I've never been much of a TV watcher. All these shows that the whole world is into, I just plain don't watch and don't care to. I can't focus on them or I don't find them very engrossing/funny/entertaining and I usually end up walking around the house to see what else I can do, or I start reading a book while watching, or I just fall asleep or something. Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Scrubs, Lost, Survivor, Whatever Show Is Popular At The Moment...I've never seen them, except an episode here and there or snippets of scenes as my husband is flipping through channels. He doesn't watch these things either, by the way. He prefers to just flip through channels and watch Every Show At Once or college football games. Whichever, he isn't picky.
So when I had Sophia, my mom came down to Mesa to be with me and the girls since Joel was already here in Cedar starting his new job. Since I spent so much time sitting around nursing and all my books were packed up and it's hard to surf the internet while feeding a newborn, my mom decided to rent Season 1 of 24 for me so I had something to do. I watched it in the middle of the day and the middle of the night and sometimes I just held her while she was sleeping so I could finish an episode.
I was hooked. In the 2 weeks that we were down there without Joel we watched Seasons 1-4, and then I made Joel rent them all again once I moved up here. Then he was hooked. We were junkies. When the new season started we watched it every Monday night at his brother's house. It was horrible for the kids and their schedules, but I did mention we were addicted, right?
And then FOX took it away because of the silly writer's strike. Seriously, I couldn't have cared less if the Hollywood writers went on strike (struck?) before I knew about 24, but I was all kinds of upset about not getting my weekly Jack Bauer fix. However, the withdrawal symptoms slowly started to fade, and I almost forgot about it.
Until they had the special pre-season thing in November and it was awesome.
And then I was just waiting on pins and needles for Sunday night. And last night. This season is already amazing.
All I have to say is, Jack Bauer is back. Don't call me on Monday nights.