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Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I have my evenings back again...

Well, last night was finale night. This marked the end of the Spring television season for me.

24 – done.

Heroes – done.

The Office – done.

You know what? Even though I’ll probably be right back in front of my TV next season, there’s a slight chance I won’t. Why not? Because I recently realized that 24, and Heroes, and yes…my beloved The Office; they’re just primetime soap operas. And I don’t want to be a soap opera watcher.

But I realize that that is what I have become. I talk about what Jack did at work. I’m completely engaged in the Heroes story. I work in an office, so The Office hits eerily close to home on a weekly basis. But they’re soap operas. And I DON’T WANT TO BE A SOAP OPERA WATCHER.

Why do they call them soap operas?
What ever happened to that show called Soap?
(a couple random questions)

And don’t try to convince me they’re not soaps, either. Sure, they’re episodic, but they’re also tightly linked. Regular dramas like CSI and Law and Order are episodic, but clearly (to me) in a different class than 24. Not nearly as tightly woven together.

I’m rambling, but you get the point.

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