Let’s face it. For the majority of us (young adults or not), American television has been the very crux of our lives. I don’t intend to be this dramatic, but well…. how many of you didn’t watch the OC? How many of you don’t continue to watch reruns of ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ on TV?
That’s right. None.
Okay, simpler question. How many of you relate to a particular character on a show? How many of you thought Seth Cohen is the epitome of everything you want in a boyfriend? How many of you think Damon Salvatore is the sexiest thing since Brad Pitt in ‘Troy’?
Well, if you’re going to be stubborn. I’m going to call you a liar.
TV shows may be addictive and a pain in the butt, especially when you have deadlines to work with.
They may also infuriate the hell out of you, with their drama, suspense….and arghh those cliffhangers. (I bet your tearing your hair out just by the sight of the word)
Regardless, they all teach us a little something about life.
The Vampire Diaries
What worldly knowledge can this show possibly impart, you ask?
Well, for one. It can teach you how NOT to fall in love with a vampire. With all the gory scenes of girls being bludgeoned to death you can only assume one thing: vampires really don’t want to be your prince charming(s). Yes yes, I know. The protagonist Stephan Salvatore has bit of that complex, but as the show progresses you can see what a monster he can really be. So, if you’re a vampire-loving troll who regularly posts yahoo questions on, ‘How to make a vampire fall in love with you’, this show is for you. Watch it regularly and realise this: mortal men are your best bet. Leave the supernatural ones for buffy.
This is for all those people who love singin’ their favourite show-tunes in the shower. Envisioning themselves, at the Grammy’s or whatever. This show does encourage you to bring out your inner freak. Every character has quirks and oddities making them people you can relate to. What the producers said was right, this show is all about loving yourself. So write a song, wear a weird outfit and dance in front of your mirror. You’ll be as free as a bird for those three minutes and forty seconds.
Bones/CSI/Castle/ SVU – Law and Order or any other crime drama
For all you aspiring serial killers/criminals out there! These shows have definitely something for you. Firstly, they can enhance your creative abilities by giving you fairly good ideas on how to go about your business. I can say that because, sometimes they give serial killers too much intellectual credit than they deserve. So be smart and watch these shows carefully by paying attention to every detail. Remember, throwing your weapon in a dumpster close to your house or hiding it under your bed will simply not do. Do it the CSI way and burn it in acid, or something. And make sure it doesn’t stain your carpet. Your mom will hate that.