Saturday, October 25, 2008

Taking out the trash

Dear friends, in an effort to fill my head with less smut I've decided to go cold turkey and drop these shows.  GG shouldn't be too tough, as I was starting to hate it anyway.  The characters annoy me and I can't stand how ridiculously far fetched it is.  Did Serena really say to her mom, with a completely serious face, "I'm sorry I embarrassed you in front of a national magazine"??  I mean, I guess the same thing can be said about some of my other shows, but this one is just too much for me.  I think the hardest part will just be missing out on all the water cooler talk, which was the reason I started watching in the first place.  But I'm happy to no longer deal with Serena talking like her jaw is permanently locked in the same, almost closed, position, and Chuck's hideous pout.  I will miss, however, Blair's impeccable style.

Grey's will be more difficult.  Granted, it's not nearly as good as it was the first three seasons, but still, I've been a fan from the beginning.  It's just gone too far.  I mean, it's always been a little racy, but last week's episode really crossed the line.  I don't mind that there's a lesbian couple, I really don't.  It's just the graphic nature in which their relationship is discussed that I can't stand.  If those conversations were being had about a hetero couple I still wouldn't like it.  I actually wrote a letter to ABC because I really think they're going to lose viewers.  Everyone with whom I spoke felt the same way I did about Thursday's episode.

So, goodbye MerDer.  I hope for everyone's sake you'll be happy and get married and make beautiful babies.  And Iz, move on.  Alex is a total jerk.  He can't help it, but he's not going to change.  And George, figure it out.  Lexi is the best thing to ever happen to you.
Maybe one day I'll pick up the show again, but at this time in my life, I just can't.

Thanks for the support friends.....I'm taking baby steps.  I realize how much I've obsessed over SATC in prior postings, and that isn't exactly clean.  Luckily that show is long gone.  
Baby steps.

*PS It should be noted I do not judge those who love these shows and watch religiously.  I just can't watch them for my own reasons, at this point.  For the rest of you, happy viewing!!


The Mendenhall Clan said...

i totally agree with u about greys. but i still will watch and hope it gets better. i wish we were having seasons here in so cal. if mother nature thinks this is fall weather she has lost it!!!

maggie said...

I half watch Grey's at this point in time. I agree with what you said about it. And it was better a few years ago than it is now. Also, question. This may sound dumb and I am so untechniclogical, how do you post images that aren't your own? Like how you posted the gossip girl logo, or anything else, like even from an online store? I have tried but nothing works. I feel dumb.

Trish said...

Yay for you. After that whole Callie/Erica thing last season I said GOODBYE to Greys. I also dropped Desperate Housewives. but I picked up The Girls Nextdoor. *Sigh* I just can't help it... :)

melissa said...

you are so good!!!!! i never watched greys... i always heard it was naughty... plus i hardly have time for tv (except jeopardy ahem) anyway

ok macbook thesaurus - click f4 (the widgets button) and you can add and drop different applications - weather, sports, flights, i have the dictionary on there and if you click the button that says "dictionary" it shows the thesaurus and the apple button. the apple button you can search for apple products and they tell you what they are - it's pretty cool!

oh if the dictionary isn't on there click the black + button and that's where you add/delete the little applications. hope this helps! i am slowly learning everything but so far it's been great!

Bradia said...

duuuuuuuude i saw threw greys in the first season...............all hype no substance

Kate McNeil said...

i need to do this with like 4 shows...most importantly the is so worthless. but since it's 30 minutes i feel like i'm not wasting time.

ok and THANK YOU for describing serena's talking style PERFECTLY. SO irritating. but i'm not giving up the show, mostly because of NY Mag's blogs on tuesday morning. hilarious.