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One of my favorite hobbies is watching TV. I probably watch way more than any busy woman should and I’m really OK with that. In fact, while I type this, I’m catching up on last night’s episode of Revenge. It’s a silly show, but I enjoy it. It’s perfect for Monday night viewing. I’m in no mood to think too hard and I really don’t have to think all that hard to watch it.
Tonight’s viewing brought to mind some of the things that I can’t stand about TV. Here are my top four:
1. Why do people on TV address people by their first and last names so often? No one in my inner circle calls me Michelle Longo in casual conversation. In fact, they don’t often say my first name which I’m fine with. On TV though, it happens all the time.
2. I can count on no hands the number of times I’ve given myself a pep talk in the mirror. It has happened exactly never. Yet on TV, people seem to do with alarming frequency. Script writers, please stop having people do that.
3. People never finish drinks on TV. Someone stops by someone’s house and is offered a drink which they accept. The host provides coffee or water or scotch, the person takes one sip, puts the cup down and leaves. If you came into my house and had me pour you a cup of coffee and then you wasted it, I’d be furious. We stretch our food dollars over here. Don’t be so wasteful.
4. Let’s say two people were out somewhere together, perhaps at dinner, having a conversation about one topic or another. In the next scene, they are walking into the house and they are still talking about the same thing as if no time had passed. Did they not talk while paying the check, getting in the car or in the entire drive home? Did they just stay silent that whole time until they got to the next set?
I’m sure there are plenty of other things that bother me, but it’s getting late and I want to enjoy the second to last episode of Eastbound & Down.