I’m ashamed to admit this, but the tv show I am currently addicted to is none other than…
… Cougar Town.
Actually I’m not that ashamed. It may be claptrap and twaddle and Monica-from-Friends may be more than a little terrifying these days, but it serves the purposes I want it to.
These purposes are
- I want something to watch when I’m procrastinating from writing my essays. Imagine: for hours straight I have been researching, thinking, writing, bullshitting, and other brain-hurting activities. I have decided that I want to not do this for say, half an hour. 20 minutes even. This is where Cougar Town comes in! I don’t have to think about it or analyse it. I just have to sit back and let the ridiculousness of it wash over me.
- To watch in bed before I go to sleep. I’m one of those people who always needs a certain level of noise or mental stimulation, and finds it hard to relax without it. Watching an episode of Cougar Town won’t have me puzzling over the plot twists for hours instead of sleeping, and will provide the required amount of background noise. (Although going to sleep while watching/listening to things is a habit I’m trying to get out of.)
- A quick, silly pick-me-up if I’m feeling a bit down. It’s bound to put some sort of smile back on my face.