I’ve been doing what I can to go to the gym lately, and I think I’ve finally “cracked the code,” at least on the cardio front.
While I don’t have cable or Apple TV or anything else given how much I travel, I do download some shows through iTunes and then watch them on my computer or iPad. What I started doing a few months ago was forcing myself to only watch TV on the treadmill.
I’m not big into TV by any stretch of the imagination, because there’s not much good television out there. There are only a few worthwhile TV shows remaining, like Real Housewives of Atlanta (Team Phaedra but not Team Apollo all the way!), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (not Team Lisa after this week’s season finale… I think?), Millionaire Matchmaker (because of course in order for Patti to find you “true love” she has to verify your finances first), Million Dollar Listing (I wish I owned real estate in New York just so Fredrik could sell it), etc.
The problem is that sometimes I’m between seasons or there just aren’t enough good shows in a week for me to watch on the treadmill. So I’m always on the lookout for the latest travel show. For example, I was absolutely addicted to Scam City and Air Crash Investigation, though neither are in production right now (and the latter isn’t exactly enjoyable to watch, just fascinating).
One new Travel Channel show I recently came across is Hotel Impossible, starring Anthony Melchiorri, who actually has experience in the hotel industry. It’s in its fourth season right now, so I’m up to date on the current season and going back to watch the last three now. Here’s a quick 30 second preview of the show:
The premise is that Anthony goes to struggling hotels (well, more accurately they’re usually motels or bed & breakfasts) and tries to help them get back on track.
It’s TV, so admittedly it’s as theatrical, dramatic, and sassy as a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dinner party, but it’s still interesting and has some useful facts and tips about the hotel industry.
So if you’re looking for a new show to watch and are interested in the hospitality industry, it’s not a half bad option…
Anyone else watch Hotel Impossible and enjoy it?