthropology textbooks to make sure the show got the science right (why yes, I am a nerd, how did you guess? 🙂 )

Also developing a bit of a love for Numb3rs and if Australia had Netflix then the box sets would be on their way to me so I could catch up. It is probably a very good thing we don’t have Netflix.


39 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm

i’ve never watched bones, but maybe once it’s on netflix instant play.


40 Cass January 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Yeah, I’ve had Dexter season 1 on DVD sitting right here for about 6 months. I can’t seem to bother watching it, and it’s (semi) obsessed people like you who make me feel guilty for still not having bothered. I need to put down Harry Potter 6 and pick up Dexter asap.

My current obsession is now, apparently, American Idol. I can’t believe that I’ve finally become one of “those people”. The five years ago me has disdain for the current me.


41 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm

you must must must start watching dexter. now. go do it.


42 MomBabe January 14, 2010 at 7:43 pm

My current obsession is you, baby doll. RAWR.

You and the blog conference I’m in the midst of executing….


43 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm

twhat conference?

also, you can be obsessed w/ me forever. i’ll allow it.


44 ali January 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm

After watching him on Six Feet Under for all of those seasons, I really only see him as a, well, as a wet noodle.


45 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] January 14, 2010 at 9:30 pm

oh, he’s SO not the wet noodle he was on 6FU. i LOVED that show and him in it, but totally different. now he’s totally lickable.


46 Zoeyjane January 14, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I only started watching it in the summer. Watched all of them in, like, three days. I missed sleep those days, but the stabby stabby was worth it. Even thought I’m not even remotely attracted to the man.


47 Nancy January 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm

My man is totally into Dexter so I tried to catch up to him thanks to Netflix. I can handle some serious gore, but Dexter was too much for me. I feel really bad. I *really* wanted to like it, but I just can’t get there. I guess I’m the weirdo.

My current obsessions? Big Love, Weeds, Project Runway, Top Chef, and Biggest Loser. I’m not sure what that says about me. One could assume that I’m a fashion loving gourmet bigamist who makes awesome munchies and then shred like a mo-fo, but none of these would be true.

Yep. I’m a weirdo.


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