Dear television series

Maybe I should vlog it

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: write your post as a letter.

Dear television series,

After much consideration, I decided it was time I wrote a post about you, and what better way to do so than to address you directly?

As you probably noticed, I have been attempting to distance myself from you in the past few weeks, limiting my TV time to two hours a day on average to make time for more useful activities. I hope you didn’t take it personally; I still love you, but you have to understand that there are other things in my life that require my attention. Some of them are even people, and not just characters.
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Too obvious, not enough

a.k.a. How I learnt to hate cliffhangers

This post is based on a NaBloPoMo prompt: Are you annoyed by what you don’t know, or do you like a good mystery?

What I find annoying

When it comes to books and films, I do like a good mystery – unless it is unsolvable. Sure, I hate overexplaining – e.g. when a character explains the ins and outs of a mystery, especially when the explanations aren’t required because it was as mysterious as the writer(s) seem to think. But nothing annoys me more than to have a book or film end without a proper conclusion. I don’t want to spend sleepless nights wondering whether the spinning top ever stopped spinning, nor whether or not the heroin was indeed in love with her best friend and will spend the rest of her life with her. I need to know.
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