Day 153 – 2,024 Words a Day Challenge Process Log – Some things Are Not For Me

Sometimes I watch certain shows out of guilt, like I’m supposed to like them. In one case, I watched this show from the first season which I loved to the last season which left me confused.

Then I realized as I stared at the credits scrolling along on my television show – I never got past what this show was trying to be. It’s not the show’s fault. It’s mine.

In my head, I wanted the show to be an ensemble. I love those types of shows. It’s a way of getting to know the various characters instead of focusing on one protagonist.

But this show was not an ensemble. It was a show focused on one person.

The show was clear in what it was about. I was disappointed because I simply didn’t get the memo.

I’m thinking of that show and another one that I should have liked but didn’t (in the other case it was a musical) and I believe that my tastes have changed. It’s normal. According to an article I read a long time ago, I’m slotted to stop reading so much romance and head into mystery.

And I think that’s right.

The challenge is to find what I like to read now since my comfort reads aren’t providing the comfort they did before.

Same book. Same reader. Different age.

This experience has made me more understanding. As my mentor would say – that’s not my reader. Or, in my case, I’m not their reader. It isn’t that a story or a show or a play is bad, it’s just not to my taste.

I’m able to see that now. The show I didn’t like is someone’s favorite and even though I don’t currently resonate with that piece of art, I’m glad it’s there for someone else.

And who knows? Maybe in a couple of years, that person who it’s there for could be me.

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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