Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Got a Big New Love . . . . . .

I have a question for you.

When you find that you really like something that you assumed you wouldn't, does it annoy you, or delight you?

I must admit, it rather annoys me. Let me explain -

I don't watch a lot of regular TV. I simply don't have time to get involved in a series. Yes, I have a DVR, (what a wonderful invention!), and it helps, but I still rarely find the time to actually sit and watch something. Because of that, I just don't even start to watch a weekly TV series, even one I'm sure I would love, because I don't want to spend the time trying to keep up with each episode.

When I see advertisements for a new show, I tune them out just for that reason. So, when Big Love started a couple of years ago, I didn't pay a lot of attention. The premise alone was enough to turn me off of it. Let's face it; I have some very prejudicial, preconceived notions about far right Mormon pluralist, and the entire idea of multiple wives creeps me out to no end. Easy to avoid that show, right?

Well, it was.

The new season started three weeks ago, and I caught a few minutes here and there of the show. Then, I watched the entire third episode.

Damn you HBO for making such intriguing and interesting characters!!!!

I'm hooked. I've already set the DVR to record all the episodes, and this Friday is a back to back to back catch up for all of this season.


It is a good show. Even if I feel like I need a shower after I watch it.


SaoirseDaily2 said...

I've watched it from the very beginning and absolutely love it! The characters are rich and the story lines are interesting. I'm happy to know someone else likes the show.

Anne said...

Yes! I love this show. I was skeptical when it was first coming out, but my boyfriend's brother worked on the pilot and said it was good. The creepy factor is heightened after reading Under the Banner of Heaven, and the compound squicks me out something awful. Still, I think it's fascinating and well done.

Brave Sir Robin said...

SD2 & Anne -

Didn't the "Joy Book" creep you out?

Ugh! The pictures of calves and feet? It was like a slave catalog.

Bee said...

I've heard really good things about this show. . . despite creepy multiple wife concept! Like you, BSR, I never watch anything until it is on DVD . . . and then Sigmund and I tend to watch it 3 episodes at a time.

It's an interesting thing about Mormons: I have met two extremely cool Mormons through blogging and it has made me revise some of my negative thinking about that religion. Any Mormons living on large compounds, well, that is a different story.

GourmetGoddess said...

I adore this show. It is the only reason I would ever spring for HBO. Sadly, I must wait the million years for it to come out on DVD.....

Lisa said...

It does bother me when that happens. I'm so trend resistant in some ways and then I find myself getting drawn in and it annoys me. I feel like I'm selling out or something.

The one thing I knew I'd hate that I actually do hate is reality t.v.

Anne said...

BSR - It is a slave catalogue. Last night's episode had me pretty sad.

I usually wait a couple of years to start in on a tv show--to see if it's actually good--but I was drawn in during the first season of this one. Kind of like BSG.