Some people use this to list hundreds of bands and movies that no
one has ever heard of, apparently in an effort to impress me and
make me feel stupid, and make me think they're way more in tune to
popular culture than I am. And while that may be true, I will point
out that I have a minor in Popular Culture, so that makes me,
technically, formally educated on the topic. So even if I have two
favorite bands (Hold Steady and OAR) that you might think are
totally 2007, and my favorite movie is A Few Good Men, which came
out in 1992 (I can't help that nothing has topped it) and the last
book I read was a sportswriting compilation, that doesn't mean
you're better than me. But then again, maybe it does.
I'm a big TV guy, and love a good serial drama or well-done sitcom.
I DVR the Daily Show and Colbert, and there's never a bad time for
30 Rock or Parks and Rec. Gotta love Louie the League and Sunny.
I'm even standing by the post-Steve Carell Office. It's not that
bad, it's just not as good as it used to be. Big difference. I
watched Lost in its entirety in a month, and the first three
seasons of Friday Night Lights in two weeks, and all of Breaking
Bad in about two weeks. So I guess you could say I like TV binges
from time to time. If I was smart enough to write TV dramas, I'd
want to write those three shows.