in case you've forgotten what those are:
the word sitcom, as defined by wikipedia is: A situation comedy, often shortened to sitcom, is a genre of comedy that features recurring characters in a common environment such as a home or workplace, accompanied with jokes as part of the dialogue. Such programs originated in radio, but today, sitcoms are found almost exclusively on television as one of its dominant narrative forms. A situation comedy may be recorded before a studio audience. Some also feature a laugh track.
(For more information on the history of sitcoms (such as their origin in comedies by Shakespeare and Moliere, how various countries around the world have produced sitcoms, and sitcom trends throughout the decades, go here.)
I (christy) have a television. Once in a while I get to watch something I want to on it. Two weeks ago I even declared Monday night as Mom's TV night (meaning, DAD!!! BRUSH THE BOYS' TEETH, READ THEM A STORY AND TUCK THEM IN!!!). What's on Monday? *mumbles* thebachelor AND CASTLE!!!
Yeah, okay. I watch the Bachelor. I don't even know why I enjoy it, but I do. So there. I was pleased when this current guy (ha! can't even think of his name!) sent home the drama queens as soon as they started being hateful toward one another and crying all over the place. (Two girls fighting over the same guy. blah, blah, blah.) Usually they (as in the show) seem to keep at least one "controversial" and irritating person around to, I don't know, add excitement or something. So I was happy he sent them packing.
(On a different note...) Sadly, though, when one girl (not one of the crying brats) went home roseless after (a mere) two weeks on the show she declared to viewers that she was through with love. She'd exhausted all avenues: set-ups by friends, dating at the office, and online dating. She felt she was destined to be alone. The Bachelor had been her last ditch effort at love. REALLY? She had to be what? 25 or younger? Finding love is like watching a pot of cold water and waiting for it to boil. Or watching my inbox and waiting for an email to pop up. Maybe once she immerses herself in another interest in her life, the right guy will come along when she leasts expect it. So, yeah. That's one show I watch.
CASTLE. I love the show. I love the characters. I get writing quotes weekly. Two of my faves: "Don't ruin my story with all of your logic." Okay, that wasn't quite it, but it was something like that. I did email erica with it right after I heard it. Maybe she remembers it correctly. The other was that writing about someone one fantasizes about is a form of written masterbation. Oh, sugar (my version of swearing). That one's not right either. But they were good straight from the show. And if you like the show you may be interested in knowing that Castle and Beckett will KISS next week!!!! (or so the preview showed) (Have any of you actually read the books by Richard Castle? Heat Wave? Curious what you think/thought about them.) Miss this week's episode? Go HERE to watch it.
WRITING PERTINENT QUESTION: If romance is included in your novel, how long do you make your readers wait for them to kiss (or even realize they've got the hots for each other)?
Yeah, there are a few sitcoms on nowadays. I think I'd probably even like the Weds night shows (on abc, Modern Family and Cougar Town), actual sitcoms, but I never remember to sit down and watch them until they're well past over. I blame erica. :0) Just kidding. But those are usually prime emailing/blogging/writing hours.
I MISS THE GOOD OL' SITCOMS. (No, not The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Love Lucy, and The Donna Reed Show....Well, actually, yeah, those too. I watched those faithfully when I was younger (and I'm only 34 now). BUT THE THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH FRIENDS AND WILL AND GRACE!!! Yes, those were great TV years. I miss the weekly 30 minute, silly-lined sitcom.
Know of any good shows I should DVR? Do you have a show you drop everything for to watch?
What do you prefer?
a)watching tv for an hour?
b)reading for an hour?
c)writing for an hour?
d)taking an hour long walk?
e)shopping for an hour?