Can we talk about TV?
TV has evolved so much in the past 10 to 15 years. Whereas the plots and dialogue a couple of decades ago had devolved into cheesy, campy, sappy, crappy, schmaltz-covered garbage, today we have some intelligent, well-crafted, beautifully costumed, authentically set, realistic (in terms of person-to-person interaction) series. The scripts are well written and well directed, and the plots are both complex and intriguing.
But I have one problem: I don’t have the time to watch all these great shows. I hear people talk—in fact, rave—about these shows and I wonder how they find the time to indulge in them all. I read Andi’s Fangirl Friday blogs here at Women and Words, and listen to Jove’s and Blythe Rippon’s podcast Badass Women Save Themselves, and Andi’s and Lise MacTague’s podcast Lez Geek Out!, and I’m extremely jealous that these women are able to immerse themselves in these worlds and…well…geek out with them.
The Long & Winding List
My to-watch list is a mile long and it grows longer by the day. It’s actually getting me quite anxious because I want to be in on the conversation, but it seems that when I get to catch up with one series, I find out about another one. And so my list continues. I’m currently in the middle of watching 3 different series, and can’t seem to get back to any one of them. It’s a very familiar feeling because it mirrors my reading list—so many books, so little time. And when I see people getting excited about a book, or learn that a book has won an award, I feel completely out of the loop because it’s nowhere near the front of the line to be read. But what can I do? If I could manufacture time, the days would be endless.
Speaking of awards, the Goldie finalists have been announced (well, most of them, as of this writing). You can check out the lists at the GCLS awards page.
As for TV watching, I know I’m missing out, but I just don’t know how people do it. Maybe one of these days I’ll figure out how I can do it, too.