I Never Wanted to Watch TV Alone

Do you want to watch with me?

Old Television Photo by Sven Scheuermeier on Unsplash

You know that feeling? When you think you’re connecting emotionally to someone or something, but then you zoom out and realize you’re actually laughing or crying in a dark room all by yourself?

“These are my awards, Mother, from ARMY. The seal is for marksmanship, and the gorilla is for sand racing.” — Arrested Development

Popcorn Mess Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash

Jason: We love each other. She makes the bass drop in my heart.

Janet: And Jason is a person who was near me, and then he asked me to marry him, and there is nothing in my protocol that specifically barred that from happening. So I agreed.

Jason: Love you too, babe.

— The Good Place

How I feel when my husband says he’ll watch a TV show with me. Photo by Caroline Veronez on Unsplash

Did she really pick Greg? Or Josh? Or Nathaniel? Please let them all end up in a consensual, polyamorous love quadrangle! Or will the writers sweep away all the love bullshit and remind us that her true story isn’t about a man?

Empathy for the win! Published in Gen, Human Parts, Heated, Tenderly —Feminism, Sexuality, Veganism, Anti-Racism, Parenting. She/They darcyreeder.substack.com

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