We were all asked 3 ice breaker questions. The insight from the answers was very interesting. One of the questions dealt with your favorite t.v. show. I picked 'Survivor'.
I know, I know - not reality TV to be sure. But, here's the dealy; it is such an interesting psychological study into what people will do for a million dollars.
The game, for those who don't watch, is supposed to be outwit, outplay, outlast. That's all well & good until you realize that this isn't always the way it works.
I usually pick an early favorite & as the game progresses I hold myself open to the possibility of changing my mind. Maybe my fav does or says something despicable; maybe they prove to have the discernment God gave a grape; or, maybe they just fail & get voted off the island. By the end, I am somewhere between the lesser of the evils.
As a writer, I think the show represents my desire to find the good in others. It also feeds my love of "Lord of the Flies" - the death being metaphorical of course. Most importantly, it allows me to study different stereotypes for my own work.
So, here are the questions: What is your favorite tv show? Why? And, what do you think it says about you as a writer?