I was typing an email, the other day, for a TV blogger position I found online, and I started listing all the TV shows I watch. After a moment, I started laughing. I sounded like the TV guide. I had begun with Blue Bloods http://www.cbs.com/ (prime time/blue bloods) and Covert Affairs http://www.usanetwork.com/ (Covert Affairs) and so on, ending up with over thirty some shows. It just depended on whether it was in season or out of season, as to which shows I was watching. And I thought being a t.v. blogger is definitely my calling.
But the truth of the matter is that I love TV shows and have from the time I was little. And the shows I like in particular are the police dramas filled with investigative techniques and intrigue. The mystery of who done it. And as the years go by, and technology advances, I'm a sure bet for all good police shows. I even thought about going to school to be a forensic scientist, at one time. But circumstances have me watching police drama and writing about it instead.
It's often funny, to some, like my dad, the entertainment value I get from watching these shows. But, I guess I don't really see that changing. Shows like Judging Amy http://www.cbs.com/ (prime time/Judging Amy) and CSI http://www.cbs.com/ (prime time/CSI), years ago, brought me a lot of company when my daughter was a baby and my husband was working out of town, for days at a time.
But I think my love of TV, though important for entertainment and company value, when hubby is working late, started many years ago, when my mom and I watched, my very first soap, One Life To Live http://www.abc.go.com/ (daytime), and other soaps and shows of that time.
We didn't have a lot to do then and those shows brought us time together, as mother and daughter. Time to sit together, sharing laughter and smiles at something funny that was said or done on TV. I think, it was then, that the association with TV and family bonding started.
I continue to share that tradition with my daughter today, when I watch, The Regular Show, Star Wars, or America's Funniest Home Videos with her. We laugh and smile as we watch her favorite cartoons, connecting as mother and daughter, as my own mom and I did years ago. And in these times, we share not only entertainment value, but a family bonding value, as well.