For Your Viewing Pleasure
By Evelyn David
When I was a teenager, I was a television addict. If there
had been a 12-step program, my mother would have sent me to daily meetings. She
staged an intervention the day she left the house at 7 in the morning, returned
at 10 at night, and it was apparent that I hadn’t left my spot on the couch in
front of the TV the entire day.
television, and turned it off. Mom was from
accent re-emerged in full force.
women from Steel Magnolias uttering the phrase.
Despite the fact that cable hadn’t yet entered the scene, I still had an endless
array of choices for viewing pleasure. Soap operas, game shows, dramas,
comedies, and of course, reruns, lots and lots of reruns.
Southern half of this writing duo urged me to watch her very favorite show,
Major Crimes. She was pretty sure I’d be interested because it featured actors
from Classic TV shows of yesteryear.
television in the house (since corrected).
haven’t had any “Must See TV.” With the exception of the news, I watch
almost nothing in “real time.” The DVR, included in my cable package,
has made recording shows a snap, even for a non-techie like myself. Even if I’m available to catch a show when
it first airs, I prefer to watch the DVR version. Skipping commercials is
worth the wait. Dancing with the Stars is more fun when I can fast-forward through the contestants I can’t stand, and focus on what brilliant choreography Derek Hough and Mark Ballas have created. Netflix and Amazon Prime have added to the ease of skipping entire seasons of a show, then binge-ing on episodes over a weekend.
Am I looking forward to the Fall season? A couple of shows have caught my eye. Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar in The Crazy Ones might be worth a look; I’m hooked on Scandal, and I love a British series, Doc Martin. Any show you suggest I add to my DVR schedule?
Marian, the Northern half of Evelyn David
Sullivan Investigations Mystery
Murder Off the Books Kindle – Nook – Smashwords – Trade Paperback
Murder Takes the Cake Kindle – Nook – Smashwords – Trade Paperback
Murder Doubles Back Kindle – Nook – Smashwords – Trade Paperback
Riley Come Home (short story)- Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Moonlighting at the Mall (short story) – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Brianna Sullivan Mysteries – e-book series
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries– Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah– Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
The Holiday Spirit(s) of Lottawatah– Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Undying Love in Lottawatah- Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
A Haunting in Lottawatah – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Lottawatah Twister – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Missing in Lottawatah – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Good Grief in Lottawatah – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Summer Lightning in Lottawatah – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Lottawatah Fireworks – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
The Ghosts of Lottawatah – trade paperback collection of the Brianna e-books
Book 1 – I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries (includes the first four Brianna e-books)
Book 2 – A Haunting in Lottawatah (includes the 5th, 6th, and 7th Brianna e-books)
Book 3 – Lottawatah Fireworks (includes the 8th, 9th, and 10th Brianna e-books)
I Try Not to Drive Past Cemeteries, the first book in our Brianna Sullivan Mysteries series, is now available as an audio book at Amazon through Audible.com and at iTunes. We were very lucky to obtain the services of a wonderful narrator, Wendy Tremont King. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Wendy will be available to be the voice of Brianna Sullivan for the entire series. We’ve discovered that Brianna’s adventures in Lottawatah, Oklahoma, are perfect for the audio book format!
Zoned for Murder – stand-alone mystery
Love Lessons – Kindle – Nook – Smashwords
Actually, Marian, I also don't have a working TV. Ours will play DVDs, but when they wanted everyone to get the black box to receive HD (or whatever it was), we decided, since we never watched anything but videos, we wouldn't bother.
When I teach creative writing and students lament having no time to write, even to the point of talking about divorcing spouses, I point out that I gave up TV decades ago so I'd have time to write. I feel as if they all make that sign of the cross that people use against vampires. Then they go back to discussing whether they should divorce so they'll have more time to write.