Sunday, October 31, 2010

I See... Why I Started Watching Television Again

Television is veritable cultural wasteland. It is truly fulfillment of Isaiah's prophecy that in the last days, there would be those “that call evil good, and good evil.” I am a “social television viewer;” I watch a few sitcoms and movies just to bond with my family on the weekends. However, in September I started religiously watching one particular crime drama again.

Why? Because I'm in love. Let me explain.

I've longed for the day when the Hawaii Five-0 series would be resurrected. That day has arrived. The series returned to the small screen in September on the Communist Broadcasting Service (CBS). Actually, I'm not that excited about the series itself; I don't care who Danno books for what infraction. I watch it for the classic opening Hawaii Five-0 theme song. That song brings back pleasant and poignant memories.

Way back in '83, when I was a starving, struggling BYU student, I was dumb, poor and in love. That meant when the planets lined up correctly and I actually was able to hang out with a pretty girl, it was usually a cheap study date in the library. We would talk and study and drift silently into slumber with our textbooks for a pillow until closing time at 11:00 pm Then, in a campy attempt to wake sleeping students and drive them out of the library, management would blast the Hawaii Five-0 theme song over the pervasive intercom system.

26 years later, I am still in love with one of those pretty girls.

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