Televention; an Intervention with your Television
Published: Friday, February 22, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013 16:02
The dorm room is a communal living space that houses many collegiate activities. Be it video games and the occasional pong tournament or nail painting parties and dominos delivery, the Holy Cross campus dorm hides many secrets behind its passcode locked doors. With spring break approaching and flu like symptoms haunting the halls, I find myself itching to watch reality TV more and more each day. Be it relaxing with an episode of Girls before an afternoon workout or audibly laughing Thursday mornings before class as I watch the previous nights premiere of Modern Family, reality TV and sitcoms have become some what of a saving grace for the overwhelming amount of assignments and responsibilities here on the hill.
At home, I never find myself watching nearly as much tv as I do here, however, there is something about finding comfort beneath my laundry covered duvet and drowning out the housekeepers vacuum by blaring Dance Mom’s through a pair of Beats. At home surrounded by our family and friends in the comfort of a familiar city, we spend less time relying on the relaxation that TV watching provides. Here, where one is expected to read until their eyes bleed and run until their lungs compress (#athleteproblems), watching TV shows becomes a resting activity that requires no thought process necessary unless of course Emily Thorne from Revenge has you completely confused. So be it a lazy Sunday hangover cure, or a mid afternoon homework break, whatever the show or the season, a little TV never hurt anybody.
So fluff your pillows and grab a snack, because this fairy godmother not only gives fashion advice, but television therapy as well! Unsure what series to become addicted to next? My 2013 list of watch worthy TV will have your recently downloaded file abundantly full. So get comfy and start your laptops, it’s time for a little televention!
1. Modern Family
Worthy of all its nominees, the cast of Modern Family is an absolute riot. Every Wednesday a modern family of misfits finds a new way to make its audience burst into tears with laugher.
As a seemingly never-ending reality TV show, The Bachelor (& or Bachelorette) satisfies our cultures guilty pleasure for romance and girl fights. Each season we fall in love with the cast hoping and praying that our favorites will make the cut.
Lena Dunham is ridiculously amazing. This season her script is even more surprising. In a show following the lives of an individualistic circle of friends, the messes all four leading ladies seem to find themselves in is nothing short of outlandish.
4. The Carrie Diaries
We all miss Sex and the City dearly and The CW was wise enough to pick up on that. In what is made to be a prequel to the adventures of Carrie Bradshaw and company, The Carrie Diaries follows teenage Connecticut born Carrie Bradshaw’s journey to the island of Manhattan. From high school to high society, Carrie navigates the tricky neighborhoods of a sometimes-unforgiving big city.
5. The Walking Dead
I actually have no idea what this show is about, however, I have heard great things! (#sorryimnotsorry)
So whether you are a reality TV junkie or an HBO heartthrob, this seasons endless premiers include a plethora of fictional fantasy. So settle down and tune in to my five favorite watch worthy shows. If nothing on this list is satisfying your television needs, then I will assume you are an alien and I recommend you refrain from reading any of my columns in the future.
Until later earthlings,
Your fashion fairy godmother,
Katie E. DeGennaro