Thursday, September 06, 2007
My mother-in-law is here for two days to babysit on Wolf, which is great.
She insisted on watching her daily soap opera – a local production called 'At home' (Thuis) – which is not great. In fact it is very irritating.
Series annoy me, even the good ones get on my nerves after more than one season. There are only a handful of exceptions to this rule. I hate repetitiveness. Soaps are the epitomy of repetitiveness. They were the wet dream of the original inventors of the concept of 'repetitiveness' (I can also mention it must have been hard to invent repetitiveness, they tried over and over and over and over and over and over again).
Soaps should be banned. Instead it is me who's asking for political asylum in the computer room. I hope there will be a regime change tonight and that my country TV will be freed from the tirrany of soaps and stupid series once more.