Friday, August 6, 2010

57 Channels (and nothin' on)

TV shows are integral parts of everyone’s lives. As busy as they are, everyone removes that half an hour or so that is required to watch their favourite TV show. Heck, I know of people who plan their schedules around their favourite shows. Whether it is Scrubs, or Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met your Mother or Gossip Girl, TV has taken over everyone’s lives. It is not uncommon to overhear people talking like their favourite characters, or discussing the loves and lives of their favourite characters, almost like they were real people. And when you come to think of it, this is not some sort of fad that people grow out of. This sort of behaviour has been around for decades, ever since the invention of the television. It is all pervasive, and spares no one, not even the male species. As much as they try to deny it. But has anyone else noticed how nothing worthwhile seems to be on when you’re free to watch TV? Pay attention next time, all the best shows will be on only when life is a busy mess, and when free time nears POOF! All the shows disappear. True story*.

Yes, I watch way too much How I Met your Mother and I love Barney! Just another example of the aforementioned point about TV shows influencing the way we talk.


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