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TV Tuesdays: Enlightened

Everybody I know knows I watch a lot of TV. Starting this week, I’ll start posting TV Shows I watch. They’re mostly sitcoms, though.

For my inaugural TV Tuesday post, I’m gonna write about Enlightened.

From Wikipedia:

Enlightened follows the story of Amy Jellicoe, a self-destructive executive, who, after a very public breakdown and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.

The HBO Dramedy was created by Laura Dern and Mike White, and sometimes has Luke Wilson (as Laura’s estranged ex-husband).

Laura Dern, basang-basa sa ulan.
Mike White is awesome.
Luke Wilson is extra-awesome.
Timm Sharp is also here. Remember him from Undeclared?

What I like about this show is that I can relate to it in the sense that I’ve always been depressed which means, things don’t go very well for me no matter what. Sometimes, I feel like a leper when I’m around people (which is how some of the characters of the show treat Amy sometimes).

So, if you’re down and troubled, you can count on Laura Dern to make you feel better about yourself.

Filed under: couch potato, enlightened, hbo, laura dern, luke wilson, mike white, timm sharp, tv shows, tv tuesday

Depression

Am I allowed to claim that I am depressed in writing form? ‘Cause I totally am. For more or less three years. I feel like I’ve been floating around the sea and I can’t see the horizon anywhere I look. I don’t know where the fuck I am heading.

While depression might be a good thing (I mean, some of the greatest artists were depressed, right?), I am not that creative. So, I try to do a few activities to get my mind off things:

1. Try to connect with people. However, at 27, I don’t think anybody my age would want to make new friends. You know, real friends. Actual people who will help you when you need them and vice-versa. So, I guess I’m failing miserably and it doesn’t help the depression. I made a few friends, though. I guess, that’s enough and I should quit complaining.

Some folks I met through Tumblr.
With Sam (as Belle) and Helga (as a Sim)

2. Going to shows and parties. I’ve been doing this heavily since before depression (BD) and it sorta reminds me of how lonely I am but at the same time my friends are there. So, yeah, I don’t know how to feel about this.

I’m in this photo with The Strangeness, trust me.

Ciudad.

3. Watch comedy. With the exception of a few dramas (Madmen, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, and, American Horror Story) I watch sitcoms exclusively.

This was my Halloween costume,

“First of all, we have a team photo”

I shoulda went as Jesse Pinkman, but, I forgot.

I like American Horror Story while I don’t generally like horrors

They keep me entertained. I keep laughing. I keep forgetting how alone and lonely I am. They also remind me about it. I guess, this wasn’t a bright idea too? I like laughing, though. So, I don’t mind.

Patrice Oneal kinda minds, but, really doesn’t

4. Write songs. While I said above that I am not very creative (or good at doing this), I still enjoy it quite a lot. I think this might be the only thing that doesn’t seem like a complete failure for me, but, when Mike Kinsella is your peg, you might really get depressed ’cause he’s really good.

So yeah, I just try to do the things I enjoy and milk the crap out of it. ‘Cause there’s no sense in staying depressed if you’re not good at it.

Photo credits: Mij Bautista, Paul Wenceslao, Shinji Manlangit, and VLC Media Player

Filed under: about me, american horror story, awkward., breaking bad, ciudad, depression, it's always sunny in philadelphia, mike kinsella, owen, patrice oneal, the strangeness, tumblr