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True Confessions Of A Television Junkie

by | May 30, 2016 | Coffee Talk | 10 comments

Television Is A Past Time Of Sorts – #MondayMusings

If I were having coffee with you right now, I’d let you know that I woke up this morning realizing that that I’m a television junkie..

I can’t say I’m addicted but then when I consider the hours I spend tuning in, I wonder if my time could better spent doing something more constructive. What in the hell world would that be? Washing clothes? Tending to this blog? Working? Going to the gym? Relaxing? Sleeping? Watching the kids? Cooking Dinner? Reading a bedtime story? Cleaning the house? Sleeping? Playing Candy Crush? Shopping? Etc., etc…..

Television Junkie


I Live For Dramatics

Yes I know, there are those that can’t grasp how networks think it’s okay to include within their programming scandalous drama that boasts infidelity; police shows that put corruption on a pedestal; and heaven help us (no pun intended), a show that has us clapping for Lucifer. They wonder why can’t there be more educational stuff for the kids? Why is it that family feud walks a fine line between family wholesomeness and bedroom shenanigans? And, what in the world does one get out of such trashy shows like “If Loving You Is Wrong” and “The Haves and Have Nots”? Thank you Tyler Perry for affording me this guilty pleasure.

SO, yes, watching television is one of my favorite pass times. In fact, it passes the time right away. I proudly record each and every TV show I think I might miss and don’t regret it for a minute. As for justification and some context, of course some shows are simply “guilty pleasures”. Then there’s the deep shit like “The Blacklist” where if I’m ever in trouble, somebody please call Reddington! Yup, I’ll be front and center when the “Haves and Have Nots” air for another season this summer. It’s another of those “it’s not your grandmother’s soap opera”. One other item of note, I’ll be watching with all of my other educated friends while chatting about it on Facebook. School teachers; retired school teachers; PhD’s; and several other professionals will posting on my timeline without one single solitary regret.


Don’t Judge A Television Junkie By It’s Cover

Yes siree buddy, don’t judge us! It was a conscious decision. We’ll all be front and center waiting on our favorite TV shows. BUT, of course after a full day’s work; after we’ve brought home the bacon and fried it up in a pan; washed clothes tween commercials; folded clothes while watching; AND let us not forget, after raising our wonderful kids to adulthood while earning our badges toward much deserved empty nest(hood). I didn’t want to go here but let me give you an unsolicited PSA: I woke up at 5am and drug myself to the gym so clearly I have deserved every minute I spend in front of the TV. That someone who’s overweight putting to good use their one hour TV time allotment per night watching PBS all while letting me know I’m watching way too much TV, I’m not judging you, just imparting a little information.

Another cup of coffee anyone!!??

What is your guilty pleasure?