No, I'm not going to buy out the shoe store or anything. In spite of the topic of my earlier post, I do not struggle with a shoe addiction problem.
There are no brownies in the house, so I think I'm protected from that particular vice as well.
Chips and dip? Nope, we're in the clear there as well.
The particular vice to which I'm referring (or confessing? or seeking permission in advance?) is TV. TV on DVD to be specific.
When I was in college, I loved thirtysomething. Hope, Michael, Elliot and Nancy -- they were on my mind and in my heart. I was so entrenched in the show that the actors became those who I will watch on something else -- because they are those beloved characters in my mind, and I have to follow them. Terry and I have been watching the West Wing all the way through (we are almost finished with Season 5), and in spite of the fact that I probably know Timothy Busfield better as Danny Concannon than his thirtysomething character, he will always be Elliot to me.
Now the question of WHY my not-even-twentysomething self got lost in this show is not one that I'm going to dwell on. I think that I revisited the whole crew at some point when the shows were rebroadcast on a cable network, but -- finally finally -- thirtysomething is out on DVD. It actually released in August, but I missed it.
So the now barely-thirtysomething me will once again get caught up in the disfunction of someone else's life. It's better than dwelling on my own, right?
Whether I binge in 4 hour chunks when the mailman brings me that red Netflix envelope of the current show that I am watching, or I have the whole season at my fingertips, it's a guilty pleasure that I love. I have no Tivo, I don't keep up with many new series in real-time, but I love my TV on DVD.
I'm not sure how this particular show will turn out for me. Will I love it more because I can relate? Will I find them to be "whiny," which is the criticism that those who are in the "hate it" camp always gave? Only time will tell.