Have Your Tastes in TV Changed?

Recently I’ve noticed that my tastes in TV have started to change. Or maybe they’ve been changing for a while and I just haven’t realized it.

I typically watch one show at lunch and 40-60 minutes of TV at dinner. The dinner slot is perfect for longer, scripted shows.

Yet I find myself wanting to fill that dinner slot with 2 comedies or competition shows (Survivor, American Ninja Warrior, Top Chef) instead. My TiVo has started to accumulate episodes of superb scripted dramas like The Expanse and The Terror. I even stopped watching The Walking Dead earlier this year.

I’m not sure why this is. It’s not that I’m not interested in serious, well-written fiction–after all, that’s what I read every night before bed. In fact, I’m hesitant to say that my tastes have changed; rather, it’s more about what I actually decide to watch.

To put a positive spin on this, thank goodness for Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 launching today. I’m 2 episodes in, and I’m loving it.

Have your tastes in TV changed over the years? Can you put a finger on why?