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January 02, 2006

Hello, my name is Jenny and I'm an addict.

I've decided today that I have an addiction. I didn't realize it was as bad as it was until this afternoon. My addiction? Sci-fi. Seriously.

I was watching the Sci-Fi channel today, and every time a commercial came on for the new episodes of Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, I had to stop whatever I was doing and completely focus my attention on the television.

I find a strange dichotomy in this because I really don't like to read sci-fi. I'd much rather focus on the fantasy side of things in my literature. I think it relates to the fact that most fantasy is people on horses with swords, magic and stuff like that. I can envision those things when I read it. I know what horses, swords and villages look like. I can't do that with sci-fi because everything is so futuristic you have to completely come up with the image on your own. I don't even know how people think this shit up.

But damn, I love to watch it. I haven't really felt this way about any television show since Farscape was on. Again with the whole space thing. And before that, it was The X-Files. The old school X-Files, pre-Mulder abduction/Scully pregnant.

As much as I love shows like Lost and 24, they all pale in comparison to my sci-fi obsession. The worst part of all of this is that the shows take up 3 hours of a Friday evening. A night when I could be out doing something, meeting people, engaging in a social life. And where am I? Sitting at home enthralled with the spaceships.

Where was I when Serenity came out? At the midnight showing of course. I just couldn't help myself.

Damn those people who create this stuff. You want me to watch your show? Just put it in space. I'll watch it in a heartbeat. They do their jobs way too well.

Posted by Jenny at January 2, 2006 10:20 PM