Friday, July 08, 2005

Summer Reruns

I refuse to watch reruns of my favorite television shows, but I have no trouble watching the shows I couldn't have cared less about.

What's up with that?

The answer, I think, is that I don't like being forced into omniscience. Think about it: Some TV shows ended with a cliffhanger ("Lost") and others that gave us an unexpected jolt ("NCIS"). In the weeks that led up to the season finales, the characters did whatever they do, with no idea of the turn of events to come. Makes me squirm to see that again -- while knowing they should think about ducking.