Tv-shows from the past
Lately, I’ve had some trouble with finding new tv-shows I love. Although I enjoyed ‘the Crown’ and I was captivated by ‘You’, some shows leave a greater impact. So, I decided to look back at some shows I used to watched when I was young and see what they taught me and what I think of them now, years later!
This was one of the first ‘adult’ shows I watched when I was young and I loved it. I basically grew up believing that perfect love was like that of Meredith and Derek; complicated, but worth it. On top of that, it sparked my first interest in the magical world that is the brain. The strange things the brain does when it’s stressed or hurt has always been incredibly fascinating to me ever since this show. That fascination was actually one of the reasons why I studies Psychology. Therefore, you could definitely say this show has had a great influence on me.
When I watched it back now, I firstly realised how many things are actually incorrect when it comes to the brain and brain surgery. It was pretty funny to see how the show that started my interest in the field actually was so wrong. However, this did not make the show less entertaining to me. It’s often not really about the medical side at all, so that helps. The romance is much more important in the show and in that, I’ve noticed that there are lots of topics that I understand better now that I am older. For instance, the scene where Meredith stole her own baby was ridiculous to me when I was young. Now, I have a better understanding how far a mother would go to keep and protect her baby, even if it’s not a rational action. I’m not a mother myself (yet), so I’m interested to see what that will be like when it comes to that.
I loved this show, even though I was far from a housewife myself and I probably only understood about 50% of the jokes. It was fast, snappy and it had such funny characters. I once bumped into Jesse Metcalfe in Berlin years later and I was completely starstruck. I even used to play the computer game from this show. Although I wouldn’t say it had a big influence on me back then, I do recognise certain behaviorisms now. For instance, when I get stressed, I can recognise some personality traits of Bree, but when I feel happy in my relationship, I can be as passionate as Gabriella and often, I’m as awkward as Susan can be. I think these characters are recognisable for many women and that that’s a big part of their success. When I rewatched the show, I barely noticed how old it actually is, apart from the clothes sometimes and for instance the cellphones. It’s almost a timeless show since it deals with so many universal topics, like friendships, ageing and relationships.
Yes, I bought headbands after watching this show (both when I watched it the first time as recently). Gossip girl was the perfect girly show that you had to watch when I was young and honestly, I still love it. The drama is relatable to young girls, but especially the newer episodes can also resonate with you when you’re older. I vividly remember my high school drama. Although it was nothing like Gossip Girl, it certainly felt like it sometimes. I held on to this show when the ‘mean girls’ at my school acted up, since it helped me remember that they probably have issues themselves.
Although Revenge didn’t air for that long, I loved the show. It was the perfect mixture of romance and excitement . The best thing about it was the way people spoke the nicest words with the meanest meanings. It’s a little bit of how I was raised (not that intensely though of course). My parents always taught me not to fight with my fists and not to be mean. However, they did teach me to defend myself with a smile. When people would say mean things, I’d smile and told them off in ways I know would hurt them in their insecurities or to warn them not to push me. Although it didn’t work on some, it did work on the meanest people. Kill them with kindness is definitely a good strategy in some cases and Revenge shows how!
This show isn’t actually that old. However, I haven’t seen new seasons in a while I thought it would be okay to put it on this list. I included this one also in the list of shows that make you think. It deals with serious topics, like the dangers of social media in our society and artificial intelligence. I’m not a conspiracy thinker at all, but the problems posed in this show are often not that far from reality and they are genuinely terrifying. So, if you’re looking for a show that makes you work more mentally, this is definitely the one for you!
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