Note to Self: Must watch more TV in order to understand your life.

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I think I’ve mentioned it before, but we don’t have cable… we also don’t have a whole lot of time.

Our evenings are filled with a lot of running around like chickens with their heads off cut, homework, headless chicken mimicking,  me pretending I’m a taxi driver, and sometimes…  headless chicken mimicking (no offense intended to headless chickens).

I’m not sure how or why, but even on evenings that I think we’re going to be able to just sit around and chill…  we end up with something to do!  And it never fails — if we actually DO have a free evening, one or all of us are pretty much guaranteed to end up with a migraine.

Which is all just a really long way of saying — we don’t watch a whole lot of television during the week.  On the weekend, we try to catch up on Hulu but we normally end up so far behind that we end up trying to catch up with one show each weekend.  (Example:  We just watched the last 4 episodes of Gotham this past weekend – The new season started yesterday.  Also did this with Doctor Who – I just found out that the creepy chick was The Master… just in time for the first episode of Season 9!  Spoilers!  Sorry!)

Unfortunately, being behind on certain shows makes me feel like I’m behind on LIFE!

For instance…  I never watched Seinfeld.  This is a problem.  (Yes, I’m THAT behind on life!) My husband can relate anything and everything that happens, at any given moment, in any situation, to a Seinfeld episode.  And I have absolutely no idea what he’s talking about!

I used to LOVE Gilmore Girls…  but I never kept up with it enough to have seen every episode and it’s been so long since I watched it that I don’t remember much from it.

However, after being informed that my oldest and I have the “exact same relationship” as Lorelai and Rory,  I decided to watch it on Netflix.  We didn’t make it very far through the first episode before my youngest was tapping my shoulder…  “That’s you and sissy!”

So it’s been confirmed…  my relationship with my daughter is the exact same relationship the Gilmore Girls have!  Kinda funny…  Had it not been for television, I would have gone my entire life thinking our relationship was just like…  our relationship….  huh.

My question to all you out there in internet land…  when did this happen???

At what point did our lives stop being our lives and start being those of the characters we watch on TV?   Why isn’t it enough to just be happy with what we’ve got without comparing it to some fictional version of someone else?

Published by Jess Combs

Voice Actor, Audiobook Narrator, Book Lover, and Dungeon Master

17 thoughts on “Note to Self: Must watch more TV in order to understand your life.

  1. Now I want to go and waste a day away watching old episodes of Gilmore Girls lol I miss that show! And both me and my son are excited about the return of Gotham. Now we are just patiently waiting for the return of The Flash 🙂

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      1. The first 3 are the best, IMO. I actually wasn’t happy on how the series ended for the girls lol Oh well. Can’t please them all!

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      2. Oh, I agree. It’s the reason why I stopped watching the show Supernatural like 4 seasons ago lol I think they are starting season 11 or something now. But everyone has a different viewing experience! You may end up loving the ending 🙂

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      3. lol And season 4 was probably my favorite 🙂 See? Everyone has different tastes! You may love how Gilmore Girls ends! Never know! I’m just glad it’s fall and all my favorite shows are coming back on lol They provide good breaks from my writing.

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  2. I went three or four years without tv at all, so I can totally relate to this. I think finding a fictional character in a book, movie, or tv show that is like us offers us some kind of validation that maybe we aren’t so crazy after all. It plays into our human need to belong, which is why tv has become so important in our culture.

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    1. Ok, this is kind of funny… I never really compared this to the way I am with characters in books. I guess I just don’t relate to television the way I do to written stories. Looking at it that way though… It makes sense to me now! Thank you!

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  3. I’m in a similar boat. Since having my son, the only channels we really ever look at are Sprout, NickJr and DisneyJr. Mostly Sprout. It’s only underway (I’m in the Navy) that I caught other movies/shows. And now that I’m on shore duty, I can’t say when I will watch a show again! I rarely, if ever, miss any of the shows, though!

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  4. I used to watch Gilmore Girls as well. I love the relationship of Rory and Lorelai no matter how conflicting they are at times or how stubborn each of them can get. At the end of the day it is their love for each other that matters. they would always go back to it. No matter what.

    There are times that it is okay to relate yourself with the people we see on television. It helps us see what we often times neglect to see. Then it will make us do something about our current situation.

    At times, it helps us see the reality of life. Then we either learn from it and accept certain things in our lives or we do something to change it.

    Just my 2 cents worth. =)

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