True Life: I Love TV & Spoilers – NaBloPoMo Day 13

I hate to admit it, but I love watching TV. Could I do other, more productive things with my time? Sure. Should I do more productive things with my time? Absolutely. But I don’t care. I love a good TV show with entertaining and relate-able characters.

My love for TV started when I was young with Pee-Wee Herman. I spent my Saturday mornings with Pee-Wee and friends like Chairry, Jambi, and Cowboy Curtis. I even had a Pee Wee Herman themed 3rd or 4th birthday. {Note: This was before we found out he was a sick pervert.}

After Pee-Wee, I started getting into anything Nickelodeon. Legends of the Hidden Temple, Clarissa Explains it All, Rugrats, Doug….I liked them all.


And of course, like most 90’s kids, I spent Friday nights with TGIF shows. Full House was always my favorite.


In college and after, I lived for shows like NewlywedsFriends and Desperate Housewives. I’m pretty sure I cried when Brothers & Sisters got cancelled. And it turns out, Friday Night Lights was on during this time, but I never discovered it until a year ago on Netflix. And let me just say, BEST. SHOW. EVER. If you haven’t watched the full series on DVD or Netflix, I highly recommend you get started. Like now.

I’ve learned that watching TV shows on DVD or Netflix is my favorite way to do it. Because I absolutely hate having to wait from week to week to find out what is going to happen.  It drives me insane when an episode or season ends and leaves me hanging. Did she die? Did they find him? Is he going to get the girl? ARE ROSS AND RACHEL GOING TO END UP TOGETHER?

My lack of patience for suspense has led me to my obsession with spoilers. Every season when the new Bachelor or Bachelorette starts, I hop right online and look up the spoilers. I need to know how it’s going to end. Thank God for Reality Steve. When we watched Friday Night Lights, I was constantly reading episode synopsis reviews as we went through each season, especially when we had to shut it off because it was time for bed. I could not stand going to bed without knowing how the season was going to end. I’m pretty sure that by episode 5 I already knew how the entire series was going to go.

Right now, I have three shows that are my “must watch shows” for the week. Monday nights I watch How I Met Your Mother. It’s in the last season of the series, so of course I am sitting on pins and needles waiting for how it’s going to end. I’ve always liked this sitcom, even though this is the first year I’ve watched it consistently every week. On Wednesday nights I watch Nashville. I have loved Connie Britton since she played Tammy Taylor, and love her even more as country star Rayna James. If she and Deacon Clayborn don’t end up together, I might throw a remote through my TV. Thursday night I round out my TV week with Parenthood, and typically cry at least twice during the hour that it’s on.

But the thing I hate about watching those shows every week when they’re on TV is NOT BEING ABLE TO READ SPOILERS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. If I can’t watch the show, sure I DVR it, but before I get around to watching it I typically find a recap online or ask one of my friends to give me the details of what I missed. I. CAN’T. WAIT.

A co-worker lent me Season 1 and 2 of Homeland which G and I are currently working our way through watching. {Claire Danes is amazing, by the way. Totally deserved those Emmys!} But you better believe I already know what has happened on that show through it’s current episode, even though I’m only through Disc 1 on Season 2. I don’t have Showtime, so since I can’t watch it on Sundays, I just have to wait for the spoilers to come out the following day so I can get caught up with the recap.

And if you were wondering, don’t worry, I do the same thing with books, too. I start a new book, and once I’m about a third of the way through, I’ll read the last chapter. Need to know how it’s going to end. I also like to know how movies are going to end prior to watching them. I get it….I’m weird. G doesn’t understand why I’d want to know what’s going to happen before it happens. Lots of people call it “cheating.” But I can’t help it. I don’t like suspense.

Anyone else addicted to spoilers? Are there any shows I’m missing out on that I need to add to my “must watch list”?


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