I have a confession to make: I'm a complete and total TV junkie. I've been a huge fan of television for as long as I can remember. My first obsessions that I recall were ALF, Family Ties, and of course, Full House. Here's the level of obsessed that I was: My fourth birthday was ALF themed, even though my mom tried desperately to talk me into Princess or Barbie (like a normal girl); My first dog was named Alex (as in Alex P. Keaton); and my cat was named Stephanie (as in Stephanie Tanner). I'm also told that I had a crush on Macgyver. Can you say 80's baby?

The biggest obsession of my life hands down is Friends. I started watching it when I was just 10 years old, and I can remember standing in front of my TV in my bedroom (yes, standing up because I was so excited) and seriously having tears in my eyes the first time Ross and Rachel kissed. I was like 11 years old. What a psycho. I have all 10 seasons on DVD and have seen every episode an absurd number of times. I can quote pretty much every line of most episodes, and have an obnoxious habit of saying "Oh my gosh, have you ever seen the episode of Friends where....?" anytime anything even slightly reminds me of it. I also forced Arsen to started from season one and watch it all with me. I just can't help myself.

The best/worst invention for a person like me has been Netflix. Having access to every episode of hundreds of TV shows is both a blessing and a curse. And now that I can watch it through my Wii on my big screen TV, episode after episode? There's just no going back. For someone who really hates sitting around wasting time, this makes me feel like the biggest loser ever. But it's like I have no control.

The most obsessed I've been since Friends has probably been when Arsen and I started watching Lost last year. Good Lord, that show made me feel like I was living in the twilight zone. We would watch it until like 11 at night, go to bed, I would think about it most of the next day at work, we would get home, grab dinner, and sit in front of the TV until about 11 again. Every. Single. Day. It was sick I tell you.

And right now I have developed an unhealthy obsession with Pretty Little Liars. I've always been curious about it and I just randomly started it a few weeks ago. Having hours and hours with nothing to do but rock a baby leads to tons of free time for TV, so I've just surrendered into the obsession this time. I'm a few episodes in to season three, and OMG is it good. When I'm this into a show I want everyone around me to watch it so I can discuss my thoughts and theories, but Arsen isn't having it. So I'm left alone to obsess silently. Unless I start discussing things with Addie and Grayson. Then we'll know I've gone to far.

Anyone else as TV obsessed as me? If so, tell me what I should move on to after I finish with PLL and I need to fill the giant void in my life.


  1. I love Friends so much. I am sure I have seen every episode at least 15 times so I absolutely know how you feel. And I always wanted to have ALF living with me. :)

  2. I'm pretty sure I was obsessed with all the same shows... and even moreso with Friends! My friends and I always make references to the different episodes!!
    If you love Friends, you'll love How I Met Your Mother... I'm watching it on NetFlix and am so upset that life is getting in my way of finishing the season!!

    BTW - Love your blog!! :)


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