Ironically, it’s only now that I’m figuring out what I need to truly enjoy myself when, hey, I’m on the road and it can’t be helped.
I had thought that something engrossing and nuanced would be best. Hannibal, for example, would have fascinating characters, fascinating plots, and some seriously twisted makeup artists. What’s not to like?
Well, there’s the fact that you’re a million miles from home.
So maybe something like a procedural. “A Killing” (or “The Killing?”) was a new look at the whole procedural thing, I was told. Instead of one per show, they would take a case from start to finish in one season. Sounds good, right? Except the first episode is dedicated to the period of time where we go from “person is missing” to “body is found”.
And I was a million miles from home.
And then it hit me:
What I wanted was something like “House”. Happy endings on most shows (the show with the babies? Oh, that was rough. I almost turned it off halfway through). Hugh Laurie’s charismatic/misanthropic interactions with a cast of beautiful people? What is not to like? It was like a bowl of split pea soup on a cold and rainy day when you’ve got lupus or meningitis.
And, of course, I only figure that out the week I’m scheduled to go home.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?