Couch Potato

You can always count on a CSI or a Law & Order to be showing on one channel or another. Things like that help me feel like the world is as it should be. I mean, if you can’t grab a snack and immediately and mindlessly get involved in solving a murder, then I don’t know how to go on.

Someday, there will come a time when I search the channels unsuccessfully. I won’t be able to find people in dark dress clothes combing though someone’s lawn and using special flashlights to find blood residue. I won’t be able to watch as they process evidence using amazing equipment that doesn’t exist in the real world. I won’t hear the funky instrumental music as they turn dials and look closely at beakers filled with colored water. I won’t be able to watch people’s body language as they enter, fill in a blank piece of knowledge and then walk out. Are they going to hook up or what?

On that day, my friends, I will grieve. And then I’ll scan the channels for repeats of Mad Men.

2 Replies to “Couch Potato”

  1. As it happens, while I type this comment I am watching Law & Order. Coincidence or divine sign? Not sure but I couldn’t agree with your assessment more. As long as this show is running somewhere on my 50 billion channels every hour of the day, I know there will be something to distract me when I just can’t get off the couch.

  2. When I was at BlogHer, I had a TV (which I don’t at home). Every time I turned it on, The Nanny was on. Is Nickleodeon an all Nanny channel, all the time? I am confused.

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