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Posted on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm

The best of daytime TV

Kali Bradford


I’m officially back on duty, and while it was hard to leave the little one, the good news is that I love my job and I am glad to be back.

During my time off, I was able to get in a little TV time.

Admittedly, daytime television isn’t anything epic and is often crammed with talk shows, soap operas and news channels screaming at each over everything under the sun.

However, after surfing hundreds of channels, I was able to find something to watch that actually kept me entertained, and I am now looking to passing along on to you.

While you probably won’t find yourself at home for six weeks after having a little one, if you ever do find yourself at the mercy of having to watch television during the day, know that the following is worth your time. Enjoy.


‘Boston Legal’

The comedy/drama aired on the ABC network from 2004-2008. Starring James Spader, William Shatner and Candace Bergen, the show was centered around a Boston law office and all its inner drama that is quite entertaining. The show also boasts some heavy hitting guest stars such as Tom Selleck, Michael J. Fox and the queen herself, Betty White.

Created by David Kelley, the show keeps one entertained with Kelley’s excellent script writing and the actors who pull it off so well. While I remember the show from around decade ago, it was a refreshing surprise to see it in syndication. Airing on the Ovation network, you can also stream it on Amazon Prime. Well worth your time.


‘Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern’

I guess one could only watch someone eat food so long, but when it comes to Andrew Zimmern, I could watch him for hours.

The television personality, chef, food writer and teacher has been entertaining audiences on the Travel Channel for over a decade, traveling from continent to continent eating everything from sheep’s brain to pig testicles.

I don’t know what it is, but just watching him taste, describe the taste and comment on the food is just entertaining. It’s like no matter what he eats or how bizarre it is, he finds a way to like and appreciate it.

He also helps you to remember that not everyone around the world is able to eat a meat and three every day, but those countries that don’t sure making interesting meals out of what they can eat.

He’s like the uncle you just love having come over to dinner. It airs daily on the Travel Channel and can also be streamed on Amazon.


‘Drunk History’

While history may have been something you hated as a kid in school, it is now something that can actually be enjoyed with a little alcohol.

Based on the award-winning web series of the same name, the show re-enacts famous events in history told by inebriated storytellers. The stories are related in often-confusing ways by drunken narrators and performed by an all-star cast that includes Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Connie Britton, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Kevin Nealon, Bob Odenkirk and Winona Ryder. Historical figures portrayed include Teddy Roosevelt, Patty Hearst, Billy the Kid, Al Capone and Lewis and Clark, and depict such events as the Battle of the Alamo, Watergate and the Scopes Monkey Trial.

The show airs each Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Comedy Central. While it this isn’t technically on during the day, the DVR allowed me to watch it. It’s also important to note that it can also be streamed online through Amazon.