Hello, my name is Patricia and I’m a television junkie. Though I prefer to think that I’m a recovering TV junkie… well, I was recovering until last week.
I have accumulated several guilty pleasures through the years but have recently been on a television diet. A couple months ago, I could be found watching everything from The Fashion Show (the worst thing Bravo could’ve done after losing Project Runway… seriously, why?… says the dork who watched every episode) to Dancing Your Ass Off (I have this problem see… I will find myself watching something and I know I should change the channel, I know I’m losing brain mass from exposure to these crap shows, and yet… I can’t look away). These days I’ve limited my consumption to quality television like Project Runway, Top Chef, and Biggest Loser (I have to admit, it’s not so much willpower as turning cable off that helped with this… now I am limited to the networks and public television and whatever I can find online).
I have all but given up on sitcoms because as soon as I find one I like, it gets canceled, see: Pushing Daisies and Arrested Development. So partly to save myself from disappointment and partly to save other viewers from my curse, I avoid the hot new shows. Also, I tend to run from things if they get a lot of hype (exhibit A: I still have not seen the movie Titanic). So when I started to see the crazy excitement over Glee every Wednesday on Twitter, I thought “Whatever” and ignored it.
But then, I got blindsided. The other day, I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Crazy Aunt Purl (something about her writing makes me feel like I know her… like we were friends in college or something), when I came across a landmine. She had planted a Glee bomb… a teaser clip. And as soon as I saw it, I knew it was over. I had to watch it. I feel so easily influenced.
Now, thanks to hulu, I am all caught up and eagerly awaiting the next episode this Wednesday. And here for your viewing pleasure, is the Glee-bomb that pushed me over the edge…
I’m sorry in advance if it gets canceled now that I’m watching it, but I think Glee is stronger than my curse.