For about 18 years now, I have been watching TV with Xandrarama. That is a pretty long time. It started out (and it was a long time ago so I may be a little foggy on the precise details) with us chatting about the weekly episodes of 90210 (the real one, not the anorexic remake). We found a commonality in discussing the many on and off screen doings of Shannen Doherty, and my undying love for Tori Spelling and Brian Austin Green. From there we went to Party of Five which was endless fun and truly the beginning of our tv love affair. We endlessly worried about those Salingers and how things would turn out for them. In the beginning we would just email or talk after the weekly episode and dissect the story arcs until there was nothing left to say. Then we had some geographical restrictions thrown in so on top of our weekly emails we added in TV-thons where we watched an entire series in a weekend. We also developed a snacking profile that includes baked chips and Dairy Queen blizzards. Occasionally we have tried to add in other things like champagne or cocktails, but they ended up making us sleepy and took away from the viewing pleasure. Over the years we have watched many shows together such as Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural, One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars, Buffy, Angel, Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights…currently we are watching The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. We even seem to be able to divide up our leading men so as to not cause too much strife:
|Gilmore Girls||Dean, Jess||Logan|
|Party of Five||Charlie, Griffin||Bailey|
We are actually at the point now where we have our own language, shorthand, and in some cases, life size cut-outs. Now this may all seem like a colossal waste of time to some of you out there…but really, we don’t care! We love our tv nights and emails. It is a great way to keep in touch and makes tv watching a lot more fun. While I am watching an episode, I am often wondering what Xandrarama thinks, or rooting for her fave character to do something great, or for my guy’s hair to continue surpassing all expectations J Yes we could spend our time together reviewing world events (which sometimes we do) or discussing parenting and relationships (it comes up between episodes), but this is just way more fun. Feel free to call us shallow – we will debate your opinions during our next tv skype date in between mouthfuls of chocolaty blizzard goodness. And TVD writers – if you are listening? Give Damon a haircut for goodness sake!