Monday, June 26, 2006

A Burning Desire to Be A Spy

See, I told you this would happen. Oh the strain of keeping my blog updated. I'm the sort of person that gets really excited about a project, does a lot of planning, throws herself into the intial phases...but then eventually loses interest. But what, you may be asking, has replaced all other extra-curricular activities in my life?

Alias.

Now, as a general rule I don't like television. There are two reasons for this. The first is that most television is crap. I mean it, total crap. When you look back on your life 40 years from now do you really want one of your notable accomplishments to be that you watched 10+ hours of television a week. It is a waste of your life. The second reason is that I don't like being advertised to. Even though I'm concious and critical of advertising I still don't like it (stupid F150 episode of Alias).

So, TV shows on DVD helps alleviate those two reasons. It cuts out all the advertising, other than the highly obnoxious stuff embedded into the show..."quick Vaughn, the F150" lingering shot of F150 logo on truck...but it does cut out the commericals, which are arguably more obnoxious just based on quantity. Also, it allows me to seperate the wheat from the chaff in terms of programming. I find a show I like, I procure it (through entirely legal and legitimate means I'm sure), I watch it.

The downside? I get hooked on shows like Alias or Battlestar Galatica where the plots are very intense and the end of an episode is a cliffhanger more likely than not. So, I may go for weeks without watching anything...and then I watch 2 seasons of Alias in a week and a half.

Plus, even though the show is good I turn into one of those tvbot people, staring glassy eyed at the screen for hours on end. I wonder if people led more fulfilled lives before television? Or even before television became so pervasive? I like to think I keep a healthy balance of extra-curricular activities and other more intellectually active pursuits...but then I notice that two weeks have gone by and all I have to show for them is a major crush on Agent Michael Vaughn and a burning desire to be a spy.

A crushing realization to be sure. I think this entry has a moral, you know, to teach me a lesson about myself. Something about how judgemental I can be. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Too true Jesus, too true. I think I'll just slink back to my couch now...

previously on Alias....

6 comments:

Meg said...

Hey- could be worse. You could spend all your time on IM, or trolling the internet for porn and dates.

Besides- ultimately, the tvondvd saves you time- you can watch the entire show in a condensed period, freeing up hours and years of your life- no more writing off every Thursday night for ER!

Lady Rose said...

huh, so what I think you're saying is that trolling the internet for porn and dates isn't a more legitimate passtime?

now, I'm really screwed.

Meg said...

No, I think if you're trolling the internet for dates and porn- you're NOT screwed.

Lady Rose said...

well played megan, well played.

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