In this age of reality television, I find that with many women I have trouble relating when talking about favorite t.v. shows. The Kardashians and all of those Housewives have completely taken over, and those of us who like television shows with a true plot come off as weird when discussing our Wednesday nights.
Friend: What did you do last night?
Me: Oh, just stayed in and watched some television.
Friend: Ooh did you see Real Housewives of New Jersey last night? Soooo good. Omg hahaha that fight was crazy, but she knew she was wrong, I mean stop butting into her personal life! Like if she wanted to buy last years Chanel bag, like it’s okay, the family is going bankrupt anyway. I mean, right?!
Me: I was watching Sons of Anarchy.
Friend: Oh isn’t that the biker show with Jesse James?
Ladies, there is nothing wrong with television shows that are scripted! Some brilliant people are behind the writing of these shows. While I do have my guilty pleasures (Yes I sadly watched of Flavor of Love, and I still watch re-runs of Dating in the Dark), it’s great to have conversations about shows with a beginning, middle, and end. I love shows that can make me cry or step into a life that is completely fictional. Also, guys watch these shows, and if you sometimes find yourself having trouble finding a good conversational topic when talking to a guy, complicated prime-time shows are a good start. I bet you they’re watching Sons, Breaking Bad, Dexter, or the Walking Dead. They might be watching all of them!
So, I’m not saying give up your reality shows, or watch gruesome shows to talk to guys. I’m saying diversify your interests, because I have yet to see two reality shows that are vastly different from one another. Just saying.
P.S. These shows tend to have gorgeous guys.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite shows:
- Sons of Anarchy
- The Walking Dead
- American Horror Story
- Parks and Recreation
- Criminal Minds
- Freaks and Geeks
- Being Human (Both the U.S. and U.K. versions)
- Dark Angel (what happened to you Jessica Alba? I miss when you kicked ass!)
- New Girl and Happy Endings (I mean honestly it’s like they’re both the same show with different actors.)