Confessions of a Television Enjoyer............
An enjoyer is not the same as an addict, it's like an "influencer", another recently coined word that serves our current trends and leaves us pondering...what the heck does that mean?
I love TV - my whole family loves TV. Lilke most of my generation, I was introduced to Lucy and Ethel, Rob and Laura Petrie, early on and loved their TV "lives". I was even privy to a soap opera way back when as my sister and I watched TV while Mom got her hair done! The hairdresser had a TV long before we did and it was tuned to "The Edge of Night" (weekdays 4:00 pm 1956 - 67) We actually witnessed in her living room Eve stab Malcolm with a pair of sewing sheers! Now that left two little girls wide-eyed and curious!! Such drama and excitement came rarely into our small town lives.
My Mom frequently boasted that she had never gotten hooked on' those old soap operas' but I didn't share that pride. I spent the last 6 weeks of pregnancy in the late 70's staring at All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital! After that 6 weeks ended, there really was no time for that but I still missed them!
Fast forward to discovering the BBC!
I love these shows! And Masterpiece Mystery, Poldark, Grantchester, Downton Abbey, and many more...... They're so classy!
But now, enter reality TV. We're definitely