The Emmy's are tonight! I imagine many of you will be watching, but I regret to inform you that I won't be. Nor will I be covering it in any shape or form. What do I look like? 5 Minute Television Guy? Get it right! I'm 5 Minute Movie Guy!
I hate to break it to you, but I don't even watch television anymore. Most TV shows just don't do it for me. People are always trying to get me to start watching TV series, but their attempts are futile. Most people seem to have no problem spending several days impulsively binge-watching shows to get caught up-to-date, but I have absolutely no interest in ever doing that. In truth, my only exposure to any of these shows is through my dad, who regularly watches many of them. I've seen a few episodes of Breaking Bad and some brief moments from Game of Thrones, but was never really enthralled by either. I have never in my life been so invested in a TV show that I felt the need to see every episode. I guess because of that you could say I'm more of a sitcom guy, but even then there's probably only a handful of those that I've watched somewhat regularly.
Since I won't often talk about TV shows on the site, I suppose I should use this opportunity to tell you that some of my favorite shows include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, That 70's Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Seinfeld, and Spongebob. (Yes... Spongebob.) I'm also a big fan of In Living Color and lately I've really enjoyed The Tonight Show now that Jimmy Fallon has taken over. As you can see, my list is mostly very much dated and it's all comedy shows. These days, it's all about the TV series. I guess I've never made that transition, and I don't intend to. They require a much greater investment that I'm not willing to put into them. It may partially be a matter of having a short attention span, but I think it has more to do with trying to better utilize my time. I find that the older I get, the less time I'm willing to waste on TV and video games. Movies, on the other hand, require much less of a time investment (although unfortunately a much greater financial investment).
Anyway, I'd love to write more about all of this, but I have to get ready for work, so I'll save it for another time. If you're watching the Emmy's tonight, I hope you enjoy the show and may your favorite one win!