I’ve missed the series premiere of two of my favorite television shows, Dexter and Being Human. I missed the television season finales of Haven and The Big C. It feels like forever since I last heard Ted Mosby’s whining on the television series How I Met Your Mother. This has not been a good semester for me, at least in terms of my TV viewing habits. Lest we forget the bonding that occurred between my former roommate and I last year over actor Sam Witwer’s abs, who plays Aidan the vampire on Being Human.
I recently signed my first apartment lease. I have to be honest; I’m pretty scared to live outside of the “Texas State Bubble.” I’ve lived in dorms for two and a half years at Texas State, hoping that one day an English exchange student would move in next door like in the short-lived television series, “Undeclared.”
Television has a good way of bringing people together. For example, my roommate and I got into the groove of dropping everything we were doing at 10 p.m. on Mondays (which usually meant logging off Facebook) to gather on her bed to watch SyFy’s “Being Human.” It gave us a chance to ogle at Aidan, the tattooed, muscular vampire, and hope that Josh, the oddly geeky-cute werewolf, would take his shirt off too (we would occasionally make bets).
What makes good television? In my opinion, the weirder the plotline, the better. That’s why I love the SyFy Channel. Where else could you find a made-for-TV movie about a half-shark, half-octopus? Or movies based on obscure H.P. Lovecraft stories about half-fish, half-human Spaniards who sacrifice people to their fish god?
I’ve been thinking a lot about animal hybrids. Mind you, I do work at my ‘ol alma mater, Seguin High School. I've also re-watched the Syfy Channel original movie, Sharktopus. Just how does that happen?
I’ve been thinking a lot about why I watch certain television shows. Mondays from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. you can catch me in my dorm watching “Being Human,” the new Science-Fiction reimagining of the British hit about a werewolf (“Josh,” Sam Huntington), vampire (“Aidan,” Sam Witwer) and ghost (“Sally,” Meaghan Rath) who live together in a Boston apartment. Think of it as “Friends” meets Twilight.