Friday, 12 August 2011

West Wing

It's embarrassing, how I've manged to go from writing multiple times daily, to nothing for months at a time.
Partially, this is because I started another private-access one, only to realise that most of it amounts to me complaining about something. So I stopped.
Perhaps it's just laziness. I've got enough time to do other things, so why should a 10-minute writing session be excluded from daily routine?
So here I am.

After the departure of a certain boyfriend, I find myself with enormous amounts of spare time, even with Uni going into it's 4th week for the semester. So, like most normal people, I compensate by watching copious amounts of television. Since there's not really anything of substance on there of a weeknight, I've resorted to watching season-after-season of things we have floating around the house. Over the course of a year, I've managed to absorb 15 seasons of Stargate. However, since my initiation into the SG club was by B, this time, it's the West Wing - a parent-based initiative.
Originally used as a way to stop thinking about what was going on in reality, it has rekindled my love of the series, and after only 3 weeks, I'm halfway through season 6 (of 7).
My friends look at me funny when I say that my night consists of dinner and episodes of said programme. Probably because it doesn't involve fictitious creatures, spaceships, or ridiculous, superficial reality TV (Jersey Shore, anyone?).
It's smart. I understand more than when it was first on TV, but still only comprehend about 80% of whats going on - I, the humble Aussie, have no doubt that much of this is due to the fact that it's based on the American Government.
Still, it's inspiring in a way that reality isn't. Suppose that's why many people watch the more... educated? Literate? Programs - they offer an alternative, or at the very least, something to think about.

If you're at all interested in politics, people, or just something better than Reality TV, I'd recommend West Wing to anyone.

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