>> Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is my confession. I have an addiction like a big one.I feel like a little piece of myself died this spring. Twice. No really. Maybe a little piece got left. On the island that is.
I am of course am talking about the end of two of my favorite shows. Lost and 24. I lost two Jacks in one week. Sniff Sniff. But how sad is it that sadness on TV can carry over into your everyday life. That is when you know you have a problem.
It is insane how much TV I watch. How do I have time? I am not quite sure. I blame DVR. I was anti-DVR for years. Much like I was anti-texting, and anti-facebook. Now I know why. BECAUSE NOW I AM ADDICTED TO TV. There I said it. That is the first step right?
You know I tried to talk Michael into canceling cable a few months back. But I just realized it won't help me. At all. All of my shows are on local stations. It wouldn't matter. Then I thought of canceling DVR. I just couldn't. I tried I really did. But I hate commercials more than mayonaise. And ya'll know I hate mayonaise. Plus it takes less time to watch a show with DVR right? So really I am saving time. Or allowing more time for more TV.
Seriously no wonder I am a lard-arse.
Why do you love TV so much Steph? Well it started when I had a baby and realized my life ended at about eight every night. Well you can't exactly go out and party after the kid goes to sleep. So what better way to relax that to laugh, cry, or be happy in other people's endings. But let me be clear...if it doesn't have a semi happy ending then I don't want to see. (Just for the record I was completely emotionally satisfied with the end of Lost-although my scientific needs were neglected my heart is content.) Life sucks enough in the real world I don't need to pay to see more crappiness. I watch TV to escape.
Want proof I have a problem?
(do you hear my DVR creaking in pain?)
Office, Grey's, Bones, Gilmore Girls reruns
Redbox Chick Flicks
But now it is summer. Oh what shall I do? And I have no Lost, 24, or Heros to look forward too. I know it is sad but I am really really really going to miss Lost. Like really. I almost named Lily Kate if that proves my dedication. And I got really excited when two friends named their kids Jack and Sawyer because it would be inevitable that they would have a love triangle.
So I need some new shows to fill the void for summertime (like I need a hole in the head). Currently my only active show is True Blood. Any recommendations?
PS Can I give my parents a suggestion? I know the season just ended...but that new show Parenthood is AWESOME! Very real life- what it is like dealing with family in general but more specifically single parenthood, a child with autism, teenagers, aging parents, divorced parents..all tied up with one nice family friendly show. I love it! And not just because Lorelai from Gilmore Girls is in it.