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Creepy TV

TV should be light, relaxing and funny. No, TV should be gripping, disturbing and addictive.

Through a rare burst of energy coupled with some luck, I had occasion to watch TV last night after everyone else was in bed. It did not take me long to realize that I am completely out of touch.

I watched Two and a Half Men - the one with Charlie Sheen - and it fits my idea of TV. I laughed at the lame jokes, bawdy humour and physical comedy.

After enjoying those laughs, I flipped through the channels and came upon a show called Homeland. Homeland has absolutely nothing in common with Two and a Half Men. It is 2 1/2 times as long and deals with terrorism as a subject matter. It was heavy, emotionally charged, disturbing and gripping.

After Homeland, I turned to NCIS. NCIS was featuring a show about a psychopath who tortures people. I did not make it through 10 minutes.

Going to bed, I was shaking my head at how creepy TV had become yet when I woke up, I realized I was looking forward to watching another episode of Homeland sometime soon.

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