Using social media has been a slow process for me from the start. I didn’t make the jump from MySpace to Facebook until a vast majority of my friends all made the move circa 2008/2009. (Hell, I even joined MySpace after half the country did.) I also had a tendency to join something like Instagram or Yelp, use it for a few weeks, then promptly forget about it after the fever had died down. (I’m happy to report I eventually got back on both, and they are two of my favorite things.) Now my current obsession is Twitter. Again, I’m a little late to the party.
I briefly tried to use Twitter a few years ago, but gave it up and deleted my account after a month. This time around I feel like I understand it, and I have a purpose with it. My focus has been using it as a tool to get the word out about my blog, but I find myself engaging with others over my favorite shows, not to mention how it helps me stay on top of news. It’s highly addictive, and much more of a time-suck than Facebook ever was for me. But I’m finding what works for me, and what doesn’t, as I go. For instance, at first I thought it was great that I could interact directly with some of my favorite actors…until there was no response on their end. Suddenly I felt foolish for my comments, despite the realization of how much craziness they must get from fans. (Seriously, sometimes I am amazed how terrible or delusional people are when I read their comments to celebrities.) So, I’ve figured out that commenting directly to them doesn’t work for me, because no matter how excited I am about their work, I do not want to fall into the delusional/crazy fan category. I also try to keep the negative comments to a minimum (as I do on this blog), because I have respect for the industry. I don’t mean I lie and say I like a show when I don’t, but there are tactful and gentle ways to go about it, where you don’t sound like an asshole. Because there are certainly enough of those out there.
Thankfully, it looks like I have plenty to tweet about this week:
There’s a little cross-over episode happening for Supergirl and The Flash. Also, if you missed the premiere of The Catch, there’s an encore presentation on ABC at 10/9c tonight.
The Late Late Show gets a Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on CBS at 10/9c. J.Lo joins host James Corden for the new special, and if you aren’t familiar with the viral hit, I’ll leave you with this little Adele gem…
Empire returns on FOX, and Lopez, a new sitcom from the comedian, premieres on TV Land at 10/9c.
The show I’m most looking forward to this week is The Path on Hulu. This drama about members of a cult community stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective), and Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), and is produced by Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights). Those names should speak for themselves, but here’s the trailer in case you need more incentive to watch:
Other premieres this night: Archer on FX at 10/9c, and the series premiere of Rush Hour on CBS at 10/9c.
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson return to TV for The Ranch on Netflix. Both clearly have sitcom chops, as witnessed on their beloved That ’70s Show, so it should be a fun Friday binge.
Banshee returns to Cinemax for its final season at 10/9c.
The Call the Midwife season premiere is on PBS at 8/7c. Also, if you’re a music fan, you’re in luck tonight with TWO award shows: 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards at 8/7c on TBS & TNT, and the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS at 8/7c.
See you on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Yelp/Pinterest/Goodreads!