Hello, my name’s Nicole, and I’m a TV junkie.

I have always loved TV. Whether it was watching Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, sports with my Dad, and Nick at Nite when I was a kid to now when I’ll watch any food competition show, Thursday night comedy on NBC, or Cardinals baseball.  It is very rare for a day to go by without me watching at least some TV.

I don’t watch as much as I used to, and for a few years there weren’t any shows I watched with the kind of fevered excitement I did when Friends was new or coming back from a cliffhanger season finale. We don’t have a DVR at my house, and there are few shows that I get upset about missing if I can’t be home.

That being said, I am SO excited for the Castle season premiere tonight. The last few episodes of last season were so good, and the season finale was amazing, so I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

I don’t think good TV is that different than a good book. Maybe there’s a little less thought involved, but a good book engrosses you, has great character development, and makes you want to read the next page immediately. The same can be said for great TV.

I’ve always felt that good TV aids my imagination rather than hinders it. Whether it’s a character, a setting, a plot point, whatever, much like a book it can inspire an idea just as easily as something written. I never understood someone who looked down on watching TV. Of course, with anything, watching TV can keep you from being active, some programming probably kills brain cells, but it’s all about how you use it… just like anything else.

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