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The Allure of Drama

I try to lead a relatively drama-free life if I can help it. I put in my time at work, spend my free time doing things to better myself (reading, exercising, cooking, etc.), and overall try to be a good person and friend.

However, I can't lie and say that indulging in a little bit of over-the-top fictional drama isn't a guilty pleasure of mine from time to time. This past weekend, I discovered that the remaining installments of Nip/Tuck were available to watch instantly on Netflix, and have been watching an episode every 1-2 days to find out how the characters I've watched over the years end up when it's all said and done.

What is it about a show like this that intrigues me? Is it their glamorous lifestyles? The fact that they engage in reckless behaviors I would never dream of doing? That they're over-the-top promiscuous? That every possible bad thing you can think could happen to them happens?

Sometimes, I think I watch shows like this to remind me that when times do get tough, it could be a heck of a lot worse. Stress and challenges are an inevitable part of life. However, in the scope of their severity, they are minuscule compared to what shows like these portray.

So, the next time I have a rough day at work, get a new dent in my car, or gain a pound, I'll remind myself that it could be worse. I could be poisoned by my partner's child, stabbed by my stalker, or unwillingly injected by botox.

When you think of it that way, there's not much we can't handle in life, is there? :)

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