Watch THE WIRE, and not just because it’s stuff white people like. Rather, I’m sick and tired of people questioning my addiction to TV as they look down at me with disdain and wonder how on earth I haven’t found the time to watch what is apparently the most authentic and gritty series in the history of television!
Stop buying TV on DVD box sets the moment the hit store shelves. Why you ask? Well, if my recent forays to Best Buy and Amazon this holiday season illustrated anything, it’s that a little patience translates into big savings. Like the hundreds of dollars I would have saved by waiting until THE WEST WING was released as a complete series box set instead of the $350 dollars I flushed down the toilet purchasing individually-packaged seasons at $55 dollars a pop!
Watch less TV. After all, there comes a point in every TV Addict’s life when he can’t help but wonder, just how much television is too much? With that in mind, I am kicking off the New Year by issuing a warning to several shows that, frankly, are only being watched at this point out of a sense of loyalty. Thanks to the 500-channel universe we now live in — not to mention quality shows on DVD, the occasional movie and my newly-developed obsession with with my PS3 (Uncharted 2 FTW!) and… well, as they say, there are only so many hours in the day (even when you fast-forward through commercials!). So listen up, ENTOURAGE and THE CLEVELAND SHOW: You’ve officially been put on notice. Shape up, or you’re outta here!
Support Canadian Television other than DEGRASSI. For years, this TV Addict has thumbed his nose at home-grown television. That said, if BEING ERICA, CBC’s THE HOUR and yes, even DRAGON’S DEN taught us anything this year, it’s that we really should be giving “Can Con” a second look. Finger’s crossed Gregory Smith and Missy Peregrym’s upcoming ABC/Global co-production, COPPER, doesn’t disappoint.
And finally, in my continued effort to stave off my inevitable candidacy for NBC’s THE BIGGEST LOSER, it’s never too late to start eating healthier. We hope.