But once again I was tricked by my bitch mistress, television, and I was left hanging, unsatisfied and angry. And this wasn't just the kind of angry I am at most things in life that disappoint me. This hate was visceral.
I have been burned many times and it's my own damn fault for choosing dumb shows to like (The Cape and Enlisted were fabulous). This time however I say NO. I didn't even watch the review episode they did last week to prepare all us dummies for this week. I passed on that more out of embarrassment for how I got stringed along by a cool concept but the weakest of storytelling.
I bought everything they were trying to sell me, ESPECIALLY the mystery of WHY the freakin' dome encased this ONE town in the first place. That's all I wanted answered. But then the show became a hit and everyone who was committed to just ONE season saw the money and tried to stretch the premise to it's breaking point. That means NO ONE could know any answers and to me, that felt like the LOST experience all over again. So I will not watch. Don't tell me what I am missing because if you are smart, you already know you are missing something yourself by watching UNDER THE DOME and will join me in my boycott. It's the only way those stupid networks will learn not to fuck with me.
Now 24 is an entirely different conversation. Jack Bauer knows how to heal what's ailing me.