Sunday, March 13, 2011


Your sense of television describes a lot about you.
As a media person, I spend countless hours watching TV series trying to worm out the trends and work on new ideas. What I have noticed in this journey is that how someone interacts with TV or how a particular series makes us feel speaks volumes to who you are as a person.

Are you a "How I Met Your Mother" or "Will and Grace?"
Do you giggle at "Psych" or "American Pie?"
Are you guffawing over "Frasier" or do you prefer "Seinfeld?"

A friend asked me the other day, "Why do all these guys wanna know what TV I watch? It's not like my love of "Grey's Anatomy" is going to affect our relationship... unless he wants to go on a date at 9 p.m. on a Thursday...

Ooooh honey, you are sooooo wrong.

It's not something that should turn you off from a potential, but what a hardy conversation about television or movies does do, is show you a person's personality. My roommate is an "Office." She finds the topics, the humor, and the situations funny. She also has a very similar pithy sense of humor, and she's constantly on the up and up on new episodes. She's a modern day career woman.

I'm a "Frasier," What my love of "Frasier" tells you is that I find a healthy mix of low and high comedy endearing.

I have a close friend who is a "Dawson's Creek." Because this show is series where the plot is connected show by show. This shows she enjoys getting to know people over an extended period of time, developing strong bonds with people while also having the ability to weather good times and bad.

In that vein, how a person watches a show can also tell you a lot about them.

Do they watch every episode and buy the DVDs? This can show dedication and follow through, with a healthy dose of adoration for the show idea and the characters. If dating someone with this personality, pay close attention to the series they own, because that can tell you LOADS about their personality.

Do they tune in only for reruns, if they catch them? This kind of person is probably busy and only has time for shows that they remember from their youth. They tend to love re-living parts of their lives and hold onto the friendships which help them remember. They tend to be nostalgic dreamers about their future and don't easily let go of topics of which they're passionate.

Do they like series or sitcoms?
Do they adore comedy or drama?
Can they be found GLUED to their TV the minute their show is on TV?
or do they prefer to maneuver their watching of the show around their life?

The important thing to remember is if you catch someone who is an avid follower of made for tv movies and television shows, is that how they interact with that show, can tell you LOADS about who they are as a person. Granted, this is no scientific area of study, so for the most part you'll have to deduce your own reasoning, but it's another piece of the puzzle to ponder as you begin to date someone for the first time, especially if you don't know them all that well.

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