March #SOLC17 Day 14
I like soap operas.
I. Like. Soap. Operas.
There. I said it. I’m guilty.
It’s a good evening when, after a day of work, I can make my way to the couch to sit with my computer in my lap while the T.V. plays in in the background. Mindless T.V. is best. Nothing too deep or emotional. The show; This is Us, that everyone in the world is talking about, is absolutely out of the question. I’m not up for crying buckets in front of the T.V. at night. All I need is an ongoing story line with characters that I’m familiar with and can expect consistency from.
General Hospital does exactly this for me. I can miss days, even weeks of this show and the minute I turn it on again I can easily pick up exactly where I left off without missing a beat. Soap operas are like that – they go to great lengths to make sure that their subtleties are not lost on us. Dramatic facial expressions, repeating of lines over and over… the picture is painted so clearly that we’re pretty much hit over the head with it.
And you know what? Sometimes that is exactly what I need.