Rewatching a favorite TV series

The first time you watch a great TV series, you don’t know where it is going. Sure, the show’s creator had set up some basic arcs and relationships in the pilot episode, but you don’t know yet what the series are going to do with it all.

Yet when you rewatch the series from the beginning, you already know all that. Every planted conflict or pointed conversational barb has a purpose. And now you know just what that purpose is.

In some ways it is a much richer experience. You are being given the privilege of seeing inside the mind of a great writer.

I highly recommend it.

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