There are things that I know I’m supposed to like. I’m supposed to rave about it and love like all my other like-minded friends. Here are a few examples:
- The National
- This American Life
- “Lost in Translation”
- The Daily Show
- Pot Roast
I’ve tried. I swear I have. I’ve listened to countless hours. I’ve listened to the key songs and episodes as recommended. I’ve tried a dozen different recipes and variations. I’ve heard passionate claims in their favor, but I just don’t get it. I’m sorry. I apologize only because people are so passionate about their love for particular things. And when I’m ambivalent towards them without a solid reason, I feel like I’m missing something huge. Like I’m too stupid to understand these things’ essences. No one likes to feel stupid, so I keep trying to see what others love so much.
I kept seeing “Serial” pop up in my newsfeed from all my like-minded friends. I guess I’ll bite. I didn’t have high hopes because I’ve tried to love “This American Life” more than any of the above Nuggets. The other day I was bored. All the Stern’s were old. So I figure I’d let “Serial” play until the bathwater got warm.
The bathwater got cold and I was hooked.
28 :: 30
**”Mistaken for Strangers” was pretty good, but I’m not in love or even deep like with the The National. They’re ok…