I used to work as a morning news anchor, which meant I got up at 3 a.m. and went to bed at 8 if I was lucky (And I usually wasn’t very lucky. I also probably shaved a few years off my life in the process; I was constantly exhausted.) But this also meant no prime time TV. I was so out of the loop on current TV shows, I didn’t even know where the loop was. I’ve never even watched American Idol or Dancing with the Stars. Enough said.
But when I lost my job and started working at home, I had some time on my hands—and a later bedtime. I discovered a bunch of great shows everyone had been talking about and had several seasons worth to gobble up on Netflix. I watched four seasons of The Office in two weeks. (I knew Pam and Jim were going to get together!) Five seasons of Lost in two months. It’s incredible to be able to watch back-to-back shows without the angst of waiting. (And it was easier to remember some of the complicated twists and clues in Lost. I’m still confused about the ending, though.)
I’m the same way with books, too. I was late to the Harry Potter series, so there were four books waiting for me that I devoured over the course of a few weeks. Diana Gabaldon was just releasing book number five in her Outlander series, so I had months of incredible writing to enjoy there, too. (Those are some big books, baby.) And now, intrigued by the movie trailer to Janet Evanovitch’s One for the Money, I’ve started reading her hilarious Stephanie Plum series. With eighteen books out, I’ll be set for a while. (Although I have been reading them at a rate of one every two days. I really should pace myself.)
I’m sure there are many other great series out there waiting to be discovered. What are some of your favorites? If you sat next to me on the subway and saw me with my kindle, what would you insist I download? Have you ever been lucky enough to find a series after the fact?
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