When it comes to tv shows, I’m always late to the party. I got super into Girls in the very last season and I’ve never watched one single episode of Game of Thrones in my life. One possible reason for this behaviour is that a) I don’t need that extra drama in my life. I mean, I can get quite invested in these people’s stories; and b) If I start watching something I end up liking then productivity is thrown out the window, life is put on hold and I just binge watch my way through the whole thing. It’s devastating for the other – and arguably more important – areas of my life.
Knowing this pattern is actually liberating, because now I’m aware that in regards to tv shows I am what Gretchen Rubin likes to call an abstainer. I have no self control, so I just find it easier to ignore hot-new-tv-shows-everyone’s-in-love-with all together and pretend like they never happened. This strategy has been working fine for years. I’ve been watching Friends and Gilmore Girls reruns for nostalgia purposes for years and it suits my lifestyle perfectly.
Well that was before life in quarantine. The rules are simply different now and one day I decided to try The Affair.
Boy oh boy was I for a treat! That show is juicy! And of course, it ended last year so the hype is long over, but good for me! I can binge watch like there’s no tomorrow! Because guess what, I know exactly how tomorrow and the day after tomorrow is gonna go down, so I’m thriving. I have been trying to be productive as well, don’t be too hasty to judge me. I feel terribly guilt if I waste hours in front of a screen watching things I won’t even remember a couple years from now, but I’ve decided to just be a chill couch potato for the time being and enjoy it.
I’m entirely invested at this point and the show has me wondering about a few things: adults really have no idea what they’re doing half the time. They seem to have it all together but it never fails to amaze me how people can really mess things up.
Never take anything for granted, because things can get really bad at anytime. Watching these people’s lives fall apart in front of me is terrifying but also fascinating. Thankfully my personal dramas are far less interesting, and I’m so okay with that.
It’s sad to see how inevitably someone’s heart is always going to get broken and how people sometimes can be so incredibly selfish and self-centered in their relationships and to people they once loved.
Also, Joshua Jackson is a major dreamboat.
What TV shows are you watching right now? Any recommendations? Please share!