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The AuthorQuest Bears and Too Much TV

Am I the only one getting sick of people telling, no DEMANDING, that you should be watching this-this-and-this show? Why aren’t you watching it, they say. It’s fantastic! It’s awesome. Here’s a bunch of in-jokes you won’t get unless you’re watching. You’re a bad person if you’re not watching it. Here’s a short list of all the shows that I’m a terrible person for not watching

-Warehouse 13
-Once Upon a Time
-Doctor Who’s current season (I don’t get BBC)
-Breaking Bad
-Arrested Development
-Mad Men
-Clone Wars
-The Middle
-American Horror Story
-Downton Abbey
-Parks and Recreation
-The Walking Dead
-True Blood
-Being Human
-It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
-Sons of Anarchy
-The Vampire Diaries

And these are just the shows that are on now. There’s a slew of old shows, both new and classic, that I should be watching.

Just look at that list! What possibly makes you think I have time for that? I’d be watching TV until my eyes bleed. I barely have time for the shows I do like watching (Game of Thrones, Adventure Time)

The same goes for books too, which is more insidious because they take so much longer to complete. And if it’s a series? Better have two lifetimes. And forget about re-reading any favorites.

People, could we please all agree that we all have certain TV shows we like, and no one is obligated to watch any others? Because you limit your TV viewing to a few personal choices, that doesn’t make you an ignorant Luddite? Can’t I just watch Battlestar Galactica and not get judged for my choice, or lack of choosing any of the others? Let’s not make this into a war, could we?

Eric Juneau is a software engineer and novelist on his lunch breaks. In 2016, his first novel, Merm-8, was published by eTreasures. He lives in, was born in, and refuses to leave, Minnesota. You can find him talking about movies, video games, and Disney princesses at where he details his journey to become a capital A Author.

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