Friday, 11 October 2013

Confession: I am addicted to brainless tv viewing

Admittedly, I've known this for a while.
Let's call it years.

Obviously apart from Great British Bake Off, The Apprentice, Question Time and Master Chef.
Which we all know are educational.

I've never been able to shake off soaps.
It was the negotiation as a child.
Being allowed to stay up for Eastenders.

Loving when Neighbours, and then Home & Away competed with my dad and the news.
And then Hollyoaks became 'hangover Sunday' viewing.
And living in Yorkshire made Emmerdale mandatory.

And there was Friends, Ally McBeal, Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Revenge, Parenthoood, Homeland.

And for some reason, years after the event, I discovered CSI and NCIS.

I think I need brain dead.
The ability to waste an hour of my life.
Whilst convincing myself I'm watching tv.

But oddly on Thursday nights it is Scandal.
And I've got really upset that the hotel I've been staying in doesn't have More4.
And then I got more upset last week when Mr J decided to switch the Sky+ box off.
So this week (for numerous reasons) I'm travelling to London on Thursday and Friday.
With the bonus of catching up on Scandal.

The interesting conclusion is that it's all American.
And maybe it's because I know I'll never live there.
So this is the closest to it.
Or maybe it's because I'm easily entertained.
PS Have you noticed the guy from Ally McBeal has turned up in the latest series of NCIS?

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