I think the last drama I watched regularly on TV was Dallas, and I'm not kidding (and that is another thing that goes on the "What Were My Parents Thinking, Letting Me Watch That" list). TV dramas have never been really appealing to me. I never watched Lost. Or ER. Or Law and Order. Or CSI. Or Dr. Quinn. Or West Wing. The closest I've gotten is Chuck, but I really count that as an hour-long comedy. Monk, too...also a comedy. I think I would like 24, but I haven't had time to give it any emotional investment, or start from the very first season and watch all the way through. I probably will someday.
I don't really know when I stopped liking them. I remember loving to watch TV dramas with my dad when I was little. We watched Barnaby Jones, Hawaii Five-0, Cannon, Quincy, MD (I just accidentally typed in Quincy Jones, MD), among others. I even loved The Waltons growing up. But it's been a long time since I have been compelled to give a serious show an hour of my time.
I DVR'd the new show Flash Forward at the recommendation of a friend. I might try to watch it this weekend. It just seems like a commitment that I don't have time to make right now. And the premise stresses me out a little bit. Who wants to flash forward 6 months ahead in your life, see some heartache, and then flash back to real life, only to have live with the knowledge of that heartache for the next 6 months? I don't know. If I check it out, I'll let you know. Did anybody watch it?
Do you watch dramas? If you had to pick one all-time favorite TV drama, what would it be?
Am I really going to have to pick Dallas or The Waltons? Good grief. That makes me sound 97. Good night, John Boy.