It’s taken a long time but I honestly think I can say that TV is not an obsession these days. I know, I know. I ran TV blogs for years, blogged about The Bachelor more times than I count and still do my fair share of GetGlue check-ins. And I do love a great TV show. Not much else can move me like a poignant CODA or a great father-daughter moment with my favorite characters. But something has changed in the last year or so. As this fall season is taking off, I find myself apathetic.
During the summer I took a complete TV break. I could have canceled DirecTV, thrown out the 52” and never have known the difference. I’ve really enjoyed the time in the evenings, particularly since I’ve started working out of the house more and I need that time to be productive.
I only have a handful of shows that are on my radar and even then, there are none that can not wait for DVR. A few years back, I had 2-3 shows every night and was sure not to miss it live. It kind of makes me sad all the time I spent parked in the recliner.
So here’s where I stand. This season, on the short list is Parenthood, Modern Family, The Vampire Diaries and Chuck and One Tree Hill when they come back. I look at that and the TV guru in me wants to shout what a weak line-up that is.
I’ve left so many shows on the chopping block (Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, Private Practice, Desperate Housewives), some have left me (LOST, Friday Night Lights), there are so many more I would like to get into (The Big Bang Theory, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Parks and Recreation, Community, Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, Hart of Dixie) and I’ve even checked out some new ones (XFactor, PanAm, Revenge). Those are some FANASTIC, Emmy-winning shows in my wish list. The bottom line though is I’m one person with one life and I can’t do it all. And honestly, I’m not sure I want to anymore (I didn’t even get into the spiritual aspect of this!).
But I have to ask, are there any shows you feel like I just HAVE to give some recliner time? A post like this a few years ago is how I found Friday Night Lights and I would be super sad not to have some Coach T in my life.