Series, dozens of series, more and more and we don’t stop watching them
It’s been a while since I got off the wagon of being up to date with series, movies, comics, books… I watch and read as I can, want and feel like it. I don’t care about continuity, I don’t care about novelty, and if I start a series from a decade ago now, nothing happens. But around me I see many other people, live and on social networks, who do not stop consuming everything that comes to their hands and screens, or gobbling would be more correct.
There is no space to delight and reflect, there is no space for calm or to recover that old movie. The public has gone from being hooked on a series from week to week to being hooked on a series every week. Not the same every week, but it is true that when a production becomes “The one of the moment” or “The one you should see” it does so for a very limited time, after a few weeks it begins to matter less, to disappear from the conversations and one comes to wonder if they haven’t canceled it after a few episodes (it happens, sometimes it happens. And other times they don’t last more than one or two seasons).
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (cordonpress) como Hera Syndulla
More, man, more
The worst thing is that sometimes you even see a kind of competition between each other. A race to be the one who has gobbled the most and the belief that if you are not up to date you will not be able to talk about it, or you will be left behind and lose. Or something like that, you just have to take a look at any social network to be aware of it. There is no real interest in enjoying this or that product, in sitting down to see what the guide and direction offers, only in swallowing the content and quickly moving on to another.
A fast that is sometimes very literal and I refer to the fact that people watch the productions at a higher playback speed. And it’s a shame, it’s a way of dishonoring the work of others and not giving ourselves quality time. But that’s what being hooked has to do with being hooked, that it hooks.
The squid game