I’m never going to be one of those people who gives up t.v. For a lot of reasons. But mostly because I love it. I love the escapism. I love the noise; the company.
BUT. I’m having a problem with it. It’s not so much that it eats up too much of my time (which it does.) Or that I’m filling my brain with crap (which I also am.) It’s more that I’m getting too invested. I care too much about what is going on with these fictional characters. Particularly with the daily soaps. Hi. My name is Janet and I’m a Days of Our Lives and General Hospital addict.
It really does need to stop. Abigail is probably going to be pregnant, and it is going to destroy Sammie. Darn that E. J. Which I guess doesn’t matter because she’s leaving the end of the year, anyway. Which just sucks. I’ve known her since she was born, and now she’s grandma. A young one (as they all are on the soaps) but a grandma none the less. She’s been a part of my life for a very long time. And now she’s going to be gone. And Robin. For crying out loud. I don’t know why they even bring her back, since she just leaves over and over, taking a little piece of my heart with her each time. And Jason, and Laura. Good grief. It goes on and on, and I just can’t take it any more. I have to separate myself from it.
I think I’m still okay with the nighttime soaps. They are only once a week, so I’m not quite as immersed. But this 5 day a week stuff? It’s just too much.
So I did it. I eliminated the record set up for the series. Both of them. I will no longer be following the goings-on in Salem or Port Charles. Or at least I’m going to try. I may cave. But if I’m able to stick with it, I’ll gain 7 1/2 hours a week in my life. I can use them.
Then there’s the nighttime stuff…Revenge, Scandal, Blacklist. All twisty, warped and deliciously messed up. I won’t be giving them up. Ever.
I know. I’m hopeless. Almost.