But this happened to me last week.
Mr. G. loves to read, but only in his bed. So he retired at 8 pm to read his new book and I took the opportunity to look for a romantic film or something other than action movies or crime stories.
I don't know how many TV channels we have Belgium but far over 100 certainly and I really was convinced to find something. I had quite some choice as I could watch in german, french, english, and even the dutch/flemish channels as they are mostly subtitled in English. While I ate my apple slices, I started to zap.
First France, a stupid talk show with a guy who took himself for the belly bottom of the world and found himself very charming. I got bored and changed.
I just dropped in the middle of a CSI series where they were busy to find out what the victim had eaten, so they had opened its stomac with tweezers, showing some close ups of the stomac content, a disgusting dark colored mass which looked like vomit.
I looked at my apple slices and changed quickly. Next was a similar movie, where the pathologist was just busy to fumble in raw meat looking for a lost bullet while the blood dropped from the table.
Next was a scene of a couple who kissed themselves with passion and I thought I had found my romantic film, but then, suddenly, behind her back he had a string in his hand and what did he do ? While kissing her he strangled her ! Isn't that romantic ? She dropped slowly to the floor with big astonished looking eyes and died.
This was definitely no romance, I switched to the next chanel. This time it was something very interesting for me, a Golf game ! An old bold big bellied guy stand there like a statue, with his club in one hand and looked concentrated on a hole as if a mouse or a mole would come out. After a while, nobody came out of the hole and I didn't follow this thrilling event further so I zapped again.
Now I got the news. Some arabs with their checkered kitchen towel on their heads and some soldiers in their camouflage uniform, and big guns in their hands were discussing about I don't know what ! Nothing for me, I am a peaceful person.
Slowly I lost patience, still no love story. This time I saw a black dressed person with a mask jumping out of a bush and on a peacefully walking women, a blade was glittering in the moonshine (this was romantic, I mean the moonshine) and ....stabbed her in the chest ! I didn't wait for the blood streaming out, and quickly changed again. It became better. It was a a scientific explanation about spiders, beatles, worms and other disgusting critters, so I switched immediately to another channel, before the long haired spider was crawling over the screen.
After car accidents, floods, fire, bombings, bank attacks and other catastrophies du to global warming, I finally gave up ! there was nothing, but absolutely nothing on TV and I wondered why did we pay for it?
In the hope to find something amongs the new CDs what did I find ? CDs of my son, full of science fiction, action and other stuff of no interest to me. Offended, I switched off the TV and also went reading in my bed ..... a crime story.