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827372_68627309.jpgIn our increasingly busy lives, there is less time to do everything that enters our life. This forces us to make choices. One of these choices deal with entertainment.

I am having an internal struggle over the decision to choose a form of entertainment. Currently I’m a total TV junkie. I love TV shows and have 23 season passes set up in my TiVo. I have intense loyalty to my TV shows, I mean I am still watching Lost after the numerous let downs and frustrations.

At the same time, I love to read books. Books are one of the greatest sources of entertainment. It is great to be able to picture the story in my own way and be immersed in the world. The problem is my stack of books that need to be read is large and growing.

I have a limited amount of time to devote to entertainment, and currently TV is the winner. TV isn’t as rewarding as a book, but is much easier to absorb. You can have TV on while doing something else and still enjoy your show. TV is the low hanging fruit that is easy to grasp but contains the occasional worm.

TV can be extremely entertaining, but can leave you with endless unanswered questions (LOST). This helps the networks boost future ratings, but is very frustrating. You can also get involved with a show that ends up being cancelled due to low ratings. Now you are stuck with a story that was never finished properly. Also, TV shows are developed to run on for a long time, this can lead so a series finale that is unsatisfying. It can feel unfinished, like it should go on.

Books on the other hand are high up in the tree. They are difficult to obtain, but twice as large and extremely juicy. Books entertain you for a longer period of time and feel more rewarding. After a book, you feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Although books are more rewarding, they require a lot more energy and devotion. When reading a book, you need to devote all your attention to the book. Unlike TV, you cannot read a book and do homework at the same time. Also, it is hard to determine whether a books is going to be good off the bat. Sometimes you will be one third of the way through before it really turns good.

With so much of my time already invested in TV, I am having a hard time giving more of it to books. I need to find a way to get off of TV and onto books and feel good about it.

TV is the low hanging fruit that has the occasional worms. Books are the hard to reach, yet plump and rewarding fruit at the top. This is my battle through the tree to get the good stuff on top.

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With the season premier of Lost Season 3 a few days ago, my interest in all the secrets of the island have been rekindled. Last year after the season finale I stumbled upon a really good and interesting site called Lostpedia. Lostpedia is a wiki that is dedicated to everything Lost. You can literally spend hours looking around it and find tons of interesting things that various viewers have picked out of the show. So for all you hardcore Lost fanatics that can’t get enough of Jack, Sawyer, Kate and the gang this is your one stop shopping for all things Lost. Link.

Ok so the season premier of lost was on today and man was it crazy. This is going to be a great season, I can tell just from watching the first episode and seeing the previews for next weeks. I am not going to say anything about what happened so that I don’t ruin it for anyone else that is still planning on watching it. I have heard that the producers have said that they are trying to avoid the breaks in mid season like they have done in the past. This way we can have a continuous season instead of like 2 months then take a 3 week break then start up again. Also I hope none of this seasons episodes drag on like they did in the second half of last season. The last 4 or 5 episodes were good but there were some before then where it seemed like they didn’t have enough of a plot line to fill episodes until the season finale so they decided to do boring stories about the characters. I hope that some of you know what I meant in the past few sentences because I’m not sure how to phrase it any better. Anyways, I hope everyone enjoyed the season premier as much as I did. This is going to be a great season for TV shows. House, Lost, Heroes and Smallville all look very promising so far.

I watched the second episode of Heroes last night and I must say that this show just keeps getting better and better. At the moment the show reminds me a lot of lost because you’re not really sure what is going on with each character and you’re trying to figure it out. The first episode was introducing the the whole idea and so it was a little slow at time. In the newest episode (#2) we find out a lot more info and meet new characters and more details are unveiled. Like I have said before, if you haven’t yet go watch the first two episodes. I think if you watch both of them you will get an idea if you will like the show or not. Plan on seeing more posts as new episodes are released. Also with Lost starting tonight, you can plan on seeing some posts about that as well.

I just got done watching the season premier of Heroes on NBC and I must say it looks like it is going to be a very good show. It will most likely be one of the shows that I tune in every week to watch. I don’t want to ruin anything about the season premier for people still interested in seeing it. What I will say is that it is on again tomorrow at 8/7c and I strongly suggest that everyone at least take some time to see if it is a show you will like.

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