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Before I get busy again with my usual routine tasks on Monday and throw myself into the new year with fresh impetus, I simply treated myself to a weekend of distraction. Added to this was the fact that after weeks of persistent male flu, I'm slowly feeling reasonably fit again. And as long as my persistent cold does not get worse again, the conditions for the upcoming activities are almost optimal.

Yesterday's game night that gave me a win at the settlers of Catan bestowed, should be my personal highlight of a thoroughly successful weekend of distraction. What was new for me was the nocturnal binge of a British crime series that was only recently recommended to me. I used to be a crime thriller fan, until German television, with its crime scenes and other accidents, made me stop watching crime thrillers. But to this day, I still enjoy watching films Agatha Christie novels, and my better half still regrets that there isn't a sequel to Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012-2015), which she watched from start to finish with Ursula a few years ago while in California.

The TV series Endeavor, which has been running since 2012 (!), has now lured me in front of the TV. Set in Oxford, this crime series begins in 1965 and is set to last into the 1970s; I find a successful temporal setting because it reminds me a lot of my own youth. The series is based on the novels by Colin Dexter and has the young Inspector Morse as the protagonist. That's why it's also known in Germany as "the young Inspector Morse." shun evans plays the cop Endeavor Morse and I think it's quite successful. Now I'm excited to see how far I'll get with this series and whether I'll like it to the end.

If that's the case, then I don't have to be like my better half Phryne fisher, which by the way are extremely fine essie-davis is embodied, wait for a sequel, but could continue watching the crime series Inspector Morse, since this was shot between 1987 and 2000 and is probably the actual novels of Colin Dexter has to submit; the older Endeavor Morse will be from John Thaw is played.

In any case, in our age it is guaranteed that all those who are looking for distraction will also find it, and they no longer even have to leave the house and go to a library, for example, but simply turn on the television — brave new world.

“He who walks about daily and feeds on news becomes a stranger in his own house; Whoever lives in distractions becomes a stranger in his own heart, has to try to kill his daily boredom in the crowd of idle people, finally loses all confidence in himself and despairs when he has to do without distractions and be alone with himself for a while ."

Adolph Freiherr Knigge, On dealing with people (1878 [1788]: 64)
  • "Whatever is popular is allowed," Wilhelm Busch already knew. Distraction is a basic need and – if used correctly – is also good for your health. By the way, not only in homo sapiens …