Millions of people have enjoyed the complete resurgence of quality entertainment in both the traditional and digital formats. Everyday, I hear people talking about the newest great drama or comedy.
Even as I type this progress report, my classmates are binge-watching the newest original series from Netflix or HBO.
The point is I have so many great shows to choose from, I don’t know where do start. And that’s the problem.
When I was a kid, I could do my homework and watch the newest episode of Avatar: the Last Airbender. The show was good to a degree that I was able to finish most of my homework when the episode was done. Just last week, after I finished the Justin Reed Show podcast, I decide to dedicate an entire afternoon to the catching up with all my favorite shows and watch the pilot for HBO’s Westworld. I thought it would be the perfect afternoon; to watch Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Quantico, ARROW, and The FLASH.
However, I did not factor in how many shows I watched every week.
So let’s do the math, shall we.
I usually watch the following shows every on a week basis.
- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- The FLASH
- How to Get Away with Murder
- R.W.B.Y. (web series from Rooster Teeth)
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
- D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
- Law and Order: SVU (haven’t even watched the season premiere yet.)
So nine of those shows are about one hour long, including commercials. Last Week Tonight takes about 30 minutes. And R.W.B.Y. is about 15 to 26 minutes at most.
Since I’ve been working on my creative writing assignments, drafting my proposal for my second video project, working on my first major passion project (which will be up later this week), and creating a website for the my school’s student environment awareness club, I’ve missed 3 weeks of entertainment.
Add all of those shows minutes together for the week, I’d get about 9 hours and 45 minutes.
(9 hours and 45 minutes or 585 minutes) 3 weeks that I missed them = 1,755 minutes.
When that realization wrapped around my mind, I just couldn’t do it. I could watch my favorite shows. Instead, I watched an episode of Family Guy, which is currently my least favorite show.
In the end, I didn’t want to think too much about it.
Maybe that’s one of the reasons why people were pissed that South Park, a show that completely resented their timeline in almost every episode, have revived themselves as a highly serialized comedy. But that would mean that people love stupid stuff. As long as you’re not questioning every little detail on plot or character development, Seth MacFaralane and Adam Sandler will always have a spot in Hollywood.
The point I’m trying to make across is that I’ve been so busy trying working, I never took the time to just sit down and have fun. This semester has been very dull to the point where I now I just sit down and and think to myself: WHAT HAVE I DONE?
I used to be able to watch all sorts of shows and still do my homework when I was a kid. But the shows I watched when I was a kid weren’t that every good.
Don’t get me wrong. There were some shows that got me threw some of the toughest parts of my childhood and guided to my goal of creating the best stories.
Unfortunately, those shows were overshadowed by the popularity of reality shows.
Back in middle school and most of high school, no body wanted to talk about a nerd being uploaded with the knowledge of the C.I.A.’s entire database, a chemistry teacher running a meth business with one of his former students in order to pay for his cancer treatment, or an evil queen trapping our favorite fairy tale characters in the modern world with no memory of their previous lives.
Instead they wanted to talk about which bachelorette deserved the rose, which Kardashian will get their own spin-off, or which pair of bad girls is going to fight.
To reiterate, with so much good entertainment, I feel left out. I don’t want to feel left out and I try not to, but I do have to ask myself: Is it worth watching?
For those of you who’ve read this far, thanks!
I will be posting a full breakdown on the trailer for the Power Rangers movie. I’m pretty sure you guys are tried of hearing about the movie, but I thought you should read the thoughts of a Power Rangers fan who has watched nearly every episode of the show, watched the old movies, and bought the toys. I loved it since I was a kid, so this franchise means a lot to me. That should be coming soon.
Also, I will be posting a special video about the election. My school is having a viewing party for the election and I will be sitting down and interviewing some of the students who support different parties. That should be fun to hear, right?
Anyway, thanks for reading.
Until we meet again my friends. Peace.