Anyone who knows me well knows that I often avoid watching new television programs because I don't want to get addicted to them. I cannot survive without my Sopranos fix, and I pretty much avoid all the "new" and "hot" TV shows, lest I get reintroduced to the idea of "appointment TV." Yeah, I know I should just get a DVR. But my cable bill is already up to $200/month, given the number of boxes we have in the house, the cable modem, the VOIP and all the damned "on demand" movies my family buys in the average month. A $250/month cable bill is something I wouldn't like to see in my lifetime, thankyouverymuch.
So I was at the Sony Store this past weekend, looking for something cool for my PSP and I came across a disc with the pilot episode of "Lost" on it. Since I wanted to get something I hadn't seen before to test the PSP's video capability, this seemed as good an idea as any. Wrong.
I watched the episodes on the train. And I got addicted. I then ended up buying the first season on DVD and watching the first half-dozen episodes or so. I can't wait to watch the rest.
This is one of the reasons I avoid television. ;-)