Wednesday, October 05, 2011

2 tvs

i realized last night that some television brings me feelings of peace; some television brings me feelings of agitation.

baseball and golf bring peace.

nature shows about cheetahs and polar bears bring me peace.

my inner landscape is flowing and free and soothed while watching.

99% of commercials, the news, bill maher, pro football, hyper-dramatic reality shows based on nothing but the drama between idiots bring me great agitation. i find myself talking back to the tv. out loud. twisted inside. in actual clenched physical pain watching these nitwits and the sensory overload of their mindless, shallow violence. 

maybe i'm too critical or empathetic, but the pain i feel is real and toxic.

don't even get me started on entourage. is this the best we can do? as a culture, this is what we choose to glorify? money, drugs, and pornography?  it's maddening!

bring on the peaceful easy tv.


kid D said...

I'm with you. American Pickers and Ancient Aliens are two of my favorites. Both are on the History Channel. I also love swamp people. They're just so darn different.

skippy haha said...

history channel rules! i love american pickers. i haven't seen ancient aliens, i must make the effort, same goes for swamp people.

i like to watch pawn stars, auction kings, million dollar listing, and millionaire matchmaker (on bravo). even though theyre reality shows, focused on money, they have heart. i think.

i like 30 rock and the office. they are smart.

i like the cleveland show. i can't explain that one!

patrick said...

How about The IT Crowd? The Mighty Boosh? The BBC produces so many wonderful comedies.