I don’t watch a lot of television, especially compared to what I used to. My teenage self is envious of my adult self, because if fifteen-year-old Strange Jason had access to Netflix and Hulu and all these other troves of shows and content, he would be in heaven. He would not be going outside AT ALL. But fifteen year old me had a lot more free time on his hands than I currently have, so a lot of new and old television shows have just passed on by. I haven’t watched a single American Horror Story or checked into Bates Motel. I’ve given advertisements for Hemlock Grove, Penny Dreadful and The Strain an ambivalent shrug. I know of certain Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes, but mainly due to the day-long marathons some cable channels run during those holidays when I’m visiting my family.
I figure it’s time to 1) start writing back here again 2) watch some television I missed 3) write some commentary on these shows. What I watch is up to you. Pick an option down below and sometime in September/October, the first entries in the season will start to pop up.
The choices are Tales From The Crypt, The Outer Limits, Kolchak, American Horror Story and Masters of Horror. As you can see, most of these are anthologies so it means each viewing offers a different experience. I’ll randomly pick a season of the winning entry unless it’s Kolchack, which I’ll just start from the beginning. If none of these entries are suitable, pick SOMETHING ELSE and leave a comment. If the Outer Limits gets picked, I’ll flip a coin if the season I watch comes from the original run or the mid-90s series.
Why these? No reason. I’d pick something current except everyone and their mother has an opinion about The Walking Dead, Hannibal, True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files. And I do not have the commitment level to start Supernatural. Seriously – those fans are a special breed of hardcore that inspire both my fear and my respect. I’ll run the poll for two weeks until September 7th and I’ll then reacquaint myself with an old friend called television.
Edit: POLL CLOSED!