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Posted on Sep 23, 2013 in My Journey | 2 comments

What I Learned Watching the Emmys

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I dont’ watch much TV anymore. When I do, it’s on a DVD on my computer.  It was strange and fun to watch with a group of people so we could comment and critique the choices.  It’s a good thing, or I would not know what was going on.  The awards were all for TV shows.

People are beautiful. Dresses are gorgeous.  Jewels sparkle.

It’s hard to remember that is not what the awards are for.  There is a special camera to showcase the manicure now.  Also the shoes.  I even heard one person tell the interviewer who made her underwear.

There are a lot of commercials on TV.

What is it now, half of the show?  the commercials are different than I remember.  Much more funny, colorful and engaging.  Sometimes, the writing is better than the TV show. They are still selling stuff all the time, though.

People look different on large screen, high definition TV.

More real. Less glamorous. They seem very aware they are on camera, even when they are in the background shots.  I guess it’s like the kiss cam at the baseball game.  When you see you’re on screen, you have to look happy, even if you just lost to someone else.

Also-don’t chew gum on TV.

Photo credit: Steve Snodgrass
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  1. What interesting observations I’m not sure someone who watches a lot of TV would have made! We don’t have a TV, so I find myself very lost at book club when everyone begins to share their shows. I also don’t know many of the shows names or the people in them.

    I can imagine you had a bit of fun watching and contrasting what it’s like now that you’ve significantly decreased your viewing.

    Many of the people in Houston yesterday, on a the most beautiful day in four months, were holed up watching the Texans football game while CJ and I strolled about, didn’t have to wait in a line to get tea at the cafe, and were able to discuss our the novel we are both reading while sitting outside for several hours. I cannot get that feeling from any TV show!

    • That’s a great way to look at it. I guess this is why there are never lines at the grocery store during the Super Bowl. It was fun except for the many, many commercials. They are so loud.

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