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Like I need another addiction

Posted on October 21st, 2009 by annakjarzab

Guys: WE HAVE A PROBLEM. People have been yammering at me about how great this new show, FlashForward, is, and I’ve been like, how much TV can I watch? I mean, check it: Gossip Girl, House, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, 30 Rock, The Office, Dexter, Psych, Castle…THAT’S A LOT OF SHOWS. Considering I don’t even have any sort of TV hookup in my apartment (we have a TV, but we only use it to watch DVDs, which has nothing to do with conscientious objection, just so you don’t think I’m a hypocrite–my roommate and I were just too lazy to call Time Warner), that’s some pretty impressive boob tube consumption.

BUT, I was bored on Sunday. Saturday? I don’t remember. It doesn’t matter. What matters is, I asked my roommate what she was doing and she was like, “Catching up on FlashForward.” ALL RIGHT, I GET IT: I NEED TO WATCH THIS SHOW. So I did. And it was great. Super great. Super duper great. I loved it. I can’t wait for more episodes. And that, my friends, is the problem.

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You see, my friends, there’s a reason I don’t watch Lost. Okay, I thought the pilot was boring, but ALSO, I cannot handle shows that drag you along, season after season, drawing out a mystery that will, in all likelihood, never be solved, but if it is solved, will most likely disappoint. Maybe I’ll watch Lost when the whole thing is over and I’ve already read the synopsis on Wikipedia so I know what to expect (I love spoilers, can’t get enough of ’em, my friends hate me).

FlashForward is so one of these shows. My hope is that they’ve learned a lesson from Lost and actually know where the whole thing is going, so we don’t have to watch for five seasons and then go, “REALLY? THAT’S IT?” Fingers crossed. I know I did a bad thing by watching and investing in this show. I’m going to end up constantly refreshing Hulu, foaming at the mouth, making crazy eyes at the computer and mouthing the words, “But what does it mean?” over and over again, I just know it. (Was that a terrifying mental picture? Excellent, mission accomplished.)

Also, Booklist review. That page is where all the reviews are going to go from now on (well, I mean, the good ones; the bad ones you can search out on your own, thank you very much), and I’m going to try not to make a big deal out of them–not because they’re not important to me, but because I know you guys don’t come here to hear me brag about how everyone loves my book. When you read a review, just imagine me, wide-eyed and grinning, incapable of believing my own luck at being so honored. Can you do that for me? It’s much better than imagining me doing that other thing, with the mouth foaming, etc.

4 Responses to “Like I need another addiction”

Jess on October 21st, 2009 at 5:48 pm Said:

I LOVE castle! I haven’t seen last week’s FlashForward yet, so far I generally like it though. Hopefully they won’t leave us hanging though, I don’t have the patience for that (didn’t watch Lost at all – that and I can’t watch plane crashes over and over like they showed in the first season at least)

Kim on October 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm Said:

Umm…so thrilled you have joined the Fast Forward bandwagon. It’s a fantastic show and I am so happy to have watched it from the beginning…you know how I am about jumping in after it become popular.

Sidsel on October 23rd, 2009 at 7:19 pm Said:

I watch How I Met Your Mother, Glee, The Office, Psych, Californication, Cougar Town, Friday Night Lights (this is def. check-out worthy), Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy. Just decided to dump Gossip Girl and 90210, because they´ve started to bore me. I certainly don´t need any more shows, but now I feel like I have to check FlashForward out. Thanks a lot, Anna! But seriously, check out FNL!

qualler on October 27th, 2009 at 12:47 am Said:

As someone who’s watched 4 seasons of Lost and started watching FlashForward, I can verify that Lost is about 1000000000x better in terms of writing, actual cleverness, mysticism, etc. There are individual scenes and moments of FF that I love but overall it seems like they really have no idea what’s going on and, more importantly, I’m starting to not really care. I’ll probably keep up with it when/if people tell me it gets better but otherwise, I’m probably out for now. I have a similarly daunting list of shows I keep up on as well!

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