TV has always been a way I escape. I could watch hours of Queer as Folk and forget they were simply characters on a show and not people with real life problems. I took on their drama and was able to let mine slip away during those marathons. That’s one of the many reasons I am head over heels in love with television, but when it came time to decide how I wanted to present my personal attachment to the subject, I thought the only way how was to point out 10 episodes that made me not only fall in love with the small screen and appreciate it, but connect to it.
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my favorite episodes of TV ever…so far…
"I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. For a long time, that’s all I had."
I can’t wait to write my personal take on TV…I may do that tonight because I’m feeling like shit mentally and need to do something to take my mind off reality biting…
I may be overreacting to not having any sweets in the apartment right now…
Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do which was just to wait…For a really long time that’s all I had. I just had little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I worked with, but I think even then I was knew I was waiting for my wife.
- Jim Halpert, The Office
I want to write something as beautiful as this one day, or hear something as heartfelt from someone aimed at me - I’d be happy either way.
“I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend….And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.”
One day I’ll have a Jim. I mean I can’t get a real job so I probably won’t work with him, but still…
Haven’t heard back about the job…this is a first - blew a follow up before the actual interview. GO ME, the job search terrorist.
you’d think someone who spends most of their day writing, i’d be better formulating sentences in social situations, nope…
HOW I FEEL ABOUT MY HUMANITIES DEGREE
Mindy Says: Typical Girl Cry-Bait
You know those times you find yourself crying when it’s no big deal and you can’t figure out why you have streams down your cheeks? Well this is what Mindy is talking about here. From the expected things like The Notebook to magazines about relationships, all these things make Mindy cry. She notes that none of the things mentioned scarred her emotionally. Other randoms that make Mindy tear up; valet guys who are her dad’s age, Mark Darcy and Joni Mitchell’s Blue.
I might look like I could’ve played the lead in Precious or maybe The Blindside, but I cry a lot. It’s also not that hard to make my eyes fill with salt water either. Put on Little Mermaid and you’ll see me ball like an idiot. Shut up, it’s beautiful how her dad let her go. It’s beautiful until you think…That motherfucker could’ve given her legs the whole time but made her go through all that nonsense? Nonetheless, I cry, and like Mindy, I cry over too many things that probably won’t cause me thousands in therapy years after the fact.
Mindy Asks: What are some non-traumatic things that make you cry?
Kendra Says: Other than most Disney movies, although Mufasa’s death is still a looming thought in my mind…I’d have to say TV series (sometimes just season) finales are the ultimate things that make me cry (every time) that aren’t traumatic events (to “normal” people). For me it’s like a friend dying and I treat it as so. Finale cries range from a single tear like I’m a Native American and you just littered on my land to heave cries that look like I’ve lost someone in reality. Sometimes they are happy tears and I’m glad to see where the characters are heading; Queer As Folk, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Office. Other times they are distraught emotional scenes because I can’t believe the characters aren’t going to be a part of my life anymore; Degrassi (when JT got shanked), House, Private Practice. TV is the one constant in my life, each character a part of the extended family I’ve created in my head and when they go…I can’t figure out how to cope. Dexter’s the next show to come to an end and I’m already stressing over how my imaginary boyfriend will fare…After that, I fear the day Sunny, Parenthood and all my other current addictions say adios.