Just one more mile!
January 9, 2012 12:29 PM Subscribe
Which TV shows are exciting and absorbing enough to make the minutes fly by while doing cardio?
posted by amarynth to grab bag (43 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
I like to watch TV while working out, and I've found that certain shows are powerful motivators. I have a few more episodes of Breaking Bad until I'm all caught up, and I've watched the first 2 seasons of 24 and all of Battlestar Gallatica while on the elliptical.
24 isn't a great show, but it's perfect for this purpose because it's so crazy, and it seemed like every episode ended on a cliff-hanger. In fact, I gave up the show when I was watching it week-to-week instead of daily; I think having time to think about the show between episodes is what killed my enjoyment of it.
TV shows that I've seen (not all of them fit the bill for what I'm looking for; I just wanted to head off suggestions for these shows at the pass):
Buffy and Angel (but didn't get into Firefly and I've seen the first few episodes of Dollhouse, but the sex-doll aspect really squicked me out)
A few seasons of Dexter (lost interest)
A few seasons of Weeds (lost interest)
Friday Night Lights
The first season of Lost (stopped watching shortly into the second season)
I already have Sons of Anarchy and Damages on my queue and a friend talked me into giving Firefly another try. I've found comedies don't really work for me for this purpose. I'd prefer shows that have at least a season on DVD and streaming. I don't usually care for procedurals, but I'm willing to consider them if they're especially good!