Monday, March 10, 2008
Why I didn't watch "The Wire"
He's fiiiiine. I should have watched. But I just couldn't - yet. Photo by HBO.com
At work today, my co-workers went on and on about how wonderful last night's episode of "The Wire" was. I was on the phone with a friend back east and "The Wire" came up.
I had heard it was going to be about the newspaper business and although I really wanted to watch, psychologically I wasn't ready.
Every day I see reports of newspapers downsizing and talented journalists leaving the business. For me, it was hitting too close to home. Where I work, we've been under severe stress for weeks now.
Only recently I've begun to feel normal again. I've hidden it well but it's kept me up at night. It's made me worry for my friends. It's made me sick inside. It's made me have scarydarkhorriblemeannastytooeviltotalkabout thoughts.
I turn to TV to get away from my troubles and not remind me of them. And while it's important to watch good drama no matter what, I'm not ready yet.
But don't let this blog fool ya.
I'll be Netflixing it. For real.