It’s like life…only more important

The TVpocalypse DVR

The TVpocalypse DVR...prior to the 2011 Fall Season.

I have a confession. This isn’t my first blog. I wrote a blog for a little less than a year a few years back. Said blog was fairly well-received by friends and friends of friends and even some complete strangers. If we’re all being honest here (and by “we’re all” I mean me), I posted with little to no consistency and eventually just kind of stopped writing. Well, apparently, one needs to post entries to maintain a blog and some kind of readership. Lesson learned. So obviously this is a blog that you should start following religiously without even a shred of trepidation.

ANYWAY, the reason why I mention my previous foray into the world of blogging is that the concept for this blog was born out of one of the entries from my now defunct thatswhatscottsaid blog. “The 2008-2009 DVR Rankings” essentially merged my love of TV with my love of all things sports. I analyzed my seemingly endless Season Pass Manager and set out to rank the shows as if they were college football teams in the Top 25 Coaches Poll (real heady stuff…I know).  This “TV poll” will be the backbone of TVpocalypse. We’ll start with a preseason Top 25 and re-evaluate every Monday. Some shows will rise, some will fall and some will make you sit back and scratch your head and wonder why the hell I was even watching that show to begin with.

Before you start worrying that I won’t have enough shows in my rotation to make for a respectable weekly poll (and thus for a compelling blog), let me assure you…I watch TV. Now, I know what you’re saying, “Hey, I watch TV too! This guy’s just like me! I’m definitely going to read this blog ALL THE TIME!!!” Either that or “Ummm, who the f#% DOESN’T watch TV?!” (probably the latter, but it’s so much easier to delude myself into believing it’s the former). Allow me to explain.

When I say “I watch TV”, I mean I watch TV…like ALL of TV. I will pretty much try any show once. And I mean ANY show. There will definitely be something in this poll for everyone. From Sons of Anarchy to Top Chef. From Jersey Shore to Boardwalk Empire. From American Chopper to Gossip Girl (yep, I just outed myself as a Gossip Girl fan). And when you watch that much TV, you’re constantly forced to make tough choices. Two shows running at the same time…which one do you watch live? Three shows on all at once? Which one do you cut out? And if you do cut one out….is there another show out there to pick up (obviously, the answer to that question is always yes). These are the scary important life decisions that we will tackle here at TVpocalypse.

So consider yourself invited.
Invited to tell me I’m crazy for even bothering to try and watch The Playboy Club.
Invited to tell me I’m equally crazy because I somehow missed season 1 of Walkng Dead.
Invited to further encourage my borderline life-crippling addiction.
Invited to help determine which show will become my favorite TV show.
Consider yourself invited to witness the TVpocalypse.

Be sure to check back later today for the afore mentioned Preseason TVpocalypse 25 poll….in theory anyway.

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About Scott Cocchiere

I'm the Creative Director at Citizen Relations. I love my daughters, Springsteen, as well as what some would argue to be an unhealthy amount of TV. You can follow me on Twitter: @scocchiere.

Posted on September 19, 2011, in Introduction and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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