Monday, March 30, 2009
Time for true confessions on the Love Inspired Author’s blog: My name is Stephanie Newton and I’m addicted to television. The DVR has made this addiction possible. Our daily schedule is so busy that I probably wouldn’t watch nearly as much if I didn’t record my favorites to watch in my “free” time.
I’ve watched every episode of NCIS. I love the quirky characters on that show. The Israeli assassin Ziva, the love-em and leave-em Tony who hasn’t been successful at lovin’ lately, the geeky McGee who writes spy novels, the married four times Gibbs who lost his one true love…these are the characters that make the stories come to life.
What about House? That guy is easily the most egotistical man on television, and yet, he has friends. The ever faithful Wilson and the lovely, smart Cutty. He’s a lonely, wounded, grouchy drug addict who questions God but still…there’s something about his character that is so raw and real that makes him seem redeemable. At least I keep hoping he is.
Then there’s that new show on FOX: Lie to Me. It’s a study in human emotion, what makes us tick. Why we lie and how we try to cover it up—and why we can’t. Fascinating stuff. It hasn’t been on long enough for me to know if it’ll be a keeper, but for now, I can’t turn away!
Finally, The Unit. I’ve been a fan of this show since its second season when I was writing a military hero. (poor Marco hasn’t reached his HEA yet, but there’s always hope) The dynamic in this show is how a team functions--and boy, if you want to see acts of heroism, they are aplenty in this show about a super-secret military unit. I love the interaction between the men, the ultimate trust, and really, I have to tell you the truth: I love it when they blow stuff up.
So, now the secret’s out. I’m addicted to TV, but it’s one way I refresh the creative well. What about you? How do you spend your “free” time? TV? Reading? Or maybe you paint in the style of the cubists? Come on, spill your secrets—I promise I won’t tell anyone. :)