I've recently started watching Gotham. it's a really great show that I would have sadly missed out on had it not been for the miracle of Netflix.
I initially didn't want to start watching it despite the millions of time that it was recommended to me by the Netflix authority. it looked too scary, and honestly I was terrified of the character in the bottom-left-corner of the Gotham poster. needless to say that this particular character quickly became my favorite one on the show and the only reason I became so addicted to it.
I have always loved watching new TV shows but only after they get stale and old. but since I had that Netflix subscription, I decided to give new TV shows a chance while they are still new. I really don't like hype nor do I enjoy the frenzy that fans cause over a new TV show, and that's why I like to stand back and wait and then jump into the fictional world that the TV show has created. when the haze of the hype has faded and all the fans have moved on, that's the time that I decide to become more familiar with the false reality of the TV show. that's the time I decide to be friends with the TV show's characters; if they live up to my high standards.
I don't like to waste time watching TV when they are better things that I do in my free time. I like to read and become friends with those characters that I encounter in the novels I read. at least I'm not allowing my brain to turn to mush by sitting in front of the TV and watching events unravel. by reading books, I am actually allowing my brain to evolve and become better.
at the end of the day, tough, I can't really say that I hate watching TV because I can't find enough characters to relate to or that I feel like my imagination doesn't flow well because I'm just sitting there. the truth of the matter is that I am not the type to get obsessed with a TV show. that's why I can't fall into the trap of the "hype". I can't be bothered to mourn the loss of a character or to be so involved in the fake world that I feel like I haven't lived if I missed one episode. this is the kind of madness that I don't like to be a part of. and I don't like to wait to find out what happens next in a series. I just like to know. and so when the show is "over", I decide to start watching because it's all already there. and there are no annoying fans to ruin everything with their drama-queen attitudes.
remember those Twilight fans... the Twi-hearts... ?
do you also lament about how annoying those Beliebers are? getting off topic here, but you see what I mean!
I guess I'm just the kind of person who likes things to be a little personal. something that's just my own. something I don't have to share with anyone else. that's why reading books just feels right. it's a world I alone share with the other character of the novel.
but since no man (or woman for that matter) is an island, I am doomed to forever share things with everyone. not that I mind that at all. because we as human beings are meant to complement each other. I don't mind being a part of the big picture. I feel like at this point in my life I need to try and be part of a community of fans. I need to be a part of something bigger. so far nothing that already out there has caught my eye, and I wasn't really searching for anything. I am a strong believer that in time, all the right things will happen and all the right people will enter your life.
I'm was so thrilled to finally answer the call of the Netfilx recommendations-list. I have been ignoring their wisdom for far too long. you see, they kept insisting that I watch a show called, Gotham, just because it's new and because I saved a few Batman movies on my list. I am particularly excited to report this new because that show freakin' rocks. and I am so proud to finally announce that I am a Gothamite. I am finally a part of a global group. in the past I've been reluctant to get involved with other groups, the likes of which who like certain novels about vampires or wizards. but since I started watching Gotham a month ago, I became hooked. I finished the first season by watching the episodes while on the treadmill at the gym. I now eagerly awaiting the next season.
I love all the characters, I love all the story line, and I even want to quit my life right now and move to Gotham. I don't even like the excess amount of sunlight we have here in Kuwait, so I'd be perfect in Gotham! above all, though, my favorite part about the show is the fact that the bad-guys are so lovable. this fits in perfectly with me because all my life I've only ever rooted for the villains. this feels right, coz Gotham is all about the baddies.
in the past I've been too hesitant to allow myself to be swept away by the fan-frenzy over a new show. it was never my crowd. I used to look at fans of Twilight and just mock their fan-demonuim. but at the same I admired those hardcore fans of StarWars and how much they cared about the franchise - they even dressed like their favorite characters from the films. I've always wanted to be a part of a crowd like that, but I always shied away because I never thought I would fit in.
but with Gotham I feel like I'm in the right place. I am so happy that this came about just in time for me to start a new chapter - and just when I needed something awesome to watch while I'm exercising!
I love it so much that even dress up like my favorite character from the show.