Personal preferences are the basis of every decision, and by every decision I mean which television shows to watch.
As a TV show fan, I take notice of what shows people enjoy and who enjoys the same shows as me. The differences are extensive sometimes. I’m always looking to get into a new show and base a lot of my decisions on word of mouth references and recommendations. But, I have my personal preferences that never fail to disappoint.
I enjoy real-life situation shows. By this I mean I enjoy shows that are based around normal behaviors, professions and in the realm of possibility in the world we live in, “dramas” as many would call them. Such shows I enjoy are Scandal, House of Cards, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. in which they are all based around (fictional) real people and their lives.
Whenever I hear about a new show that dominates social media I like to learn more about it and possibly try it out. Recently, I tried watching Game of Thrones only to be disappointed by my lack of interest in the mystical realm fully equipped with dragons, medieval characters and castles. No, this is not anything having to do with the real life world. And yes, I hated it.
But I have so many friends that LOVE Game of Thrones and is by far and wide their favorite show. Isn’t it interesting why people so strongly enjoy different television shows?
For me, if there is any movie, book or show that has any of the following in it, count me out.
-Outer space setting
-Medieval setting, etc.
What has caused me to form such strong negative feelings about this wide range of topics? I have no idea. But, I know that I’ve always had these feelings. My mom told me the other day that it’s so funny that I don’t like these fictional realms because I never have. Apparently, when I was younger and was assigned to read ‘Charlotte’s Web’, I was upset and frustrated because animals can’t talk so obviously a book shouldn’t be based around talking animals. Maybe it’s just my black and white personality coming out with no room for gray area. Who knows.
Even within shows people form different relationships with the characters. The idea of this blog post stemmed from a conversation I had with one of my friends about the most recent episode of Scandal in which *SPOILER ALERT* a big character, James, dies. She said she was really frustrated that they killed him off the show because she loved him, whereas I was somewhat relieved to find him gone because I didn’t enjoy his character very much.
People love different things, everyone knows this but sometimes it just hits you when you’re talking about some of the most unimportant things. Preferences affect everything that you do, from what media outlets you prefer, to movies and hobbies. Everyone’s brain is different and people take satisfaction in a plethora of different things.
You keep doing you, but at the end of the day don’t shoot a Lord of the Rings or Star Wars recommendation my way.