Lockdown Blog Day 30

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

When I was younger, I was always told that too many hours in front of the television screen would give me square eyes. Now, it seems, we’re all spending hours in front of a multitude of screens and displays without any consideration for the shape our eyes may be turning.

But where would we be without screens right now? It’s screens that are connecting us, be it to loved ones or to work, to shopping and to leisure.

And, boy, do we need the distractions of our screens now more than ever. And thank goodness the channels are responding! It’s time for some proper feel-good TV and we’ve not been disappointed. New episodes of The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Sewing Bee, Friday Night Dinner and I’ll Get This to name just a few, as well as all the great repeats, are shows that are simply easy watching amongst all the gloomy coverage.

Away from the constant news updates, these shows are more than light relief, offering a real chance to escape into the silliness and happiness that these shows provide. Take I’ll Get This for example. It’s nothing more than watching a group of minor celebrities have dinner and play simple parlour games. I’m captivated. There’s no really point to it, it’s just good fun.

I will come out of this with incredibly square eyes. But, I’ll feel slightly better thanks to it!

Published by Nick Taylor | Editor & Proofreader

Editor and proofreader specialising in LGBTQ+ writing, both fiction and non-fiction.

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