TV & Romance: Do You & Your Mate Have "Our Shows"?
Everyone has "his or her show." The TV show that you CANNOT miss, unless there is a fire or some extreme emergency. Due to the fact that just about a decade ago, there was no such thing as DVR and the "bloop, bloop, bloop" sound of Tivo was and unheard of, we either had to rely on good ol' VCR's OR not miss the goddamn show. Once it aired, that was it.... You missed it and you were screwed.
In high school, it was "90210." Every Wednesday. At 9pm. Brenda and Brandon Walsh and all things Donna Martin Graduate.
In college, it was "Friends." Every Thursday. At 8:30pm. Fat Monica, Fun Bobby and of course the Ross and Rachel love saga.
(Also) In college, it was "Party of Five." Can't remember which night. I was drunk. And so was Bailey. Enough said.
After college, it was "Sex and the City." Every Sunday. 10pm(?) Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, sexed up Samantha and Mr. Hotty Hot Big. With a little Aidan on the side.
Then (adult) life happened and Jack and "the others" were my obsession. "Lost" was a LOVE and I watched every show until the end. (Even when I could not understand what was happening).
What made these shows so fun to watch, is that they've all been series that I've watched with other people. Whether is was a "nine-0" party or a "Lost" season premiere, there have been shows in my life that are sacred purely because they're shared with someone else: If they're watched without me, it's betrayal. Complete betrayal. That hour of watching Snookie fall down drunk was for us to SHARE. It's OUR THING.
Don't most couples have a show that THEY watch TOGETHER? To me, love means waiting for your other-half to come home from a trip until you watch the "American Idol” finale. The whole world knows what's happening… but you will WAIT. For him. For her. It's YOUR THING.
Call me crazy, but when my boyfriend revealed (without knowing he had made a flagrant foul at all) that he saw the first 10 minutes of HBO's "Girls," (a show that I recently dedicated as OURS... again, without him knowing. But whatever...), I totally flipped.
Me: "You watched WHAT?!"
Him: "Ten minutes of 'Girls’…'"
Me: "But we were supposed to watch it together."
Me: "Yes, seriously."
Him: "I was home sick. With the flu."
I stare at him.
Me (Feeling bad): "No not seriously, but yes. Seriously. I want that to be OUR show."
Okay, so maybe in this case, acting as if I were cheated on was a little over the top. But I really do think there's something nice about sharing a show. Do you agree? What is the show that you watch with your spouse or partner? Would you be annoyed if they watched it without you?