Plus, all the handful of shows I watch are on at the same time, so I can fill my week with catching up with them. Or reading while my husband catches up with the shows he watches that I don’t but which are also all on at the same time. I can only conclude that the networks have decided that since our household timeswitches they might as well give the shows to us in a bunch and let us sort it all out.
"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window."
— William Faulkner