Now that the Olympics are over I have had to find some other shows to fill in my TV viewing time as I start to wean myself off of the winter TV viewing schedule I have been keeping.
Housewives of NY: The new season of The Housewives of New Your City kicked off their new season on Thursday night. And I missed it! But I was able to catch it the next day because that is what BRAVO does….they beat their shows with a stick. I mean they air them over and over and over…… and I am guilty of watching them over and over... And I spend most of that time disgusted by what I see. And yet, I can’t look away! I think these women think their lives are envied and admirable. I think they are pathetic. The “girls” on NY are sarcastic and shallow and not too bright which in the proper setting I can appreciate. But these “ladies” make me glad I don’t have oodles of money. The Hamptons? Blah, blah, blah….I can think of a hundred other places I’d rather spend time. Nobody is happy. Nobody is truly kind. Their money is more of a curse than blessing. Makes me appreciate my calm and boring life. I have always believed that calm and boring is good! Maybe that is why I watch. It’s life affirming to me. It’s “my life affirming” if that makes any sense.
Celebrity Rehab: It was the season finale this week for Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. And who doesn’t love Dr. Drew? It’s so heart breaking to see what a mess these people have made of their lives. The show is so good at scrapping away the crust on the outside of these pitiful people and shows how heartbreakingly fragile they all are. You can’t help but care for these sad and broken people and you can’t help but admire how Dr. Drew tries to help them. Fame and fortune is not all that it’s cracked up to be.
Hurry Spring. I need to spend more time out of doors doing more constructive things with my time. But mostly, I just need to step away from the remote.