Cait on Culture: Why are the best shows all on Sunday night?

Cait on Culure, Sunday night TV

By Caitlin Abber

My Sunday night is currently scheduled around a two and a half hour block of television. Obviously, it is some kind of conspiracy that “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Girls” all returned or premiered within weeks of each other. Suddenly, what was an hour-long pow-wow for some Trudy time has become a dinner/drinks/in-it-for-the-long-haul extended viewing experience.  I don’t mind, because they are all great shows in their own ways, but it’s still like—wow—a lot of sitting down.

Don’t get me wrong, I watch a lot of “the shows”—”Gossip Girl,” “Glee,” “The New Girl,” but all of those are relatively spread out throughout the week and I don’t freak if I have to DVR them and watch them later. But Sunday? Sunday is different. I have to watch Sunday shows on Sunday night proper so I can read what everyone says about them on Monday morning. See, I am obsessed with talking about T.V.

Actually, I’m just obsessed with talking about pop culture.

I tend to absorb everything I see not only with an interest in a great story, but with an awareness of what it says about what is going on in our society. As someone with a degree in media studies, I have this academic perspective that lets me know when a kiss is not just a kiss, or 15 minutes of fame is much more than a moment. The new Nicki Minaj song? Love it. That New York magazine cover story about Brooklyn artisans? I had mixed feelings. The most recent episode of “Girls?” Still processing it!

Reading deeper into popular culture is my Spidey-Sense, a power I hope to use strictly for good—and, hopefully, for your amusement. That is why I am stoked to write about all things eventful for Kate-book. I won’t be doing standard TV re-caps, but I will be addressing some of the more interesting questions TV shows ask, as well as what the blogosphere is saying about your favorite movies, books, and icons. I plan on covering things that inspire me, make me angry, and force me to delve a little deeper.

And I also plan on sharing things that make me laugh, because those are the best things of all.

I, like most Kates, love learning new things and talking about them! So, what shows are you watching right now? Did you see any good movies this weekend? I want to hear it. Spill in the comments.

Cait on Culture is a new column running on every Tuesday at 2pm. It is written by the pop culture obsessed Caitlin Abber, who you should follow on Twitter.

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3 thoughts on “Cait on Culture: Why are the best shows all on Sunday night?

  1. Deb says:

    Used to hate Sunday nights because they come right before Monday morning. No longer. Also love Sunday night’s Nurse Jackie, The Big C, The Good Wife, Once Upon A Time, and The Killing (ok, I was pissed off like many at last year’s season finale, but I’m giving them a pass). My DVR actually imploded on “premiere” night a few weeks ago, but the new one is holding up, thankfully.

  2. katetorg says:

    I know this is not kosher to say, but I am feeling really over “Mad Men” lately. Haven’t even finished the two-hour season premiere yet. Means I have much more free time on Sunday night.

  3. [...] my very first column, I was complaining about how all the good shows were on the same night. “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “Girls”—Sunday had become an [...]

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