I never meant to get into The Voice, but the down on my luck and looking for a chance stories get to me. Every single time. I was bopping along watching the singers get booted off one after another when I found myself rooting for one of them. He even made it to the final 3. Then, as usual it happened. The one I didn't want to win, ever, won. It always happens that way for me. I never pick the winner. In fact, I like the underdog.
I get involved in their life. I feel for them. I want them to win and have that big chance.
Living vicariously like that does nothing for me and makes me feel terrible, when inevitably, they don't win.
Because, really, do I need to spend time watching that crap?
I also am giving up award shows. Yes, I love them, but self congratulatory events with so so host bits aren't really something that I need to spend time watching either. Yes, it kills me that two of my favorites are hosting the Golden Globes tonight, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, but a deal is a deal.
I'll watch award shows when they are giving them for folks I know, doing things that make a real difference. That is worth watching.
A movie, TV show, play isn't any better if it wins or doesn't win. If I like it, I like it.
So, that cuts down on a LOT of TV. Really, if you made a list of all the shows that are unscripted/reality and awards we would be left with very few other shows. I don't watch most of them so I just gave myself hours of my life back.
Now I have to decide what I am going to do with it.