They should come with a health warning. Something like "Watching a good series can seriously imperil your normal lifestyle". I have to admit. I have been hooked on Lost. It is the first series that is a series that has really caught me, and there is no way out. When I first heard the storyline - a bunch of survivors of a plane crash on a beach on a deserted isle - my reaction was the usual "Give me a break". But no. I was immune to "the Sopranos", I found "Six Feet Under" mildly entertaining (at least bits of it) and "Desperate Housewives" ridiculous but sexy. The only reason I would watch "Alias" was in the hope of seeing a bit more of the main actress. I do not count programmes like the Simpsons, Futurama or even Friend as a series. They are just funny... each episode per se.
So this is the first time that once an episode finishes, once it becomes evident that it's really past our bedtime, I cannot resist pressing the NEXT button on the remote and move on to the next episode. I am suffering. I am caught in a trap that keeps me awake till two thirty - a trap that only releases me when I run out of episodes to watch. It's not nice.
I'm in danger. I'm stranded. Ah well... I am lost.