Monday, October 24, 2011

TV that's bad for you

They say tv is bad for you. That it will ruin your eyes, that it will turn you into a slack-jawed idiot. In my experience that's not the case. As I've said before, there's a difference between watching tv critically and analytically and watching...well, like a slack-jawed idiot.

But I think I found a show that is actually hazardous to my health. The Walking Dead.

The second season is in full swing, and while I am "enjoying" it, the show is so goddamn tense that I can feel my blood pressure go up as soon as the title card appears. It's not that it's going to rot my brains* but more like I am going to have a heart attack while watching it. I think I am in a perpetual state of stress when it's on and that can't be good for you, right?

Why so tense? Basically I expect anyone on the show to get attacked and horribly killed every single second it's on. And I mean everyone. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if the "main" character Rick bit it (ha, "bit it") and lord knows the kids aren't safe. And don't even get me started on the gross stuff. I can take a lot, but cutting open a zombie's stomach to make sure it hadn't eaten a tween....I had to fast forward that shit. I actually have to fast forward a lot of show because I just. can't. take it.

But don't get me wrong. I'm going to keep watching. This is quality drama people! Just don't watch it while eating beef fajitas. Or if you have a heart condition.



1 comment:

Caroline said...

asterisk comment FTW