Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Jeremy: The Trouble with T.V.
My Name is Jeremy
I am a recovering TV addict - for serious.
Years ago, I DVR'd (cause I was too cheap to pay for TiVo) EVERYTHING. I was obsessed with the lives of Dorothy Zbornak, Will Truman, Meredith Grey, Betty Suarez, Sally Field and her family, Joan of Arcadia (don't judge), Sydney Bristow, Det. Brenda Lee Johnson...the list could go on and on not to mention the NUMEROUS reality TV shows
I moved in with somebody (non-romanticaly) whose TV interest didn't match mine, got busy and slowly but surely TV faded away as a priority.
Yesterday I was working from home and decided since I could I would watch 'Nurse Jackie'. I find this show engaging and normally not a Edie Falco fan - she's kinda amazing (better though I think is Anna Deavere-Smith and amazing to look at is Haaz Sleiman)...but I digress. After watching 3 episodes I didn't want to overdose, I decided to watch some of what my NEW roomates had taped.
Modern Family, Glee, Grey's Anatomy... 3 shows I've been told by numerous people I MUST watch, so I did.
My problem I found at the end of these shows is I really didn't care about anyone. It all seemed so contrived and surface. I could go on but this entry is LONG enough.
What do you watch? Is it worth the time investment? Do you have an emotional reaction?