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I totally understand what you're saying, dude. Sometimes I just watch cute little movies that are made for younger girls and almost fall asleep during the day which is quite nice There are quite a few movies that are perfect for that. And personally I think it's good to laugh if something unusual happens ^^ I also understand the Seinfeld thing, me and my family watched the whole series twice and got sick of it after that!I chose books. I don't watch TV/movies anymore, primarily because of the light. I have trouble with flatscreens.
I also went to the movies constantly as a kid, and was a big TV watcher throughout childhood. After awhile it all feels the same. There are brilliant shows and films, but so much is cranked out and it's largely forgettable. No one is going to care about most (or any?) of these "prestige" shows in 50 years. The praise they get for being topical and expressive of our time is too self-congratulatory. It's a huge turnoff. Even something as wonderful as Breaking Bad will fade, just from the sheer glut of artifacts we're bombarded with. So what is the value in all this?
Much of what's hyper-popular is also indebted--thoroughly--to its time. I was obsessed with Seinfeld from age 10 until it ended, but seeing reruns now is like watching The Honeymooners in the early 90s. You respect it and get the importance, but you're watching the experience of another time. When I read Macbeth or Oedipus, I never feel that way. When I read Austen or Dickens I never feel that way. Even American Psycho--a novel devoted to this phenomenon--transcends this, as a parable. But, will White Lotus or Game of Thrones be remembered as more than trivia questions, if even that?
With so much competition, there is less room for subtlety. Everything must scream to be heard. Another victim, then, is insight. I'd rather quietly step away.
(Edit: of course, my avatar is a TV character)