I have learned that I am the dominant TV-watcher in our home. As in, whatever I want to watch is what we watch. This makes me sound like a controlling goon and I don't mean to be. I also don't think I really am. I'm not like, "if you don't like it, too bad!" But also I wonder, because sometimes I'll catch Sean watching the WEIRDEST stuff and I am sincerely surprised like, really? That's what you choose to watch when I'm not around? Have I stifled this in you? Is this a part of your personality you feel you can't share? I don't want to be this way but maybe I do a little bit because sometimes I just don't know. Also maybe we have our social TV shows and then our private TV shows, shows I would feel lame to watch with Sean but save for when I'm on the treadmill. First, second, third-tier shows. I know you know what I'm talking about. I also have a theory that Sean even might not know what he likes and I have to save him from himself. I think he's happy to relinquish the controls. But maybe he's still on some kind of journey of TV self-discovery. I mean, aren't we all? I'd like to hear your thoughts on this.
One night I was working on something in front of the TV and refused to accept any control because I didn't care and didn't want to choose-- sometimes being Dominant TV-Watcher can be such a burden-- so he took the controllers and this is what I later recorded on my phone:
Sean puts on a fashion show from some obscure network included in our Apple TV. We both watch in wonder as models parade a certain fashion line of some designer and it is legitimately entertaining, though unusual.
JEN: The shows you choose to watch are so... interesting to me. I love it.
SEAN: C'mon, I could watch that all day. I would rewind just to see those colors together again...
...I don't even like Valentino that much. Ah, Chanel-- now we're talking.