Friday, January 29, 2010

help me i'm LOST

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.

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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.