I love watching science fiction, anime, fantasy/magic tv. As a child, my mom and relatives would joke about how I would tune out every time I watched tv. People would call my name, but I would not notice. These powers of concentration maybe that’s why I was good at school.
I am aware of how much I love this kind of show. That is why I try to avoid watching them. Once a tv show interests me, I am sucked into a slow twirling spiral of procrastination. This self-destructive cycle only ends when I go through the whole season. (Most recently, I discovered Full Metal Alchemist. Ale and the kids were in Mexico, so I spent a whole night going through the show, really).
My latest addiction is Supernatural. I had avoided watching the show for a long time (now in season 7). But like a strong chocolate craving, you can only last so long. I have been watching all the episodes in order. I am now in season two. (I think about it constantly).
We don’t have cable. I watch must of my stuff on the computer. Besides the fact that we cannot afford cable tv, there’s just too much good stuff to see (or maybe my standards are low). I know that Celeste inherited my addiction for TV (it must be genetic, Nano has it too. I can see it in the way his eyes light up when he sees Thomas or Diego). Ale has her favorites too. If we had cabled hooked up tv in all rooms, we might go for days without noticing each other (so we don’t).
Like any tv addict knows, it only takes one good show to get caught in that delicious pix-elated web of bliss (tv). For this reason I have avoided Dexter, No Ordinary Family, Merlin, True Blood, and House. As soon as I am done with Supernatural I will never again open that digital dark coffin.