I started watching Sports Night again, on Netflix. I love the show but watching it is always a bit sad. It is such a good show, and it ends so abruptly.
I was feeling wistful, imagining the actors coming back and continuing the show. It could happen, right? Isn’t is something of a cult classic sitcom? is there such a thing as a cult classic sitcom??
Then, the year was mentioned in an episode: 1998. 1998!
I do the math: 1998 was fifteen years ago.
It’s a FIFTEEN year-old show. Which went on the air seven years after I graduated high school. How..? What..?
Oh my god, I’m so old. How did I get so old? I don’t feel any older or more mature than I did fifteen years ago. How has that much time passed?
If Sports Night were to come back on the air it would do terribly. Add fifteen years on to each of the actors and you have a cast of overweight, grey-haired people with wrinkles, and no one wants to see that. That’s what we see when we look in the mirror. We watch TV to escape reality.
My mirror reality has chocolate on her face.