Offspring obsession

15 Dec

I love the TV show Offspring on Channel Ten. I am completely obsessed with it. Apparently Season 3 is filming now so I am keeping myself busy by watching it over and over again on YouTube.

I become obsessed with TV shows often. I latch on to them to cheer me up, comfort me and give me a chance to relax admits the chaos of raising my children. I watch episodes so often that they kids have come up with a dance for the opening credits. They also have a dance for Gilmore Girls, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Big Bang Theory. They don’t know I watch Dexter, The Good Wife and Grey’s Anatomy because they are usually in bed by then.

Offspring is one of the best Australian TV shows I have ever watched. I have always been an Asher Keddie fan since watching Love My Way, mostly because it was filmed in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney where I was living at the time. It was also an excellent albeit upsetting show. It wasn’t one I watched to be cheered up. But I loved it none the less.

TV shows become such an important part of our lives but while I watch them I am aware that I should probably turn the TV off and create a more interesting life of my own. This was easier before having children. We could always peel ourselves off the lounge and go somewhere but in all honesty my husband and I have always been homebodies, even before kids. When we first moved in together besides eating out frequently our favourite pastime was to hire videos and eat hokey pokey ice-cream.

I wonder if the TV shows we become obsessed with say something about us. I suppose they do. My friend Donna is just as obsessed with Offspring as I however other friends of mine have never watched it, preferring reality TV shows.

I don’t watch TV talent shows anymore. I did watch Australia Idol with Guy Sebastian but after that so many sprung up and I couldn’t keep up. It’s also hard to watch how nasty some of the judges can be. I am so excited Big Brother is coming back on Channel 9. I love watching them go about their day-to-day activities because I never got a chance to live on my own or with roommates. I went straight from my parent’s house to moving in with the man who would become my husband.

Every now and then I make a point of turning the TV off and playing games with the kids. Our favourite at the moment is UNO. But once they go to bed there’s not much else to do so I get to indulge in my guilty pleasure and a pleasure it sure is. My most recent addition to my IQ is Top Chef Just Desserts which I don’t recommend watching at night because it leads to a serious case of the munchies.

La Dolce Vita – Jo Abi

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