Overly Enthusiastic

Ok, I get a big overly enthusiastic when it comes to tv shows (and movies) I’m a big fan of. Two shows I am always trying to get people to watch is Misfits and Breaking Bad. I know not everyone is going to like every show but I really do believe that the majority of people would really love both of these shows.

I’ve yet to get anyone to watch Misfits who hasn’t liked it but that’s a fun show, it’s nothing that is going to keep you up nights or stress you out, well not normal people. Breaking Bad will piss you off on a regular basis and bring on a discussion after almost every episode. So many times Manly Man and I have gone to bed discussing what had happened in the episode we just saw. Sometimes I take an Ativan just to calm down enough so I can sleep.

But I wonder, for the people who don’t like the show, if they wonder how they are missing what everyone else seems to be so enthralled with? Like the show Lost, I’ve never had any interest in watching the show since it seems a bit to fantasy for me but I’ve always wondered if I’m missing out on something. I also wonder if they think the show is like Mad Men and that people don’t actually really like it, they just think they have to like it because everyone else does.

What is the need by some people, like myself, who have this need to convince people to watch stuff that you know is going to blow them away but they just don’t feel it? Is it a matter of feeling you know better than they do? “Eat this, you don’t know what you like.” Is it a need to pull as many people into your Misfits world because your group is just too damn small? Is it just a pathalogical desire to have everyone like the shows you think are amazing?

This would all be a lot easier if people just did what I told them to do and liked what I told them to like. Sigh.


  1. Anonymous

    January 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I tried for a long time with breaking bad, but I just hated Walt SO MUCH that I couldn’t continue on. He’s mean and horrible to everyone. Plus it’s kind of boring to me, I like action or comedy or romance in my shows and this one really doesn’t have that for me.

    1. Robin

      January 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      I understand, anyway you watch like every single other show I watch so it’s like…oh well.

  2. Avitable

    January 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I tried twice with Breaking Bad and just couldn’t find a single character to identify with, so I couldn’t do it.

    Did you see the Sherlock season 2 finale?  FANTASTIC!

    1. Robin

      January 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

      Yeah I didn’t either but I just thought it was so refreshing and well-written, I think I just needed that at that time and then the show just got fucking amazing. I haven’t yet, we were going to watch it last night but Manly Man had a migraine.

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