Sunday, May 27, 2012


by Earl Staggs 

It’s that time of the year.  The few shows I enjoy on TV are shut down for the season and I have no interest in those that are not.  I’m not interested in vampires and werewolves, and I don’t like sitcoms in which stupidity and gross behavior are supposed to be funny.  

My wife and I enjoy talent shows, but American Idol and Dancing With the Stars are finished for the year.  We’re not interested in any of their clones.  America’s Got Talent doesn’t interest us. They seem to show more bizarre idiots than actual talented performers.  So You Think You Can Dance was fun the first couple of years, but we’ve seen enough hip hopping, head-spinning, street kids to last us for a while. 

So that leaves checking out reruns in hopes of catching episodes we missed of NCIS, Criminal Minds, In Plain Sight, or other crime shows we like.  We also like true crime shows and will look for new ones on Dateline and 48 Hours.  There are several other true crime series, and we’ll check them all. 

All in all, however, I’ll devote more time to writing and rewriting.  That’s a good thing and I should be doing more of that, even when my favorite shows are back in season.   

Discipline, Earl, discipline.  Definitely a good thing if I want to get more writing done. 

I’m going to work on that. 

Meanwhile, I still like to kick back for the last hour or two of each day and stretched out on the sofa watching TV is a great way to do that.  My mind is too fuzzy that late in the day for good reading.

Any suggestions for something worth watching during these hiatus days will be greatly appreciated.


Kevin R. Tipple said...

Longmire on A&E starts June 3 as does the new season of THE GLADES.


Earl Staggs said...

Thanks for the help, Kevin. I like Rizzoli and Iles and I'll try Longmire, but the other two are not for me.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I agree with you, Earl. TNT and USA do bring on their new series during the summer. We rent a lot of movies from Netflix.

Earl Staggs said...

Netflix may be the answer, Marilyn.

Morgan Mandel said...

Nothing much decent on TV lately, but I still like to relax in the evening during and after dinner. By then I'm through writing and promoting my books.

Morgan Mandel