Okay, that title isn’t necessarily true. But it’s close enough.

There are a ton of TV shows I’m either behind on or have never started that I know I should and would like, but instead of watching what has been recommended or finishing out what I’m even enjoying, I watch the same shows almost every night:

Bob’s Burgers
Archer
The Wire
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The worst part is I’ve started a few shows that I actually like, but have yet to finish (both The Deuce and The Night Of come to mind).

I don’t get it. I’m not averse to trying new show or films (I’ll get to that in a minute, because that’s even weirder), and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched the shows above. But when it comes to watching the latest episode of The Deuce, a show which I’m really digging, or an episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, more often than not I’m going with the latter.

Movies are even more weird (like I said). For example, I have had It Follows and The Witch on my “to watch” list forever now, and what am I currently watching? The Silence of the Lambs. Something I’ve seen countless times. What’s even odder is if I were to watch something I haven’t seen, I’m going to something from the ’70s before something recent. I’ll end up seeing Django Kill… If You Live, Shoot! before I finally end up watching Wonder Woman.

The opposite is true on books, though. I can count on one hand how many books I will re-read (The Stand, IT, and Ender’s Game immediately come to mind). However, I won’t even consider reading those over something I’m even mildly interested in; hell, if I do re-read something, I’ll do it while reading something else rather than by itself.

Whatever. I gotta go. I might mess something in a movie I’ve seen 20 times.

  • I watched It Follows last week. Very cool flick. I watched a horror movie before you?!

  • I need to watch that so bad. That and The VVitch.

  • I’m going to pick that up soon. It was just recommended to me during a podcast interview. I also picked up Life, Cult of Chucky, Split, and Get Out over the past couple weeks. I’m coming back to horror movies and really liking them.