I'm trying to figure out when I became such a big TV addict!
Was it LOST? I think that was a big part of it - never before was there a show where I HAD to absolutely positively catch every single episode as quickly as possible.
Was it with the advent of streaming internet video? - Also a big part of it. I can follow shows even when I can't catch them on tv.
Was it Nikki Stafford? Yes, I would have to say that she was probably the biggest reason I have become a TV addict. Thanks a lot Nikki :P
Whether it's old TV shows like The Prisoner or Get Smart or The Cosby Show (things I get on DVD) or current shows I am lamenting my inability to watch I have become a TV addict and it totally snuck up on me.
I didn't realize how far this had gone until I jotted down the list of all of the shows I *have* to watch this season.
Monday is Castle (which I watch online since I work every Monday night)
House is also on Mondays. We'd stopped watching this when it just got too crude, but the previews of this new season with him in the asylum (or whatever you want to call it) just looks interesting. Maybe I'll catch that online, too.
Tuesday and Wednesday it's So You Think You Can Dance - a must watch for many reasons (not the least of which is I am really, really, really rooting for Ryan Kasprzak to at least make top 20)
But we have to record SYTYCD because Tuesday is also NCIS and now NCIS: Los Angeles (both of which are family addictions)
Wednesday is Glee (but I catch that online)
Thursday is The Vampire Diaries (which I wasn't going to watch, but now think I'll do the online thing, because the first episode kind of caught me. grrrr)
Thursday is also The Mentalist, but that one won't be a "it's the end of the world if I miss it" one. I like to see it when I can, but don't know if I'll make it this season.
And then Friday, I thought they had finished Numb3rs off, but it's in the list of season premiers for the end of September. I'm super excited if it is, because I love the characters on that show. I'm just surprised, because I thought they had kind of wrapped up all of the loose ends.
So the only good thing about all of this is that LOST doesn't start until January. Thank goodness.
At least with a VCR and online access I can watch it all on my schedule, when I have time. But we seriously need to consider TiVo.