Lately, I’ve been feeling less than thrilled with my own daily routine known as … life. It’s no wonder why I enjoy reading and watching TV so much. I’d much rather live in these fictional worlds than my own. Here are my top picks for shows I’d want to live in. What are yours?
Mad Men: The power suits, the cute dresses, the excessive smoking and drinking, the beginnings of the feminist movement and civil rights … an exciting time when things really mattered and you could feel the world was on the brink of real change. Only Downfall: We all know where this MadMenVerse is headed if we know our American history. Don Draper would shudder to think of his future in the ’70s or ’80s if he knew what we knew.
Chuck: Who hasn’t thought of becoming a secret agent once or twice in their lives? Here you have a regular Joe Schmoe, living his sad mundane life … and then one day he’s given a computer brain, a secret family background, and a hot new girlfriend (who’s also happens to be the CIA’s top agent). Only Downfall: Chances are people are always trying to kill you and your family. You’ll be expected to put your life on the line for your country numerous times and you’ll never publicly get any credit. That, and the atrocity known as the Jeffster.
Pretty Little Liars: These girls are so. freaking. cute. Its like Sex and the City without the hormone induced, women crazed search for love. Each character has their own fashion style and personal strength. Whether I want to be the beautiful, witty Hanna or the smart, preppy Spencer, I know for sure I’ll be dressed as chic as possible. Plus, they’re in high school. No real worries other than getting in your homework in on time and there’s cute teachers who sleep with you! Oh to be young and dumb again … Only Downfall: One of your best friends (a dead one) seems to be trying to kill you and your other friends from her grave. Or is it the creepy blind girl? Or the stoner older brother? Or the skeezy junior cop?
Game of Thrones: Kings, queens, and knights of valor … lords and ladies and crazy customs reserved for days of medieval times. It’s a glorious fantasy filled with intrigue, mystery, and conspiracy. If you’re a nerd like me, you’ll enjoy the GOTVerse because it encompasses all the aspects a fantasy fan would want. And is it me or does everyone have so much sex on this show?! Only Downfall: I’ve read the following books the series is based on. Let’s just say things do not end well for some of our favorite characters– fates far worse than Ned Stark losing his head.
Entourage: These lucky bastards from Queens are living the life in Hollywood, and have been for 8 seasons — making it big and taking Tinseltown by storm. We’ve vicariously lived through their liquor-hazed parties full of gorgeous women. We’ve watched them make a lot of money, start their own businesses, even experience a little drug problem here and there. Ari, Vince, E, Turtle, and Drama have become those guys that you envy but at the same time want to hang out with. Only Downfall: This final season has the boys dealing with some serious ish — like suicides, divorce, and surprise pregnancies. I guess celebrities do have the same problems as normal people.