and release the entire season at once, or quickly one after another, while also having a smaller episode count. And with that shutdown, cable networks were desperate to get content and scrambled to find anything they could get their hands on. So, basically, all those awesome and original new shows that were pitched to them that they thought couldn’t possibly compare to their definitely unique cop dramas or their not boring at all doctor romance shows? Yeah, they’ve gone ahead and asked people to film a TV show in their apartment with an iPhone instead. On the other hand, I do think some TV has actually bene- fited from quarantine, giving a more stripped-down version of certain shows and showing that less might actually be more. I mean, nothing improves Jimmy Fallon like watching his kids do what we all wish we could, climb all over him to stop his monolo- gue by any means necessary.
That might seem like a lot of negative stuff, but I do think there is a lot of positive to be had from this pandemic. If a boy can dream, my biggest hope is that this quarantine made us all stop for a long while and take a good look around to see what’s truly important. I’m not gonna get all kumbaya on you, I’m just saying that, in the last few years, the world has felt like it’s been spinning a little bit faster than normal and maybe this time to slow down and take a breath is exactly what we needed. I hope you were like me and the worst thing that happened during the pandemic was not knowing what to watch next, your pants got a little tighter, and only a few popped blood vessels when trying to call unemployment. For those of you who lost more than just time and patience, we at Spoiler Magazine and everyone within the Geekdom are here for you and we sympathize. And for those whose mental state/ health was tested during that period of time, you are awesome, strong, powerful, beautiful, and we love you. And as much as all the pandemic nonsense was a real sh*t hand to be dealt, I truly believe that it and the quarantine will end up making our community and culture even richer in the long run. I mean, think about it; during all of this, people around the country, even the world, took up all sorts of hobbies and interests that they always felt they never had the time to pursue in the past. All of a sudden, a large chunk of the world started reading and writing plays and screenplays, they put on concerts, did acting workshops, took art classes, wrote comics, drew comics, and everything in between! I bet you, I bet you, years from now we will talk to some of the greatest people within the arts community and the Geekdom and those people will tell us that they began working on their craft during the Covid-19 pandemic. They will have found their calling during a time of darkness and helped change the world for the better. Wouldn’t that be great? And hey, listen, if you sat around and did nothing during all of that, don’t even sweat it. We all did what we needed to during that time. And because of it, the world will never be the same. Perhaps it’ll even be better. And sure, you’ll probably have to explain yourself every time you sneeze for the rest of your life, but hey…you’re here. So, enjoy it my Geeklings.