…but nothing on!
I’m working nights this week, which leads me to try and sleep at irregular hours, and when I want to sleep, somehow I can’t. So I turn on the tube, but I find myself bitterly disappointed.
Last year, I found myself interested in some of the reality shows that showed people doing real jobs, like Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers. But those have mostly disappeared in recent months, with nothing appealing to replace them.
I found myself watching Crime Scene Investigation in all its flavors, but that began to pall after a while. The writers and directors of CSI took my seventh-grade English teacher’s dictum to ‘show us, not tell us’ literally, so that as someone explains how the crime might have been committed, we see the process unfolding in all its gory glory. And I’m really not into stories that revolve around criminals.
This week I’ve hit rock bottom, in that the only thing I find semi-interesting is the History Channels ‘Armageddon Week,’ filled with pseudo-documentaries about how the world is imminently coming to an end, as predicted in the Book of Revelation or by Nostradamus or whatever, coupled with scientific explanations of how all these horrible things might occur.
If I were a kid, it would give me nightmares.
But now, it’s just tedious.