You know things are going to get real when, during the wee hours of the morning, your friend messages you the following:
Tara: I just had a crazy idea.
We’d been discussing our TV shows and how, aside from Sherlock, Misfits, Psych, Arrested Development, Modern Family, and Teen Wolf, we didn’t share quite that many TV show obsessions. (I know that statement seems contradictory, but stay with me on this.) So when Tara suggested we each pick one of our favorite TV shows and force the other to watch it, I was INSTANTLY ON BOARD.
Elodie: I LIKE IT
Elodie: THERE HAS LITERALLY NEVER BEEN A BETTER IDEA ANYWHERE
Elodie: Oh God, now I have to pick a TV show
Tara: I was just thinking that.
And so, long after we both should have gone to bed, the conversation spiraled downward.
Elodie: I feel like this is the biggest decision I will ever make.
Tara: I’m going to make a pro/con list
Elodie: I’m going to make charts
Elodie: I’m also going to watch all the pilot episodes for my main contenders just to get a feel for them again and really make an informed decision.
Tara: YES ME TOO.
Elodie: Let’s come to a consensus this weekend.
Elodie: This isn’t a decision to be taken lightly, it’s not like choosing a college.
Tara: I had far less trouble choosing a college.
We both now have lists that we need to narrow down. Tara’s includes Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Vampire Diaries. Mine includes Lost, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and How I Met Your Mother. FEEL FREE TO OFFER AN OPINION, BECAUSE I CAN’T MAKE THIS DECISION ON MY OWN. This is bigger than all of us. You’re going to be hearing about this as things progress. Part of the deal is that Tara and I liveblog each episode to each other as we watch them. It bears mentioning that we are both taking this very seriously.
Elodie: I’m going to bed now, but I’ll be damned if I’m not making arguments and counterarguments in my head all night on the merits of various TV shows.
Tara: I hope I dream about this
Tara: I HOPE IT’S LIKE BATTLE ROYALE AND THEY ALL DUKE IT OUT
Elodie: Oh my God
Elodie: You are an unstoppable good-idea machine
Tara: I need to quit while I’m ahead.