Next week is the Lost season premiere and I'm going to admit... I'm pretty damn excited. WOO! It got me thinking about how much television has evolved over the years (because yes, I've watched a lot of TV in my lifetime, and yes, I am a dork and think about things like that). Now there's all these different formats, online, DVD, etc. in which to watch your favorite shows, and the ability to watch multiple episodes all in a row have really changed the way shows are written. Sitcoms have become much more serialized (take, for instance, How I Met Your Mother), and DVDs, not syndication, is what people look forward to once a season ends.
I feel like the experience of watching something as it airs, waiting for it week by week, is so much different than marathoning it over a couple of weekends. Whether it makes the experience better or worse, I'm not sure. For me, I like the separation. The long, painful waits. Because it allows me to see each individual episode more clearly, and appreciate the nuances more. My obsession with a show lasts longer, and it has a bigger impact on me.
I don't know, I probably just watch way too much television.
I haven't written in a while, and I don't know how often I will be in the future. Sometimes I get tired of blogging, because i feel like it puts so much of myself out there for the world to see. I have a lot of thoughts, but do I really want them all known? I don't want to look back on past posts and cringe at how I have exposed myself so forthrightly out there for every one. What if I say something stupid? Who is judging me?
Plus, I feel like I'm writing enough in other things. I try to keep a journal of all my daily thoughts that don't make the cutting room floor into this blog. I write for the school newspaper. I write for class. It's a lot of writing everyday, and frankly, I'd rather be watching TV.
But right now I'm just procrastinating and not doing my homework. I have to ready Tolstoy by Tuesday. As I sit here with the book in front of me however, I think about how lucky I am to have this assignment as the thing I am procrastinating about. I mean, oh poor me, I have to read Tolstoy! Only one of the greatest writers ever. And at least I'm not reading War and Peace. I think it's pretty great that I just read and write all day long. I don't know why people complain so much, if they're studying what they love. Most people aren't, I realize, but come on, it can't be that bad.
I tend to get obsessive about things for a while, then get over it, and start to wonder what was wrong with me in the first place. Also, having no section for "Favorite TV Shows" makes absolutely no sense to me. That should tell you a lot right there.