The best thing is when you complete the long game you were playing a lot earlier than you expected to thanks to the fact you were sat still for about four days playing it non-stop and you think you have nothing planned to do and might have to, you know, leave the house or do some writing or something to break the monotony of the rest of your week off but then you remember there are TV shows you like that haven’t been cancelled and they’re still going and there’s loads of episodes you haven’t seen so you can “legally” acquire loads of episodes and have something else to put on your TV to piss away your time with.
Well, maybe it’s not the best thing. It is, however, a thing.
Much as I love re-watching Arrested Development for the 34000390593092092th time and slowly re-working through Battlestar Galactica just to see if the end of it is any less shit the second time around or viewing Firefly justonemoretime – it’s nice to have some other options that don’t involve the double whammy of requiring me to watch them for the first time and get used to a series I haven’t seen before.
I do so hate seeing new things. Apart from New Girl. I am enamoured with that ohIwonderwhy.
Anyway, this is a roundabout way of saying ‘South Park has restarted, How I Met Your Mother is nearly at the end of its seventh series and I forgot 30 Rock re-beganified months ago’.
What a fun read this has been.
I cannot commit. Well, that’s a bit of a lie – it’s more just something I want to say so I can have a WITTY headline. I can commit, I’m just not daring enough to start something new, to get into a new life adventure and to bring myself fresh new experiences. HILARIOUSLY, I’m talking about films and TV shows, and not – as you clearly thought – relationships! Hah! Who’da thunk it?
I have a fair few series under my belt, don’t get me wrong. I finished The Wire before most of you had even been told by the Grauniad to watch it (indeed, I listened to Brooker years before the paper starting NOT SHUTTING UP about it), I’ve been through all of Deadwood multiple times and comedy series get rinsed on a regular basis. Sunny series one was famously watched in its entirety three times in the space of a week, back in ’08.
So why do I find it so hard to put something different on? Why have I got Generation Kill sitting on my PC, still waiting? Why have I got about three dozen films that aren’t likely to be watched soon? Though admittedly I did strike Universal Soldier: Regeneration off that list the other day. Dolph! Jean-Claude! Mediocre film! And, most confusingly of all, why have I got Battlestar series four sitting waiting to be watched, when I finished watching the first three series years ago? It’s not hard to finish things, I’m clearly just a mental.
So I’ll set myself an incredibly difficult challenge: watch some things I haven’t watched before. Some things I’ve been meaning to watch. Even some things I want to watch. Crazy, I know – and difficult too. But with the help and support of my friends and family, I reckon I can get through this one.