I’m catching up with Parenthood, and I’m realizing why Parenthood always makes me cry:
Zeek– and his health issues and recovery– ARE my Grandpa. Every step Zeek takes, every wince of pain, every little moment that seems like a marathon– they are my Grandpa. Such a large part of my last few years of high school was trying to help take care of him while trying to be subtle in the fact that I was helping him.
It always fascinates me how certain television shows and characters are able to evoke emotional connections and memories without having anything to do with the actual connections and memories at hand. That’s the beauty of the entertainment industry, I suppose– being able to make people feel things without intentionally wanting to make them feel things.
Maybe there’s a reason Hulu, TiVo, etc. were invented– to pause and fast forward through emotions.
What television shows make you feel things?