Once in a while when I’m on vacation, I stumble upon a television show that I never previously watched. Well, it’s happened twice. The first time was back in 2004. When I vacationed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. I had the television on while getting dressed, and I saw the TV show, Monk, for the first time. I fell in love with the show and I always watch it.
It happened again this past week when I was visiting San Francisco. I found another new show, NCIS: New Orleans. I say new, but it’s not really a new show. It’s just new to me. I’ve always enjoyed this genre of show (shows about the police, law enforcement, or the military), and it’s surprising I never watched it before. Well, I do know why. For me, TV shows are like friends and family. I tend to stick with what I know and what I am familiar with. Besides, when I try to watch a new show, I’m usually disappointed. Many new shows are lacking in quality, acting, and the flow of the storyline. I realize that if it doesn’t capture my attention in the first few minutes, I’m done. But I never even tried NCIS: New Orleans till now. Shame on me. It’s a very good show that’s well-written.
I love this show, and I’ve been binge watching old episodes since I’ve been back home from my trip. I have been watching old episodes, almost at an obsessive level. But there is good reason. There are many references to past events and ongoing investigations that I learned about from watching those old episodes. I needed to catch up so I would know what was going on.
Maybe this is a lesson for me to be more open to new shows. I’m sorry I’ve been missing this one for all these years.