I am a loyal TV watcher. It is my dirty little secret. As an only child, I never felt alone, thanks to my TV. My dog Lassie was loyal, and obedient ( like Stormy). My brothers were Beaver and Wally Cleaver. I did wonder why my real mother never wore her pearls to breakfast/ I sang with the Partridge family, and danced with Where The Action Is, it was at 4. The TV was always on in my house. My father watched football, my mother watched old movies. My obsession, old 50's sci fi movies. Radiation was always creating giant monsters, in black and white. The handsome brilliant scientist, in suit and tie, and the beautiful assistant in heels, saved the world. Sometimes they saved it in English, sometimes Japanese.
Mr. Spock was my first true love. Not emotional but logical and loyal .At least he was not sleeping around with the aliens like Captain Kirk. When the kids were small, I was on hiatus. I was working full time and going to graduate school. I could not devote my time to TV. One exception was Sue Ellen's wardrobe, at South Folk. I was planning a Bar Mitzvah and I wanted to know what she would have worn to Jon Ross's event. That was the outfit I wanted.
Now retired I have returned. My daughter says I watch obscure reality. My current favorites are "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". I loved "The Beverly Hillbillies" in their time, and this show is no different. This is how the poor people live. When the mother June, made tomato sauce out of margerine, and ketchup, I felt compelled to mail her a Weight Watchers, eat healthy cook book, but I didn't. The family went shopping at the local dump, then mud wrestling, now that is entertainment.
My lovely friend B, a lady of taste, education and good judgement ( really), introduced me to " Dance Moms", The return to Oz, and the wicked witch Abby. No she is not green, but very mean. " I will get you and your little dancers too", she cackled in P.A. I also have a fondness for "Sister Wives". They practice an interesting religion that grants multiple wives, and tons of children. Why would intelligent, attractive women choose to share their husbands four ways? " Big Love", was a better show, but this is reality. Strange and stranger.
Top on my list is " Toddlers and Tiaras". What are they thinking in the South? The same mentality that has brought us Miss America, and playboy bunnies, have brought little girls and a few boys, to strut, strip, and shake for strangers approval, and a five dollar crown. The kids cry and beg not to be tanned, permed, plucked, and bleached, but the parents persist. It is for their careers!. Lawyers, doctors, professors, I think not.
Finally sometimes, I just want a snack. There is Maury, Jerry, and all the judge shows. I have recently discovered, Gypsys, and Cheerleading. Maybe I should I consider returning to work? Maybe I can be a TV critic, the world needs more of those...