I think one of the reasons why I’ve kept a blog of some form or another for the last eighteen years is because I like to write. It’s a pretty selfish endeavour. When I studied journalism at school, I always toyed with the idea of making a career out of writing.
But then life happened, and writing became more of a tool I stuck in my toolbox along with my ability to develop strategic media plans and wrestle vendors.
I do still enjoy writing. I like to use it as a creative outlet. A lot of the stuff I write never sees the light of day. A lot of it is rubbish. Most of it is self-indulgent.
But then, sometimes, I get asked to recap a horrible teen drama from my youth. And I jump at the chance. So go see my writing published elsewhere. This week, I’m recapping an episode of the OC over on the Snark Squad site. Check it out.
I’ve been the fan of some pretty questionable TV over the years. Some of it, I knew full well that it was awful when I watched it, but I didn’t care, I loved those stupidcharactersanyway. Some of the stuff I watched, I was oblivious to its awfulness when I first watched it as a teenager, but as I’ve revisited some of those shows thanks to Netflix and full TV series being available on DVD box sets. And it surprises me how real life and growing up can ruin nostalgia for some of those old shows.
Luckily, a few years ago, some of my good friends on Twitter introduced me to the Snark Squad. They have eased the trauma caused by revisiting some of my old TV favourites. They’re basically this awesome support group for people with questionable taste in TV, books and movies like myself, captained by Sweeney and Lorraine. They have a handful of awesome and hilarious series contributors and have been featuring some guest-recappers to assist them wade through The OC. Remember that show?
Anyway. So this is basically my long-winded way of saying Snark Squad is awesome and you should check out their blog. And you might just recognize their guest-recapper today, because SPOILERS…