So for years and years now, I have watched Young and the Restless. And I know it’s make believe but there is some stuff that you really can’t help but wonder about. For example, let’s discuss Adam Newman.
Adam, allegedly died in a fiery car accident/shooting situation years ago. Is magically saved, has some plastic surgery, resurfaces in his life where no one knows him and eventually every one knows it’s him with a new face. Fast forward a few years later, where he allegedly dies AGAIN in a big explosion. He’s dead for real this time right? Oh no, guess who’s back, with another new face? But this time, not just a new face, but also amnesia. Now these brings up several questions. 1) How many “new” faces can one person get in a lifetime? 2) What is the rate of amnesia incidents in the general population? 3) How does this rate compare to the rate of occurrence within a single soap opera? 4) Over all soap operas?
Ever notice how single people on TV and movies usually dine at a perfectly clean kitchen table set for one? As a single person, I feel I can speak for all of us when I call bullshit on that one. While I do eat breakfast at the table, it is not on a perfectly set spot complete with placement and cloth napkin in my lap. Like normal people, I often eat in front of the TV.
While we know people on TV rarely go to the bathroom, if ever, the bigger question is where does all the laundry go? Every day, some fancy non-polyester dress. Do they all have unlimited dry cleaning budgets? Who has time for that non-sense?
Friends. I watch it all the time. In almost every episode, in Monica’s apartment, there is a small chest with Hebrew writing on it. Does it mean something? Is it just a set piece like the big white dog or is there a story behind it?
When they serve meals on shows, is the food warm, do the people actually eat it? Because sometimes, it looks like they do. I just feel like after many takes, it might be gross or worse yet, they might get full or really thirsty.
And lastly, although I don’t want watch GOT, how awesome was that the internet went ape shit over a paper cup?