I’m a TV geek. I kept every copy of TV Guide that came out since I was nine years old. I couldn’t wait for the TV Guide Fall Preview Edition. I used to make a conscious effort to watch (and tape) at least the first episode over every new
But this summer I gave away all my TV Guides to the Los Angeles County Library. I forgot to buy the TV Guide Fall Preview Edition. And this season, for the first time in my life, I seem to have no interest at all in the new fall shows.
I don’t know whether it’s because I’m too busy or if the shows themselves just aren’t that captivating. Or is it the serialized nature of most of them — and an unwillingness on my part to make the committment? Or perhaps it’s the knowledge that most of the new shows will be cancelled — so why bother? — and I’ll get Emmy DVDs of the ones that survive. Or maybe there are just too many shows on too many networks and not enough hours in the day to watch them all.
The point is, I’m just not watching. And I don’t feel like I’m missing anything.
The only new series I’ve seen are SHARK and STUDIO 60. I’ve got a bunch of others clogging my Tivo…but I doubt I’ll get to them before they are deleted to make room for new stuff I won’t watch. But like the rest of America, I’m keeping up on most of the shows I was watching before…like LAW AND ORDER: SVU, BOSTON LEGAL and GREY’S ANATOMY… and I can’t wait to see the new season of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
So have I changed…or has TV changed?