Whether it’s Thursday at 8pm, Monday at 7pm, or every twenty-third Tuesday of each month, every now and then a TV show comes along that captivates us and in only a few episodes we are hooked.
Drawing us into an alternate reality, these shows offer everything anyone could be looking for. Humor, horror, suspense, excitement, drama, romance, you name it, you can find it on TV.
From an intriguing plot to gorgeous characters we find ourselves tuning into these shows and eating up all that it has to offer. But what is it about these shows that have the ability to draw us from the real world and make a scheduled commitment to tune out our surroundings and tune into our programs?
Is it an opportunity to not have to think about the pressures of life and be able to just sit back and watch others deal with pressures? Is it an ability to momentarily surround yourself with people who say and do all the right things? Is it a chance to feel better about our situations when we can see others who have it worse? How about a moment to feel an adventure or thrill we think we’ll never face?
While everyone’s motives are different, for now this remains an ongoing question of why we drawn to watch what we do and what are we setting ourselves up for in the long run?
If you have a show that has you in attendance every week (or close to it) leave a comment... What show is it? And what is it about the show that has you hooked?