And Then There’s The Television Series That Goes Down In Flames

I have many guilty pleasures. Many. Television is one of them.

Before you criticize my viewing habits, please know that I read. Real books. And not of the Harlequin romance variety. I enjoy the opera and the theater, too. I dabble in writing. I swim. I practice yoga. So you could say I’m comfortably well-rounded.

On the telly, I watch a little bit of everything. Drama, comedy, reality. The History Channel. The Weather Channel (but who doesn’t?).

And yes, I watch (don’t laugh) Big Love.

It’s the final season of the series. So the writers are pulling out all the stops. With every single unimaginable scenario imaginable.

I hate that.

But, I watch. Reluctantly. Because I’m hooked on the characters and I want to see the directions they take. But it gets to the point that I don’t care anymore. And I’m almost glad that I’m going to get an hour of my life back each week.

Yep.

I think the writers do it on purpose so you don’t miss the show too much when it’s finally gone.

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11 responses to “And Then There’s The Television Series That Goes Down In Flames

  1. I watched it the first season, and then dropped cable. The characters were (are?) deep and interesting. But, I hate it when shows go crazy like that. Here’s to one more hour.

  2. Honey, have no shame. I’m a card-carrying member of the Dexter club, so I will throw no stones.

  3. Oh no. I like watching Big Love, but I’m a season behind. I hate when shows go downhill.

  4. I’m a season behind too. The final season is even crazier than this one? Hard to believe! I was just thinking that they were going a bit too far out there already. My new favorite show is An Idiot Abroad. Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

  5. I have never watched the show, but my sister swears by it. My personal Hour of Life & Brain Cells Wasted in less sophisticated. Yes, I am an avid Toddlers & Tiaras viewer, for no greater reason than to feel like a really great parent :)

  6. Interesting theory. I love Dexter too — and True Blood, since we’re in confessional mode. I even (hides face) watch Grey’s Anatomy sometimes. Whenever I tell people I don’t watch Reality TV I always hasten to add that I’m not judging them, I just like my ridiculous tv to be scripted and fictional.

  7. I’ve never seen this show, which is pretty shocking considering the things I have managed to catch. Sorry that I missed the series, I know a lot liked it.

  8. OK. No fair. My kid has already told me I’m utterly clueless about popular culture. (To quote him: “Mom! Everyone knows that! Where have you been?”)

    And now, television viewer that I am, I must admit that I’ve never heard of Big Love.

    Of course, I’ve never watched Survivor or Lost either. And a lot of other culturally enriching shows. But hey! I saw my first-ever episode of The Bachelor the other night. Do I get points for that?

    (Someone pass the remote in time for Top Chef…)

  9. Angela

    I’m no better, I feel that I am well rounded, I love to read just finished the trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help and now reading Pride and Prejudice. Exercise when I can. I am a well educated computer graduate (setting the scene). However, I love anything to do with Bethanny – Housewives of New York, Bethanny Getting Married and looking forward to the start of Bethanny Ever After, and it goes on, if I miss a show that she is interviewed on e.g. The View, Chelsey Lately, I google it, obsessed or what?

    Anyway, I have never seen Big Love, heard about it, so just enjoy………… roll on 28th Feb @ 10/9c :)

  10. I’m totally with you! I feel compelled to watch since it’s the last season, but come on! These characters are very different from the first season of the show.

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