I have a small confession to make...
I LOVE TV.
When I was younger, I think I probably would have chosen movies over television. But that was back when the pickins were slim and shows hadn't achieved the feats of storytelling and effects they have recently. I did have a few shows I watched regularly, but they did not excite in me the passion and fervor today's television shows do. (This is not an exaggeration. I get really into my shows.)
On the whole, we don't watch a great deal of television in our house. This is deliberate. When the little dude was about 4 months old, I started to notice how captivated he was by the tv. So my immediate reaction was to turn it off. It wasn't until he was a year and a half that he really watched anything, and that was a movie on a 6 hour car drive home from California. The car was new, and there was a convenient DVD player in it...
These days he enjoys a Disney movie now and then, or an episode of Sesame Street or Clifford I have stored on the DVR. But for the most part, the tv is off during the day. When he goes to bed however, it's a different story. I think this falls under the category of do what I say, not what I do.
I'm a bit of a couch potato at night. Sad, but true. I love a good tv show, and there are so many to choose from. The bar has really been raised in recent years, and I find that most of the shows I watch are better than most of the movies we rent (going to the theater these days is a non starter, due in no small part to a certain toddler).
So tonight when the little dude's asleep and the house is quiet, I'm going to treat myself to brand new episodes of my favorites. And a few new ones too. Well, technically they're old, since they're remakes. Don't even get me started on the seemingly lack of original ideas in Hollywood. Annoying as it is, it doesn't seem to stop me from tuning in.
The iconic theme song from Hawaii Five-O has been replying in my head for the last week. Time to see if it lives up to the hype. Fall tv season is, for me, the most wonderful time of the year.