I enjoy visiting people, especially the family of my love which, to be honest, is not so much something that I have to do, more something that I want to do. Family is important. There is one thing, though, which I really cannot stand: this apparent need to have a television on somewhere in the house, even when visitors are there, even when there isn’t anything interesting on. Not that they have a television on all the time, but whenever we go there it is, and it forms the basis of their evening entertainment. I doubt they are the only ones who use a television, where you hardly need to think or converse, to fill the evening hours. I just wish that it wasn’t so when I come to visit because I am forced to see the flickering pictures too and, worse still, I see and feel hurt mentally from some of the programs which are shown.
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Leaving aside this thing about having visitors and still watching television, which is rude as far as I am concerned, let me tell you why I don’t like this contraption.
This time it was a program called Monk. You might have come across it, an ex-detective who works as a private detective having been dumped from his police job. This time he was faced with the murder of a rapper, and hired by another rapper who had been accused of the killing but denied it. We see the bomb exploding underneath the limousine. We see the accused rapper – called Murderuss! – asking Monk for help. To show Monk what has happened, that the other rapper has been killed with a car bomb, one of Murderuss’ helpers hands him a newspaper reporting the explosion. Monk then goes to the scene, mingles with police and firemen as the crime is investigated.
We’re talking about a printed newspaper here, and a crime scene which still has firemen there. Do you see my problem?
Sadly I get to see too many such programs when I visit people, and it frustrates me beyond explanation. Isn’t there something else people could be doing – especially when they have visitors – instead of watching a badly made, ill-scripted, illogical series on the television?
I’m glad that I live in a television-free environment!
Love & Kisses, Viki.