Yeah, so, Sunday nights are the night for truly depressing TV.
Why is that? Is that how we really want to start our week? “Breaking Bad” used to be on Sunday nights. “Game of Thrones” is on Sunday nights. “The Walking Dead” is on Sunday nights. Oh, and there’s “Sunday Night Football,” which is very upsetting to a large segment of our population.
Every Sunday, mighty, mighty good man David hides in another part of the house while I watch depressing TV shows. “Enjoy your Super Bummer Power Hour,” he says. And then I proceed to watch TV shows in which everything bad happens to the characters I like and the bad guys usually win. Wheeee!
Which brings me to “The Walking Dead” … As you know I have a love/hate relationship with “The Walking Dead.” Still, I watch it every week.
After every episode, David asks me how it was. My answers are usually:
1) It was kinda boring. They talked about their feelings the entire time.
2) It was good. This happened and that happened, etc. It was so gross!
3) It was sad and depressing, and I think might cry and/or vomit a little.
I don’t know why I put myself through this. I’d probably be a lot happier on Sunday nights if I didn’t watch “The Walking Dead.” Here’s the conversation David and I had after last night’s episode:
David: “How was “The Walking Dead?”
Me: “It was disturbing and dark and gross.”
David: “I spent my evening reading a good book with our dog at my feet while drinking a tasty beer.”
Me: “I make poor life choices.”
I’m going to start watching “Talking Dead” after “The Walking Dead.” I never watch it, but my friend told me it’s a good way to recover from the show. I know you watch “The Walking Dead.” How do you deal with how grim it is? Or how do you deal with any show that falls into that “Super Bummer Power Hour” category?
In other news that is not depressing, my team – the San Francisco Giants – is playing in the World Series this week. No big deal.