Last week I got completely away from promotion to post about my current favorite commercial. (Love those hamsters!) I got a great response and so I’m going to try to make Social Sunday a new weekend post.
This week, for the first time in years, I succumbed to Season Premiere Fever. I’m sure we’ve all had one or two (or several) television programs that we’ve waited for with bated breath over the summer, anticipating the Fall Premiere after their Season Finale in the spring. When I was very young I remember getting physically ill when I realized two premieres were coming on at one time and I would have to choose which one to watch (before the days of DVR of course).
As I’ve said before I’m not watching much TV these days because it takes time away from writing. However, over the summer at my cousin’s house, I happened to see a recording of the Season Finale of Law & Order SVU where Detective Olivia Benson is grabbed by a sadistic psycho bent on torturing and murdering her. Let us say it caught my attention.
So I was primed and ready on Wednesday night to watch the two-hour season premiere. My daughters are also avid fans so we all piled up in the master bedroom (my husband isn’t into that show and had the living room TV tuned into something else) waiting for the show to come on.
I once again felt that thrill of anticipation, so long denied. And then the opening scenes and that famous “DUH DUH.” I’m not sure which sensation I enjoyed most–the excitement of watching or simply feeling a part of a wider group experience.
My daughters were, of course, tweeting about the show and one yelled out “OMG! There’s a #SaveBenson!”
Awesome! So I got a blow by blow commentary from her during commercials of what other fans were saying. And it was interesting that the actor who played the psychopath was tweeting along with everyone else.
Of course, we also called my cousin during commercials to talk about the episode. And we all cheered loudly when Benson managed to turn the tables.
I have to say the premiere of SVU was one of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve spent recently. Writing, while extremely satisfying, is a lonely occupation. The premiere gave me the seldom gleaned chance to be part of a larger group of like-minded people, all enjoying the drama unfolding on the small (or large) screen. I think I really need to pay more attention to season premieres from now on. This one was a great time!
Have you had Season Premieres (past or present) that have stood out in your mind as memorable?