I've always known I'm the type of person that gets addicted easily to things: TV shows, books, candy (seriously craving chocolate right now), shopping (Phil would totally agree with this one, but I have to say I don't actually SPEND a lot of money for which he should be grateful!). But I never thought I would spend maybe 6-12 hours of my week engrossed in just one frivilous thing. Oh it's so hard to admint...My name is Jennifer Singer and I'm a Grey's Anatomy-aholic (reruns on Lifetime). They're on M-TH at 6,7,and 8. That's right, three episodes a day, 12 episodes a week, way too many episodes a month.
This all started when Phil left me all alone (really it's not his fault) for someone else (and when I say someone else I mean a hospital in Wisonsin...not permanent). One evening I was sitting on the couch waiting for my dinner to get done cooking, when I realized there was nothing on and I'm aimlessly flipping through the stations (because that's what I do) when this little known channel called Lifetime (only known to me because of their awesomely-bad made-for-TV movies) comes on and I see an episode of Grey's Anatomy on. Now normally I try to tame my TV watching when Phil's around so he won't get the wrong idea about me (yes, we've been married for 3 years, but I still don't think he fully understands how lame I am...so shhh, keep it a secret!) I try to stick to the Food Network or HGTV. But with no one around except for me and the occasionally squirrel rumaging through our garbage can out the window, I figured, hey why not? I mean there's got to be some reason why there are millions watching this show, right? Well, there is. Reason: The plot is so dynamic (i.e. twisted and not based in reality) that you can't stop watching or you'll miss something...so I've kept watching and haven't stopped.
You wouldn't believe the drama that goes on at Seattle Grace (or maybe you can becuase you're familiar with the ER/Chicago Hope type show). I'm always sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see if Izzy is going to get over Denny, or if George is going to pass his exam and become a resident, or if Meredith is FINALLY going to see that Derek really does love her unconditionally. All this is thrown around with brain surgeries, experimental liver transplants, the power struggle among cocky surgeons, and the occassional dance party.
And really, who doesn't like a good dance party?
But last night Phil came home from his weekly 4 day trip right in the middle of an episode and just rolled his eyes...you know, in the "oh, Jennifer, you're so silly, but I still love you dearly" kind of way. I mean I don't think I'm ignoring my responsibilities. During the first episode I usually do my workout on the treadmill, and then during the second I make dinner, and then I sit down to enjoy the third. But is it really that bad? Should I stop watching this show? Is there anyone else out there who can realte?
**please no comments Phil...or Mom! Mom I already know your answer!!! :)