Friday, January 29, 2010

A Vent About TV

I am addicted to TV. I watch numerous shows on a regular basis and have even been known to 'chat' on the soap opera websites. I find that I choose the show to watch based on my mood, although I do have my staples. If you were to ask me my favourite show, I would say Young and the Restless. I have been a loyal follower since I was a young girl and I have never missed an episode. I am not sure what it is about the characters in Genoa City Wisconsin, but I feel like they are real people and I connect with them (not in a weird way, I know they are not real...). Until now that is. I am finding it difficult to use TV as my escape as my top shows all have elements of infertility, pregnancy or new motherhood.

1) Young and the Restless- Lily, who has ovarian cancer and had a hysterectomy, miraculously had two mature eggs that were able to be salvaged and her surrogate is now pregnant with twins.

2) Glee- Quinn, who is the captain of the cheer leading squad (in high school) had an oops pregnancy.

3) Private Practice- Violet the psychiatrist had an oops and didn't know who the father was for many months. Now after a horrible attack, she longer wants to be a mother (however I suspect that will change this week).

4) Brothers and Sisters- Kitty and Robert experienced infertility and adopted a baby.
- Tommy and Julia experienced infertility and used donor sperm from Tommy's brother Kevin.
- Kevin and Scotty are using donor eggs and a surrogate.

5) Modern Family- Mitchell and Cameron adopted a baby girl from Asia.

6) Accidentally on Purpose- Billy a film critic in her late 30s, early 40s has a one night stand with a much younger man and gets knocked up.

So here I sit on the couch and in my usual TV viewing spot, and I feel like watching...nothing. I rely on my television to distract me from my infertility, but lately it feels like one big slap in the face laughing at me. I miss TV, I miss getting lost in the stories and the feeling of vegging out on the couch. I can't believe this infertility mess has taken away the one thing that I always relied on for pure enjoyment. When will this end? When will a sitcom just be a sitcom again?



  1. My DH and I were just commenting the other day about how many story lines and TV shows were centered around pregnancies. Can't writers find anything else to write about?? If you want to go to the back catalogue, you can watch TV series that have already come out that would be safe. I like this one show which is in it's 5th season called "How I Met Your Mother" and it's a comedy much like Friends and really funny. There are no pregnancy storylines in that one.

  2. Or try Alias, the first few seasons. Jennifer Garner is a kick ass CIA agent and there are no pregnancy storylines in the first few seasons. It's not a funny show at all and has some great action sequences in it, led by a woman. Do not watch the last season.