Since I haven't been watching TV I've noticed the only shows I'm really missing are How I Met Your Mother, Archer and Psych. Archer just makes me genuinely laugh out loud each week. I stopped following the Psych accounts on Twitter and I don't miss it. However, someone mentioned watching Psych to me recently and I interpreted that as "watching the new season" and for a second I went, "IT STARTED WITHOUT ME?" before I realized they meant catching up on DVD
. But I'm not excited for the new season and I haven't watched a new episode at 10pm in a while. I haven't marathoned it in ages and I don't really care about doing anything besides collecting it on DVD and waiting for it to finish/get canceled.
Eventually I will catch up with all my shows again--probably sometime within the next two weeks--but it's been interesting that the only spoilers I've been upset about reading (besides the Being Human UK finale because that was a big one and I inevitably won't react the same once I get there myself) are HIMYM spoilers.
In other media news, I downloaded Pulse
for my phone. I realized that I get most of my news from Twitter now, but I never follow any news accounts because they invariably have a link to a story/video and I'm not following people to click on links (pictures, ok. videos with descriptions more detailed than "what", maybe). I want my news to be a one click progress. Pulse will download stories the night before and when I get up in the morning, yes it's one more thing to check, but it's also informative! I don't seem to take up more than half an hour just reading from Pulse and, if in the middle of the day I find myself constantly refreshing other sites to look at, I'll pull out my phone and read some NYTimes articles or the top stories from Digg or the headlines from Esquire or GQ. It's pretty cool. I'm still trying to decide how to function in this new world I live in that has no summer and winter breaks, long work days and small windows of time to unwind. Where TV, comics, movies, writing, fandom, games, web surfing, graphics, reading etc falls has yet to be seen.
At least music is something I'm always up on since I gave up on being current and following what I like a while ago. To be fair, listening to music has sort of fallen by the wayside as I catch up on all the video podcasts, but I generally still listen to at least an hour of music a day. Except that lately I've been all about songs from Film Riot's customized sponsor skits. All the Revision3 shows have their own sponsor bits, but most of them are just copy they read on camera. Sometimes they'll go into witty banter that the fans love (Dan reading about Netflix on TRS, Kevin not understanding how to read numbers on Diggnation/messing up codes), but Film Riot is unique in that they tend to make them into silly sketches. I think every Film Riot fan has their own favorite sponsor bits, but the Ford Fiesta one has been in my head the last two days.( Under here )
Also, I'm not sure I've ever shared this, but I'm upset that Inst Msgs was canceled and I've always loved this segment
from it, so I finally threw it on my iPod.
Other stuff I'm into recently include the new Britney Spears and The Strokes albums (but anyone who knows me knows that's a given), Lykke Li's albums and Childish Gambino's stuff. This weekend was kind of blah for me, so I am glad to be done catching up with podcasts. I need to zone out to music.