How I Do It…
(First and Foremost: Go watch the newest Deathly Hallows trailer because it will BLOW YOUR MIND. The wedding! The Lovegood’s Home!)
People often as me, “How do you do it?” Do they mean raising three perfect children? Keeping Writing such inspirational and brilliant blog entries for 6 solid years? Staying fit an gorgeous? No. They don’t ask me any of those things (probably because they’re not true). They ask me, “How do you watch so much TV?”
My superpower – the ability to watch copious amounts of television while still finding time to feed and bathe my children.
But here’s the thing – and my husband will vouch for me – I cheat. Most hour-long dramas? I watch in under 30 minutes. First, you take out commercials, which brings the show down to about 42-47 minutes. Then, you account for the Zoot Factor. There are a lot of things I’ll fast-forward thru. Scenes that make me uncomfortable. Or stories that bore me. Often times the long several episodes story lines are the ones that bore me most. A good example is the show Burn Notice. It always has two storylines. The single episode storyline and the multiple-episode arc. The multiple-episode arc? Bores me. So I fast-forward through those parts. I have no idea what the whole Michael/Jesse drama was about last season. But the single episode stories? LOVE THOSE.
When I saw I watched 2 1-hour dramas last night? I was actually in front of the TV for under an hour. It’s like speed-dating! Now, some shows I never fast-forward through anything. Like Vampire Diaries. Or Castle. But then shows like Criminal Minds? Sometimes so many things irritate me about that show? I watch the entire episode in 15 minutes.
So…while we’re talking TV…what new shows are you watching? I tried Lonestar and The Event so far. I have a few other shows recorded that I haven’t watched yet. But those two? Liked them. I guess no one else but me watching Lonestar because they’re already talking about canceling it. The Event was really fascinating, but I refuse to compare it to Lost. It’s just a really interesting show. Lost wasn’t that great all the time, as a matter of fact it irritated me often. The Event was just a good pilot, we’ll see from there.