The unthinkable has happened. Actually, it happened a few weeks ago but I've been so broken up, that I haven't been able to verbalize my feelings until now.
SoapNet went off the air on New Years Day. And with it, Beverly Hills 90210; the only reason for ever watching that channel. Because of this, piles of laundry are slowly taking over my house.
How are the two connected? Because nothing could spur me on to fold shirts and roll socks like the exploits of Brandon, Brenda et al. I could burn through 5 baskets of clean clothes during the 2 hour time slot during which those crazy kids hooked up, drank up, smoked up, broke up, broke down, burned down, and burned out.
It wasn't something I had to watch; just a little world that I could peek into to distract me when doing mind-numbing work. I didn't watch it every day and probably never saw an episode in its entirety. But I could always turn it on and find out if Donna was still a virgin. Or if Dylan was with Brenda or Kelly. Did Steve ever grow up? Did Brandon ever stop being a self-righteous turd?
Now that it's gone I will never find out how sweet Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell turned into crazy Val Malone just by moving zip codes.
I blame Facebook... now if you want ridiculous, over-the-top drama, all you have to do is turn on your computer.
So goodbye to my favourite 30-somethings playing teenagers, and the TV show that had the coolest theme song guitar riff of the 90s. I'm hoping you'll find your way back via another network one day.
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