I’ve always been someone that gets pretty sucked into the stories I watch in movies and tv shows. In college, I went on a Law & Order SVU kick that lasted several months and ended up in me having not one but two trench coats because I wanted to be Olivia Benson. Olivia Benson is bad ass. We should all want to be her at least a little bit.
At its best, I love this digital media because of the amazing stories and intense emotions it can bring up. Characters fascinate me, and some of my favorite shows take a diverse group of individuals and mix them around. Fun times.
At its worst, I realize that I just spent 3 hours sitting on my ass watching Toddlers & Tiaras and TLC extreme medical mini-documentaries. When I realized my TV watching had fallen into the above pattern, I cancelled my cable in 2012 and never looked back.
Now I live in a world of Hulu, Netflix and HBO Now. My film & tv watching is much more selective, but I still get just as sucked into the stories and dramas as I used to. Only now with my life direction so much in question, I find myself having interesting monologues sometimes. Here are some of my (not so deep) thoughts with what I’ve been watching lately. [The rest of this post could contain spoilers]
Oh, perhaps OS dating is the way to go! An OS can’t die… oh wait. Scratch that. Make mental note to not spend much time talking to Siri.
I should walk more.
Bridget Jone’s Diary
Hugh Grant, you’re so pretty.
Bridget Jone’s Diary II
Hugh Grant, you’re so pretty part two.
:: Eats cold, leftover pizza :: I should cook more.
See? Liz Lemon is way older than me and single and she’s fine! I should just take my writing talents and hike up to NYC. Maybe I can get a job on a show. Maybe I can find an older, rich executive to befriend me and give me life advice. Maybe Tina Fey will be my friend and eat cheese puffs with me? Definitely moving to NYC.
Sex & The City
First Season. I can’t believe these women are supposed to be my age. How are these clothes considered fashionable? By the sixth season… Oh my god, I’m so screwed. I’m never dating again. I’m definitely never moving to NYC.
Anytime the Tardis wants to show up now would be great. ANYTIME NOW!
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Such hair. Very shoulder pads. Token 90’s gay best friend. Cameron Diaz looks like a baby. Become glad I don’t have a close platonic male friend that I’ve been secretly in love with for all my life. That shit looks complicated.
I would be a vampire for Alexander Skarsgård. Mental note – eat less garlic and be on the lookout for pale Swedish men.
Parks and Recreation
Why, hello online shopping. #treatyoself
Juliette, if I can move apartments, hire a lawyer, get a court date, sell a house AND settle up things with Verizon wireless SURELY YOU CAN GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. You’re about to not be my favorite anymore. Also, maybe I should consider moving to Nashville?
Pam is my spirit animal.
Do you have any stream of conscious thinking when watching your favorite TV show?