I realized this morning that I have no idea when any of my TV shows are coming back. I have not read a single Fall TV preview issue of any magazine – print, online, or otherwise. I have not watched any trailers. I have not made a list of new TV shows I will be checking out. I have not made a list of TV shows I will be dropping. I have not made a color-coded schedule, arranged by night and air time, of all the shows I will be watching for the next year. I have not made a contingency plan for how I will watch the tertiary shows that are recording at the same time as two other more important shows. I have not written a single word, including tweets, about the upcoming television season. I haven’t even talked about Agents of SHIELD. (Until now.)
I’ve been turning off the TV a lot and reading.
I am considering canceling my cable subscription.*
I am only aware of when my shows come back now because they show up on my DVR the next morning, or if I bother to check the scheduled recordings for the next week. This is how I knew Bones was back. (I watched this morning, and my God, the angst!)
(I still care deeply about Parks and Recreation.)
Look, this is all very new for me. New behaviors, new all around, but what I’m concerned about is IS THIS WHAT REGULAR PEOPLE DO? Am I NORMAL now? (Please say ‘no.’)
Also, I watched Dancing With the Stars last night because Twitter told me Amber Riley was awesome but I watched the whole thing.
WHO AM I.
*In case you’re legitimately concerned that I am having a psychotic break or something, I feel I must admit to you that all of this is largely a function of not having any money. I canceled my subscription to Entertainment Weekly, which is how I usually make my TV schedules. My cable bill is through the roof and I’m sick of it. And I watch too much TV. I feel like doing something drastic, so I’m going to try only picking up new shows that look like they’re going to last, and I’m not going to have a nervous breakdown because I haven’t seen every episode of every TV show that has ever aired.