Current Project: Derby book
Status: Can't see past my thesis right now!
Last week I canceled my television service because the compelling need to keep up with TV shows I liked was overwhelming and time consuming. I finally admitted to myself that I don't have the willpower to just not watch TV, so drastic measures were used, thus the cancellation (even before my contract was up, ouch $$). I know feel like I have a lot more time in the evening, which is great. I want to be better at writing and thesising (I've deemed that a real word, it dang well should be). I still have the same problem of being exhausted after work, which doesn't help me actually *do* the things I want to. But I digress.
I still watch movies or TV shows through Netflix watching instantly (which comes to my TV through my Xbox 360, fancy technology), but there's not the compulsion of watching things to free up space on my DVR. The Netflix stuff is always there. So what did I start watching yesterday that I'd never seen before? Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I'd never felt interested in watching that show, which may surprise many of you because you know how much I like vampire stuff. Not sure why, just never felt the urge. Well dang it's good! Now I understand why people like David Boreanz! And I now understand what spawned this vampire wave and the types of heroes within it. Fortunately for me, Netflix watching instantly has the entire series of Buffy and Angel (yay). What does that mean for my writing time and thesising? It won't suffer, the shows will always be there for me!
Watching Buffy just made a lot of things click in terms of the romance novels I've read. Sort of like how CSI kicked off a cluster of romantic suspense books. Is there a TV or movie series that you can see connects to a trend in fiction?