So I love TV. This is no secret. It’s perfect for me. Though I adore movies, there’s just something about the 1/2 hour – hour time slot that’s perfect for an ADD-addled multitasker such as myself. I look forward to getting some QT with my DVR whenever I can squeeze a session in. And yes, before DVR I taped shows on VHS tapes. Like I said, I love TV.
However, these days I’m on content overload. Crunched for time and always digitally connected, it’s hard enough to stay in the moment when there’s so much information for a pop culture junkie like me to absorb!! So come time for a new season of fall TV — STRESS ENSUES. How to choose which shows to watch? How to keep track of what premieres when? How to find time to watch it all?
In assessing all of this, I realized that there’s plenty of shows I watch for absolutely no reason. I’m not even interested in Grey’s Anatomy anymore, so am I DVR-ing it out of civic duty? I don’t know — you tell me.
And what’s with every show being two hours long? If I wanted to go to the movies, I’d go. Thanks.
Bottom Line, when TV gets stressy, re-assess. It’s for enjoyment. It’s not a job (ehhh, but I consider myself somewhat of a cultural anthropologist). Or so I tell myself. Stressin’ about the fun stuff is so five minutes ago.