What is it about certain TV shows that attract certain people? I know I have mentioned this before on my blog, back when I wrote about The OC. But, with that show, there were specific reasons why I enjoyed watching it so much… reasons that make sense to most people (I hope, anyways hehe). Then, there are some shows that I really like but can never put my finger on the reason why. Despite how ridiculous I think they might be, or how foreign their topics are to me, I cannot help but watch them over and over again. One theory I have is that this is similar to how we choose our partners, friends, work places, etc… it either works or it doesn’t. Chemistry, perhaps?
This isn’t the only issue though, another important question is how and when do you decide if it’s the right fit? Do you give it more than one chance? Well, my sister-in-law Veronique has a unique theory on this specific dilemma… she believes that you should give every TV show the benefit of the doubt… for 3 episodes. If after watching 3 episodes of a show, you still don’t like it, you can give up, but not before that. I must confess, though, I don’t always follow this rule, I sometimes give up after less than 3. But, what can I say? Sometimes you just know that it won’t do it for you.
Anyways, there are two shows I can think of right away, that I just can’t get enough of, but cannot for the life of me, understand why. I’m sure there are more of them, but I will talk about only these two for now. Gen and I started watching both of them together, but Gen didn’t like them as much as me, so after awhile I watched them without her. We started watching ‘Weeds’ a few months ago, and I am now almost done the eight seasons. After hearing people rave about this show for years, I finally gave it a try. My gosh, this show is insane, but I cannot get enough of it! A widowed mother of two sells drugs for a living to keep her family living the high life they are used to. The show is basically a what-not-to-do for parenting… this drug dealing habit entirely turns her family upside down and constantly puts them all in danger. But, even though she is an awful mother and incredibly irresponsible person, you can’t help but love her. In my very humble opinion, I think that’s the main point of this show.. the grey morale area of life.
The other show is one that I discovered a while back on Netflix. I started watching Hit & Miss because I am a huge fan of Chloë Sevigny, so her being in this show peaked my interest. I really had no idea what I was getting into, though. Wow, it was full of surprises! Sevigny plays a pre-op male to female transsexual, who is also a trained assassin. She learns that she has an 11-year-old son she didn’t know about, and so the show is about her becoming her own version of a parental figure. This show is completely ridiculous and inappropriate, even more so than Weeds. The things this character does are not only illegal, but super disturbing… to be honest, I am slightly ashamed for liking it so much. Maybe this is what they call a guilty pleasure? It’s completely confusing and weird that I like these shows, but I just do. What can I say? I guess if you know, you know 🙂