This is a weird time for TV and I.
After five years (I think it’s five? I’ve forgotten Couchtime’s anniversary) of writing about TV religiously, it’s sometimes hard for me to recap my favorite shows episode-by-episode.
A lot has happened in five years. I found a career I love, got married, and generally have a little less time on my hands.
I also watch a little less TV. This year, several of my favorite TV shows will come to an end – Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men – and I haven’t picked up anything new. (I’m TRYING with Marry Me but I really, really do not know about that yet. I’m also trying The Affair and remain on the fence.)
So I thought I’d experiment a bit with something new. This weekend, I read all of Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please. It was fantastic. I picked it up on Saturday morning and put it down on Sunday evening, which meant I spent a lot of time on the couch. I’ve also spent a lot of time reading on my bed, on planes and trains, and plenty of other places recently.
I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I do occasionally. I read magazines and essays. I listen to music. I have random thoughts. I play board games. I do a lot of this while sitting on the couch. So I’ve decided to experiment with Couchtime a bit, to expand its repertoire. I’ll be sharing some posts that are about other types of culture of the next few weeks, just to try it out. If you don’t like them, that’s OK! Just breeze on past them and find the Survivor recap you’re looking for. If you do, awesome! Comment and share it with your friends.
Talk soon. I’m off to watch The Good Wife.