With everything going on in the world today, we’ve all been forced to pretty much stay home. That means we have a lot of time on our hands to watch TV or movies. Some of us are picking up new shows, maybe something you missed years ago, or something that had its release moved up. But some of us are revisiting shows that we loved. I find a certain comfort in watching something that’s familiar. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now. Our brains are overwhelmed with all the information we see on the news and online. The majority of it is important to know, my local Governor is hosting press conferences at least once a week, if not twice. But it’s a lot to handle and absorb.
That’s why I’m turning to shows that I know, shows that don’t need me to think or pay too much attention. A show that I can skip around and just watch the episodes that I really love. Maybe it’s a Halloween episode, or an episode that centers around a convention. I can revisit the wedding of my favorite couple. You know what else is fun to see while watching older shows? All the actors popping up that went onto have big careers! Or they became leads in their own shows. Just last night on an episode of “The Mentalist,” Sterling K Brown had a small role. Now he’s a Golden Globe and Emmy Award Winner! Reed Diamond pops up all the time. Out of all the shows I’ve watched he’s been in at least four of them. You could probably make a drinking game out of his appearances. But I can deal with minor frustrations too, like the early on “will they won’t they” of a show like “Bones.” The frustration of wondering who Red John might be on “The Mentalist.” Will Michael Westen ever get back into the good graces of the CIA on “Burn Notice?” Is Shawn ever going to get outed as a fake on “Psych?” But I know how all of these stories end. The frustration is minor and fleeting, I can skip multiple episodes until I get my answers. Right now, the real world has no answers. And I have no control over that, but I do have control over what’s on my TV. That’s why I’m going to find comfort where I can, and if that means binge watching 12 seasons of a series, then pass the popcorn.
What are you watching these days? Have you picked up a new series? Or are you taking a trip down memory lane? Let me know below!