I understand! I usually read them but the other day I just didn't feel like it and figured if they really wanted me to know they'd have said the words! I did read one the other day that was fairly integral to the plot.
Not sure if it was a Christmas show but did anyone else watch Mario Lopez as Colonel Sanders in the Lifetime 15 minute "mini movie" that was basically an ad for KFC? I loved it; it was camp in all the right ways.
One complaint I have this year is when they assume everybody can see their stupid text conversations. Other shows do it too, but I've particularly noticed it on the Xmas movies this year. My TV is not large, so I have to pause the screen in exactly the right spot, get up closer to the TV to be able to see the texts well enough to read them.
What do people who have vision problems and rely on hearing to fill in the gaps do? Or, for that matter, illiterate people?
I wish they'd start reading them out loud echo-y like they do when they're "thinking". It seems a simple fix. I hate having to read shows anyhow, but really hate when I can't even see them to read them.
I SO agree with you. My TV in our bedroom is 32", which was large when we got it 13 years ago. It's mounted on the wall but quite a distance from where I view it in bed. Even with my eyeglasses on, I can't make out the texts. In the living room, the TV is larger and I even sit much closer on the couch and still can't make it out as it airs. I'm not interested enough to pause and try to read. I know it's not my eyesight as it doesn't change much from year to year.
I spent last evening/night watching one movie after another on Hulu. They were all at least 5 years old with unknown actors which makes me think they were old Hallmark movies; but, they were new to me. All featured Santa in one way or another with such sweet stories.
I ignored Christmas movies since I gave up the Hallmark channel, so this was a treat.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed) Established 2005 28,473