With each child we've had, I seem to end up spending a lot of time on the couch, whether because I am feeling sick, or tired during the pregnancy, or because I am taking the time to feed the baby after he is born. As a result of all the couch time, with every baby I have also become obsessed with a different TV show. Usually it's one I have never watched before and has been on TV for a while already.
When I had Malachi, it seemed like I was always on the couch either feeding him, pumping milk, or holding him while he fell asleep. It's hard to read a book while doing any of those things, so I watched movies. A friend of mine had the first three seasons of Alias on DVD. I had never watched it before, and skeptically watched the first episode. That was all it took--from that point on, I was hooked.
I had a miserable pregancy with Israel, so I especially looked forward to the time of day when Malachi would take his afternoon nap and I could rest. During that time, I decided to to try out the show 24. Everyone seemed to think it was great, so I ordered it from Blockbuster Online. It didn't take long before I was completely addicted. Every day at nap time I would try to squeeze in as many episodes as I could. I just had to see what happened next in Jack Bauer's day!
When Simeon was born, my parents came to visit. My mom and I were watching TV and the show House was on. The funny thing was, even though I didn't normally watch the show, I had seen that particular episode before. However, I had never seen how it ended. I programmed our DVR to record it, and since that particular channel was showing all the reruns, I soon had a plethora of episodes to choose from. I would watch every chance I got. If the boys went outside to play, I would try to sneak and watch part of an episode while they were out and I was feeding Simeon.
Now I have only even known we were going to have a baby for about two weeks, but I can already tell you what my new TV addiction is going to be. A friend of mine has been telling me for long time about the show Friday Night Lights. It's about football, which I am not a fan of watching, so I couldn't imagine how a show about it could be so great. I do like movies about football, like Remember the Titans, but I didn't think I'd want to watch hour after hour of it.
Recently, ABC Family picked up the show and starting airing it from the very beginning, so I decided to give it a try. As the first episode began, I was doubtful, but by the end I found I had been pleasantly surprised. I am now officially hooked on it. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, my watching is being regulated by the fact that I only get one show a day--unless I don't watch for a while and let the episodes build up, but who wants to do that? And yes, I know I could probably watch them online, but since I can't watch it on my laptop, I'd have to sit in our somewhat uncomfortable computer chair for long periods of time. If I was feeling normal, I might do it, but lately I have not been feeling great. And we no longer have Blockbuster or Netflix coming to our door, so that's out. Still, I look forward to enjoying my new TV show obsession, even if I do it slowly:)