Television makes me so happy. Seriously. Even though the Emmys were shitty yesterday, almost all of my shows are coming back this week (a few premiered last week) and it puts me in such a good mood!
I had to come to work this morning to an angry email from someone who basically snapped at me for something that wasn’t my fault, but I don’t care because TV is back!
In all seriousness though, TV is such a wonderful outlet for people who need to escape from the real world for a bit. I’m not saying people should live entirely based off the lives of their favorite characters, but if you know how to properly draw the line between fiction and reality, and actors and their roles, loving television can be really good for you.
I hate that loving TV is kind of looked at as being lazy. I feel like people scoff when I tell them how excited I am about a certain show coming back, but they just don’t get it. That’s okay. Everyone has their thing. The one thing that makes everything better when life is shitty, and makes you even happier when life is not shitty. Television is my thing. It has been for as long as I can remember, and it will be for the rest of my life.
May 6, 2004
That is the day that my all time favorite television show ended - Friends.
Friends played a very important role in my life when I was growing up. I went through a lot of hard times in middle school and Friends was basically the only thing that made me laugh. It’s played such a significant part in my life, I actually have a Friends tattoo.
You might ask why I am writing this today. Well, today, a show called 30 Rock is ending. While 30 Rock hasn’t touched my life the way Friends has, it has grown to become one of my favorite shows. I know that there are a bunch of people out there who feel the same way I felt about Friends about 30 Rock. It’s the end of an era. It’s hard. A lot of people don’t understand how or why TV shows have such an impact on people, but I do. TV is magical. It affects people in extraordinary ways. I understand the hurt and sadness that 30 Rock fans will be feeling tonight. That’s why I’m writing this blog entry.
I’ve fallen behind on so many TV shows this season. The two that I will never fall behind on are Parks and The Office, but everything else has kind of taken a back seat.
99.9% of you won’t be interested in the rest, I’m just rambling about which shows I need to catch up on this summer. This is partly for myself so I don’t forget. Oh, and if you have any suggestions on shows I should watch this summer, let me know! I’m hoping to get a lot of TV in.
Some are embarrassing, some I didn’t know I owned. There are even a few that I’ve never watched. Overall I’m pretty happy with my collection. Let me know if I am missing some amazing DVD that everyone should own.
NBC is hands down the best network for comedy. They had Friends and now they have these amazing shows.