I think I am totally addicted to TV. I love just about every genre – drama, comedy, reality – you name it, I have at least 1 or 2 shows in each genre that is MUST SEE FOR ME! With as much of an addict as I am, I really have a love/hate relationship with TV in general.
I Love TV! I love the escape of it. People on TV live much more interesting lives than I do so it is great to just live vicariously thru them when my day to day life is just too much to handle.
I also Hate TV! I hate the fact that a majority of the women on TV are 5ft 9in, 110lb and virtually perfect. This makes a fat chick like me feel a little out of place in society as a whole! And why? Doesn’t Hollywood realize that these sort of women are the MINORITY, not the majority! The average woman is a size 12, not the size 5 that Hollywood and the media seem to want us to believe. What is wrong with women in the movies and TV looking like the average woman? We can’t all be Angelina Jolie or Charlize Theron and I guess that is a good thing. Imagine how boring life would be if every women was GORGEOUS. And why does every slightly heavy woman on TV have to be the best friend or THE FUNNY ONE in the group? Are jokes funnier when they come from the mouth of a fat chick? Would you not be able to accept bad news from a chubby girl? Is it so hard to believe that a full figured gal could find love with the guy who lives on the 3rd floor of her apartment building? These things are not hard for me to believe because I AM THAT GIRL!
If I ruled the world…. Or at least Hollywood, I would create a TV network just for us Fat Chicks and I would call it PLUMP TV! The lead in every show, the anchors of every news show, the host of every talk show and the contestants in every reality show would be a full figured!! We would have shows about everything that is “fat” - food, clothes, books, music, decorating, etc. We would encourage people to accept themselves for who they are and not for who and what society wants them to be. We would encourage people to be HEALTHY, not just thin. We would give these heavy people who have felt ignored, abused and taken for granted a voice and let that voice be heard loud and proud! We would give these people the knowledge that they are not alone and that no matter what, there is someone out there who understands them….. someone who cares!
Maybe this is all a dream for this fat chick but a chick can dream, right??