This week's question comes from the marvelous Carrie Elks:
The new fall TV schedule is here - what are you watching and why do you love it so much? Does what you watch influence your writing?
I am an avowed member of Bachelor Nation and I am proud of it. And of course it affects my writing. The show has everything—drama, tears, joy, and most of all, hopefully, although it doesn't happen every time, true love!!!!
I also love Criminal Minds. When I was doing research for both my recently completed romantic suspense stories, the experts told me this show was the most accurate for profiling. It was a definite help in building my plots. Besides, how can you not crush on Matthew Gray Gubler and Joe Mantegna? And thank heavens for reruns so I can keep watching Shemar! Oh, yes, I forgot…I only watch it for the profiling. Sure I do.
Designated Survivor has me hooked, as well. I have no doubt it is fact-based when it comes to the machinations in Washington. And, with the elections so near, it is definitely timely. I don't know that I'll ever write a political story, but it certainly is interesting.
One more…Married at First Sight. Makes you believe in the old fashioned way of falling in love…just saying. But the process in this show is fascinating.
I tend to wax and wane on most of the other shows. My choice is movies, especially the older classics. When I need romantic inspiration (or a good cry), just give me "An Affair to Remember" or "Now Voyager". Or "Charade", "Roman Holiday", "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I could go on and on. Even some of the (no judging, please) Hallmark movies or LMN.
Given the alternatives, though, most of the time, I will read a good book.