I’m a big TV viewer. I didn’t think I was, until I listed the shows I follow to a friend. And…like wow, there were a lot. Luckily, I’m good at multitasking and still get a lot done with TV acting as a background.
I started out this season – whenever it starts, since there is no actually solid start with all these filler shows, etc. – Anyway! I started out watching my regular shows. And it’s a long list…
NCIS New Orleans
Under the Dome
Agents of Shield
Then, life really got in the way. A lot of time on the road, days with family as my sister succumbed to cancer…
And when I came back to normal life, I found myself simply uninterested in quite a few of them. (I can always catch up with On-Demand.) I dropped The Strain, saw the season finale of Under the Dome and decided to skip it when it begins again. Watched a few new shows and decided I wasn’t going to follow them. Forever is interesting, but not captivating enough, for example.
I’m uncertain if I want to keep on with Sleepy Hollow. Not sure why… I’m no longer watching Bones after hearing how the started the season. (Long live Sweets!) I stick with Castle more for the supporting characters than the main couple.
The reality series…well, I really wish they were a bit less commercial and would return to fewer episodes.
I’m an on and off viewer of Dr. Who. I like the new Doctor, but the magic of when I first started the show, back when Tom Baker was the Doctor, just isn’t there. I liked Intruders, especially liked that it was 8 episodes long. Period.
I’ve always found television an excellent way to spur my imagination. Not the storylines, but mostly…the supporting characters. I found The Mentalist annoying, but wow, I loved Cho. My newest book, Essentially Human, was inspired by wanting to explore a character like Gibbs from NCIS and some of Cho, from The Mentalist.
As much as I like The Voice, I’m pissed at how many of the tryouts we aren’t shown…and they skip some of the first elimination performances. Keep the ‘cast’ to what you can fit in your timeslot. Period.
I’m not sure what changed for me. I don’t know if it’s the programs, my wanting to do more with my time, or a change in life priorities. I do know that several series I started, told they were limited episodes – like Gracepoint (and yes, I saw Broadchurch first) – are being turned into series with multiple seasons. I like a finished story because I feel like I’m making a limited commitment. They did it with Helix, Under the Dome, The Strain. And it pissed me off.
There is only so much time in my life. I like TV. Hell, I love TV. But something is disappearing… I’m not sure if I’m sad or pleased about it. I feel like my addiction is sliding away from me. And that’s gotta be good, right?