Simple Decisions

I thought about it carefully, but the conclusion was inevitable:

My life will be so much easier if I watch “Celebrity Apprentice” tonight instead of “Lost.”

That’s my decision and I’m standing by it.

14 thoughts on “Simple Decisions

  1. Jamie

    Your life might be simpler without “Lost”, but certainly not richer. I hope you change your mind and join me in the frustration and wonder and excitement that is being a “Lost” fan.

  2. zacksback

    Andy, I admire your fortitude in publicly annoucing your choices
    in what is obviously a carefully considered manner. I applaud your
    depth of insight and marvel at your sense of conviction.
    Me? I’d rather watch M*A*S*H.

  3. Derek

    …..but, but, it was Hurley. Hurley…

    I think you made the wrong decision, but I really just can’t stand Donald Trump so it’s not a hard decision for me.

  4. Ihnatko Post author

    It’s not a value judgement. But I can watch this one hour of purely disposable entertainment and then move on with my life…or I can risk getting sucked into LOST, needing to find another hour of my life every week for watching TV, as well as the possibility of suffering another David Lynch Whammy.

    “The Shield”‘s final season will be starting soon…I need to keep those slots open!

  5. Clinky

    I remember a time, long ago, when I was a boy, when making that choice meant you might never see tonight’s episode of “Lost.” How fortunate we are that we live in a world where you can see “Lost” tomorrow on the internet, or later tonight if you’ve got DVR, or in six to eight months on DVD. I hope no one spoils the scene with the pants for you.

  6. Ihnatko Post author

    @Clinky – “Lost” is on my “DVD” list. Lots and lots of folks whose opinions I value keep recommending it to me…like I said I just don’t have the time to devote to another “must see” show.

  7. KD

    I can see not wanting to add ANOTHER hour of television to an already crowded week, but if you actually WATCH Celebrity Apprentice, then not only have you wasted an hour of your life, but you have killed many innocent brain cells. I don’t regret a single hour I have spent with Lost.

  8. Moeskido

    I regret being unable to participate in the post-mortem conversations about the show the night after, having stopped watching “Lost” shortly after its second season began. Perhaps I’ll pick it up as a rental down the line.

    FWIW, I’m having a ball chatting with a couple of “Battlestar Galactica” newbies at work. It’s wonderful to experience the first-season plots through new eyes, ignoring season 3’s decline in writing quality while I can.

    And it’s never too late to introduce someone smart to “Firefly.”

  9. Ihnatko Post author

    @Moeskido – I think one of the best things about Firefly is that it was (regrettably) canceled so quickly. All of the episodes are brilliant and it’s a very manageable quanity of television.

  10. Ihnatko Post author

    No, it was a brilliant plan and it paid off perfectly. In truth, “Celebrity Apprentice” was only about 3% watchable, so I had most of that hour to myself. If it had watched “Lost,” I wouldn’t have gotten any work done, and I might have gotten hooked and watched next week’s episode, and I might have bought previous seasons on DVD…

    See? Watching “Apprentice” was a brilliant defense of my time and my bankbook. I fully expect to be shortlisted for a Nobel or something.

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