Sunday, March 1, 2015

can't stop watching telly

I am so greedy for fiction. I'm a compulsive devourer of stories. My poor neglected children - once I have a book to read or god help me, a series to watch, I can't stop til they're over. And then my appetite is peaked for something new.

I've spent the weekend watching Arrow, I'm into series 2 now and reluctant to stop. I came home on Friday, the kids had friends over, and I retired to bed with Aldi chocolate brownie icecream and Bodhi's laptop and watched and watched. I love it. I'ts not going to hurt me like The Time Traveller's Wife did (sob, still not ok) and it's funny, and cute and full of musclebound men with their shirts off. Often wet. There is fighting and comic book melodrama (sometimes cringy, but hey, better than gut wrenching trauma, non?). There are mysteries and secret identities and a slowly revealed back story that's continuing nicely into series 2.

I wish I could be content with an episode a night, though.

I also wish one of these series would have strong main character that's female, a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but it seems that's not to be. Oh wait, Marvel have one, Agent Carter, but I don't know if I can get that yet. I willlll, though. In the meantime I will enjoy the eye candy that is the Arrow, his chin ups and his cute understated facial reactions.

I don't understand why people don't like sci fi and fantasy. It's my balm. You poor realists out there. It's so nice to slip awaaaaaay into the welcoming arms of superhero drama.


Ms. Moon said...

And think of all the actors who are being gainfully employed doing their art! And writers! And all the crew and casts and directors and so forth.
Keep watching.

Jo said...