Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Return to regularly scheduled programming?
For the last three years I have not been much of a TV watcher. My last roommate and I never even hooked up our TV except to watch an occasional movie. Before this Sans-TV Era, I was an avid watcher and followed several shows. I could hold a conversation about the most popular plots with Entertainment Tonight like ease. Today, I am totally lost. Yes, I have been out the loop for the past three years, but I have actually tried to watch TV since Joey and I married - at which point I consequently became the joint owner of a TV - and I have discovered something about TV that has changed during the last 3 years. There's nothing on!!! After surfing 9000 channels, Joey and I find ourselves watching reruns of Friends, Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc. Last night, I had this epiphany that I have whizzed all the way to 2009 to watch Andy Griffith, a show made 30+ years ago. And this is not just because I was raised on Nick at Nite, but TV just isn't what it used to be. I am sure there are some gems out there, some of which I would mention are The Office and 30 Rock for me, but overall, TV these days stinks. Maybe it's for the best. They say that TV is just a waste of time anyway...I'll just go back to surfing the internet... :)