Bear with me; I’m about to think out loud. One of my favorite TV shows is Parenthood. I’ve been watching since the first season. I love all the characters and all of their storylines but tonight they introduced breast cancer into the storyline. I don’t know if this sounds selfish or childish or some other ish, but I stopped watching all the bridal shows last year because they incessantly threw in a cancer storyline. …Here, let us show the poor cancer bride who we’ll give this dress to or look, here’s the poor bride who lost her mom to cancer let’s show you her tears on our light fluffy bridal gown show… Thankfully I didn’t have breast cancer, but I’ve spent the last (almost) 2 years living a cancer storyline I don’t want to watch one on my TV.
I just read an article on TVLine about the new cancer storyline and I just can’t get past reading the actress saying she sent an e-mail asking to introduce cancer into her storyline. (In case you’re counting, I’ve used the word storyline 6 times so far.) I have to wonder if she understands how stupid and vapid she seems? I can’t think of one real person who asked to have cancer introduced to their storylines. (*coughs* That makes 7.) I know I certainly didn’t.
I think I might have to take this season off from watching Parenthood. I’m not up for my 10pm Tuesday night timeslot to be filled with, “As the Bravermans Bravely Battle Cancer while being cute, lovable, and oh so zany.”
Does anyone else feel like this?