I wonder if 200 years ago, my ancestors felt there was simply too much theatre and entertainment to keep up with at the local hall?* Because right now, it seems there is too much TV for my first-world, privileged, mind.
It’s a sentiment that began during 2020 when I was watching a lot in my pandemic free time and continued to 2022, but now it seems to have quadrupled in size and I’m starting to think I can’t keep up.
When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to be an adult so I could work in a job I enjoy during the day, see my friends and family at the weekends, and, in-between sleeping, appreciate hobbies like reading, watching films and TV, or doing something creative. A simple life, really.
Now I’m feeling like that triangle where you can only choose two things, except my chooses are: enough sleep, other hobbies, or good TV.
I’ve brought it on myself, because the majority of the shows on my current must-see list for Spring 2023 are ones that have been high on my recent yearly favourite lists and are returning.
Two are adaptations of books I have loved. Another is currently on television is one of the biggest shows in the world. One is going to be the final season forever! Most of them bring me joy, even if one is about infected zombies in a post-apocalyptic world and another is about a group of stranded teenage girls on the verge of cannibalism.
This is how March is looking:
- The Last of Us (season 1) – currently airing, will finish March 12 [weekly]
- The Mandalorian (season 3) – March 1 [weekly]
- Abbott Elementary (season 2) – March 1 [first 10 eps of season 2]
- Daisy Jones and the Six – March 3 [batch, weekly]
- Ted Lasso (season 3) (final) – March 15 [weekly]
- Shadow and Bone (season 2) – March 16 [binge drop]
- Yellowjackets (season 2) – March 24 [weekly]
- Succession (season 4) – March 26 [weekly]
- The Bear (season 2) – early summer (to me, this is May) [weekly]
It sounds like I am complaining; I’m not at all. I am thrilled to be able to love and enjoy this era of peak TV.
I don’t know where I’m going to fit in wedding planning, my other hobbies, social life, and sleep this March. Grateful for the weekly TV model being the most common release method.
* Please do not take what I say as historical truth; History is an A-Level I wish I took.