Two Shows We Shouldn’t Watch
We’re just going to throw this statement out there so you know what you’re working with here.
We watch the following TV shows with no shame: Pretty Little Liars and The Client List.
Whatever thoughts you’re having about us right now are probably negative yet warranted, and that’s OK. We are who we are (cue Ke$ha).
Yes, we realize these shows are poorly acted, poorly written, and aimed at completely different demographics than ones in which 25-year-old newlyweds fit.
But they keep us entertained.
Pretty Little Liars is Gossip Girl meets I Know What You Did Last Summer only a little more ABC Family friendly. Four attractive high school girls seek to find closure surrounding their best friend’s murder. In the midst of finding her killer, they find themselves the target of a sick and twisted game by an unknown (set of) stalker(s). How does that not sound good?
The Client List is a Lifetime TV series based on a Lifetime movie about a struggling mom who turns to the world’s oldest profession (read: prostitution) to save her family from financial ruin. Her husband disappears, her brother in-law becomes a love interest, and her know-it-all mother meddles in her business. And of course, don’t forget her massage license gives her free reign to please her customers. Oh, and the star is Jennifer Love Hewitt. Again, how does this not sound good?
We understand that it is probably not status quo, especially for a 25-year-old guy, to watch one show designed for 15-year-old girls and one show designed for 45-year-old housewives, but we love them both. They are mindless entertainment. They don’t require effort or emotion on our part. The episode is over and we turn the TV off, and that is it, nothing more. We have invested between 43 minutes to an hour* of our life to let our minds be, for all practical purposes, empty. And that’s just fine. Time well spent.
So often these days people put too much on their plates. We don’t even have kids yet and already our schedule is too busy. There is work, which is not going away. There are weddings and engagement parties. There are church small group meetings and volunteer opportunities. There are groceries to buy and errands to run, yards to cut and flowers to plant. Sometimes we even try to go to the gym. It seems like it’s always something. Very few weeks do we have more than one weeknight where we can just take some time to relax. Even some TV shows take a toll on us. Watch an episode of The Walking Dead and try to say it’s not a nerve wracking experience.
So after nights of going, going, going and coming home physically exhausted, it’s nice to be able to sit down together, drink a beer, and watch Jennifer Love Hewitt “massage” to pay the bills.
Give it a shot.
*Depending on whether it is viewed live or on DVR.