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Confessions of a Television-aholic

I’m a television-aholic.  Feels good to admit it! Or bad?  Hard to say.  All I know is that when I find a show to binge watch, I can’t stop!  Hence the television-aholic title.

The thing is I KNOW people attach bad connotations to watching television.  So, I try not to talk about it too much.  But the problem is I get so excited and I also have diarrhea of the mouth.  True story.

I know I’m supposed to say that I only read books and craft and garden, but that would be a lie.  I do LOVE books, but I also love watching television.  I DO!  

For me my television-aholic started when I was pretty young.  First, it was movies. I’ve always loved watching movies.  Movies were my thing in High School.  I just loved them.  I’d become obsessed with a certain actor or genre and spend the next few months pouring over the video store collection to check out every single movie I could.  This was pre-internet so I literally had to search shelf by shelf in order to find what I was looking for.

The good news is that I worked at a video store so I was also being paid to search.  $4.75 an hour never looked so good!

The problem with movies is that they are a little long.  And now that I have kids I either lose interest quickly, fall asleep or get interrupted so many times that I am unable to follow the storyline.

Which is why television shows rock.  And with the dawn of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Network Apps I can binge on any show I want.  The television-aholic has been born!

Even though watching television has a bad rap I’d like to say that if it’s your thing, like me, that’s cool too! I love the stories that are told.  Some of them are completely ridiculous and could NEVER happen, but then some hit so close to home that you can’t help but CRY {THIS IS US!}

I love a well-written, wonderfully acted, perfectly shot & edited television show.  

Because it takes A LOT of work to make those shows.  (Trust me I used to work for a big studio)  And when a television show is made and is so good that you can’t stop watching, well that is pretty amazing.

So while I may have just outed myself as lame for being a television-aholic, I don’t care. 

Television is my escape.  It’s my time to not worry about the never-ending to-do list.  It’s a chance for me to not think.  Because honestly, I’m thinking about everything and everyone so much of the day that I can actually forget to do the simplest thing.

And because this wouldn’t be a post without naming a few names, here are some of my current favorite binge-worthy shows.  Did your favorite make the list??

Schitt’s Creek

Suits

Friday Night Lights

The Mindy Project

House of Cards

Arrested Development

Parenthood

Parks & Rec

What shows made your list?

 

 

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