I was watching my NHL hockey team (the Toronto Maple Leafs) get trounced today and decided I needed a pick me up. Instead of turning to Netflix or Shormi, where I would have spent probably an hour going through the menu looking for something to watch, I decided to turn to my PVR and watch something reliable.
What did I decide on? There are some classic TV shows which are full of good moments. I chose Family Ties and more specifically the episode where Alex and Ellen meet and start their romance. It isn’t my favourite episode, but it is a close second. It has a great combination of comedy and romance and it always picks me up.
I think I settled on this episode for a couple of reasons. Yesterday, I was thinking of Jay McInerey and his novels and remembered that movie with Fox. I consulted IMDB and maybe it was subconscious. As for McInerey’s books, I have read quite a few of them. Story of My Life and Ransom being my favourites ahead of Bright Lights Big City.
The interesting Trivia that I came up with is that Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan didn’t start dating until they were both in that movie together.
I am just wondering what my readers turn to when they need a pick me up.