Saturday, March 12, 2011

March 12th - Childhood memories & Relating to TV characters

I love hearing or seeing things from my childhood. They make me so nostalgic. It's even better when you realize you still know the words to a song you haven't heard in over ten years, or remember the names of all the characters from a show you watched in kindergarten. I've been on a bit of a childhood memory binge lately; I've been watching episodes of Madeline, listening to songs that were on Radio Disney when I was in middle school, all that jazz. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

Spoilers for this week's episode of House below! You have been warned!

Like I said earlier this week, I really loved Monday's episode of House. But aside from the awesome musical number and dream sequences and whatnot, it actually had some awesome character development. I love character development! Something I've felt about House for a while is that despite the fact that I love all of the characters dearly and find them endlessly fascinating, I can't really relate to any of them. I'm not a drug addict or a single mother, I didn't cheat on my spouse and get a divorce - Hell, I'm not even a doctor, believe it or not. Well this Monday, Taub offered up this insight into his life and I was struck with this sense of "Oh wow, I know exactly what he's talking about!" In college, Taub often felt like everyone handled stress better than he did, which led to him cutting himself. As a college student myself who is more frequently than not fraught with stress - stress I feel like everyone deals with better than me - I could actually relate to him. Additionally, in a society where cutting, or injuring in other ways, has become so prevalent and has affected many close to me, that hit home for me as well. Overall it was very refreshing to find a connection with one of the characters - and one I would have never expected, too.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I really need to finish this episode of House, given that I only watched the last 20 minutes of it. It sounds really amazing. I rather do like character development, and I pretty much agree with what you said, save for not being in college.