Monday, May 16, 2011

For Those Not Addicted to (Sci Fi) Television, There's a Solution

See, I always thought that it was a good thing that I didn't watch much television. The amount and type of tv shows we watched growing up were regulated, I like to read, I like to go out and do things (yay, museums!), and do other things where my mind is an active and not a passive participant. But apparently, this is bad. Very bad.

Did you know that, on average, you can't have a conversation lasting more than 7.2 minutes with friends without the subject of television being raised? It's true because I just made up that statistic! And I'm a professional. Also, how does one navigate social media sites like Reddit, Facebook, and good old blogs without television knowledge? You can't. Sure, you can smile and maybe even laugh and pretend that you get the joke, but deep down, you know you're a lesser being because you just don't. For shame!

Luckily, I have access to instant Netflix which has allowed me to catch up on a few shows that I always meant to watch but never did. And with my fascination with all things sci fi resurfacing (yes, I was that middle schooler who spent every recess in the library devouring science fiction novels), this is pretty convenient. But with all the billions and trillions and hundreds and tens of shows on Netflix, how do I choose?

Thanks to Geekologie (AMAZING blog and one of my favorites- go check it out), I don't have to put in much effort to figure it out! I can use their handy-dandy flowchart (click the link to see it in full size):

You're welcome.