For some strange reason when something gets over-hyped, I have a tendency to avoid it. This is especially true with T.V. shows. I refused to watch Friends until about 1998 when I realized that my Mom was watching it. I didn’t want to watch Dawson’s Creek, but Kelli made me. I distinctly remember Amy and I making fun of American Idol in the first season, but then I watched the finale when Kelli was at my house and had to watch it, and I was hooked. Each of these shows eventually went on to become one of my favorites once I gave them a chance. It even happened with Harry Potter, and you’ve read my post about how addicted I became to that. Patrick was on book #3 or #4 when the 1st movie came out. I thought, why would I want to read a kids book? And then I watched the first movie and I quickly caught up.
It’s happened again. All last season people kept saying that Heroes was better than Lost, and I thought, no,that’s not possible. I even tried to watch a few minutes of an episode once, I think maybe when we were on our cruise and we only got a few channels. Patrick caved in to the advice of his friends at the start of the summer and bought the first episode from iTunes to watch while he worked out. He was quickly buying the 2nd and 3rd. And then he started in about how I needed to watch it and how much I would like it and soon I was getting a daily countdown of when it would come out on DVD. I told him great, put it on Netflix and I’ll try to watch it with you. But what I was really thinking was that we have more shows to watch now than we have in a long long time and we barely keep up with our DVR as it is. And then one day he just came home with the first discâ€”he’d borrowed it from a friend. So I was cornered.
I sat down begrudgingly to watch the first episode. I had to admit by the end, that it was interesting. More so than I had thought possible. The second episode got me a little more, and by the third episode I was hooked. We’ve just watched all 23 epidsodes in a manner of days. And after having to make one night time run over to our friends house to get the next disc like some kind of junkies needing a fix, we had to buy our own copy this weekend. It is freakin’ awesome. We will so be watching it from now on. I can see what all the talk was about, and as much I don’t want to say it, it IS better than Lost! But Lost is still really good. If you aren’t watching either of them, you should be.