Friday, November 4, 2016

NaBloPoMo Day 4: To TV or Not to TV

Nov. 4: Which fall shows should totally be canceled already?

I don’t watch much TV these days, although the amount of options available to me is a bit overwhelming. The Mister and I can only commit to so many shows while working full-time and raising our toddler. When she is near the TV, we try to keep it on Sesame Street (I really love Cookie Monster’s role as a parody film actor). Or something equally kid-friendly; but not Caillou, efffffffffff that.

Here she is, standing too close to the TV
For the adults, some shows are just understood in our home: The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are non-negotiable and my husband religiously watches Monday Night Raw (the WWE wrestling show). With our limited time, we have difficulty keeping up with even those few shows. We move in and out of sporadically watching others like American Horror Story, The Leftovers, and Veep, but this only happens is if we experience a miracle and our kiddo has knocked out early. Due to our schedules, we are very picky about what we’re willing to spend our time on (not just TV shows, but on activities outside of the house as well). Basically, if we’re going commit to watching a series, it better have high production value to be worth our time.

Meanwhile, my friends are all watching Scandal, This Is Us, Empire, and Modern Family and I am very much out of the loop. I can’t even find time to finish watching Luke Cage on Netflix let alone add anything new to my list. In fact, if a show stops doing it for me I will drop out all together and not even feel bad (I’m looking at you Dexter). In my opinion, television is the ultimate opportunity for storytelling in our modern times; it can be better than a movie because it lacks the time crunch you have with film. You can develop characters, build relationships, and truly tell the story the way it was meant to be enjoyed. So, I have no patience for shows that aren’t to my liking.

All this to say, that maybe if I had more time I would give a few of these new Fall shows a spin….but I don’t. So, all that I know is what I like and what I want to see. I can’t give an opinion on something I’ve never watched, what’s the old saying? How do you know if you like if you’ve never tried it?

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  1. So true! I haven't watched any new shows either. That's why I chose the election as the bad reality TV show that I would cancel, lol.

    1. That is a genius answer! I have such election fatigue, I would welcome that!


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