With upcoming awards shows, the Super Bowl, college basketball and two-hour weekly episodes of The Bachelor (my guilty pleasure), it feels like my evenings and weekends revolve around the TV. Every night, there is another show or game on that I can’t miss. Staying updated on shows can be hard work — for me and my DVR. I am beginning to worry that by March, my brain might turn into mush.
The thing that I love about comics is that you can always find someone relatable. After becoming familiar with some of the characters in my favorite comics, I realize that I am not alone. Some of them are having trouble putting down the remote, too.
An important thing about TV is to not let it take over your life. Spending time with real people always beats spending time with the people inside the black box in your living room or online. And, of course, don’t push away your friends or family (or goldfish) to make room for your TV.
Soon enough, the weather will be warm. Instead of watching basketball, you can go outside and actually play the game. Before you know it, you will be saying, “There is NOTHING on TV!” As of now, I’m justifying my TV binge as a part of winter hibernation.