David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

just a note of happiness

I just wanted to say this because I don't think I have lately -- we are blessed to be living in a fantastic age of entertainment. This is particularly true with regard to television. I don't think TV has ever been as good in my lifetime as it is right now. There are so many good shows, or shows that I'd like to watch, that I literally cannot keep up with them all. This is partly due to my high-travel lifestyle these days, but it's also because there are so many good shows. Especially if you like sf and fantasy. We have such an embarrassment of riches these days that it's overwhelming, and the internet makes it possible to download shows that aren't in your area or on at a convenient time, so you can see more of things than you might have in the past. Or things you never might have seen at all.

I remember when the shows I got excited to see were things like AUTOMAN and MANIMAL (hey, I was seven; gimme a break). Now, just to name four shows that people like, we've got BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, DOCTOR WHO, HEROES, and SUPERNATURAL, and we've got them ALL AT THE SAME TIME. And we've got more shows on top of that. Even when the shows aren't great or groundbreaking, they're solidly entertaining and fun. I can't remember ever having this many choices of good stuff to watch. And that's just SF/fantasy.

This really is a golden age of entertainment. And I'm enjoying being entertained.
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