Posts tagged ‘TV’

As Seen On TV

With fall and the changing of the leaves comes a season of hope and renewal. New TV shows about vampires that solve mysteries, and werewolves get into a Glee Club pop up on major networks and cable channels alike to draw you in. Television has begun to give the movie industry a run for its money with quality programming that helps establish a deeper emotional connection with audiences.

 

It’s great, I love getting emotionally invested in a show and experiencing the ups and downs the characters go through. There is one thing I’ve learned to do and that is not wish my life was more like that of my favorite TV shows. I know people daydream about that, which is why I’m here to tell you that it’s a bad idea.

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TV Shows: Your Better Half

I think movies are cool. They’re always fun, but the joy movie provides is fleeting. They’re like a one-night stand. Lots of excitement and explosions, but it’s all over in one night and then you have to go back to your normal life. That’s why we are drawn to TV shows. It’s more like a relationship. It requires time, commitment, and often takes up way too much of your free time; but in the end it’s generally satisfying.

 

I think this is the beginning of something good

I think this is the beginning of something good

Many shows with loyal followings have ended: Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and very soon, Mad Men. The end of a show leaves a gaping void in our lives because it feels like we’ve lost a part of ourselves. I guess it makes sense; it’s no sillier than being distraught over your favorite team losing. We have no literal connection with a TV show or a sports team, yet we live and die for both.

 

Sounded like people were ready to kill over this ending

Sounded like people were ready to kill over this ending

For sports, it’s the primal urge of triumph. We all want to taste victory’s sweet nectar, and rooting for a team is by far the easiest way to feel that. With TV shows it’s different because we experience a world we want to be a part of or feel more connected to than our own world.

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