If my husband is home, the TV is probably on. Even if he isn't watching it, it his background noise of choice. If we're settled in for the evening or a rainy afternoon and I don't like what he is watching, I move to another room. If not, chances are that one of us will end up talking to the TV. He will often ask if people are really that stupid (hello? what does it say about us that we have this so-call reality TV show on?) or I will comment on old TV shows like westerns from his childhood. I can excuse the perfect makeup, hairdos and ironed dresses from that era. I think viewers were so happy to be entertained by the box in their living rooms back then, those implausible details didn't matter. That doesn't mean that I won't be snarky and ask which wagon carried the stylist and which one sold Victoria's Secrets. Where did they get those pointy bras on the trail to the gold rush?
U-verse Cable is a good/bad thing for a couple like us. An admitted TV addict and a potential one. We record shows, sometimes 4 at a time, and watch them at odd hours, breezing through commercials. I would be hard pressed to tell you what time or channel some of our favorite shows are on.
Remember when the TV season ran from September through May? Summer reruns didn't matter because we were probably outside anyway. If we were in for some reason, seeing a few shows for the second time wasn't such a bad thing if we really liked Andy and Barney or Lucy and Ethel. Now that we've reached the age of delicacy, we're inside after the mosquitoes come out. I don't like being a delicacy on their menu. Humidity has me inside more than it used to also. Instead of just
sweating glistening, now I often get a sinus headache. With the luxury of central air, something we didn't have as kids or the first half of our marriage, we choose climatic comfort in the hours before bed or even all day on a particularly retched weather day.
Between hearing endless commercials with upcoming promos and hearing enough of the actual show while hubby watches it, I feel like I am still tuned it and this has me talking to the TV from another room! What the heck is wrong with her character? I haven't disliked a character this much in a long time. Three people have recently told me that they feel the same way but are committed to finishing out the season.
We should all be so committed to our personal relationships, and talking to people instead of at TVs, right?
I'd have more to say but an I Love Lucy marathon is about to begin and I need get a diet Coke and claim my chair.