Traditionally, I've not been one who dutifully follows popular tv dramas. I never saw an episode of 24. I didn't really watch Lost (that is, I "watched" it while Jonathan had it on the tv, but even though I probably saw 2 full seasons, I didn't know exactly what was going on [I had a vague idea since it'd been explained to me - but I was never dying to see the next episode]).
We started to watch Flash Forward last year. I was on board. But then it got to be a little too creepy/scary for me, so we gave it up. Similarly, we were into Dollhouse initially (a short-lived Joss Whedon show on Fox); but that, too, got a little scary for my taste, so we stopped watching just a couple episodes before it got cancelled.
The weird thing about it, though, is that: 1) I definitely have a personality that would be into watching a highly-anticipated show every week; and 2) I really like thriller/action movies. However, I get creeped out pretty easily - so thrillers walk the delicate line of "acceptable" and "too scary" for me.
But you guys - I have to say - I am really into The Event on NBC this year! I highly recommend you watch the 3-4 episodes and try to catch up if you haven't seen any. This show was touted as "the new Lost" or "the new 24," and I can see it possibly attracting the same cult-type following. It has a sort of mysterious premise - and there seems to be some government involvement (possible corruption?). It's fun. And it's not too scary (yet, at least).
I'm really excited for tonight's episode! Are any of you guys watching?