I watch a lot of TV. Well, not a lot of TV. Ok yeah, lots of TV. I don’t think anyone could blame me for that. Have you seen TV lately? There’s some good shit happening on the boob tube. Sure, you’ve got The Bachelor, Real Housewives, and whatever they’re showing on TLC but there’s also real quality programming like Breaking Bad, Son’s of Anarchy, and whatever is playing on HBO.
I’m a sucker for good story telling so at any given time I’m following multiple series. Right now for instance I’m steamrolling my way through Orange is the New Black, waiting to get my hands on American Horror Story: Coven, and Game of Thrones is back on Sunday.
The thing about good shows is they breed devoted and obsessive fans. Fans who are invested in the characters and their worlds and would jump at the chance to be a part of it. Not me. I am a devoted and obsessive fan but I don’t think I’d ever want to be a character on any of the shows I watch. That shit is too crazy and I’m too likely to wind up dead.
I’m not delusional like most people. I wouldn’t last more than a week on most of my favourite shows. I’m a bookish introvert with a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. I can’t read people for shit and I’m not exactly what you’d call TV pretty. I have no chance in TV world and you probably don’t either. Lets see how I’d fair on some of my favourite shows.
Sons of Anarchy
Not a chance in fuck of making it out alive. If I had to partake in any kind of illegal activity, especially one that featured, gun running, drugs, gang members, and regular murder I would shit my pants every minute of ever day.
I’m not an anxious person but that would be way to much for me to deal with. I’d rat. If the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department brought me in for questioning I’d sing like a canary with severe tourettes. I’m not made for jail life. I’d rat and then I’d be dead. A dead rat.
As an Old Lady I’d be terrible. I’m not understanding enough to put up with half the shit these assholes pull. Jail stints, lies, cheating. No fucking way. I do not have the patience or the self esteem issues to let a guy drag me into that kind of life. Plus, as I’ve already discussed as an Old Lady I’d probably end up dead anyway. Either way I’m dead.
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Game of Thrones
I’d like to think that this is one show I might actually have a shot at surviving. I think I could be a schemer. I’m good at thinking ahead and over analyzing things. Plus I’m cautious, good with my words and not ambitious enough for any body to feel seriously threatened by me. I could totally carve out a nice place for myself in Westeroes, you know If I had a penis anyway.
Not to bring gender into this but I would never win the Iron Throne and it’s totally because I’m a woman. Have you seen how women get treated in this universe? No one has it easy but shit, if you’re a woman you really have no chance at making a decent life for yourself. If you’re a woman you’re best shot is to either be married into a position of power that really doesn’t count for shit or you can become a whore.
You can plot and throw you’re position around all you want but at the end of they day you’re really not seen as anything more than a piece of meat to the people around you. And at some point along the way you’ll probably get your ass raped.
It’s not that the show doesn’t have strong female characters because it does and some of them do really well for themselves but there are enough obstacles in this world without needing to come over the affliction of being born with a vagina. When everything’s said and done the best I could hope for is that my appointed husband is in my age group and doesn’t get off on slapping me around.
We’re back to the gangster thing. For reasons specified already I could not be gangster in any sense of the word. I’m not nearly as tough as I like to pretend to be. I do think I have a good mind for business but none of that would matter anyway. It’s the 1920’s. I’m a woman and my opinion doesn’t matter.
I probably wouldn’t die but that’s because I wouldn’t be able to really do anything except struggle to light my house so I can see the person sitting across from me. Seriously, that show needs to invest in some lamps. Lucky for me this is an HBO series so I can always become a prostitute.
I used to live for re-runs of Criminal Minds but with my luck I’d probably end up being the victim of some psycho with crippling mommy issues who wants to scalp me and force me to knit sweaters for him from my own hair or some shit, wait was that an episode? No matter. As much of a kinship I feel with Penelope Garcia, the show already has one of her and she’s fuck tons more useful than I am.
The Walking Dead
I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty much done with The Walking Dead. I watched the first too episodes back from the mid season four break and couldn’t make myself get back into it but I might as well include it.
For this particular universe I think I’m actually pretty well equipped. I’ve done years of research watching zombie movies. I know what I need to do to survive the zombie apocalypse. I might not be much of a badass now but I think I could step up in this situation to kick some serious undead ass. That being said I’d still end up dead, probably at the hands of another living person.
I’m not great at making friends and I don’t have any survival skills that are invaluable. I think I could defend myself against a rotting corpse but probably not so much a physically fit breathing human being especially when they’re as rash and psychotic as have the characters on this show.
Yeah, I watch a lot of HBO. I’d be dead. I don’t know how I’d die because there’s too much crazy shit going on at any given time but I would die and it would be bloody. The best I can hope for is going out in such an amazing what-the-fuck moment that people will be talking about it for seasons after.
That’s right. I watch New Girl what of it? It’s actually pretty funny. Some of the shit that comes out of these people’s mouths is fucking ridiculous and I can’t not laugh. Plus I have an endearing love for Max Greenfield from his days as Deputy Leo on Veronica Mars. That being said as much as I enjoy watching their antics if I had to live in a loft with this group of overdramatic idiots I’d probably take my own life. There’s only so much a person can take before they snap.