With real friends I tend to commit and stay loyal. But with TV friends? Not so much. I have a huge history of falling truly, madly, deeply (that was a good movie btw) in love with a TV show, only to dump it somewhere down the road.
Sometimes I even turn on it. I offer Downton Abbey as Exhibit A. I loved, loved, loved it. Until I didn't. And then when I didn't, I said snarky things about it and bullied it online.
But mostly I just make a new plan, Stan, and slip out the back, Jack. Generally there are no hard feelings when I do this, so that when I run into my former TV friends again--like Phil and Claire Dumphy, for instance--I'm happy to see them for a bit. But I don't feel compelled to take up our relationship on a regular basis again.
Meanwhile--and I do hate to say this--I am perilously close to breaking up with The Good Wife this year. I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm just bored with the Alicia-is-running-for-office-and-turning-into-Peter-in-the-process story arc. Maybe I know that Kalinda is going away at the end of the season, which makes her appearances now almost seem beside the point. I don't know. I have loved this show dearly and think it's super smart. And I like that we've see Alicia grow and change.
But whatevs. The break-up could happen.
Anybody want to comment? Or talk me down?
I might write a column about this, actually.