I started off the week writing about television and that’s now I’m going to end it too as this will be my last post until Sunday. I’m assuming television is on my mind because the new fall season is about ready to start. Maybe I need to write about “teevee” just to get it out of my system.
I’m still thinking about “Must See TV.” I remember this being a catchphrase for a television network back in the 90’s when Seinfeld was still on. When that show ended its run in 1998, I stopped watching television on a regular basis. Except for Seinfeld, it was all becoming a bit dull and/or too stupid to me, plus I would rather be doing something as opposed to watching something.
For my own amusement I did a Yahoo! search to find out some of the top rated shows currently on television. What is NCIS? I’ve never heard of it. I’ve heard of Two and a Half Men and Modern Family but never felt interested enough to sit down and watch. Same thing with The Voice which I think is another one of those talent shows. No thanks. I’d rather read a book or go for a walk.
Now I’m not saying I don’t ever watch television shows, but I no longer own a television. I watch them on my computer. My adult son, who knows how to download television shows on it, keeps me informed of programs that may be of interest to me.
I’m usually a day late and a dollar short when it comes to this. I didn’t start watching The Sopranos until the series had long ended. I caught up with Mad Men two seasons in and I’ll probably be the last person alive who will find out how Breaking Bad comes to a conclusion. This is all fine with me. I like watching at my own pace.
On my computer, I can also go to the internet and YouTube. I’ve been known to watch 48 Hours there and also Dateline. I like it when Keith Morrison narrates the murder mysteries on that show.
Judge Judy is a daytime court show, but I don’t have to watch it then. On YouTube, I can watch it at two in the morning if I want to and sometimes do. A lot of the people who download this show don’t download the irritating commercials that normally go with it. I thank them for that.
I guess you could say what I’m doing these days is making my own “Must See TV.” Wow. Look at me, being all modern and all.
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