By Caitlin Herlihy
Okay, the title sounded more dramatic than I meant for it to. What I mean is, isn’t it funny how we associate different phases of our lives with whatever show we were binge watching at the time? Or is that just me?
There are times in my life when I don’t watch any television at all, but then just a few months later I’m glued to the TV. For example, this semester I’ve conquered nine- yes, nine!- seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. That is a lot of television watching for a girl like me. Last spring, however, I wasn’t watching anything other than what was required by class.
But certain events or phases are marked by different shows I was watching during that phase. For example, last summer I lived in Charleston and watched New Girl every chance I got. Last semester I was studying for the LSAT and watched Jane the Virgin between practice tests. I remember the summer before last, I watched Parks and Recreation after work every single afternoon.
I wonder what draws us to certain television shows at certain times during our lives. Do you associate a time in your life with certain shows? I’ll always remember my senior spring semester as the time I obsessed over Grey’s Anatomy.