I'm not really one to follow TV shows, especially when they first air. I just can't manage to watch something at the same time two days in a row. My schedule just doesn't allow it. I manage to catch most shows years later, when some channel or another posts endless reruns.
Lately, I work evenings which means I'm home in the morning/early afternoon. Two channels seem to run hours of CSI, CSI Miami, and CSI New York back to back in the afternoons. Now normally I wouldn't watch this kind of show, I don't like all the blood and gore. When I'm relaxing, I like to relax, and close-ups of someone getting their head chopped off aren't relaxing to me. There was nothing else on though, and I've seen the odd episode, so I turned it on in the background. I've come to actually like CSI Miami, some of the characters are endearing, the lead actor is unintentionally hilarious, and there are very few dark and grimy scenes since the whole thing is set in sunny Miami.
Today I tuned in to catch one of the multiple episodes they were running back to back. I was half-watching the show, waiting for the end, thinking "just these last few minutes then I'll get ready for work".....when they fatally shot one of the main characters....in the neck.
Suddenly I'm standing in the middle of the room, yelling at the TV; "NO! NOT ERIC! THEY CAN'T SHOOT ERIC! HE'S ONE OF THE GOOD ONES!" .....hmmmm......brief lapse in sanity there, I'm sure. The episode ends, with Eric lying in a pool of his own blood, not moving, eyes wide open ..."To Be Continued..." I gather up my dirty plate and start towards the kitchen to pack my lunch for work when I hear the opening for the next episode....."There's no way this is the next episode? Right? They never do that in reruns, right?"
YEEEAAAAHHHHHH!!!! It's the next episode!
All thoughts of lunch, showering, or changing out of my pj's go straight out the window. Must. Find. Out. What. Happens. To. Eric.
Damn CSI. I won't tell you what happens, you'll have to become consumed with it yourself. : P Now I know though, never underestimate the power of a show you don't like, to suck you into it's little world.