There is actually a thing called TV addiction, it isn't a fantasy, apparently it is very real and after reading the symptoms, well it is safe to say that I definitely have it. Do I care? Fuck no I don't! I've given up just about everything else this year, I'll be fucked if I'm going to give up TV and movies as well.
If you have any of the following symptoms, you too may have an addiction to TV:
- Appearance of withdrawal symptoms when watching is cut-off or suspended
- Lack of self control when it comes to limiting time in front of the TV
- Giving up "real world" activities in favour of "TV time"
Why does everything that we enjoy doing have to come under the microscope? Why are so called experts continual making me feel guilty about every fricken thing I do? I am so tired of having to justify every little addiction that I have. There are certain things that no amount of badgering or health warning will ever take away from me, and one of those things is definitely TV and movies.
On top of movies and TV series, I am still addicted to loads of others things that aren't good for me when I think about it. Like sugar, salt, whiskey, butter, dark chocolate, cheese, B-Grade horror movies and staying up way too late. And sometimes I even (God forbid!) mix my addictions together! AHHH..... the scandal!
However, I do try to balance it all out with good addictions like yoga, journaling, getting up early, flossing everyday, drinking herbal tea, eating a balanced gluten-free diet, drinking lots of water, taking multivitamins, pottering around in the garden, creating art and laughing my arse off everyday, and most importantly loving others and letting others love me back.
So seriously, everyone can just calm the fuck down with their guilt ridden addiction talk. I don't need to be addiction free, I don't think anyone does. It's okay to have some flaws, it's totally normal and okay to succumb to your desires every now and then. We should all do what feels good for us every now and then without feeling guilty. As long as you are balancing it out, then I don't see what all the fuss is about. It's all about balance, guilt free pleasure is what makes life so bearable and joyful.
So I'll say it out loud and proud - I am addicted to many, many things....especially TV and movies....and I don't feel even a little bit bad about saying that.
Release Date: 1992
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 105 mins
Played out like the retelling of an old family legend, Like Water for Chocolate is based on the popular novel by Laura Esquivel and has become one of the highest grossing Spanish language films of all time. The term "Like Water for Chocolate" is common place in Mexico, and basically means that someone is boiling over with sexual desire, and there are certainly a lot of emotions on the boil in this movie.
Narrated by the main character Tita's niece, we learn of how Aunty Tita produced culinary miracles in her kitchen. Tita has the power to pour her heart and soul into her cooking, making dishes that can delight or depress, depending on her mood when she makes them. Set on 1910, Tita and Pedro are madly in love, but Tita's mother vehemently forbids that they should marry, and thus begins a lifetime of longing and unrequited love.
This is a magical movie, demonstrating a Mexican love for good food and all things of a passionate nature. It's an epic and grand love story that will have you laughing and crying along with Tita as she works through all of her emotions in the kitchen.
FINAL SAY: All things hot, spicy and delicious.
3.5 Chili Peppers