My Television and I are “Seeing Other People”


I have literally no idea what’s going on in the Land of Television any longer, and I’m trying to determine if this is a loss for me. Has the Internet grasp a hold of my brain so tightly, that I only watch shows people talk about on Twitter? Possibly so.
Back in “the day”, when weekends were literally drowned in hours of television and impromptu naps (le sigh), I had my hands in a shameful amount of programming. I kept up with it, I looked forward to finales and premieres, and I was one of those people who would watch spin-offs – my apologies, really.
And at the same time, I interneted. I’d even blog about my television. Wow, that is really painful to type.
I get that it’s still going on – the television and all – and I see my children sucked into hours of “Codename: Kids Next Door” and “Chuggington”, so I know it’s magic hasn’t worn off either, but did I become immune? Don’t get me wrong, I still watch the occasional recorded program (see? I’m even calling them “programs”. am old) like “Glee” or “Dexter”… but that’s it.
I’ve found myself wondering “is VH-1 still trashy?” (I’m sure), “what’s this computer thing on Jeopardy about?” (see? I know nothing), and “what decade of Real World challenges are they on now?” (going on 30?).
In all honesty, I don’t feel like I’m missing that much. The Internet keeps my warm at night. It shows my things instantly, by keyword, and the commercials are shorter. My attention span thanks it. So if you want me to see this “amazing thing you are watching”, record it. I’ll watch it when Twitter is down.

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