Sunday, May 4, 2008
Anyone who knows me, knows how addicted to TV shows and Movies I am... I love watching them and they have become part of my life... from downloading the newest episode in the middle of the night, having full series marathons, counting down the days for a new episode/movie to reading every single blog out there that features some sort of comment or review of a new episode, even before I watch it (I used to write for blogs like that btw :P)... That, my friends, is something some of you may call obssession... you wouldn't be too far off... but that's who I am... When is the obssession too much??? Where can we draw the lin between fiction and reality??? Despite my long term love relationship with TV series and Movies... and the fact that I CAN make that distinction between what's real and what is not... I have to adimit I have watched the "perfect" relationships and wished I had it... Silly, I know... but human nonetheless... Who would not prefer that things were just as simple as in your favorite romantic movie, instead of dealing with the daily stress that is the dating world??? Who would not like to have superpowers and be worshipped, instead of being ignored for being a nerd at school??? Those "realities" give us the chance to escape and live, even for a few minutes, in a different world... a dream world at times... Everything seems so simple in that screen... for me it seems sometimes to be a paralel universe... it exists, but you will NEVER live it... I know, I know... That's a bit depressing hehe... but that's how it looks at times... How are they able to paint such a nice picture??? Give us such incredibly "perfect" worlds, that just makes us hate our own??? I blame the cliches... I swear, i do... We get caught in a whole bunch of cliches that we just accept as real and never question it... That's part of the art I guess... having that kind of creative liberty... However, nowadays I believe the audience has become more demanding (I know i have...), I used to be able to watch a show or movie and never question anything... nowadays, I spend half of it repeating to myself:"yeah, like that's possible..." Some of those disbeliefs prompted this post, along with some things I read online... and I came up with a list for you all: - > 11 ways to know you live in a TV show/movie < - (organized in no specific order - based on American Tv shows/Movies) 1 - Your phone number starts with 555, along with everyone else's phone number. 2 - You NEVER repeat an outfit... EVER... 3 - Everytime you feel sad or cry, it starts to rain. 4 - Everytime you open your mouth to express how you feel, you break out in song and everyone around you is a pofessional dancer. 5 - No matter how many times you screw it up with the guy/girl you like... It all can be fixed with a heartfelt speech in a public place... don't forget to wait a bit afterwards... there will be clapping. 6 - Or you parents are amazingly understanding, or someone should not had let them procriate... There is no middle ground. 7 - Everytime you have a romantic moment, the most perfect song for the situation will start playing... 8 - Everytime someone tells you something important is going on and you should see the news... The exact news you need to see will start when you turn on the TV... 9 - Everyday of your life ends with a cliff hanger and out of the sudden you hear a voice from beyond saying: "To be continued" 10 - Everytime you say a joke you hear a track laughter from beyond. 11 - You were bitten by a radioactive spider or has been involved in some sort of imposible accident and now have super powers. Ps: Two websites helped me get inspired for this list... - http://www.moviecliches.com/cliche1.html#aliens - In English - http://www.brunomotta.com.br/cliche/ - In Portuguese - Which is the brazillian version of the site above, written by a great brazillian stand up comic... Bruno Motta (http://brunomotta.zip.net/) Post done... Now, let me get back to my Tv shows... lol and please... if you stop by and enjoy it... Leave a comment and tell your friends about it... Song of the moment: "real Life - Bon Jovi" (Very suitting for the post's theme :P) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48DmPbztlks "This is real life This is real love This is real pain That much I'm sure of These are real tears These are real fears inside That I can't hide"