I used to love watching a couple of soap operas -- Guiding Light, especially. And I rarely watched nighttime TV (though I did love Twin Peaks back in the day) because I'm not patient and I'm not steady. Meaning: 1) I don't like waiting and 2) I never could remember just when I should tune in for an ongoing "serial" show.
And then came Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu, and Itunes and a whole bunch of ways to watch TV shows---and not just in bits, but in whole big piece -- multiple seasons.
In addition to being impatient and unsteady, I'm a binger.
It started with Dexter.
And then Monk.
And then Bones, and Parenthood, and Brothers and Sisters and Drop Dead Diva and The Riches and 30 Rock and The Office and Mad Men and The Tudors and Downton Abbey and United States of Tara and Harpers Island and The Medium and Being Human and The Gates and Life on Mars and Tin Man and Big Love and The Big C and Firefly and Psych and Lost and White Collar and Heroes and Rome and The Killing and Deadwood and surely several I've forgotten.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to giv Breaking Bad a try -- and, yep, I was hooked. Which led Neil to suggest Walking Dead. Really?
Yep. I'm hooked.
With most of these series, I've loved the characters, their development, the plot, the twists, the dialogue and the funny moments. I've loved being transported into other worlds and I've loved being consumed thinking about the characters and their predictaments.
Does this mean I don't read? Nope. Though it does seem I'm reading nonfiction rather than fiction -- will post about it soon.
And I find that the more story infuses my playtime, the more I want to get more than photos and awesome looks onto my scrapbook pages -- I want story on those pages, too. And I'll post about that soon, too.
The focus topic at Masterful Scrapbook Design this month is "Telling Stories" and I'm learning and getting ideas from the guest teachers.