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Too much choice

  • Oct 23, 2009
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As I have just joined Lunch I thought that I would attemt to write a review.  The thing is that I am rubbish at making decisions, even given a choice of only two things I can um and err for eternity.  So when I am given the opportunity to rant and rave about absolutely anything I like, surprisingly I still cant choose.  I like this site because of being able to review anything - but I am not a writer and puttig into words what goes on in my head is well, if you have read this far then you know what it is.  I just tend to write as I speak and easily, so very easily can be distracted and waffle on about something else that is completely unrelated.

It is with all this nonsense in mind that I am going to attempt to write a review of either a television show or film that I watch at the weekend.  I wil make use of that extra hour in bed on Sunday morning.  I have a love hate relationship with British Summertime - I love it because for 6 months I am woken up by daylight and not a rude alarm clock and when it goes back i get an extra hour in bed but I hate it because when it changes there is no early sunrise and I have to listen to the alarm clock and its dark when I leave for work and dark when i get home and I lose an hour of sleep when it goes forward. Like I said, I digress!

So, this isnt really a review of anything but a notification of a review brewing - I dont know that there will be anything on telly worth reviewing but Peep Show is on tonight and thats something - very hard to review though when you are laughing your head off :)

Any other suggestions of what to reveiw, feel free to let me know! But not too much choice mind :)

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December 01, 2009
A god way to start is to find something in someone else's review that you don't agree with and take it from there--not in a hostile way of course, I'm certainly not suggesting that. But none of us agrees with everything everyone else likes ALL of the time.
November 16, 2009
Well, Life has a habit of getting in the way and I never wrote that review of peepshow :( But...I will write a review of something..and hopeful it will be useful. Thanks for all the encouragement and good advice.
November 16, 2009
Can't wait to see some of your reviews!  I don't know if you've noticed, but this review has inspired a bunch of other reviews also on the topic of Reviews on Lunch.  You might be interested in reading @Sean_Rhodes' review and @cenobite7's review.  Good luck and have fun! :)
November 14, 2009
That's interesting. I find that the option to interview anything and everything on Lunch is just what makes the site so much fun and so liberating. Perhaps what might help you in the decision-making process would be to brainstorm or make a list of things that hold your interest (books, films, music, politics, celebrities, historical events, food, etc.). Also, in regards to reviewing television shows or films, if you can't pause it, you can always rewatch it and take notes the second time around. I tend to do this frequently. I watch the film or show first and just let it have its natural impact on me, then I acknowledge the emotional and intellectual reaction I had. That then becomes the basis of my review. From there on I focus on details regarding the quality of the writing, direction, acting, production, etc. and of course the overall entertainment value. Hopefully that will help give you some ideas and we'll be able to look forward to your reviews in the near future. : )
October 23, 2009
Well, this review's a start! :P And like @drogoff said, micro reviews are great, too. I know exactly what you're talking about though. So many choices! I use to have the same problem and what helped give me ideas was looking around my environment. If I'm in my room, I might spot my favorite beauty product or book and review that, and my Cafe Beverages list was inspired when I was surfing the web at a cafe.

I don't really have this issue anymore though.  In fact, I have opposite problem...  Since I've started Lunching, every time I experience something, like eating a new cuisine or testing out an electronic gadget, I'm already thinking about what I'd write in my review of it.  I now have so many things that I for sure want to give my two cents on, that my list and review draft boxes are full!

You'll get the hang of it.  Thanks for sharing! :)
October 23, 2009
One way to do it is to read the reviews of others. Sometimes if you disagree with them you can knock off a differing opinion more easily than you can anything else. It's a way to get started. I did this with Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL when I was suffering from writer's block.
November 14, 2009
Oh, that was the review that you used Woopak's review as a basis for and pretty much gave a contrary opinion. That was fun. ; )
November 14, 2009
It was fun to write too. I just got a nastyish comment on that one over on ammie today. Said I was "degrading" Raimi and that what I had written "lacked critical thought". There was something about "diarrhea"and kicking stupid people like me in the stomach too.
November 15, 2009
October 23, 2009
I know exactly how you feel! I have struggled for topics to review and have abandoned many a review when I couldn't complete a thought. I noticed that you had done some Micro Reviews...that is a great way to get started. As for your question about what you should review...this FAQ may help. Good luck with your first review!
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