Here’s What Your Comfort TV Show Says About You
Disclaimer: The observation in this article is based on anything but facts!
As much as I enjoy watching new TV shows and feeding into my pop-culture junky-ness, there’s no better comfort blanket than returning to my favourite series. The sense of predictability and knowing the dialogue of every scene by heart is my idea of self-care. Picture yourself tucked in, surrounded by your favourite snacks; the room is filled with the aroma of your favourite candle, and you’re watching your go-to show. Can life get any better? Even if it does, I don’t want to know.
But what does your preferred TV show say about your personality? I’ll go first; the drama that I revisit the most is Gilmore Girls. I take refuge in Lorelai and Rory’s homely banter when I need a pick-me-up after a long workday. The familiarity I find in Stars Hollow’s warm and welcoming town is what I want my own life to look like. A small part of me wants to wake up in the same place every day, run to the coffee shop in the nook and can eat the same food at a local diner. Of course, a brooding Jess Mariano waiting to woo me wouldn’t hurt either. To summarise, I am unsurprising, boring and my idea of drama is a passive-aggressive phone conversation with my food delivery guy after he gets my address wrong for the tenth time.
If you, too, have a classic show that you turn to more often than you’d like, here’s what it conveys about you.
1. Grey’s Anatomy
If, after 17 years and 89,45,321 deaths, you’re still watching and re-watching Grey’s Anatomy, you’re morbid. Why else would you let Shonda Rhimes willingly play with your emotions and make you feel symptomatic of every disease under the sun? You’re that friend in a group who adds, “What’s the point? We’re all going to die!” when others are busy being nostalgic. You like to overarm yourself with information and be prepared for unrealistic scenarios in your head. As if you’re Meredith Grey and unplugging the love of your life is another Tuesday activity. Do yourself a favour and move on to Scrubs, please? It will still fulfil your medical drama fantasy, but with a dose of laughter.
2. The Office
People who watch The Office (the American version, duh!) are self-proclaimed members of the cool cult, exclusive to the other watchers of the show. They are the life of every party, practical jokers of their workplace and have the hottest gossip of the incident even before it happens. They take life with a pinch of salt and have a Michael Scott quote for every situation. When that doesn’t work, they Dwight-it-up and take charge of the situation and burn the place down (quite literally). The Office fans are often found in the wild snubbing F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ fans and happen to suffer from a content superiority complex.
3. The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries (TVD) fandom is so profound that even after the TV show was pulled down from Netflix, the streaming service had to bring it back on popular demand. Some say it’s because of Stefan. Some vote for Damon, while the true TVD fans know it’s all about Klaus. Lovers of this show, please know that your toxic trait is that you don’t just ignore red flags. You run towards them at Vampire speed. The men in this show are how you like the significant others in your life. Hot, mysterious, with a hint of danger (okay, a lot of danger). You love the chase and the thought of having something unattainable. So what if the sexy looking hunk is a bloodsucking monster? At least he looks cute while drinking bourbon and won’t age even after you die.
Suits fans are the Type-A authoritarians who are extra competitive, even if it’s just for a game of Ludo. They will channel their inner Harvey Specter to negotiate their way through it all, whether it’s with their boss in a boardroom or their vegetable vendor selling overpriced avocados. Everything is a deal to them, and they are fluent in the Donna Paulsen style of sarcasm. While in their heads, they are the most charming in a room, unfortunately to others, they are the Louis Litts of the world who are trying too hard.
5. Game Of Thrones
The Game Of Thrones (GOT) legion only cares about power dynamics. For them, everything has a hidden conspiracy and an ulterior motive. They are the admins of the mini-group chats within a group. Being around them is all fun and games until they pull a Jon Snow and disappear right before the waiter brings the check. Always playing for team neutral, their allegiance belongs with the one who calls the shot. GOT fans always play their cards right and know their politics. Hence they know how to befriend Daenerys Targaryen without making an enemy out of Cersei Lannister. Because having one bestie in Town and one on the other side of the Sea Link helps you keep a foot in Tryst and the other in Soho House.
Which one of the above is your treasured TV show, and how relatable is this analogy