Comfort TV

We all know what comfort food is…

Comfort food is food which provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the consumer, and is often characterized by a high carbohydrate level and simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to either the individual or a specific culture. (From Wikipedia)

While recuperating from surgery, the only good news is that I’m not hungry. That doesn’t happen very often, and it’s weird to not even crave my standard go-to comfort foods: cheesecake, candy, popcorn.

Rich was the same way after his surgery. Not only does nothing taste good, but you don’t even want to eat at all.

So what brings comfort?

Television!

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There’s something post-surgically comforting about watching television shows–especially on TV, not on Netflix.

They have to be reruns of shows you have seen before so that you don’t have to pay complete attention. It’s better on TV than streamed from Netflix because then you can doze off during commercials.

We each have our own comfort television shows.

Rich watched most every episode of NCIS during his long recovery.

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I was thrilled with back-to-back-to-back Law and Order episodes all day on Wednesday.

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I’ve noticed that different criteria determine different comfort television selections.

I don’t think I would have made it through college without having Die Hard, Die Hard 2, and Die Hard with a Vengeance playing in the background while I did homework.

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PS Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever… 🙂