I’m Free….kind of. Thank God for season finales! I always say how guilty I feel watching all the shows I’ve become addicted to. Guilty, yes…but not enough to just accept it if I should have to miss one of them. I rarely let that happen…only in extreme circumstances. Even at that, I furiously look for a way to salvage that lost episode before the next one appears….otherwise it seems sacrilegious! In my attempts to stay current I have:
~ Taped shows that I’d have to be away for.
~ Had my daughter tape shows that I knew I’d be missing.
~ Found the episode I missed on On Demand.
~ And in some cases….my last ditch effort….called a friend who had watched the episode, to squeeze out every last delicious detail. Obviously this was when all else failed.
American Idol ~ Done
Dancing With The Stars ~ Done
Heroes ~ Done
The Apprentice ~ Done
Boston Legal ~ Done
ER ~ Done
Grey’s Anatomy ~ Done
Desperate Housewives (semi-addiction) ~ Done
Sopranos (soon to be Done…for good!)
Studio Sixty (again, will be done soon and won’t be coming back)
And…I can only think of one new addiction that I’m adding right now…So You Think You Can Dance. Well, I knew I couldn’t go cold turkey! If there is a way to just ignore the slew of new shows that will be premiering over the next weeks and months…I’m going to do it. I’ve already done it for some shows that have been on this last season. I just refused to watch them…even though they looked like “my kind of drug.”
As relieved as I am to have some of ‘the monkeys off my back,’ I am hardly drug-free. How can you be when you have an eager and willing supplier? My son, Joe, makes sure I don’t go for long without a ‘hit.’ In the past he’s had me strung-out on past seasons of:
The Wire ~ Still a work in progress.
Deadwood ~ Died too soon.
Rescue Me ~ There’s still some out there just waiting for me.
CSI – Las Vegas, Miami & New York ~ God forbid we should miss a city.
Veronica Mars ~ This season is its last, so there’s hope.
Firefly ~ Lasted only one season….thank you.
24 ~ Just finished a marathon week of Season 5. Won’t dry out from this one for a while….too many damn seasons.
House ~ Don’t remember which season we ended on…still lurking.
The Shield ~ More to go…thank you Joe.
If I’ve missed any its only because they came one right after another and they all started to blend together after a while…like a weird acid trip.
So, I’m almost clean, and it feels good. Joe’s been trying to get me to try something new….. Battlestar Galactica. But you know what; I just look him straight in the eyes and say NO! It’s the first sign I’ve had that I can kick this thing.