Note: The following is a guest post written by Ronan’s brother, not-Ronan. He might post some more stuff here in the future.
Every few months I experience an almost irresistible urge to go and see what TV shows people are talking about on the internet. This is despite the fact that I rarely watch ‘live’ television and can count on one hand the number of shows I watched to completion in 2013. (If you’re curious: Hannibal, Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad.) My relationship with TV is characterised mostly by a sense of distant curiosity.
It can also be a bit strange to ‘follow’ TV if you don’t live in America. Yes, there are obviously shows being produced outside of the USA, but those aren’t what people on the internet want to talk about unless it’s Doctor Who. American television eclipses the output of any other nation in the popular consciousness, so when I take a glance in the direction of ‘new TV shows’ every few months, it’s almost inevitable that I latch on to American shows.
Specifically, I tend to latch on to really bad American shows.