I will be unavailable between the hours of 8pm & 10 pm the next two nights while I watch the PBS series Texas Ranch House. This six hour series (which began last night) follows a group of people as they go back in time (1867 to be exact) and live like real cowboys for a few months. You can find out more here.

I first fell in love with this series when PBS showed the fabulous Frontier House a few years back. During that series three families lived the difficult life on the frontier. It was riveting TV and I was glued to the screen. I believe you can rent Frontier House from the video store and if you have the time I would highly suggest it. Since then they had Colonial House, but I felt that the people picked for that series just weren’t that interesting. Texas Ranch House started off pretty well last night, so I am definitely ready to break out the popcorn tonight!


13 Responses to “Unavailable”

  1. 1 Anonymous May 2, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    You mean that there is someone out there that doesn’t watch American Idol!

  2. 2 Lisa~~ May 2, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    Oh, I LOVE these types of shows. I’ve seen so many. If you haven’t seen some of them listed below, look them up and watch if you can.
    Colonial House
    Frontier House
    1900 House
    Manor House
    (A&E I think)
    Outback House
    (History Explorer)
    Quest For The Bay
    Pioneer Quest: A Year In The Real West
    Klondike: The Quest For Gold
    Quest for the Sea

  3. 3 Tammy May 2, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    I loved Frontier & Colonial house too! Too bad I missed the first night – maybe it’ll run again.

    Wouldn’t be able to watch it tonight anyway – I’m an Amazing Race addict (I cheer on my favorite team like a man watching the Super Bowl).

    BTW, I’ll check with Katie to see if she’s available next week.


  4. 4 Georgia and Jeff May 2, 2006 at 5:48 pm

    Dang it!! I missed the first night. I’ve been wanting to see that since I saw the first preview. I’ll have to record it as I’m already committed to other shows on Tues.

    Thanks for the heads-up.

  5. 5 Sandy May 2, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Ok, I’m with the Anon poster above as I’ll be watching American Idol! I remember seeing some of Colonial House and didn’t enjoy that one. But I do wonder how these people selected can make it after being used to so much commercialization and comforts that we have today!

  6. 6 Anonymous May 2, 2006 at 11:43 pm

    Steph it’s 4 nights 8Hrs.

  7. 7 Kristin May 3, 2006 at 4:03 am

    hey! i’m tuning in… right now!

  8. 8 asiangarden May 3, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    I’m really excited abou this show because I accually know one of the people on it! haha (he’s a third cousin of sorts) It’s Shaun Terhune, he was a cowboy and now he’s a cook?
    I also love these types of shows.

  9. 9 Christie May 3, 2006 at 5:03 pm

    I LOOOOOVE those PBS shows. I want to be on one so bad!
    I really wanted to be on that Manor house one that one was my favorite

  10. 10 Kim M. May 3, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Oh I love this show!! My husband and I caught it the other night! Did you ever see 1912 House. Same thing but a family in London living like 1912. Anyway can’t wait for the next episode. Oh that horrible Outhouse!

  11. 11 Kim M. May 3, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Oh I just saw someone else’s post it was 1920 House.

    Oh check out the Deadliest Catch on Discovery Tuesdays 9:00. It follows Fishing Boats like the “Perfect Storm” ones. Great show.

  12. 12 Tink May 7, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    Oooo thanks for the heads up. Missed the first airing but I bet I can catch a re-run.

    Did you see 1940’s house? England during the Blitz? It was amazing, by far my most favorite. Amazing to see what people had to go through during the war and the toll that it took on them.

    Thanks again for the heads up!

  13. 13 Domestic Chicky May 11, 2006 at 5:34 am

    I loved those too-esp frontier house and the one in England. I think expounding on these ideas would be so much more entertaining than most of the “reality” shows on today.

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