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?